The paper emphasizes that once software is loaded onto an engineering firm's PC (personal computer), the user must repeatedly verify the accuracy of the output throughout the project's duration. This will enhace design quality and avoid the pitfalls of relying on computer processes at the expense of professional engineering judgment. Problems with the current approach to program verification are pointed out, and guidelines are given for correct verification techniques. Determining the appropriate level of verification is a matter of professional judgment. In general, the effort involved should be commensurate with the importance of the output to the safety and quality of the project. Usage-based verification is actually much more productive and less expensive in the long run than rework due to misunderstood or incorrect input, error in drawings and specifications, and worst, a catastrophic failure.

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  • Accession Number: 00485184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1989 12:00AM