Special Issue "Advances in Integrated Digital Engineering Applications"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Lee Margetts
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Guest Editor
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Division L5, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Interests: digital engineering; high performance computing; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

To address increasing customer, environmental, and legislative demands, everything we make needs to be re-imagined. Therefore, the importance of digital engineering is more pressing than ever. Beyond the traditional physics-based simulations, engineers are increasingly using more advanced technologies to capture data and craft design in a digitised environment. Through digital test beds, teams can rapidly prototype digital versions of new products, study strengths and weaknesses, seek customer feedback and unlock insights that lead to innovation. Integrated digital engineering applications improve communication, enhance decision making, and foster a more efficient engineering process, supporting the whole product life-cycle from design to manufacture, maintenance and repair, reuse or recycle.

The aim of this Special Issue is to explore the re-engineering of engineering through the integration of advanced digital technologies. Research papers or case studies involving any discipline of engineering are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Digital Data Capture & Manipulation
  • Digital Design, Fabrication, Operations, & Decommissioning
  • Digital Twin
  • Digital Thread
  • Interoperability and Integration
  • Internet of Things & Sensors
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Parametric & Generative Design
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality

Dr. Lee Margetts
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • digital engineering
  • high performance computing
  • artificial intelligence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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