This animation explains nuclear power plants in detail and how they work.A nuclear power plant is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. As is typical of thermal power stations, heat is used to generate steam that drives a steam turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity.
source/image(PrtSc): Thomas Schwenke
The steam generated by tge nuclear reactor is fed into steam turbine and condensed in condenser. Now steam turbine is turn to run an electric generator or alternator which is coupled to steam turbine and thereby producing electric energy. This is a very basic working principle of Nuclear power plant.
The nuclear reactor is the heart of the station. In its central part, the reactor’s core produces heat due to nuclear fission. With this heat, a coolant is heated as it is pumped through the reactor and thereby removes the energy from the reactor.
Heat from nuclear fission is used to raise steam, which runs through turbines, which in turn power the electrical generators.Nuclear reactors usually rely on uranium to fuel the chain reaction. . Main body of reactor is enclosed by reactor core, reflector and thermal shielding. It prevent reactor wall from getting heatedvia: Thomas Schwenke