Some thoughts on model verification [electronic resource].
- Berkeley, Calif. : Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1987. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 11 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- The most powerful attribute of numerical models for simulating fluid flow in partially saturated fractured media is that they can handle arbitrarily complex problems in terms of geometry, heterogeneity and forcing functions. In contrast, analytical solutions can be only obtained for relatively simple problems. Therefore, the very power of the numerical models that is to be exploited is unnecessarily abridged if the numerical method is viewed merely as a tool for approximately solving the partial differential equation. A broader definition of verification is needed in order to exploit the power and generality of numerical models. In the ultimate, verification should be dictated by axiomatic testability. The development of self-verifying numerical models is a challenge that deserves pursuit.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 02/01/1987., "lbl-23021", " conf-861220-5", "DE87007615", American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 8 Dec 1986., and Narasimhan, T.N.
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