Airplane Design Part VIII: Airplane Cost Estimation: Design, Development, Manufacturing and Operating is the eighth book in a series of eight volumes on airplane design. The airplane design series has been internationally acclaimed as a practical reference that covers the methodology and decision making involved in the process of designing airplanes. Educators and industry practitioners across the globe rely on this compilation as both a textbook and a key reference.
Airplane Design Part VIII: Airplane Cost Estimation: Design, Development, Manufacturing and Operating, familiarizes the reader with the following fundamentals:
Cost definitions and concepts
Method for estimating research, development, test and evaluation cost
Method for estimating prototyping cost
Method for estimating manufacturing and acquisition cost
Method for estimating operating cost
Example of life cycle cost calculation for a military airplane
Airplane design optimization and design-to-cost considerations
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About the Author:
Dr. Jan Roskam has authored ten books on airplane flight dynamics and airplane design. He co-authored Airplane Aerodynamics and Performance with Dr. CT. Lan. He has written more than 160 papers on these topics and authored the popular Roskam's War Stories. He has actively participated in more than 36 major airplane programs. He retired as Ackers Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at The University of Kansas (KU) in 2003, where he taught airplane design, stability and control. Dr. Roskam retired as President of DARcorporation (Design, Analysis and Research Corporation) in 2004. He currently serves as an active consultant for DARcorporation, which develops and markets airplane design and analysis software, and is a successful private and government consulting firm.