Notes on Roache et al. (1986)

Roache, P. J., Ghia, K. N., & White, F. M. (1986). Editorial policy statement on the control of numerical accuracy. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 108, 2.

This is the first Journal to demand some form of formal uncertainty quantification. Particularly interesting quote is:

“a single calculation in a fixed grid will not be acceptable, since it is impossible to infer an accuracy estimate from such a calculation. Also, the editors will not consider a reasonable agreement with experimental data to be sufficient proof of accuracy, especially if any adjustable parameters are involved, as in turbulence modeling.”

Was this the split for wave energy modelling? Or did it just not consider itself a fluid? Not governed by the same restraints perhaps?

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