This paper presents a methodology for advanced physics-based modeling aiming to enable the Digital Twin (DT) concept in predictive maintenance applications. The proposed methodology consists of two main pillars; Digital model creation and Digital Twin enabling. Following this procedure, which is analyzed in the paper, the user is able to define, create and utilize the digital model of a resource, as well as to enable the DT concept. A digital model of an industrial robot was created aiming to validate the proposed methodology which can be utilized potentially in predictive maintenance applications.

Methodology for enabling Digital Twin using advanced physics-based modelling in predictive maintenance