"A cost model is an important tool for product design and material selection. An efficient and effective cost estimation tool is necessary for early design evaluation. In this paper, cost estimation models that estimate the production cost for Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Friction Stir (FS), and Friction Stir Spot (FSS) welded joints are presented. These models determine the cost incurred to fabricate each joint along with a detailed explanation of each cost component. Each cost component has been closely analyzed and major cost components have been included in the cost model"--Abstract, page iv.
Liou, Frank W.
Mishra, Rajiv S.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri--Rolla
ix, 61 pages
© 2007 Pradeep Kumar Tipaji, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Design -- Evaluation
Gas metal arc welding
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Tipaji, Pradeep Kumar, "E-design tools for friction stir welding: cost estimation tool" (2007). Masters Theses. 4585.