Generate a database for preliminary costing of mechanical systems

Lim, Desmond Pang Kok (2001). Generate a database for preliminary costing of mechanical systems B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Lim, Desmond Pang Kok
Thesis Title Generate a database for preliminary costing of mechanical systems
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2001
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Professor Hal Gurgenci
Total pages 64
Language eng
Subjects 09 Engineering
Formatted abstract

Over the past few years, there has been a heightened interest in cost estimation in all fields of engineering application. Since then, cost estimation methods and techniques have evolved from all disciplines of study. However, no methods are standardised for general use.

Cost estimations are used to forecast the actual expenses on a new design or development of a system. Its depth of accuracy depends greatly on the amount of data collected. This thesis report and illustrates cost estimation in the preliminary stage of designing a mechanical power transmission system. In addition, it analyses the use of traditional cost estimation techniques, enhanced and brought up to date by modern computer software database, that could precisely and graphically determine component costs.

With the development of information technology, computers have been incorporated into many disciplines of engineering work process. With this, cost estimation methods were also developed into programs for specific applications. This book demonstrates the use of the database in a spreadsheet environment with a simple step by step instructions.

Keyword Cost estimation
Mechanical power transmission system
Additional Notes * Mechanical Engineering undergraduate theses. 2001

Document type: Thesis
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