The consumption rate is simply the mass of fuel consumed per unit time, which would be derived from the power level or fission rate divided by the energy produced per fission (and using various conversion factors).So, In Lamarsh,
when he talks about the burnup , he's talking about the fission energy released per unit mass of fuel
where as when he talks about consumption rate, he's talking about the amount of fissile matter consumed per unit energy produced?
Which Lamarsh book is one using?In class we were taught that (CR) = (1+alpha)BR
Is it just me, or is there no uniformly agreed upon definition?
I have the third edition.We're using "Introduction to Nuclear Engineering"
CR -> consumption rate
BR -> Burnup Rate.