Uncertainty Quantification in Fluid Flow

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 95)


This chapter addresses the topic of uncertainty quantification in fluid flow computations. The relevance and utility of this pursuit are discussed, outlining highlights of available methodologies. Particular attention is focused on spectral polynomial chaos methods for uncertainty quantification that have seen significant development over the past two decades. The fundamental structure of these methods is presented, along with associated challenges. We also discuss demonstrations of their use in a number of fluid flow applications covering a range of complexity that is inherent in turbulent combustion.


Monte Carlo Uncertain Parameter Uncertainty Propagation Sparse Grid Evidence Theory 
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