Digital Twin Consortium on Infrastructure Lifecycle – A Case for Change

The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) releases a new technical brief “Infrastructure Lifecycle: A Case for Change,” authored by Salla Eckhardt, Richard Ferris, Steve Holzer, and John Turner, and sponsored by the DTC Infrastructure Working Group.

The technical brief addresses the need to reimagine the infrastructure lifecycle in the context of digital transformation — developing new processes to unlock the benefits of digital twins, versus using existing processes.

In the paper, the authors discuss iterations of advanced lifecycle models, addressing the unique characteristics of digital twins. In conclusion, the authors propose a multi-phased model for further discussion and iteration.

Contents of “Infrastructure Lifecycle: A Case for Change” include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Our Journey
  3. Stage 1 – Expanding the Lifecycle
  4. Stage 2 – The Transformation from Project to Product Approach
  5. Stage 3 – Simplification of the Lifecycle
  6. Stage 4 – The Physical Twin Emerges
  7. Using the Revised Lifecycle
  8. Conclusion
  9. Definitions
  10. Authors

About Digital Twin Consortium

Digital Twin Consortium is The Authority in Digital Twin. It coalesces industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology. It advances the use of digital twin technology in many industries from aerospace to natural resources. Digital Twin Consortium is a program of Object Management Group.

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. Founded in 1989, OMG standards are driven by vendors, end-users, academic institutions, and government agencies. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries.

© 2021 Object Management Group, Inc. The Digital Twin Consortium® name and its logo are registered trademarks of Object Management Group, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization.

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