Accession Number : AD0856244

Title :   Production Cost Estimation of Rocket Motor Designs. Volume I. Program Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH COLUMBUS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Evans, R. M. ; Strohecker, D. E. ; Clark, R. W. ; Edwards, M. S.

Report Date : 15 DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 410

Abstract : The intent of this Program Manual and the Users Manuals, which are printed separately, is threefold. They (1) describe the methodology used to develop computer programs for estimating the cost of solid-propellant rocket motor components, (2) describe the findings of these programs, and (3) present the rocket designer with procedural instructions for use of three computer programs. The formulae and rationalizations developed in the two programs were used to develop separate computer programs for estimating the cost of metal rocket-motor cases, filament-wound rocket-motor cases, and rocket-motor nozzles. The programs were then evaluated against available experience data for each type of structure. The results were well within the limits of accuracy expected. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, PRODUCTION), (*ROCKET ENGINE CASES, COSTS), (*ROCKET NOZZLES, COSTS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), COST EFFECTIVENESS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION CONTROL, MATERIAL FORMING, MACHINING, WELDING, HEAT TREATMENT, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, FLOW CHARTING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, PREDICTIONS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE