Accession Number : AD0738026

Title :   Estimating Aircraft Turbine Engine Costs,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Large,J. P.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The memorandum presents equations for estimating development and production costs of turbojet and turbofan engines. Thrust is found to be the best single variable for estimating both development and production cost, but using thrust alone the differences between actual and estimated costs are unacceptably large. For development, these differences are greatly reduced by incorporating a second explanatory variable--either speed, absolute altitude, or thrust-to-airflow ratio. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TURBOJET ENGINES, COSTS), EQUATIONS, THRUST, VELOCITY, ALTITUDE

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE