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Uncertainty Management and Quantification in Industrial Analysis and Design, Sep 2011, United States

Posted By: Dr Richard E Seoud
Date:Mon, 11 Jul 2011, 11:16 a.m.

United States, September 15, 2011

Course: NIA is proud to present this ERCOFTAC organized
course to the US uncertainty quantification community. A
previous version of the course was presented in Munich,
Germany on March 3-4, 2011. The course has been organized
by Dr. Charles Hirsch. The US delivery is coordinated by
Dr. Bernard Grossman of NIA.

Registration and further information



Historically, chief engineers and project managers have
estimated and managed risk using mostly human judgment
founded upon years of experience and heritage. As the 21st
century begins to unfold, the design and engineering of
products as well as the control of plant and process are
increasingly relying on computer models and simulation.
This era of virtual design and engineering opens the
opportunity to deal with uncertainty in a systematic formal
way by which sensitivities to various uncertainties can be
quantified and understood, and designs and processes
optimized so as to be robust against such uncertainties.
Human judgment will always play an important role, but
leading companies in many fields of engineering are
increasingly aware of these possibilities and uncertainty
quantification is beginning to feature strongly in their
strategic aspirations. Thus this is a very opportune moment
to introduce a two- day awareness course on this emerging
topic. The aim is to share the aspirations and requirements
of leading companies in the fields of aerospace, energy,
transport and chemical process; review emerging methods and
techniques and how these are being deployed; and define the
current state-of-the-art and map out-near term future

Uncertainty quantification has become a critical feature of
a computational methodologies which will be utilized within
an engineering design process. There has been considerable
progress in this field at both the national and
international level. The purpose of this two-day short
course is to bring some the most promising approaches and
developments in this field to the attention of researchers
and engineers from academia, industry and research

A recent development has been a short course arranged by
Dr. Charles Hirsch of Belgium, who has organized an
ERCOFTAC short course, entitled �Uncertaintly Management
and Quantification in Industrial Analysis and Design� which
was delivered in Munich, Germany on March 3-4, 2011.
ERCOFTAC is a European-based association of research,
education and industry groups in the technology of flow,
turbulence and combustion. The name stands for European
Research Community on Flow, Combustion and Turbulence. Dr.
Hirsch is the President of NUMECA International, a CFD
software firm. He is also a Professor Emeritus of the
Faculty of Applied Sciences of Vrije Universiteit Brussel
and is an internationally-known expert in CFD.

· Prof. Charles Hirsch, Numeca International, Belgium
· Prof. Anthony Hutton, Chairman, ERCOFTAC, UK
· Dr. Alberto Pasanisi, EDF, France
· Dr. Bernhard Eisfeld, DLR, Germany
· Dr. Jacques Peter, ONERA, France
· Dr. Gilbert Roge, Dassault-Aviation, France
· Dr. Allain Dervieux, INRIA, France
· Dr. Thomas Zang, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
· Dr. Andrew Booker, The Boeing Company, USA
· Prof. George Karniadakis, Brown University, USA
· Dr. Karl Alexander, Rolls Royce, USA


Uncertainty Quantification: An NIA-ERCOFTAC Event

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