Verification in CADAM3D
CADAM3D performs a thorough verification of updated versions by automatically running 548 models with already known results for comparison. Any new version of the software must reproduce the results of the verification register before distribution to the users.
The verification register consists of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets containing the calculated loads and the results of load combinations to be reproduced for the corresponding data files in CADAM3D format (*.dam). For each of the models, CADAM3D compares all calculated loads as well as the results of the load combinations with the calculations carried out with a verified previous version. In addition, around 50 of those models were calculated by hand independently.
The verification register database is accessible only to a few people to ensure its integrity. The section of the software allowing automatic verification is password protected. The figure below shows the verification process in action.
The next figure shows the verification process done.