Research Networking on “Digital Twin”

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Requirements, research issues, and scientific work in the field of "digital twins" were in focus during the 1st Research Networking Event of the TUM School of Engineering and Design (ED) with more than 50 researchers.

Researchers at the "Digital Twin" research networking event
Researchers at the "Digital Twin" research networking event, Image: Martin Luce/TUM

On 22 June 2022, researchers met in Garching, as well as virtually, to exchange ideas across departmental boundaries and to find common questions and possible synergies.

Wide-ranging research practice on the digital twin within the TUM School of Engineering and Design

Eight speakers gave a short overview of the diverse research activities on the digital twin: from numerical models in hydraulic engineering (from analog to a digital twin), data management in the urban environment, based on the example of the City of Munich, in the area of ​​the built environment (object, process, and behavioral twins), sensor components for structural health monitoring (e.g. of wind turbines), or magnetic bearings for energy storage, use in space propulsion and space transportation (e.g., for collision avoidance), Industrie 4.0 in the field of production automation (introducing KI.Fabrik project and the integration of heterogeneous engineering and operational data in production automation), and finally digital human models as an essential part of almost all technical systems.

Further topics: Simulation, research data management and systematisation of sustainability

First, connecting factors for cross-departmental cooperation and follow-up activities could be identified and will be deepened in a follow-up workshop. The event, initiated and moderated by the Vice Dean of Research and Innovation, received positive feedback from all sides. The event format will be continued on 20th July 2022 with the topic "Simulation". Further topics in the same format will be "Research Data Management" (November 2022) and "Systematization of Sustainability" (January 2023).