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dc.contributor.authorBrewer, Larry Arthuren_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:35:00Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:35:00Z
dc.date.issued1988-09-19en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04272010-020321en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42337
dc.description.abstractA life cycle cost based methodology for choosing among mutually exclusive design alternatives is presented in this study. The methodology places emphasis on the iterative nature of the design process. That is, choosing among design alternatives involves the pairwise comparison of the current design iteration to a "baseline" design. An Equivalent Cost Function provides the cause-effect framework on which the methodology is based. In generating a design alternative, the designer alters design features (cause). These features manifest themselves as design dependent parameters (effect), and for each set of such values, optimal values of design variables are sought. This design development process occurs in the face of design independent parameters, with the final result being a value of equivalent life cycle cost.en_US
dc.format.mediumBTDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1988.B737.pdfen_US
dc.subjectProduct management.en_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1988.B737en_US
dc.titleA life cycle cost based methodology for choosing among design alternativesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial Engineering and Operations Researchen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial Engineering and Operations Researchen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFabrycky, Wolter J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFreeman, H. JoAnneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTew, Jeffrey D.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04272010-020321/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-04-27en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-04-27
dc.date.adate2010-04-27en_US


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