In experiment-based validation, uncertainties and systematic biases in model predictions are reduced by either increasing the amount of experimental evidence available for model calibration-thereby mitigating prediction uncertainty-or increasing the rigor in the definition of physics and/or engineering principles-thereby mitigating prediction bias. Hence, decision makers must regularly choose between either allocating resources for experimentation or further code development. The authors propose a decision-making framework to assist in resource allocation strictly from the perspective of predictive maturity and demonstrate the application of this framework on a nontrivial problem of predicting the plastic deformation of polycrystals.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering