Model Validation

  • Bruce Archambeault
  • Colin Brench
  • Omar M. Ramahi
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 630)


It is never enough to simply “believe” a model has created correct answers; engineers must be able to prove it, or validate the model. Simulation is usually performed on a computer, and the old phrase Garbage In, Garbage Out (GIGO) still applies. There are different levels of validation, and care should be taken to understand which level is necessary for a given problem. Also, not every problem needs to be independently validated. If every simulation must be validated with measurements or calculations, it would be unnecessary to perform any simulations at all.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Archambeault
    • 1
  • Colin Brench
    • 2
  • Omar M. Ramahi
    • 3
  1. 1.IBM CorporationUSA
  2. 2.Compaq Computer CorporationUSA
  3. 3.University of Maryland at College ParkUSA

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