ASME to Hold Symposium
on Verification and Validation Methodologies

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2012 – The first large-scale conference dedicated entirely to verification, validation and uncertainty qualification of engineering-based computer simulations will be hosted by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), this May, in Las Vegas, Nev.  

The ASME Verification and Validation Symposium (V&V 2012), set for May 2-4 at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, will convene engineers and scientists from a wide range of disciplines to discuss methodologies for the verification of codes and solutions, simulation validation, and for assessing uncertainties in mathematical models, computational solutions, and experimental data.

Consisting of plenary sessions and more than 220 technical paper presentations, V&V 2012 will report on best practices for verification and validation and new approaches, as well as future ideas and challenges. The symposium will feature a cross-disciplinary format, attracting technical professions from around the world and from diverse industry sectors including nuclear power, thermal and fluid mechanics, structural analysis, automotive, materials engineering, combustion, shock and vibration, energy systems, oil and gas, space science and astrophysics, medical device design, and others.

V&V 2012 also will include a distinguished lineup of keynote speakers including:

  • Arthur G. Erdman, P.E., ASME Fellow, and Richard C. Jordan Professor and a Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, who specializes in mechanical design, bioengineering and product design.
  • Douglas B. Kothe, Ph.D., who currently serves as the director of the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors, which is a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
  • William L. Oberkampf, Ph.D., who has 41 years of experience in R&D in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, flight dynamics, and solid mechanics. He also held staff and management positions at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has been active in both computational simulation and experimental activities.
  • Patrick J. Roache, Ph.D., ASME Fellow, whose primary area of expertise is in the numerical solution of partial differential equations, particularly those of fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and electrodynamics, with special interest in verification and validation.

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About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.