Some Observations on Uncertainties and the Verification and Validation of a Simulation

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Hugh W. Coleman

Propulsion Research Center, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 e-mail: coleman@mae.uah.edu.

J. Fluids Eng 125(4), 733-735 (Aug 27, 2003) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1588694 History: Received July 08, 2002; Revised February 09, 2003; Online August 27, 2003
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Grahic Jump Location
A view of the verification and validation process (sources of error shown in ovals)



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