A design for a V&V and UQ discovery process.

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There is currently sparse literature on how to implement systematic and comprehensive processes for modern V&V/UQ (VU) within large computational simulation projects. Important design requirements have been identified in order to construct a viable 'system' of processes. Significant processes that are needed include discovery, accumulation, and assessment. A preliminary design is presented for a VU Discovery process that accounts for an important subset of the requirements. The design uses a hierarchical approach to set context and a series of place-holders that identify the evidence and artifacts that need to be created in order to tell the VU story and to ... continued below

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Knupp, Patrick Michael & Urbina, Angel September 1, 2011.

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There is currently sparse literature on how to implement systematic and comprehensive processes for modern V&V/UQ (VU) within large computational simulation projects. Important design requirements have been identified in order to construct a viable 'system' of processes. Significant processes that are needed include discovery, accumulation, and assessment. A preliminary design is presented for a VU Discovery process that accounts for an important subset of the requirements. The design uses a hierarchical approach to set context and a series of place-holders that identify the evidence and artifacts that need to be created in order to tell the VU story and to perform assessments. The hierarchy incorporates VU elements from a Predictive Capability Maturity Model and uses questionnaires to define critical issues in VU. The place-holders organize VU data within a central repository that serves as the official VU record of the project. A review process ensures that those who will contribute to the record have agreed to provide the evidence identified by the Discovery process. VU expertise is an essential part of this process and ensures that the roadmap provided by the Discovery process is adequate. Both the requirements and the design were developed to support the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation Waste project, which is developing a set of advanced codes for simulating the performance of nuclear waste storage sites. The Waste project served as an example to keep the design of the VU Discovery process grounded in practicalities. However, the system is represented abstractly so that it can be applied to other M&S projects.

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  • Report No.: SAND2011-6677
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/1029784 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1029784
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc846529

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Knupp, Patrick Michael & Urbina, Angel. A design for a V&V and UQ discovery process., report, September 1, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc846529/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.