Cost Estimations for Large Scale Engineering Projects under Uncertainties

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Cost estimation for large projects can be difficult because of many complex factors and uncertainties involved. It is often the case that only very rough guesses of actual costs may be provided. In this paper, we will examine the various types of uncertainties in the cost estimation problem of the Myrrha project. We will then use a few examples originated from the conceptual phase of the project to illustrate the practical use of a software package, IDS Cost Estimator, in cost analysis of nuclear systems. It is demonstrated that IDS Cost Estimator can take care of several types of uncertainties in cost estimation and provide user friendly interfaces for data collection, reporting and display.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Conference of the European Socity for fuzzy logic and technology
Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
Pages955-960
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005
EventJoint EUSFLAT-LFA 2005 - European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 Sep 20059 Sep 2005

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ConferenceJoint EUSFLAT-LFA 2005 - European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period2005-09-072005-09-09

Keywords

  • interval uncertainty, probability uncertainty, fuzzy logic, Myrrha, decision support systems, cost estimation

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