June 9, 2017
Creating Digital Twin with ANSYS - video
Pervasive engineering simulation isn't limited to the product development process. A digital twin is a real-time, virtual copy of an actual operating machine that provides insight into individual product performance and maintenance. Sensors on the machine relay data - temperature, pressure, flow rate, voltage, loading, etc. - to the digital twin, and the twin evolves in step with the machines working environment. The digital twin can predict conditions long before they happen, so you can monitor the twin and replace a distressed component - or take other corrective actions - during scheduled downtime, rather than making an untimely shutdown. You can also use the collected data to improve the design of next-generation products.