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Generic Digital Twin Architecture for Industrial Energy Systems

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Institute of Computer Engineering, TU Wien, A-1040 Vienna, Austria
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Institute for Energy Systems and Thermodynamics, TU Wien, A-1060 Vienna, Austria
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(24), 8903; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248903
Received: 26 November 2020 / Revised: 9 December 2020 / Accepted: 10 December 2020 / Published: 13 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Twins and CPS (Cyberphysical Systems))
Digital Twins have been in the focus of research in recent years, trying to achieve the vision of Industry 4.0. In the domain of industrial energy systems, they are applied to facilitate a flexible and optimized operation. With the help of Digital Twins, the industry can participate even stronger in the ongoing renewable energy transition. Current Digital Twin implementations are often application-specific solutions without general architectural concepts and their structures and namings differ, although the basic concepts are quite similar. For this reason, we analyzed concepts, architectures, and frameworks for Digital Twins in the literature to develop a technology-independent Generic Digital Twin Architecture (GDTA), which is aligned with the information technology layers of the Reference Architecture Model Industry 4.0 (RAMI4.0). This alignment facilitates a common naming and understanding of the proposed architectural structure. A proof-of-concept shows the application of Semantic Web technologies for instantiating the proposed GDTA for a use case of a Packed-Bed Thermal Energy Storage (PBTES). View Full-Text
Keywords: Digital Twin; Industry 4.0; cyber–physical system; service-oriented architecture; semantic web; industrial energy systems Digital Twin; Industry 4.0; cyber–physical system; service-oriented architecture; semantic web; industrial energy systems
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Steindl, G.; Stagl, M.; Kasper, L.; Kastner, W.; Hofmann, R. Generic Digital Twin Architecture for Industrial Energy Systems. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 8903. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248903

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Steindl G, Stagl M, Kasper L, Kastner W, Hofmann R. Generic Digital Twin Architecture for Industrial Energy Systems. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(24):8903. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248903

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Steindl, Gernot, Martin Stagl, Lukas Kasper, Wolfgang Kastner, and Rene Hofmann. 2020. "Generic Digital Twin Architecture for Industrial Energy Systems" Applied Sciences 10, no. 24: 8903. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10248903

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