The simulation based design (SBD) paradigm is replacing the traditional build-and-test design approach for naval vehicles, and high-fidelity simulations are required in order to guarantee the accuracy of the solution and ensure adequate design decisions. In real-world applications, all the relevant outputs are affected by uncertainty. This stems from operational and environmental parameters, as well as geometrical tolerances, and numerical/modelling errors. The estimate of the output uncertainty is required in order to provide the necessary confidence intervals of the relevant parameters.

This content is only available via PDF.
You can access this article if you purchase or spend a download.