V and V in Structural Analysis by Kotur Raghavan
In many engineering and software activities a frequently used phrase is “verification and Validation (V and V)”. One can find a large number of articles addressing this topic. The articles focus on the essential differences between the two entities. The field of structural analysis along with finite element analysis is no exception. Considerable work has been done by NAFEMS in collaboration with ASME and many of the published work is available in the open literature. Interested readers can refer those articles for in-depth information.
In this brief article, the essential aspects of V and V in the context of structural analysis and FEA are presented based on the information available in these publications.
- o The most fundamental fact in the present context is that one verifies a CODE, whereas simulation models are validated.