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Systems Engineering Approach to Identify Requirements for Digital Twins Development

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Digital Twins (DT) are proposed in industries to support the entire lifecycle of services with different perspectives. Lack of systematic analysis of DT concepts leads to various definitions and services which challenges the DT developers for data integration and integrated service delivery. In this paper, a systems engineering approach is proposed to identify the requirements of DT in order to formalize the DT concepts from a systematic perspective. The conceptual architecture of DT is defined based on ISO standard 42010. Several concepts are captured to recognize DT, to define related terminologies, and to identity concerns and viewpoints in order to provide cues for delivering DT services to industry. This approach is evaluated by multiple industrial use-cases under the Innosuisse IMPULSE project, from which one-use case is selected for further elaboration. It contributes to the development of DT associated to the use-case by addressing the requirements of DT using a semi-formal approach.

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  • Digital Twin
  • Systems Engineering
  • Architecture design

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The work presented in this paper is supported by the EU H2020 project (869951) FACTLOG-Energy-aware Factory Analytics for Process Industries and EU H2020 project (825030) QU4LITY Digital Reality in Zero Defect Manufacturing and the Innosuisse (Project 35258.1 IP-SBM) IMPULSE project on Digital Twins. The authors also would like to thank the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences for supporting this work.

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Gharaei, A., Lu, J., Stoll, O., Zheng, X., West, S., Kiritsis, D. (2020). Systems Engineering Approach to Identify Requirements for Digital Twins Development. In: Lalic, B., Majstorovic, V., Marjanovic, U., von Cieminski, G., Romero, D. (eds) Advances in Production Management Systems. The Path to Digital Transformation and Innovation of Production Management Systems. APMS 2020. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 591. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57993-7_10

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