MIT ESD 71 - ENGINEERING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS FOR DESIGN (11 pages)

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Esd 71 - Engineering Systems Analysis for Design
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ESD 71 1 146 etc 2004 Final Exam de Neufville ENGINEERING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS FOR DESIGN Final Examination 2004 Item Your Name Points Possible Achieved 2 1 Cost Function 18 2 Engrg Economy Valuation 26 3 Decision Analysis 18 4 Value of Information 15 5 Lattice Development 27 6 Value at Risk 18 7 Option Evaluation 56 TOTAL POSSIBLE 180 TOTAL ACHIEVED GRADE ON 100 TOTAL 1 80 Structure of the Exam The questions all tie to the design and justification of a proposed project They take you through the material of the course from the beginning to the end The technological part is deliberately simple to reduce the complexity of the calculations and focus on the concepts of the course Grading The concepts are indeed the focus of the exam You will earn most of your points by demonstrating that you know what the correct procedures are and how to use them You will do this by running the numbers However in this case the numbers themselves are not too important points will be deducted for mistakes but neither the course nor the exam is focused on arithmetic Because the focus is on the concepts you should clearly indicate how you going about each part of the exam so that we can give you the credit you deserve Project You are designing a fiber optic communications line As project manager you need to be able to justify the design to the decision making board that can authorize the project I have completed this test fairly without copying from others a book or the web Please sign your name legibly 2 points 1 ESD 71 1 146 etc 1 2004 Final Exam de Neufville Cost Function 18 points Your design engineers have come up with a plan for the fiber optic cable project They have sized it in the traditional way that is to provide the maximum capacity projected over its life This maximum capacity has been projected at 8 billion packets year based on an estimated initial load of 2 billion packets year that would double every 8 years that is would grow at about 9 year compounded As you wonder whether



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