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Quantification of Uncertainties in HVM? - What Role for Sensors?

Uncertainty Quantification in High Value Manufacturing Special Interest Group (UQM SIG)

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are establishing a Special Interest Group for Uncertainty Quantification and Management in High Value Manufacturing. The group is linked from the Industrial Mathematics Community site and can also be found here:


Activities will be announced in due course, so please join the group and check back often!

Group overview

Through the process of bringing a product from concept to commercialisation, or in the operating of complex processes - success rests on the careful identification, management and control of risk which arise in the presence of many interacting uncertainties.

These uncertainties are vaied in nature and can be a result of:

  • parameter uncertainty
  • model uncertainties due to simplification assumptions
  • uncertainties due to numerical solving approaches

As an example, designs obtained by deterministic models may become unfeasible when the uncertainites in the system are considered, and where simplifications in solving are made, further errors can be introduced. In short, there should be a transition from deterministic to stochastic thinking in design, analysis and manufacture.

Where does the Sensors & Instrumentation World fit in?

Whilst much effort is given to the propogation of uncertainties through a design process or modeling, the task of proper identification and quantification of uncertainties in measurements vital for the process is an equally large challenge. There is a disconnect between the measurement community and the modeling community - it is hoped that the SIG can attract the two communities and provide a forum for discussion.

Purpose of the SIG

The SIG aims to be industry focused, and led whos purpose is to create a highly visible, cross-sector joined up UK capability in the field of UQM in HVM. 

Benefits of Membership

  • hear about themed external and KTN run activities of interest to the community
  • access to publications of reports of interest
  • provide a forum for discussion by being a cross-sector, UK community in this area

For more information, please contact matt.butchers@ktn-uk.org

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