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Title: Why do verification and validation?

In this discussion paper, we explore different ways to assess the value of verification and validation (V&V) of engineering models. We first present a literature review on the value of V&V and then use value chains and decision trees to show how value can be assessed from a decision maker's perspective. In this context, the value is what the decision maker is willing to pay for V&V analysis with the understanding that the V&V results are uncertain. As a result, the 2014 Sandia V&V Challenge Workshop is used to illustrate these ideas.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Thomas Paez Consulting; Sedona, AZ (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 2377-2158; 614985
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2377-2158
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
42 ENGINEERING workshops (work spaces); chain; performance; decision making; probability; modeling; decision analysis; failure; risk; uncertainty