publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

A quantitative methodology for mapping project costs to engineering decisions in Naval Ship Design and procurement

Netemeyer, Kristopher David;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2010
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis document Approved for public release ; distribution is unlimited Alternative methods for cost estimation are important in the early conceptual stages of a design when there is not enough detail to allow for a traditional quantity takeoff estimate to be performed. Much of the budgeting process takes place during the early stages of a design and it is important to be able to develop a budget quality estimate so a design is allocated the necessary resources to meet stakeholder requirements. Accurate project cost estimates early in the planning and design processes can also serve as a cost-control measure to assist in managing t...
free text keywords: Mechanical engineering, Neural networks (Computer science), Shipbuilding, Program budgeting, Decision support systems, Mathematical models
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