Verification and Validation Symposium

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

May 16 - 18, 2018




The purpose of this symposium is to bring together engineers and scientists from all disciplines that use computational modeling and simulation to discuss and exchange ideas and methods for verification of codes and solutions, simulation validation, and assessment of uncertainties in mathematical models, computational solutions, and experimental data. The conference will include plenary sessions and paper presentation sessions, some of which will be oriented by an application field, and some focused by technical goal and approach. The intent is to create an environment where scientists and engineers in various fields, who do not normally have an opportunity to interact, will be able to share verification and validation methods, approaches, success and failures, and ideas for the future.

Preconference activities will include V&V standards development committee meetings on various topics. ASME V&V Subcommittees currently include: Solid Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Nuclear Power Systems, Medical Devices, Advanced Manufacturing, and Energy Systems.

Why You Should Attend

The V&V Symposium will cover industry applications such as:

  • Nuclear, fossil-fueled, and renewable power
  • Civil, mechanical, chemical, materials, mining, biological, and electrical engineering
  • Defense applications
  • Impact and blast
  • Fluid and thermal mechanics
  • Medical device design
  • High energy density physics
  • Building performance and environmental systems
  • Solid mechanics and structural dynamics
  • Automotive and aerospace
  • Space science and astrophysics
  • Standards and regulatory perspectives
  • Software applications and more...

The V&V Symposium’s attendees have an opportunity to interact with this year’s top international practitioners including: Los Alamos National Laboratory, ANSYS, Inc., Westinghouse Electric Company, Dassault Systems, Bechtel National, Inc., Virginia Tech, Sandia National Laboratories, Southwest Research Institute, National Tsing Hua University, US Air Force Research Laboratory, Federal Aviation Administration, Kinectrics, Inc., Clemson University, Weidlinger Associates, Johns Hopkins University, W. L. Oberkampf Consulting, Medical Device Innovation Consortium, University of Tokyo, MED, Institute, VEXTEC Corporation.

Who Should Attend

A unique attribute of this symposium is that it will include practitioners across a wide range of technical applications including, but not limited:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Atmospheric and earth science
  • Civil engineering
  • Defense applications
  • Fluid & thermal mechanics
  • High energy density physics
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical device design and analysis
  • Nuclear power system design and analysis
  • Solid mechanics
  • Space science and astrophysics
  • Structural dynamics

About ASME

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries. For more than 100 years, ASME has successfully enhanced performance and safety worldwide through its renowned codes and standards, conformity assessment programs, training courses, and journals.

ASME also produces nearly 40 international conferences. These industry-leading events feature advanced research and technical content spanning a range of industries impacted by mechanical engineering, including energy production, energy sources, advanced manufacturing, and engineering sciences. View all ASME Conferences.

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