Cost of Physical Vehicle Crash Testing
The automotive safety-testing environment currently deploys virtual methods and physical crash testing for new product development and validation in safety testing legislation. Cost benefit analysis of crash testing is considered here by estimating the cost of physical crash testing. This has been achieved via the compilation of detailed process maps and AS-IS analyses of the current physical testing procedures. This leads on to detailed work and cost breakdown structures used in the comparative analysis of cost drivers. The consideration of cost drivers at several stages of the New Product Development process aids Concurrent Engineering. This research considers front and side impact only.
KeywordsPhysical crash testing cost estimating cost of crash testing
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