Authors: José Ríos; Fernando Mas Morate; Manuel Oliva; Juan Carlos Hernández
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain ' Department of PLM Process and Tool Solutions, AIRBUS Group, Seville, Spain ' Department of PLM Process and Tool Solutions, AIRBUS Group, Seville, Spain ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Abstract: With a specific focus on the aerospace sector, this paper is a starting point in the definition of a framework, based on a commercial software system, to facilitate the biunivocal relation between a physical individual aircraft, identified by means of a 'manufacturing serial number' (MSN), and its equivalent digital counterpart. It reviews the different topics involved in the creation of an aircraft digital counterpart, i.e., complexity, identification, lifecycle, information and configuration, and the main software applications involved. Then, it shows the implications on the digital counterpart creation from the view of the aircraft industrial design. Finally, it discusses the proposal of a supporting framework based on Dassault system
Keywords: product avatars; product digital twins; product digital counterparts; aircraft iDMU; aircraft design; industrial design; software applications; manufacturing serial number; MSN; product design; product development.
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.3, pp.212 - 231
Received: 23 Dec 2015
Accepted: 19 Apr 2016
Published online: 21 Oct 2016 *