Accession Number : ADP001585

Title :   An Example of Software Validation Using a Factorial Design,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tessmer,Joseph M.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This paper reports on the effects of the Department of Energy to test and evaluate, validate, a large computer model, which represents the world petroleum distribution system. The evaluation technique employed is a complete 2 to the 4th power factorial design. The main effects, as well as all 2nd order effects are estimated. The technique provided criterial insights into the nature of the software identifying errors and assisting in the development, of a methodology, for reexamining candidate crude mixes, of oil stored by the government, for use during possible petroleum interruptions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Factorial design, *Oils, *Reserves(Energy), Petroleum industry, Energy management, Methodology, Error analysis, Energy storage, Validation, Crude oil, Interruption, Emergencies, Linear programming, Imports

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE