chapter  6
Selection of Computer-based Models for Cost Calculations
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Advanced and more complex systems are certainly beneficial to the achievement of some required performances, but, as noted by Blanchard, sometimes reliability and quality are weakened, and, as a consequence, long term costs tend to increase. Blanchard states that future systems should, therefore, be realized by balancing system cost and effectiveness aspects, ‘as any specific design decision will have an impact on both sides of the balance and the interaction effects can be significant’.