Lecture Notes

LEC # TOPICS SUPPLEMENTAL FILES
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  

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