This study was conducted to take an in depth look at the verification and validation of product model data in industry. The ultimate goal was to find any relationships between company demographics and choice of verification and validation processes. A pilot survey on data retention directed the research to focus on this subject. The verification and validation survey collected data from respondents who used 3D models as a basis for their products and asked questions about their company’s process for verification and validation. The research attempts to demonstrate possible associations between demographics and verification and validation processes by comparing the data gathered from demographic questions and verification and validation process questions. This research did not attempt to find any new or improved processes for verification and validation instead intending to provide companies with as much information about the decisions to implement these processes as possible.


Verification, Validation, LOTAR, MBD

Date of this Version



Computer Graphics Technology

Department Head

Patrick Connolly

Month of Graduation



Master of Science

Advisor 1 or Chair of Committee

Dr. Nathan Harrtman

Committee Member 1

Dr. Patrick Connolly

Committee Member 2

Dr. John Springer