Digital Twin

Aniket Raj
Jul 2, 2018 · 6 min read

Digital twin is the ability to take a virtual representation of the element and the dynamics of how physical device operates and work. It’s more than a blueprint, more than a schematic. It’s not just a picture, a lot more than glasses.
Actually, digital twin is the technology that integrates artificial intelligence, IOT widget learning, and application analytics. A log with simulation of living virtual model that provides a great help to predict IOT’s functioning before framing it.

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It’s a virtual representation of both the element and the dynamics of how aeronautical things or device operates and lives around its life-cycle. It’s the understanding of all its dynamics, whether those are electrons that move or whether its device moving itself. Digital Twin with influence, her design built an operation and is constructed in the device in one life-cycle itself.

There are three phases which are described below-

Design Phase

It is a phase when engineering tooling comes together. Bringing together physical elements, physical build-up materials and pulling together virtual elements you have heard about the software in cars and all the different elements chips out there.
Being able to coordinate and collaborate with those together into a single facility of operational oriental design.

Build Phase

This is a field about yield. So that how device makes the product influence the tolerances and stresses in design. It’s about better manufacturing to drive the correct tolerances and correct outcomes that you want to see for the product that you are actually making.

Operate Phase

The digital twin also facilitates actual operation of product as well. Product’s age, its go through different environment as product go through different phases of its life-cycle.

“There are lots of benefits to Digital Twin, but the biggest one is that we’re seen reduced defects downstream.”

Julie DeMeester, Engineering fellow, Raytheon

Because of digital twin we are able to see it before we built it which was a long-time aspiration for the manufacturing industry.
In short, a technology Digital Twin is making virtual to reality.

Need For Digital Twin

Building a car

Automotive Industry has been using “Digital Twin for quite a while now. They help to produce cars more efficiently regardless of drive concept.

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JK Enterprises Automotive Division has launched a new range of vehicles those vehicles comes completely equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including adaptive cruise control, automated overtaking, blindside notification and even off and on-ramping.

Help You Fly

Building a real plane is a highly complex task, in fact, no two planes are same in detail they are all unique. Digital Twin can help take production in the aerospace industry to unpredictable height. Digital Twin comes to live in early phases of when you are collecting requirements to build your specific product. It integrates all the phases of production of products.

All this can only be done with this unique offering from Siemens which is called Digital Enterprises.

Growth of Digital Twin

Cognitive Sensing

It will improve the quality of your “Digital Twin” and makes it easier to design products, services, and experiences.

What is Cognitive Sensing?

It’s the evolution of Digital Twin making it easier to combine analytics with data and ‘at the edge’. It uses advanced analytics and machine learning on sensor data, resulting in timely insights and real-time processing and selective forwarding. It reduces costs, constraints, and isolates the vital data from the mundane creating a better digital twin!

Current Presence

Things change faster than they used to new versions, new products, new types of businesses, and new expectations are the principle of evolution.

The year of digitalization has arrived in manufacturing and process industry. Fore-thinking companies already benefit from getting their product to market faster, more efficiently, and with greater flexibility all with the same even with better quality. Digitalization helps improve company of any size which starts with few small steps can result in a complete virtual limit of product and production. This digital twin helps you see anticipate experiment, plan simulates and execute.

Internet of Things

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Internet of Things (IOT) is actually a network of physical things connected together:

Vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics and software’s functioning live. Digital Twins foster innovation in IOT-enabled environments.

IBM Research is developing artificial intelligence(AI) technology to connect and understand IOT data in new ways.

These devices are equipped with sensors and actuators where comes the core role of digital twins. According to the newsletter of Newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine (Germany)”: “The number of IOT devices increased 31% year-over-year to 8.4 billion in 2017 and it is estimated that there will be 30 billion devices by 2020. The global market value of IOT is projected to reach $7.1 trillion by 2020”.

Digital Twin & IOT

The one critical aspect of a digital twin is the ability to share a digital view of physical things either they are cars or IOT. This, therefore, gives individual’s power of visualising IOT manufacturing. It allows individuals to have more grip over the functioning of IOT when it will be given physical presence.

The two important aspects offered by digital twins for IoT’s are explained below in this article:

  1. Visibility: The Digital twin allows visibility (state of being able to be seen) in operations of IoT’s, before its manufacturing.
  2. Predictive: The Digital Twin’s virtual model can be used to predict(relating to or having the effect of predicting an event or result) future state of machines.

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a kind of digital currency. Since, because of its digital nature, it has inter-connection with the concept of the digital twin. The validity of each cryptocurrency’s coins is provided by a blockchain. Its legal status varies from country to country. A blockchain is continuously making efforts to add records, called blocks.

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Digital twins can help marketers by showing what happens to products as they get older, which helps to make a profit in business aspects. Digital twin is actually, creating a strong virtual root for future of cryptocurrency i.e. digital money.

The Future

Digital Twin is the latest invention in the field of digital technology. Twin digital software will look more dynamic in terms of physical and system. The latest operating system is a digital twin data collection that provides sensors to respond to a change understand the state and improve the performance.

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This system is legibly going too built up the skills of human resources and traditional monitoring in terms of service planning and equipment improves. This technology can be applied to various sectors such as transportation energy and how-?

On Track for the Future- the Siemens, organised the digital twin show in 2015 which explained very clearly the picture of future of digital twin.

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So Digital Twin for us means Model Specific Outcome but they are also Model Specific Assets. It creates a virtual model and model predicts days, months, sometimes even years in advance.

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