Digital Twins

Integrating Digital Twins with MATLAB/Simulink by using BaSyx

Integrating Digital Twins with an existing modeling and simulation workflow is a complex task. With our custom MATLAB/Simulink library, our experts from Fraunhofer IESE make it possible to take advantage of the capabilities of BaSyx within any MATLAB/Simulink model, improving…

Measuring the Performance Efficiency of Eclipse BaSyx

Industrie 4.0 (I4.0) is about end-to-end digitalization between IT (information technology) and OT (operation technology), i.e., the shopfloor. For example, the production of small lot sizes requires the ability to efficiently change production. Modern approaches, such as service-oriented manufacturing and…

Dynamische Systems-of-Systems für Smart Cities der Zukunft

Im Projekt DynaSoS beschäftigte sich das Fraunhofer IESE seit Anfang 2022 mit dynamischen Systems-of-Systems (SoS). Ein System von Systemen beschreibt eine Konstellation verschiedener Systeme, die ein gemeinsames Ziel erreichen wollen, das allerdings keines der Systeme alleine erreichen könnte. Im Bereich…

Device-Integration mit BaSyx

Device-Integration mit Verwaltungsschalen und Eclipse BaSyx einfach machen

Digitale Zwillinge sind eine Schlüsseltechnologie zur Zielerreichung von Industrie 4.0. Sie dienen als vereinheitlichte virtuelle Repräsentation von Assets wie Geräten, Produkten oder Sensoren und deren Eigenschaften. Die Nutzung von Konzepten wie der Verwaltungsschale (kurz: VWS) ermöglicht die Schaffung einer standardisierten…

What are Complex Systems? – Understanding and Assessing Complex Phenomena

Taking into account the complexity of the systems around us is the first step towards understanding them. In this post, our expert Dr. Julien Siebert (Fraunhofer IESE) describes the most important characteristics of complex systems from his point of view….

Virtual Continuous Testing – New Horizons for Modern Software-based Systems Development

Over the course of time, the indispensability of information and communications technology as an integral part of modern software-based systems has also given rise to the demand for more sophisticated development approaches. Among those, the established V-Model and its novel…

Whitepaper: Der Digitale Zwilling für Smart Cities – zwischen Erwartungen und Herausforderungen

Die Entwicklung von Smart Cities hat im Sinne der »Smart City Charta« in Deutschland für das Aufkommen eines neuen Trends gesorgt: die konzeptionelle Übertragung von »Digitalen Zwillingen« aus der Industrie und Weltraumforschung auf das Management von intelligenten Städten. In unserem…

Continuous Engineering (Continuous Planning and Continuous Budgeting)

Continuous Engineering for Industrie 4.0 (Part 2)

Future-proof decision making can be enabled by Continuous Planning and Continuous Budgeting with Continuous Integration of Digital Twins: Today we continue the series Continuous Engineering for Industrie 4.0, where we are exploring how continuous engineering practices should be instantiated to the automation domain to support Industrie 4.0 principles.

Continuous Engineering for Industrie 4.0

Continuous Engineering for Industrie 4.0 (Part 1)

Rolling out changes in complex systems is always a challenge. Regardless of whether a software component needs to be modified or whether a change in the communication network needs to be made, any change may lead to unexpected behavior. Continuous…

Digital Twins for Agriculture

Digital Twins for Agriculture

Digital Twins as a new solution for agriculture: In digital agriculture, the across-the-board exchange of data and services is still a major problem. We therefore propose placing a fundamentally new concept over existing data standards and formats, without abolishing these:…