ASCC collaborates with ARCSIM in innovation into the “digital twin”

Creating a Digital Twin with Prahuddha Chkraborty and Ben Grooms” by Stefania Irene Marthakis was featured in the UMaine ARCSIM Newsletter. 

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC) and Advanced Research Computing, Security and Information Management (ARCSIM) are collaborating to create integral technology and contemporary innovations to the digital twin. 

A digital twin is a digital display of something so that real situations and their outcomes can be simulated.

“Any system that has digital components, software, and digital hardware has potential security risks,” said Prabuddha Chakraborty, ASCC and UMaine Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering. “In creating a digital twin, we are trying to understand the real system and how to make it better by creating a replica of a real system and then using this visualization to better understand the properties and concerns.” (ARCSIM Newsletter)  

As an example, when trying to see how mechanical parts of a car work together, a digital twin can be created to show how the car operates before testing a real car. 

When this collaboration develops, Chkraborty “sees major, direct benefits to the UMaine campus as a potential framework for university security concerns.” (ARCSIM Newsletter

Stay tuned for new developments of this innovative collaboration on the ASCC and ARCSIM Websites!

Contact: Amy Blanchard