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Research Papers: Fundamental Issues and Canonical Flows

Verification and Validation in Fluids Engineering: Some Current Issues

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Patrick J. Roache

Life Fellow ASME
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Socorro, NM 87801
e-mail: hermosa@sdc.org

Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received March 30, 2016; final manuscript received June 3, 2016; published online August 3, 2016. Assoc. Editor: Francine Battaglia.

J. Fluids Eng 138(10), 101205 (Aug 03, 2016) (11 pages) Paper No: FE-16-1206; doi: 10.1115/1.4033979 History: Received March 30, 2016; Revised June 03, 2016

The following current issues in verification and validation (V&V) are discussed: probability bounds analysis (PBA) versus the traditional probability distribution function (PDF) approach as used in the ANSI Standard document ASME V&V 20-2009; strict frequentist versus Bayesian approaches; model form uncertainty (and confusion) in prediction versus validation; Popper's philosophical falsificationism versus common sense; climate model trend validations versus climate change deniers; and V&V state of the art versus practice. Also, the many fundamental contributions to modern V&V practice in the history of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division and the Journal of Fluids Engineering (JFE) are described.

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CDF for single-valued probabilistic (aleatory) uncertainty (degenerate p-box). From Fig. 12.20(c), p. 527 of Ref. [3], with permission.

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CDF (p-box) for a purely interval-valued (epistemic) uncertainty. From Fig. 12.20(b), p. 527 of Ref. [3], with permission.

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CDF (p-box) for a mixture of single-valued probabilistic (aleatory) uncertainty and interval-valued (epistemic) uncertainty. From Fig. 12.20(a), p. 527 of Ref. [3], with permission.

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