Bentley Systems’ latest eBook document Digital twins drive better outcomes across the rail asset lifecycle considers the potential benefits the rail and transit industry can gain from wider adoption of digital twins and uses case studies to highlight project that are already befitting from their use.
The report identifies that rail networks will play an essential role in the future of mobility but that owner-operators and their supply chains face challenges around ageing infrastructure, shorter deadlines, tighter budgets and distributed teams.
The report looks at how digital twins – a digital representation of a physical asset, process or system – can help manage those challenges.
Reading the report will give you a full understanding of what digital twins are in the context of rail and transit systems, the role they can play in the asset lifecycle and benefits they can bring to workflows.
To highlight the opportunities digital twins offer, the report presents a number of case studies to demonstrate their use on projects during planning, design and engineering, construction and operation. A case study on the UK’s Transpennine Route Upgrade demonstrates the benefits at the design and engineering stage while Australia’s Metrotunnel RIA shows the advantages in the construction phase. Digital twin use for operational aspects is showcased through their use on the Stone Arch Bridge Rehabilitation in the United States and the Predictive Decision Support System used on Singapore’s SMRT train system.
To read the report in full, please click here.
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