WIT Press

An Interactive Cost Estimating Tool For The Early Stage Of Made-To-Order Product Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI960491

Volume

16

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

43 kb

Author(s)

Dr. I.L. Buxton & Mr. R.J. Bull

Abstract

This paper presents results of research work being undertaken at the Engineering Design Centre at Newcastle University, UK. The work is to develop a generic Cost Estimating tool applicable to large Made-To-Order products, such as ships and power plant, which can be used by designers during the earliest stages in the process, i.e. pre-contract or at the conceptual design stage. The problem is to produce a tool that allows engineers to consider and compare the inherent cost implications of a range of alternatives, as they develop the design. A generic framework tool for Preliminary Design and Cost Estimating called PRELuDE is being developed. This tool links a

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