Special Issue: Sandia V&V Challenge Problem
Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification
It is appropriate that this first issue of the ASME Journal of Validation, Verification, and Uncertainty Quantification is devoted to the 2nd Challenge Problem whose results were presented at the 2015 ASME Verification and Validation Symposium. The UQ challenge problems initiated by the National Association for Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAEMS) were first reported at the 2014 ASME V&V Symposium. Subsequent challenge problems were reported at the 2015 Symposium. It had become apparent
... to the participants in these challenge problems that there was a need to create a forum for the dissemination of verification and validation results for computational models. While the symposia provided a vehicle for this, a journal would be more effective and would appeal to people in a wider range of disciplines. The mission statement "...The Journal disseminates original and applied research, illustrative examples, and high quality validation experiment data from leaders in the field of VVUQ of Computational Models" characterizes the original aims of the journal. Review articles and discussions were to be encouraged. Datasets from the experiments and models would be posted for use for validation of different models. Of the three components of the journal title, Verification is probably the best understood and practiced, while Validation and Uncertainty Quantification are both less understood and practiced.