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Title: Why do verification and validation?

Abstract

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.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Thomas Paez Consulting; Sedona, AZ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1239148
Report Number(s):
SAND-2015-10561J
Journal ID: ISSN 2377-2158; 614985
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
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
Publisher:
ASME
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; workshops (work spaces); chain; performance; decision making; probability; modeling; decision analysis; failure; risk; uncertainty

Citation Formats

Hu, Kenneth T., and Paez, Thomas L. Why do verification and validation?. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1115/1.4032564.
Hu, Kenneth T., & Paez, Thomas L. Why do verification and validation?. United States. doi:10.1115/1.4032564.
Hu, Kenneth T., and Paez, Thomas L. Fri . "Why do verification and validation?". United States. doi:10.1115/1.4032564. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1239148.
@article{osti_1239148,
title = {Why do verification and validation?},
author = {Hu, Kenneth T. and Paez, Thomas L.},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1115/1.4032564},
journal = {Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification},
number = 1,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}

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