Development of a theoretical cost model for advanced composite fabrication

Timothy Gutowski, David Hoult, Greg Dillon, Ein Teck Neoh, Stuart Muter, Eric Kim, Mawuli Tse

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This paper outlines the development of a theoretical approach to the estimation of processing time for the fabrication of advanced composite parts. The model, termed 'first-order model', assumes that all subprocess steps can be modelled as having first-order dynamics. The steps are then linearized and summed according to their 'extensive' variables. Part complexity is handled using an information theoretic approach. The result for hand lay-up is a simple linear equation which compares favourably with experiments and with other very detailed cost estimation models. The model is very general, and appears applicable to all additive (composites) as well as subtractive (machining) processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalComposites Manufacturing
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1994

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Fabrication
Composite materials
Costs
Linear equations
Machining
Processing
Experiments

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Gutowski, T., Hoult, D., Dillon, G., Neoh, E. T., Muter, S., Kim, E., & Tse, M. (1994). Development of a theoretical cost model for advanced composite fabrication. Composites Manufacturing, 5(4), 231-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/0956-7143(94)90138-4
Gutowski, Timothy ; Hoult, David ; Dillon, Greg ; Neoh, Ein Teck ; Muter, Stuart ; Kim, Eric ; Tse, Mawuli. / Development of a theoretical cost model for advanced composite fabrication. In: Composites Manufacturing. 1994 ; Vol. 5, No. 4. pp. 231-239.
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Development of a theoretical cost model for advanced composite fabrication. / Gutowski, Timothy; Hoult, David; Dillon, Greg; Neoh, Ein Teck; Muter, Stuart; Kim, Eric; Tse, Mawuli.

In: Composites Manufacturing, Vol. 5, No. 4, 12.1994, p. 231-239.

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