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Model Verification and Validation Publications

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Decision-Making for Science-Based Predictive Modeling
  • Atamturktur, H.S., Egeberg, M.C., Hemez, F.M., Stevens, G.N., “Defining Coverage of an Operational Domain Using a Modified Nearest-Neighbor Metric,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 50-51, January 2015, pp. 349-361. Published on-line (http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1PU7Q39~t07Itt).
  • Atamturktur, H.S., Hemez, F.M., Williams, B., Tome, C., Unal, C., “A Forecasting Metric for Predictive Modeling,” Journal of Computers and Structures (CAS), Vol. 89, No. 23-24, December 2011, pp. 2377-2387.
  • Ben-Haim, Y., Hemez, F.M., “Robustness, Fidelity and Prediction-Looseness of Models,” Physical Transactions of the Royal Society, Proceedings A, September 2011. LA-UR-11-0497.
  • McNamara, L.A., Trucano, T.G., Gieseler, C., Albro, R., Bevir, M., Turnley, J.G., Hemez, F.M., Huxtable, P., Johnson, J.C., Resnyansky, L., Sallach, D.L., Scholtz, J., “Challenges in Computational Social Modeling and Simulation for National Security Decision-making,” Defense Threat Reduction Agency DTRA/ASCO-2011-002, Sandia National Laboratories Publishers, New Mexico, June 2011.
  • Hemez, F.M., Atamturktur, H.S, Unal, C., “Defining Predictive Maturity for Validated Numerical Simulations,” Journal of Computers and Structures (CAS), Vol. 88, No. 7-8, April 2010, pp. 497-505. LA-UR-08-6741.
  • Hanson, K.M., Hemez, F.M., “A Framework for Assessing Confidence in Computational Predictions,” SEM Journal of Experimental Techniques, Vol. 25, No. 4, July-August 2001, pp. 50-55. LA-UR-01-3575.
Finite Element Modeling and Updating
  • Atamturktur, H.S., Bornn, L., Hemez, F.M., “Vibration Characteristics of Vaulted Masonry Monuments Undergoing Differential Support Settlement,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 33, No. 9, September 2011, pp. 2472-2484.
  • Schultze, J.F., Hemez, F.M., Doebling, S.W., Sohn, H., “Application of Nonlinear System Model Updating Using Feature Extraction and Parameter Effects Analysis,” Shock and Vibration Digest, Sage Publications, Vol. 8, No. 6, May 2001, pp. 325-337. LA-UR-01-2687.
  • Hemez, F.M., Doebling, S.W., “Review and Assessment of Model Updating for Nonlinear, Transient Dynamics,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 15, No. 1, January 2001, pp. 45-74. LA-UR-00-0091.
  • Hemez, F.M., Pagnacco, E., “Statics and Inverse Dynamics Solvers Based on Strain-Mode Disassembly,” European Journal of Finite Elements, Vol. 9, No. 5, June 2000, pp. 511-560. LA-UR-98-1359 and LA-UR-98-2502.
  • Hemez, F.M., Doebling, S.W., “Formulation and Resolution of Inverse Problems for Nonlinear, Transient Structural Dynamics,” European Journal of Finite Elements, Special Issue on Computational Structural Analysis, Edited by Guedra-Degeorges, D., Ladevèze, P., and Raous, M., Vol. 9, No. 1-3, March 2000, pp. 173-197. LA-UR-00-0090.
  • Brown, G.W., Farhat, C., Hemez, F.M., “Extending Sensitivity-Based Updating to Lightly Damped Structures,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 35, No. 8, August 1997, pp. 1369-1377.
  • Hemez, F.M., Farhat, C., “Bypassing the Numerical Difficulties Associated with the Updating of Finite Element Matrices,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 33, No. 3, March 1995, pp. 539-546.
  • Farhat, C., Hemez, F.M., “Updating Finite Element Dynamic Models using an Element-By-Element Sensitivity Methodology,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 9, September 1993, pp. 1702-1711.
Applications of Information-Gap Robustness
  • Van Buren, K.L., Atamturktur, H.S., Hemez, F.M., “Model Selection Through Robustness and Fidelity Criteria: Modeling the Dynamics of the CX-100 Wind Turbine Blade,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 43, No. 1-2, January 2014, pp. 246-259.
  • Hemez, F.M., Ben-Haim, Y., “Info-gap Robustness for the Correlation of Tests and Simulations of a Nonlinear Transient,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 18, March 2004, pp. 1443-1467. LA-UR-02-3538.
Sensitivity Analysis and Model Identification
  • Lew, T.L., Spencer, A.B., Scarpa, F., Worden, K., Rutherford, A.C., Hemez, F.M., “Identification of Response Surface Models Using Genetic Programming,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 20, No. 8, 2006, pp. 1819-1831.
  • Rutherford, A.C., Inman, D.J., Park, G., Hemez, F.M., “Use of Response Surface Meta-models for Identification of Stiffness and Damping Coefficients in a Simple Dynamic System,” Shock and Vibration Digest, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2004, pp. 317-332. LA-UR-04-6786.
  • Kerschen, G., Golinval, J.C., Hemez, F.M., “Bayesian Model Screening for the Identification of Nonlinear Mechanical Structures,” ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol. 125, July 2003, pp. 389-397. LA-UR-02-2787.
  • Le Riche, R., Gualandris, D., Thomas, J.J., Hemez, F.M., “Neural Identification of Nonlinear Dynamic Structures,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 248, No. 2, November 2001, pp. 247-265.
  • Florakis, A., Fassois, S.D., Hemez, F.M., “MIMO LMS-ARMAX Identification of Vibrating Structures – Part II: A Critical Assessment,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 15, No. 4, July 2001, pp. 737-758. Paper MSSP-2000-1385.
Overview of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Hemez, F.M., Kamm, J.R., “A Brief Overview of the State-of-the-practice and Current Challenges of Solution Verification,” Proceedings of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Workshop on Computational Methods in Radiation and Particle Transport (“Granlibakken-2006”), Lake Tahoe, California, September 9-14, 2006, Published in “Computational Methods in Transport: Verification and Validation,” F. Graziani (editor), Springer, 2008, pp. 229-250. LA-UR-06-8078.
  • Hemez, F.M., “Uncertainty Quantification and the Verification and Validation of Computational Models,” Damage Prognosis for Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Systems, Edited by D.J. Inman, C.R. Farrar, V. Lopes Jr., and V. Steffen Jr., John Wiley & Sons Ltd., London, United Kingdom, March 2005, pp. 201-219. LA-UR-03-8491.
  • Robertson, A.N., Hemez, F.M., “Reliability Methods,” Damage Prognosis for Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Systems, Edited by D.J. Inman, C.R. Farrar, V. Lopes Jr., and V. Steffen Jr., John Wiley & Sons Ltd., London, United Kingdom, March 2005, pp. 221-234.
Applications of Verification and Validation
  • Van Buren, K.L., Hall, T.M., Gonzales, L.M., Hemez, F.M., Anton, S.R., “A Case Study to Quantify Prediction Bounds Caused by Model Form Uncertainty of a Portal Frame,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 50-51, January 2015, pp. 11-26. LA-UR-13-27561. Published on-line (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.ymssp.2014.05.001).
  • Van Buren, K.L., Mollineaux, M.G., Hemez, F.M., Atamturktur, S., “Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part II, Model Validation and Uncertainty Quantification,” Wind Energy, Vol. 16, July 2013, pp. 741-758. LA-UR-11-4997.
  • Mollineaux, M.G., Van Buren, K.L., Hemez, F.M., Atamturktur, S., “Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part I, Model Development and Verification,” Wind Energy, Vol. 16, July 2013, pp. 694-710. LA-UR-11-4996.
Applications of Uncertainty Quantification
  • Moaveni, B., Barbosa, A.R., Conte, J.P., Hemez, F.M., “Uncertainty Analysis of System Identification Results Obtained for a Seven Story Building Slice Tested on the UCSD-NEES Shake Table,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring, May 2013 (DOI: 10.1002/stc.1577).
  • Weidner, J.W., Mashnik, S.G., John, K.D., Ballard, B., Birnbaum, E.R., Bitteker, L.J., Couture, A., Fassbender, M.E., Goff, G.S., Gritzo, R., Hemez, F.M., Runde, W., Ullmann, J.L., Wolfsberg, L.E., Nortier, F.M., “225Ac and 223Ra Production via 800 MeV Proton Irradiation of Natural Thorium Targets,” Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 70, 2012, pp. 2590-2595.
  • Weidner, J.W., Mashnik, S.G., John, K.D., Hemez, F.M., Ballard, B., Bach, H., Birnbaum, E.R., Bitteker, L.J., Couture, A., Dry, D., Fassbender, M.E., Gulley, M.S., Jackman, K.R., Ullmann, J.L., Wolfsberg, L.E., Nortier, F.M., “Proton-induced Cross Sections Relevant to Production of 225Ac and 223Ra in Natural Thorium Targets Below 200 MeV,” Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 70, 2012, pp. 2602-2607.
  • Atamturktur, H.S., Hemez, F.M., Laman, J.A., “Uncertainty Quantification in Model Verification and Validation as Applied to Large Scale Historic Masonry Monuments,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 43, July 2012, pp. 221-234.
  • Hemez, F.M., Atamturktur, S.H., “The Dangers of Sparse Sampling for the Quantification of Margin and Uncertainty,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety (RESS), Vol. 96, June 2011, pp. 1220-1231. LA-UR-10-2166.
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