Force technology is currently using digital twins in their hybrid testbeds to facilitate the needed combination of physical and digital testing.
More and more industrial products and productions are going through digitalization. This means there is a need for supplementing the physical tests with digital tests. In the end this should result in a test infrastructure that is a hybrid of physical and digital tests.
FORCE Technology is currently trying to follow the recommendations from the earlier growth teams as well as the current climate partners for more availability of test- development- and demonstration facilities which is very important for the green transition, where unknown and unmatured technologies needs to get to the market faster.
The initiative is a combination of knowledge gathering, competence development, knowledge collaboration and concrete activities with the following goals and focus points:
Establishing contact to central partners within hybrid testbeds
Collecting knowledge from international knowledge centers and institutions
Establishing a platform basis for the hybrid testbed, which enables services where digital and physical testbeds is combined
Formats for the services within two-way coupled digital twins, virtual multi-physical models as supplement to the physical tests.
This is supported by the work done by Aarhus University Centre, where they wanted to understand how to leverage existing engineering multi-models for the construction of digital twins. This entails improving the SoTA in co-simulation algorithms, understanding which multi-models are adequate for digital twin construction, and what kind of faults can be detected/diagnosed.