While a lot has been written about Digital Twins and manufacturing, Digital Twin technology is also finding important roles in the aviation industry.
A Digital Twin is a virtual model designed to reflect a physical piece of equipment that has multiple sensors that relay performance data on its functionality, tracking energy output, temperature, performance, efficiency, and more.
This data over time is applied to the virtual model to let businesses run simulations to study performance over time, the impact of small changes, and what can be done to increase performance and efficiency.
Digital twins present numerous opportunities for businesses in the aerospace industry from extending the life of parts and machines to using data to improve the next iteration of them.
Aerospace companies can use digital twins to improve the engineering of new parts by being able to simulate their performance in a huge variety of conditions such as trying to predict how well an engine will do in extreme weather conditions or what will the engine’s performance be like after 300 hours.
This knowledge can now be obtained and used to improve parts, predict when maintenance is needed, and extend the life span of machinery and vehicles – which means savings for the aerospace company.
In fact, Boeing saw a 40% improvement in first-time quality of parts by using digital twins in development.
In some instances, machines in development will be doing what no machine has done before or will be headed to places where they can’t be tracked, into space for example. With a digital twin, companies have the ability to monitor them digitally and with 147% more accuracy.
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Digital Twin Training for Aviation Industry, a 2-day course where participants learn the principles of Digital Twins technology and how it relates to integration of Digital Engineering, modeling and simulations, AI/ML, 3D and integration for service and product-related data and systems.
Learn about Digital Twins for managing aircrafts, airports, communications weather issues, natural disasters and other key functions.
Additionally learn about managing aviation infrastructure, assets, people and procedures.
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