Lecture Notes

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1 Introduction (PDF)
Engineering Economics
2 Introduction, Time Value of Money, Single Payment Discounting (PDF)
3 Value, Multi-payment Discounting, Non-uniform Cash Flows (PDF)
4 Effective Interest Rates (PDF)

Evaluating Alternatives, MARR, PW, AW, IRR
5 Uncertainty
6 Comparing Alternatives (PDF)
7 Dealing with Changing Prices (PDF)
8 Combining Concepts (PDF) Class Examples (XLS)
9 Presentations and Review
10 Exam 1
Materials Selection
11 Concepts of Materials Indices, Software Introduction (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory) (PDF - 1.5 MB)#
12 Material and Shape Selection (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory) (PDF)#
13 Process Selection, In-class Examples (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory) (PDF)
14 Presentations and Review
Cost Modeling
15 Using Cost Models: Concepts and Principles (PDF)
16 Tackling Variable Costs (PDF) Pizza Model (XLS)
17 Modeling Fixed Costs (PDF) Pizza Model (XLS)
18 Presentations and Review
19 Exam 2
LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)
20 Introduction: What is the Cost of Materials Usage? (PDF)
21 An Overview of Life Cycle Assessment (PDF)
22 Analysis Goal and Scope; Inventory Methods (PDF)
23 Impact Assessment (PDF)
24 Presentations and Wrap-up