Gemini principles-based digital twin maturity model for asset management
journal contributionposted on 27.05.2022, 10:23 by Long ChenLong Chen, Xiang Xie, Qiuchen Lu, Ajith Kumar Parlikad, Michael Pitt, Jian Yang
Various maturity models have been developed for understanding the diffusion and implementation of new technologies/approaches. However, we find that existing maturity models fail to understand the implementation of emerging digital twin technique comprehensively and quantitatively. This research aims to develop an innovative maturity model for measuring digital twin maturity for asset management. This model is established based on Gemini Principles to form a systematic view of digital twin development and implementation. Within this maturity model, three main dimensions consisting of nine sub-dimensions have been defined firstly, which were further articulated by 27 rubrics. Then, a questionnaire survey with 40 experts involved is designed and conducted to examine these rubrics. This model is finally illustrated and validated by two case studies in Shanghai and Cambridge. The results show that the digital twin maturity model is effective to qualitatively evaluate and compare the maturity of digital twin implementation at the project level. It can also initiate the roadmap for improving the performance of digital twin supported asset management.
This research has received support from the Centre for Digital Built Britain at the University of Cambridge which is within the Construction Innovation Hub and is funded by UK Innovation Hub and is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Industrial Strategy Fund.
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