Accession Number : ADA041495


Title :   Advanced Composite Cost Estimating Manual. Volume I


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 75-31 Mar 76,


Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA AIRCRAFT DIV


Personal Author(s) : LeBlanc, Donald J ; Lorenzana, J ; Kokawa, A ; Bettner, T ; Timson, F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a041495.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : This program concentrated on the development of a computerized system that estimates the recurring costs associated with the fabrication of advanced composite detail parts and components. The system employs Industrial Engineering Standard equations developed in the program to calculate standard hours for the detail composite fabrication operations of layup, core preparation, part consolidation and finishing. With these standards as base, recurring costs are derived through the application of variance factors, improvement curve slopes and labor rates. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *COST ESTIMATES , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , DATA BASES , METHODOLOGY , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , AIRFRAMES , STANDARDS , LABOR , MANUALS , HONEYCOMB CORES , PUNCHED CARDS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE