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NPL scientists make extensive use of models to improve understanding of physical systems, optimise experimental design and explain measurement data.

Data analysis, uncertainty evaluation, thermodynamic modelling and the calculation of phase equilibria (MTDATA), finite element and finite difference simulation, structural and thermal modelling can be carried out to support industry.

Measured data is used as the basis for making inferences, informing decisions and controlling systems. These activities depend on the reliability, traceability and mutual recognition of measurement results derived from the data, which is established through modelling, mathematical and statistical methods of data analysis implemented in software, and valid statements of measurement uncertainty. Areas of expertise include measurement uncertainty evaluation, curve and surface fitting, optimisation, time series analysis and signal processing, and software validation.

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