Weapon System Costing Methodology for Aircraft Airframes and Basic Structures. Volume I. Cost Methods Research and Development
Technical rept. Jul 1972-Sep 1973
GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV
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This report presents the interim results of a study aimed at extending cost estimating techniques developed and demonstrated under a previous contract. The previous study resulted in two separate estimating methods a trade study and a system costing method. These methods provided two essential estimating capabilities the capability of assessing the relative difference in the cost of the basic structures attributable to variations in type of construction and material in an iterative fashion to support tradeoff studies during the preliminary design process, and the capability of accurately estimating total airframe costs in manhours and materials for selected design while retaining sensitivity to type of material and construction.
- Economics and Cost Analysis