Open water resistance experiment uncertainty analysis

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical Report
SubjectUncertainty; calculations; analysis; Gaussian
AbstractAll experiments conducted in hydrodynamic facilities are subject to error in results. The experimental error occurs not due to negligence in experiment preparation or realization, but could be an inherent outcome of combined imperfections in model construction and set up, used instruments, experimental procedure, variation of environment and analysis. An experimental error is a difference between the true value and measurement. Since we do not know the true value we cannot calculate the error. The error can only be estimated. Uncertainty analysis provides means for estimate of experimental error. Uncertainty can be defined as a maximum value that the error can take in a measurement.
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PublisherNRC Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierTR-2002-23
NRC number6096
NPARC number8894879
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Record identifierd46f8542-27ac-44a8-a7ea-dbda548f0b4f
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-05-09
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