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An Investigation of Learning and Experience Curves - 1980

An Investigation of Learning and Experience Curves - 1980

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Published by: Alexis Madrigal on Jul 15, 2009
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u
S.
GOVERNMENT
PROPERTYOF
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UC
CATEGORIES:
UC-62,
62a,
62b,
62c,
62d,
62e
AN
INVESTIGATION
OF
LEARNING
AND
EXPERIENCE
CURVES
FRANK
KRAW
I
EC
JOHN
THORNTON
MICHAEL
EDESESSAPRIL
1980
PREPARED
UNDER
TASK
No.
5227
SolarEnergyResearchInstitute
1536
ColeBoulevardGolden.Colorado80401ADivisionofMidwestResearchInstitutePreparedforthe
U.S.
DepartmentofEnergy
Contract
No.EG·77·C
·Ol
4042
 
Printedin
the
United
States
ofAmericaAvailablefrom:NationalTechnicalInformationServiceU.S.
Department
ofCommerce5285
Port
RoyalRoadSpringfield,
V
A22161Price:Microfiche
$3.00
Printed
Copy
$9.00
NOTICEThis
report
waspreparedasan
account
ofworksponsoredby
the
United
States
Govern-ment.Neither
the
United
States
nor
the
United
StatesDepartment
ofEnergy,nor
any
of
their
employees,noranyof
theircontractors,subcontractors,
or
their
employees,makesanywarranty,expressorimplied,orassumes
any
legalliabilityorresponsibilityfor
theaccuracy,
completenessorusefulnessofanyinformation,apparatus,productorprocessdisclosed,or
represents
that
itsusewouldnotinfringeprivatelyownedrights.
 
TR-459
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PREFACE
Thisfinal
report
waspreparedfor
the
DivisionofEnergyTechnologyof
the
U.S.
Department
ofEnergy(DOE).
It
is
the
final
product
of
the
InvestigationofLearningandExperienceCurves,SolarEnergyResearch
Institute
(SERI)TaskNo.5227,
initiated
inNovember1979.The
literature
reviewwaspublishedinSERI
Report
RR-52-173,"SolarCostReductionthroughTechnicalImprovements:TheConceptsofLearningandExperi-ence."
Arthur
D.
Little,
Inc.,under
subcontract
toSERI,
prepared
the
final
report
on"DevelopmentofSurrogateExperienceCurvesforCostsAssociatedwith
the
ProductionofHeliostats."J.H.NourseofMcDonnellDouglasAstronauticsCompany,undersubcon-
tract
toSERI,
preparedthe
final
report
on
the"Prototype
HeliostatCostingScenario."PrimarySERI
staff
responsibleforpreparingthis
report
wereheadedbyFrankKrawiec,
projectleader
andprincipal
investigator.
MichaelBdesessandJohnThornton
wrote
Sec.6.0.TheresaFlaimwas
the
major
contributor
to
Report
RR-52-173.TechnicaladviceandsupportwereprovidedbyDennisCostello,
James
Doane,DennisHorgan,DavidPosner,DennisSchiffel,MelvinSimmons,andJohnThornton.Management
assist-
ance
wasgivenbyDennisCostelloandMelvinSimmons.Theauthorswishtoexpressappreciationfor
the
manuscriptreviewandhelpfulsug-gestionsofGeraldBennington(MITRECorp.hJohnBigger(EPRI);KirkDrumheller(Battelle);SteveMiller(EngineeringandPublicPolicy,
Carnegie
MellonUniversity);andJohnThornton(SystemsDevelopmentBranch,SERI).
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:,
FrikKrawiec,
SeniorEconomistIndustrialApplicationsandPolicyBranchApprovedfor:SOLARENERGYRESEARCHINSTITUTEUtilitiesandIndustryDivision
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