Advertisement

Cost Estimation and Conceptual Process Planning

  • Patrick Martin
  • J. -Y. Dantan
  • Ali Siadat

Engineering cost estimation is now compulsory from the very first stages of design. The later a cost issue will be detected, the more it will cost. This paper tends to show how to define which information is needed to allow this estimation to be done. A taxonomy that builds a structure in this information has been created. Using this taxonomy, we designed a method to calculate manufacturing costs thanks to an expert system. The cost is determined by considering Cost Entities using pertinent inductors and parametric calculation methods.

Keywords

Conceptual Design Cost Estimation Conceptual Process Early Design Stage Material Handling Cost 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Martin
    • 1
  • J. -Y. Dantan
    • 1
  • Ali Siadat
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génie Industriel et de Production MécaniqueEcole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers (ENSAM)France

Personalised recommendations