14. Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Propagation of Computational Models

  1. W. J. Minkowycz3,
  2. E. M. Sparrow4 and
  3. J. Y. Murthy5
  1. B. F. Blackwell1 and
  2. K. J. Dowding2

Published Online: 21 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172599.ch14

Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition

Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Blackwell, B. F. and Dowding, K. J. (2000) Sensitivity Analysis and Uncertainty Propagation of Computational Models, in Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Second Edition (eds W. J. Minkowycz, E. M. Sparrow and J. Y. Murthy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470172599.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MC 251), 842 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7022, USA

  2. 4

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 111 Church Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

  3. 5

    Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1288 Mechanical Engineering Building, West Lafavette, IN 47907-1288, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sandia National Laboratories, Validation and Uncertainty, Quantification Department, MS 0828, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0828, USA

  2. 2

    Sandia National Laboratories, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification Processes Department 9133, M.S. 0828, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0828, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 22 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471348788

Online ISBN: 9780470172599

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Keywords:

  • differentiation of analytical solutions;
  • finite-difference methods;
  • software-differentiation method;
  • sensitivity-describing equation;
  • radiative heat-flux term

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Computation of Sensitivity Coefficients

  • First-Order Propagation of Uncertainty in Computational Models

  • Sampling Methods for Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • Nomenclature

  • References