Comment: Estimates of Uncertainty and Their Uses

  • S. J. Kline
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


In the Congress Prof. H.H. Fernlholz asked for reports on uncertainty in measurements. This led to the expression by several workers of unwillingness to perform uncertainty analyses or disbelief in their utility. Since we have been using uncertainty analyses in our laboratory for 30 years, and since no general discussion of purposes, uses, advantages and disadvantages is known to me, such a discussion seems appropriate and is presented here.


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    Kline, S.J. and McClintock, F.A. “Describing uncertainties in Single-Sample Experiments”, Mechanical Engineering, (Jan. 1953).Google Scholar
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    Moffat, R.J. “Contributions to the Theory of Uncertainty Analysis for Single-Sample Experiments”. Vol. I Proceedings 1980-81 AFOSR-HTTM-Stanford Conference on Complex Turbulent Flows’Publ: Thermosciences Division, Department Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, U.S.A.).Google Scholar

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© Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Kline
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanfordUSA

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