3.080 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate

Economic & Environmental Issues in Materials Selection


1 Introduction

Engineering Economics
2 Introduction, Time Value of Money, Single Payment Discounting

3 Value, Multi-payment Discounting, Non-uniform Cash Flows

4 Effective Interest Rates

Evaluating Alternatives, MARR, PW, AW, IRR

Homework EE1 due
5 Uncertainty

6 Comparing Alternatives

7 Dealing with Changing Prices

8 Combining Concepts Homework EE2 due
9 Presentations and Review EE project due
10 Exam 1 Homework EE3 due
Materials Selection
11 Concepts of Materials Indices, Software Introduction (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory)

12 Material and Shape Selection (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory)

13 Process Selection, In-class Examples (Guest lecturer: Jeremy Gregory) Homework MS1 due
14 Presentations and Review MS project due
Cost Modeling
15 Using Cost Models: Concepts and Principles

16 Tackling Variable Costs

17 Modeling Fixed Costs

18 Presentations and Review Homework CM1 due

CM project due

19 Exam 2

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)
20 Introduction: What is the Cost of Materials Usage?

21 An Overview of Life Cycle Assessment

22 Analysis Goal and Scope; Inventory Methods Homework LC1 due
23 Impact Assessment

24 Presentations and Wrap-up LCA project due

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2005
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets
Lecture Notes
Written Assignments with Examples