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ASM Handbook

Materials Selection and Design

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George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
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ASM International
Volume
20
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-194-8
Publication date:
1997
Book Chapter

Techno-Economic Issues in Materials Selection

By
Joel P. Clark
Joel P. Clark
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Richard Roth
Richard Roth
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Frank R. Field, III
Frank R. Field, III
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Published:
1997
Page range:
255 - 265

Abstract

This article provides an overview of cost analysis in materials selection. It discusses the several categories of alternatives for cost analysis. These include rules of thumb, accounting methods, and analytical methods. The article describes the methods for evaluating materials alternatives on the basis of costs, both direct economic costs and indirect social costs. It discusses the life cycle costs of alternative body-in-white designs and life cycle analysis.The various elements of cost are introduced with a case study concerned with the manufacture, use, and disposal of the automobile body-in-white.

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Joel P. Clark, Richard Roth, Frank R. Field, III, 1997. "Techno-Economic Issues in Materials Selection", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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