Reliability and Robustness of Engineering Software II

Proceedings of the Second International Conference held in Milan, Italy, during 22–24 April 1991

  • C. A. Brebbia
  • A. J. Ferrante

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Software Development and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Petridis, B. Knight, D. Edwards
      Pages 3-17
    3. F. Delincé, A. Genon, W. Legros, A. Nicolet, M. Umé
      Pages 47-57
    4. M. M. Mourelle, B. P. Jacob, N. F. F. Ebecken
      Pages 73-84
    5. P. Smith, S. Ali
      Pages 85-95
  3. Evaluation, Validation and Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. M. J. Wieczorek, J. Vytopil
      Pages 99-113
    3. D. Ambrose, M. A. Rahman
      Pages 115-123
    4. M. Afzali, M. Hervé, A. Turbat
      Pages 133-142
    5. R. A. Adey, R. Harfield, C. A. Brebbia
      Pages 143-156
  4. System Reliability

  5. Model and Data Reliability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. N. Kamiya, K. Kawaguchi
      Pages 187-202

About these proceedings


Software for engineering applications has become, during the last few years, a multi-billion pound industry as applications of computer programs are now an essential part of any engineering project. In spite of this, engineer­ ing software is not always reliable and many fail to produce good solutions. The extent of this problem, which is very costly to the engineering industry, and its consequences, are somewhat hidden because the software industry has not reached the necessary maturity. An engineer needs a long training before being able to design a body for instance. However, to do that, he may use a computer program which has undergone no validation whatsoever and is written by someone without any engineering knowledge. It is imperative to address this problem to ensure that computer codes are properly prepared to provide good solutions, and that they are robust and reliable. This 2nd International Conference on Reliability and Robustness of En­ gineering Software (RRES 91) was called to address this problem. The meeting was held in Milan, Italy, in April 1991 and was of importance to engineers working in industry who are actively involved with the develop­ ment of computer codes.


Fitting design development finite element method interfaces language model modeling quality assurance software software development software engineering testing validation verification

Editors and affiliations

  • C. A. Brebbia
    • 1
  • A. J. Ferrante
    • 2
  1. 1.Computational Mechanics InstituteWessex Institute of TechnologyAshurst, SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.COPPE/UFRJFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85312-132-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3026-4
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