A Method for Executing Digital System Models and Digital Twins at Scale to Enrich Fleet Health Management

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Published Sep 4, 2023
Daniel Newman

Abstract

The digitization of the aviation industry brings the promise of increased transparency into the engineering design across aircraft lifecycles. With an increased focus on Model-Based Engineering, design engineers are constructing interoperable, standardized simulation models which can be leveraged across the Digital Thread. This advancement presents an opportunity to improve health management and prognostics by directly comparing these models against in-service data. This paper proposes a method for leveraging engineering Digital System Models and Digital Twins at-scale to facilitate and enrich health management activities. Supporting considerations include specifying model standards and ingesting fleet-level data using cloud computing.

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Keywords

Model-Based Engineering, Digital System Model, Digital Twin, Health Management

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Section
Special Session Papers