February 14, 2020
The ASSESS Initiative has announced it is collaborating with the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) at Georgia Tech to organize a two-day forum to develop a common, clear understanding of the state of the art and the potential of digital twins technology The 2020 Digital Twins Forum will be held at the ASDL offices on the Georgia Tech Campus on July 7-8, 2020. Attendance at the Digital Twins Forum is limited to 50 attendees and is by invitation only. Registration for the 2020 Digital Twins Forum is now open.
According to ASSESS, “digital twin(s) in a digital thread strategy represents the next big business driver in enabling digital transformation across the domains of product development, manufacturing and in-service operations. However, there is a tremendous hype, differing perspectives, and confusion around digital twin(s). A digital twin is any virtual representation of a physical twin. A physical twin may have multiple digital twins used for different purposes. The concept of a single digital twin to virtually represent a physical twin is not appropriate or technically achievable.”
The focus of one ASSESS Initiative theme is to advocate for and enable a significant expansion of the use of Engineering Simulation Digital Twin(s). The definition of an Engineering Simulation Digital Twin has been defined and agreed to by the ASSESS Engineering Simulation Digital Twin(s) working group.
That definition is: “An Engineering Simulation Digital Twin is a physics-based virtual representation of a Physical Twin (physical asset or a meaningful aggregation of physical assets) that exploits information flow to/from the associated Physical Twin.”
For more informaiton, visit the ASSESS website.