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The problem here is to develop a more rational approach to evaluating the cost/effectiveness equation. No two systems cost the same, and no two systems have the same effectiveness. Thus, to assess the relative cost/effectiveness of two competing systems, an assessment must be made of cost and another of effectiveness. Any cost/effectiveness analysis that fails to recognize that both elements are simultaneous variables must be very suspect. Usually, to be attractive, the new propulsion concept must offer as a minimum the potential for realizing several worthwhile performance factors of which the older systems are incapable. Especially for long-life systems like ships, a tremendous effort must be made to frame the sense, at least, of future environments.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Peterson, H A
  • Publication Date: 1970-10

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  • Accession Number: 00019179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1973 12:00AM