Digital Twins for Vessel Life Cycle Service (TwinShip)
This project is funded by Norwegian Research Council as a Knowledge-building Project for Industry (KPN), RCN number 28073, and the main activities are performed by PhD students at NTNU in Ålesund, supported by Kongsberg Maritime, DNV GL and Sintef Ålesund.
The goal of this research is to develop digital twins of maritime systems and operations, which is an open virtual simulator as the next generation of marine industrial infrastructure not only for overall system design, allowing configuration of systems and verification of operational performance, but also more focusing to provide early warning, life cycle service support, and system behaviour prediction.
Work is split in three main work packages;
- Develop an open digital twins platform for marine design, operation, and maintenance
- Development tools for early warning, prediction, and optimization based on digital twins fo maritime industry
- Demonstrators – Subsystem and operational verification process
The project is actively developing and using Open Simulation Platform software, and NTNU’s research vessel Gunnerus is used as a case study.
Read more here: http://www.mechatronics.hials.org/project/project-kpn/
Digital Twin Yard (DTYard)
The Norwegian Research Council in late 2018 awarded the partners Kongsberg Maritime, DNV GL and Sintef with funding for the project Digital Twin Yard (DTYard), RCN number 295918. The project will run from 2019 to 2021 and secure both funding and commitment to continue the Open Simulation Platform development towards efficient collaborative simulations for the maritime industry.
The project will build on ideas and technology from the Open Simulation Platform JIP to create an ecosystem that can facilitate further collaboration between platforms and libraries for digital twin simulation of complex, integrated systems and software.
The grand vision of the Digital Twin Yard (DTYard) is to establish a maritime industry ecosystem for models and digital twin system simulations. The DTYard will facilitate efficient and effective construction of digital twin systems and ships in a collaborative effort between stakeholders including owner, yard, equipment manufacturers and sub-suppliers.