Following this introductory chapter is the cataloging and discussion of the elements briefly listed in it. Chapter 3 addresses code and solution verification. Chapter 4 addresses the propagation of input uncertainties through the computational model to quantify the resulting uncertainties in calculated QOIs and to carry out sensitivity analyses. Chapter 5 tackles the complex topics of validation and prediction. Chapter 6 addresses the use of computational models and VVUQ to inform important decisions. Chapter 7 discusses today’s best practices in VVUQ and identifies research that would improve mathematical foundations of VVUQ. It also discusses VVUQ-related issues in education and offers recommendations for educational changes that would enhance VVUQ capabilities among those who will need to employ them in the future.
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