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Identifying industrial needs for real-time simulation and digital twins

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Hannola Lea, Donoghue Ilkka, Kokkonen Kirsi, Elfvengren Kalle, Papinniemi Jorma
Editors of book: Ukko, Juhani; Saunila, Minna; Heikkinen, Janne; Semken, R. Scott; Mikkola, Aki
Edition name or number: 1
Publishing place: London
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Real-time Simulation for Sustainable Production
eISBN: 9781003054214
JUFO level of this publication: 3
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021061537404


This chapter identifies and analyzes the industrial needs for real-time
simulation and digital twinning throughout a product’s lifecycle, i.e.,
from inception; through engineering design, sourcing, and manufacturing;
to operation, maintenance, service, and disposal of a manufactured
product. It presents what was learned from a series of semi-structured
interviews with nine manufacturing companies that are developing their
digital approaches, simulation models, and toolsets for different phases
of their product lifecycle. Thus, this study provides novel insights
into research on product lifecycle management. The results of the study
reveal that industrial needs for simulation models or digital twins
still focus mainly on the product development and maintenance phases of
the product lifecycle, but that virtual models to cover the entire
lifecycle are still rare. Co-development, extending traditional products
to the digital product-service-systems, and the increasing involvement
of multiple stakeholders throughout product lifecycles all imply that
there is a need to reformulate customer and innovation processes and
build relevant corporate capabilities.


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