Motion-Structural Analysis of Systems Using Digital Twins

  • Sebastian HaagEmail author
  • Reiner Anderl
  • Klaus Schützer
  • Eduardo Zancul
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 565)


Digital Twins enable the analysis of systems under real world conditions using multiphysics models, sensors and bidirectional data connections between the digital and its physical twin. At the Research Lab of the Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK) of Technische Universität Darmstadt, a Digital Twin demonstrator was developed that enables a motion-structural simulation of a bending beam test bench. The approach provides proof of many of the claimed benefits and challenges through a comprehensible Digital Twin system.


Digital Twin Motion-structural simulation Test bed Cyber-physical systems 



The demonstrator is part of the project “Smart Components within Smart Production Processes and Environments (SCoPE)” within the Brazilian-German Collaborative Research Initiative on Smart Connected Manufacturing (BRAGECRIM) funded by DFG. Other institutes involved in this project are the Laboratory for Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing of the Methodist University of Piracicaba and the Department of Production Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Haag
    • 1
    Email author
  • Reiner Anderl
    • 1
  • Klaus Schützer
    • 2
  • Eduardo Zancul
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer Integrated DesignTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory for Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing (SCPM)Methodist University of PiracicabaSanta Barbara d’OesteBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Production Engineering, Polytechnic SchoolUniversity of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil

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