Verification, Validation and Testing of Engineered Systems

  • 11h 46m
  • Avner Engel
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2010

A comprehensive collection of VVT activities and methods for system-wide implementation

Verification, Validation, and Testing (VVT) is of extreme importance to systems engineering, where up to 60 percent of systems development cost is expended on VVT activities or correcting system defects. Verification, Validation, and Testing of Engineered Systems is the first resource to explain this process in a comprehensive, implementable manner. Through a practical approach, the text presents VVT activities performable throughout a system's lifetime, from system definition and design to system use and disposal.

Beginning with a thorough explanation of the role of VVT in the process of engineered systems, the book provides a much-needed quantitative, credible model that answers the key questions of what, how, and when one should test, as well as when to stop testing. It equips both new and experienced readers with statistical and fuzzy logic paradigms for quantitative VVT cost, time, and risk models to minimize uncertainties and risks in systems development.

  • Explains the essence of systems' VVT and the linkage between VVT and systems development, manufacturing, use/maintenance and retirement
  • Includes systems' development and post-development VVT activities, as well as non-testing and testing systems' methods for engineered systems
  • Reveals how to acquire quality data and optimize the VVT strategy in the face of limitations and in accordance with different business objectives
  • Describes the methodology used to validate the quality model along with examples outlining a system's quality improvements
  • Presents actual quality data related to engineered systems as measured in various industries

Verification, Validation, and Testing of Engineered Systems aids systems and test engineers as well as first- and second-line managers working in systems development and manufacturing industries, civilian agencies, or the military. It can be used as a textbook in graduate-level courses in systems, electrical, aerospace, mechanical, and industrial engineering.

About the Author

Dr. Avner Engel holds a PhD from the Industrial Engineering Department of Tel-Aviv University. For the past twenty years, he has worked for Israel Aerospace Industries, where he has managed large software projects. Dr. Engel was involved with several research projects funded by the European Commission. He is currently teaching systems engineering courses at the Holon Institute of Technology in Holon, Israel.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • System VVT Activities: Development
  • Systems VVT Activities: Post-Development
  • System VVT Methods: Non-Testing
  • Systems VVT Methods: Testing
  • Modeling Quality Cost, Time and Risk
  • Obtaining Quality Data and Optimizing VVT Strategy
  • Methodology Validation and Examples