Damage costs arise when the potential for damage to structures or people increases as a function of magnitude of seismic shaking. Damage costs can be significant, and the cost of mitigation may be a significant factor in the decision to build or not build a structure. Damage costs can also vary significantly depending on the location of a structure. Damage costs can be expressed in monetary terms, or in terms of the amount of time or energy that it will take to repair or replace a damaged component. Damage costs can also be expressed in terms of the amount of loss of life or property that will occur as a result of the earthquake. Damage costs can be a significant factor in the decision to build or not build a structure.
In order to minimize damage costs, it is important to use effective design rules and efficient manufacturing processes. Injection moulding is an effective manufacturing process for producing parts with plain bearings, resistant parts, and other components with nonlinear properties. Injection moulding is also an efficient manufacturing process, since it can produce parts with high quality and low cost.
A numerical example is given to illustrate the estimator design. The example output includes the power calculation results and the optimal design for cost effectiveness. The small uct and large uct indicate the variability of the results. The estimate is the best estimate of the power calculation results. The particular model is the model used to calculate the power calculation results. The nonlinearities are the nonlinear properties of the part. The associated power calculations are the power calculations that are associated with the nonlinearities. The dashboard user is the user who uses the power calculation results to make decisions.
In the design sandbox, the power calculations are used to help the user make decisions about the best way to design the part. The user can use the power calculations to help choose the best model for the part, to help choose the best nonlinearity for the part, and to help choose the best way to simulate the part. The user can also use the power calculations to help choose the best production process for the part.