Foundational Research Gaps and Future Directions for Digital Twin Technologies

In various fields of science and engineering, growing enthusiasm exists for the potential of digital twins to revolutionize scientific research and industrial processes. A digital twin combines computational models with a physical counterpart to form a system that continuously updates through two-way data flows as conditions change. Digital twins possess the potential to go beyond traditional simulation and modeling, empowering predictions of future weather and climate conditions over long periods, and safer and more efficient engineering processes. However, stakeholders must address critical challenges to unlock the full benefit of digital twins.

Accordingly, the National Academies hosts a webinar on Friday, December 15, 2023, to delve into a new report on the fundamental research and resources necessary to advance digital twin technologies. Further, the new report highlights crucial areas for future research and presents an interdisciplinary research agenda, with recommendations on how federal agencies and researchers from different fields can effectively collaborate. During the webinar, committee members discuss the report’s key findings and relevant recommendations.

About The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.

(Source: https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/41549_12-2023_foundational-research-gaps-and-future-directions-for-digital-twins-release-webinar)

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ASCE Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series Three: Coastal Adaptation

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the Future Weather & Climate Extreme Series — the third series of virtual events continue to explore the 2021 ASCE publication “Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.” Prepared by the Task Committee on Future Weather and Climate Extremes of the Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate of the ASCE, the publication was authored by Mari R. Tye and Jason P. Giovannettone, with contributions by Amir AghaKouchak, R. Edward Beighley, and many other subject matter experts. The three sessions of the upcoming series feature: Coastal Adaptation & Resilience in Virginia; Climate Change Adaptation for New York City Structures and Infrastructures; and, Climate Change Adaptation for Canadian Core Public Structures and Infrastructures. For more information, “Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions” is available for digital download in the ASCE Library. (https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784415863, Published online: September 03, 2021)

  • September 8, 2022: Coastal Adaptation & Resilience in Virginia
  • September 15, 2022: Climate Change Adaptation for New York City Structures and Infrastructures
  • September 22, 2022: Climate Change Adaptation for Canadian Core Public Structures and Infrastructures

© 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers.

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ASCE Plot Points Podcast on Future Weather and Climate Extremes

ASCE Plot Points Podcast on Future Weather and Climate Extremes

Civil engineering is a balance between leveraging lessons learned from past projects with predicting critical needs for future infrastructure. The new book prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Task Committee on Future Weather and Climate Extremes, Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions, addresses both past lessons and future needs.

In episode 91 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions co-authors Mari Tye, Ph.D., C.Eng, M.ASCE and Jason Giovannettone, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE discuss how the new book helps civil engineers and infrastructure stakeholders improve decision-making across the total asset lifecycle to better mitigate the risks of climate change.

© 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Future Weather and Climate Extremes on ASCE Plot Points Podcast

Civil engineering is a balance between leveraging lessons learned from past projects with predicting critical needs for future infrastructure. The new book prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Task Committee on Future Weather and Climate Extremes, Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions, addresses both past lessons and future needs.

In episode 91 of the ASCE Plot Points podcast, Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions co-authors Mari Tye, Ph.D., C.Eng, M.ASCE and Jason Giovannettone, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE discuss how the new book helps civil engineers and infrastructure stakeholders improve decision-making across the total asset lifecycle to better mitigate the risks of climate change.

© 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers.

ClimaTwin™ empowers infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle.

© 2021 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin™, ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, and the ClimaTwin logo are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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ASCE Plot Points Podcast on Future Weather and Climate Extremes

Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) published a new book entitled Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions.

Abstract

Prepared by the Task Committee on Future Weather and Climate Extremes of the Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate of the ASCE

Impacts of Future Weather and Climate Extremes on United States Infrastructure: Assessing and Prioritizing Adaptation Actions summarizes the likely changes in various extreme meteorological and hydrological events and assesses the vulnerabilities of infrastructure within critical sectors and their collective interdependencies. In addition, frameworks that decision-makers can use to prioritize limited budgetary resources for adaptation efforts are reviewed.

Critical sectors are aggregated into five overarching infrastructure sectors: energy; transportation, including roads, bridges, rail, transit, and aviation; drinking water and wastewater; water storage and flood protection; and navigation, including ports and harbors. Each sector is reviewed with respect to the potential impacts of climate change pertinent to that sector, current sector fragility or resilience to such impacts, adaptation readiness, and dependency on or contribution to other sectors.

The book continues with a proposed step-by-step prioritization process, which includes several questions that may be considered depending on the context, and examples of case-specific prioritization frameworks used by other organizations. A proposal for necessary future research concludes the publication.

All policymakers and engineers involved in infrastructure planning and design, from the federal level to local stakeholders, will find the summaries of impacts and the suggested prioritization framework as helpful guides in accommodating projected future weather and climate extremes for their locale.

By the Task Committee on Future Weather and Climate Extremes; Mari R. Tye, Ph.D., CEng, and Jason P. Giovannettone, Ph.D., P.E.; Contributions by Amir AghaKouchak, Ph.D., P.E., R. Edward Beighley, Ph.D., William J. Capehart, Ph.D., Noah J. Fehrenbacher, P.E., S.E., Robert E. Fields, P.E., Joshua Huang, Laurna Kaatz, Ning Lin, Ph.D., Dagmar Llewellyn, Karen MacClune, Ph.D., J. Rolf Olsen, Ph.D., Ariane O. Pinson, Ph.D., Ting Shi, P.E., Farshid Vahedifard, Ph.D., P.E.

(Source: ISBN (print): 9780784415863, ISBN (PDF): 9780784483725)

© 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers.

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