From today, 75 scientists will work on research focused on technological innovations. They do this within five new research programs, which together have received almost € 18 million. One of the programs is DIGITAL TWIN, to which Airborne also contributes.
Smarter system due to digital twins
Integration of Data-drIven and model-based enGIneering in fuTure industriAL Technology With value chaIn optimizatioN (DIGITAL TWIN)
High-tech systems are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to design, produce and maintain. The DIGITAL TWIN program develops methods to make accurate digital twins from these types of systems: virtual software versions with which you can do simulations to predict, for example, how design changes affect performance, how control can be improved, or which part needs maintenance at what time.
Digital twins are now mostly based on static theoretical models based on normal behavior. By linking these models to measurement data that indicate how the system actually functions and combining this data with artificial intelligence, the researchers make digital copies that continuously improve and adapt themselves. The research focuses on a number of example systems that have been proposed by the Dutch high-tech companies involved in the program.
Program leader: Prof. dr. ir. B. Jayawardhana (University of Groningen)
Participants: Airborne, Altran, ASML, ASM PT, Demcon, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, Océ, Philips, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Stamicarbon, Tata Steel, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg University, TNO, Leiden University, University of Twente, VDL Groep
More about the Dutch program
“Perspectief” is a program of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), which is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. The program challenges scientists to establish new lines of research with economic and social impact in close cooperation with the business community and social organisations.