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How to measure the performance and flexibility of digital twins?

Our latest research work is now #online. Digital Twins (#DTs) are commonly used in the industrial domain, but there is no common method for the evaluation of their #perfomance. Our work is entitled "A standardized approach for measuring the performance and flexibility of digital twins" and was published at International Journal of Production Research. It was a great collaboration with #professor Gokan May from University of North Florida. #Collaboration are the key for successful and impactful research. Our work is published in #openAccess, to be accessible to everyone and can be downloded from this link:

Numerous studies have focused on #digitaltwins (DTs) and their applications. However, a common method for evaluating the performance of DTs is lacking. Digital twins performance assessment mechanism is crucial when improving or monitoring any process or system in a business, such a strategy could serve as a #guide to help researchers and practitioners create more effective digital twins. Guided by these challenges, we propose a structured method for measuring the performance and flexibility of digital twins, and our study provides a procedure for quantitative calculation of the performance of DTs based on four key performance indicators (#KPIs). Moreover, we propose a new KPI, DTflex, for determining the #flexibility of digital twins. We evaluated the #performance of DTflex as a KPI to demonstrate its use as a simple tool for designers and practitioners to quickly compare different DT methodologies, which might provide valuable input for the iterative improvement of DTs to increase their efficiency in future applications. The knowledge provided along with the method proposed in this paper is expected to help researchers and practitioners working in different fields to compare DT methodologies and DT performance which will lead to higher efficiency DT solutions and increased #reusage of #existing DTs.

#Circularity should also applied to the #knowledge besides all the other domains. The developed methodology can be used to assist manufacturers in #reusing existing #DTs rather than developing new solutions #wasting #time #resources. The developed approach will help towards #manufacturing #sustainability


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