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An Aerospace Component Cost Modelling Study for Value Driven Design

By J. M. W. Cheung, J. P. Scanlan and S. S. Wiseall

Abstract

Demand is increasing in aero-engine products for better efficiency and environmental performance whilst keeping the cost low. Unlike performance, the physics behind cost is least understood. This paper presents a proposed unit cost modelling methodology applied to a Rolls-Royce aero-engine fan blade. An objective of the cost model is the allow engineers to understand the breakdown of cost. A value driven design concept is outlined and presents an opportunity to conduct design optimisation.Organised by: Cranfield UniversityMori Seiki – The Machine Tool Compan

Topics: Cost Engineering, Cost Modelling, Unit Cost, Value
Publisher: Cranfield University Press
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/3841
Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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