What is a Digital Twin?

A digital twin is an up-to-date representation, a model, of an actual physical asset in operation. It reflects the current asset condition and includes relevant historical data about the asset. Digital twins can be used to optimize, improve efficiencies, automate and evaluate future performance.

In this easy-to-follow video series, Fernanda Filipe, Application Engineer at CES explains:

  • What is a digital twin?
  • Why digital twins are import?
  • How digital twins work?
  • Digital Twins in MATLAB & Simulink

A digital twin can be a model of a component, a system of components, or a system of systems (pumps, engines, power plants, manufacturing lines, or a fleet of vehicles).  Digital twin models can include physics-based approaches or statistical approaches.  The models reflect the operating asset’s current environment, age, and configuration, which typically involves direct streaming of asset data into tuning algorithms.

See how our some of our customers have used MATLAB & Simulink
  • Renoir Consulting: Digital Twin of a Drilling Rig using Simulink to predict Rig Performance. Watch video here
  • TATA Steel: How TATA Steel saved 40% energy on cooling towers through software algorithms. More here
  • Transpower (NZ) ensures Reliability of New Zealand National Grid with reserve management tool. More here

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