Generalized Computer Model Calibration for Radiation Transport Simulation
- February 2021
- Volume 63 Issue 1
- pp. 27-39
- Grosskopf, Michael, Bingham, Derek, Adams, Marvin L., Hawkins, W. Daryl, Perez-Nunez, Delia
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Model calibration uses outputs from a simulator and field data to build a predictive model for the physical system and to estimate unknown inputs. The conventional approach to model calibration assumes that the observations are continuous outcomes. In many applications this is not the case. The methodology proposed was motivated by an application in modeling photon counts at the Center for Exascale Radiation Transport. There, high performance computing is used for simulating the flow of neutrons through various materials. In this article, new Bayesian methodology for computer model calibration to handle the count structure of our observed data allows closer fidelity to the experimental system and provides flexibility for identifying different forms of model discrepancy between the simulator and experiment.*Supplemental material accessed online through Taylor & Francis.