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The Digital Twin Paradigm for Future NASA and U.S. Air Force VehiclesFuture generations of NASA and U.S. Air Force vehicles will require lighter mass while being subjected to higher loads and more extreme service conditions over longer time periods than the present generation. Current approaches for certification, fleet management and sustainment are largely based on statistical distributions of material properties, heuristic design philosophies, physical testing and assumed similitude between testing and operational conditions and will likely be unable to address these extreme requirements. To address the shortcomings of conventional approaches, a fundamental paradigm shift is needed. This paradigm shift, the Digital Twin, integrates ultra-high fidelity simulation with the vehicle s on-board integrated vehicle health management system, maintenance history and all available historical and fleet data to mirror the life of its flying twin and enable unprecedented levels of safety and reliability.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Glaessgen, Edward H.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Stargel, D. S.
(Air Force Office of Scientific Research Arlington, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
April 16, 2012
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2012-1818
Meeting Information
Meeting: 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Special Session on the Digital Twin
Location: Honolulu, HI
Country: United States
Start Date: April 23, 2012
End Date: April 26, 2012
Sponsors: American Society for Composites, American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Helicopter Society, Inc., American Society of Civil Engineers
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 432938.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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