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From modeling and simulation to digital twin : evolution or revolution?
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As digitalization is permeating all sectors of society toward the concept of “smart everything,” and virtual technologies and data are gaining a dominant place in the engineering and control of intelligent systems, the Digital Twin (DT) concept has surfaced as one of the top technologies to adopt. This paper discusses the DT concept from the viewpoint of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) experts. It both provides literature review elements and adopts a commentary-driven approach. We first examine the DT from a historical perspective, tracing the historical development of M&S from its roots in computational experiments to its applications in various fields and the birth of DT-related and allied concepts. We then approach DTs as an evolution of M&S, acknowledging the overlap in these different concepts. We also look at the M&S workflow and its evolution toward a DT workflow from a software engineering perspective, highlighting significant changes. Finally, we look at new challenges and requirements DTs entail, potentially leading to a revolutionary shift in M&S practices. In this way, we hope to foster the discussion on DTs and provide the M&S expert with innovative perspectives.
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English
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Simulation. - Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Beverly Hills, Calif. : 2024
ISSN
0037-5497
DOI
10.1177/00375497241234680
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(2024)
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00375497241234680
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 20.09.2024
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Last edited 03.04.2024
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