Accession Number : AD0757164

Title :   Cost Estimating Relationships for Manufacturing Hardware Cost of Howitzer Carriages and Recoil Mechanisms.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL COST ANALYSIS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Kalal,Gerald W.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Cost estimating relationships (CER's) for predicting the in-house manufacturing hardware unit costs for carriages and recoil mechanisms during the early stages of weapon system development are discussed in this study. Independent variables which were more likely to be known early in development were selected as 'cost drivers'. Four CER's are presented for estimating recoil mechanism unit cost in order of decreasing 'goodness of fit', two CER's are presented for estimating carriage unit cost, and one additional CER is presented for estimating the sum of the recoil mechanism and carriage unit cost. Each of the above CER's exhibit a correlation at a ten percent level (F-test) or better. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RECOIL MECHANISMS, COSTS), (*HOWITZERS, *GUN MOUNTS), MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION, STATISTICAL DATA, REGRESSION ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE