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Saleh, Joseph H. Analyses for Durability and System Design Lifetime
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Joseph H. Saleh

Analyses for Durability and System Design Lifetime

A Multidisciplinary Approach

€ 149.55



Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface xi
Introduction: On Time
1(13)
Sundials and human time
1(4)
Time and human artifacts
5(1)
Two broad categories of questions regarding durability
5(3)
Why the interest in product durability and system design lifetime?
8(2)
Book organization
10(4)
To Reduce or to Extend Durability? A Qualitative Discussion of Issues at Stake
14(10)
Introduction
14(1)
Nomenclature: Durability and design lifetime - A matter of connotation
15(1)
To reduce or to extend a product`s durability? What is at stake and for whom?
16(6)
Example: To reduce or to extend a spacecraft`s design lifetime?
22(2)
A Brief History of Economic Thought on Durability
24(29)
Introduction: Snapshot from the middle of the story
24(2)
Periodization and the history of economic thought on durability
26(1)
The origins and preanalytic period in the history of economic thought on durability: Knut Wicksell and Edward Chamberlin
27(1)
Growing interest in durability: Limitations of the price-quantity analysis and suspicious industry practices
28(4)
``Flawed analytic`` period in the history of economic thought on durability
32(1)
The Swan-centric period in the history of economic thought on durability
33(2)
The identification of the time inconsistency problem for durable goods monopolists
35(6)
Recent economic literature on durability
41(3)
Limitations of current economic thinking about durability
44(4)
Conclusions
48(5)
Appendix - Origins of Coase`s contribution to the time inconsistency problem of durable goods monopolists
49(4)
Analysis of Marginal Cost of Durability and System Cost per Day
53(28)
Introduction
53(1)
Nomenclature: Durability, design lifetime, and service life
54(2)
On values, metrics, and tradeoffs in the search for optimal durability
56(5)
Scaling effects and marginal cost of durability: The example of a satellite
61(10)
Cost elasticity of durability
71(3)
From marginal cost of durability to cost per day: Regions and archetypes
74(4)
Conclusions
78(3)
Flawed Metrics: System Cost per Day and Cost per Payload
81(20)
Introduction
82(1)
Two metrics in space system design and their implications
83(2)
Investigating satellite cost per day
85(2)
The case for a value-centric mindset in system design
87(7)
Satellite cost per transponder: Design implications and limitations
94(3)
Conclusions
97(4)
Durability Choice and Optimal Design Lifetime for Complex Engineering Systems
101(27)
Introduction: A topic overlooked by economists and engineers
101(1)
An augmented perspective on design and optimization: A system`s value and the associated flow of service
102(2)
Optimal durability under steady-state and deterministic assumptions
104(6)
Durability, depreciation, and obsolescence: A preliminary account
110(8)
Uncertainty, risk, and the durability choice problem: A preliminary account
118(5)
Conclusions
123(5)
EPILOGUE. Perspectives in Design: The Deacon`s Masterpiece and Hundred-Year Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Other Complex Engineering Systems
128(17)
On durability through robustness: The Oliver Wendell Holmes way
129(2)
Time to failure
131(5)
Beyond robustness: On durability through flexibility in system design
136(5)
The new deacon`s masterpiece: Challenge for poets and engineers!
141(4)
APPENDIX A. Beyond Cost Models, System Utility or Revenue Models: Example of a Communications Satellite
145(26)
Introduction
145(1)
Motivation: Proliferation of system cost models and absence of revenue or utility models
146(3)
Developing the revenue model structure for a communications satellite
149(4)
Modeling satellite loading dynamics
153(11)
Integrating satellite loading dynamics with transponder lease price
164(5)
Conclusions
169(2)
APPENDIX B. On Durability and Economic Depreciation
171(24)
Introduction
171(3)
Depreciation, deterioration, and obsolescence: The traditional interpretation
174(1)
The model
175(3)
Depreciation and incremental present value
178(10)
Depreciation and obsolescence
188(3)
Concluding remarks
191(4)
Index 195
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Hardback
201 pagina's
Januari 2007
680 gram
254 x 184 x 25 mm
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR us


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