3772. Scenario-based Prediction of Lightweight Costs - an Approach across Industries

SAWE Members get 10 free product downloads each year. *
For more information, see FrequentlyAsked Questions.

* Discount will be applied at checkout. One free product per order. Current year conference papers are not included.

Title3772. Scenario-based Prediction of Lightweight Costs - an Approach across Industries
Publication TypeConference Paper
Paper Number3772
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsWätzold, Florian
Category Number29
Conference2021 SAWE Tech Fair
Conference LocationVirtual Conference
PublisherSociety of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc.
Date Published11/2021

To decide on which technology is best for a vehicle in development, technical and economical constraints need to be considered. The objective of this paper is to provide a generic, conceptual approach to estimating the value (€ or $) per weight unit (kg or lb), referred as lightweight cost, for all industries. It combines general project management and cost estimation techniques with mass property management. As cost and weight are unknown until the actual weighing or billing, this paper focuses on scenario-based assumptions. For an easy understanding, this lens is applied to a recently developed battery concept.

The described approach integrates basic project management processes such as risk management, estimation considerations and cost assessment. In this pursuit, mass and cost are rolled-up based on the breakdown structure. Taking the uncertainties into account a most likely, best, and worst case are evaluated and a cone of respective lightweight cost is generated. For the ease of use in industrial daily business exactly one value per pound for decision making is derived, condensing the lightweight cost range by superimposing the mass and cost according to their specific scenario probability.

Key Words29. Weight Value-Of-Pound, Student Papers
Purchase/download this paperhttps://www.sawe.org/papers/3772/buy

Non-Member Price: $20.00; Member Price: $15.00

SAWE product downloads are copyrighted and shall not be reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without permission from SAWE.

SAWE Copyright Policy