Research Grant on Restoration of Heritage using Digital Twin

In a continuation of a series of Middlesex-Egypt collaborations, London Digital Twin Research Centre (Middlesex University) has won a new Institutional Links grant under the Newton Fund Impact Scheme. The grant is led by Dr. Noha Saleeb, Associate Professor in Digital Technologies and Construction in partnership with Prof. Mohamed Marzouk, Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, Cairo University Egypt. The funding delivered by the British Council supports activities that aid in the development of Egypt’s economy using new digital twin technologies in alignment with the UN’s sustainability goals.

The project will be conducted simultaneously with the case study on Heritage assets in the UK and Egypt for mutual national benefits with the collaboration of industry and government parties namely Historic Environment Scotland, BurroHappold and Ministry of Housing Egypt.

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Digital Twin for SHM – Demonstrations and Results

Newton Fund Institutional Links project “Digital Twin Models for Structural Health Monitoring”

On Wednesday 3rd March 2021, the project team will organise a workshop in Hanoi to continue the sharing of the outcomes to the relevant stakeholders and partners in the country.

Several talks and demonstrations on Cloud-based Digital Twin for bridges (both scaled down models in the lab and the actual bridges) will be presented during the event.

Agenda: here

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DT Workshop in Hanoi

On 21 January 2021, in a series of dissemination activities of the Newton Fund International Links project ‘Digital Twin for Structural Health Monitoring,’ the Vietnamese partner, University of Transport and Communication (UTC), organised a workshop to present the project outcomes to the local and national science/industrial communities in civil engineering, computer science, geology, and mechanics.

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Digital Twin launched for Structural Health Monitoring

At London Digital Twin Research Centre, we have engineered a Digital Twin (DT) model for Structural Health Monitoring, which is able to collect, analyse, and visualise data in a near real-time fashion. The cloud-based DT was trialed at this initial stage on Amazon Cloud services (AWS) (continuously deployed at the following IP address: and currently being developed over the Siemens’ Mindsphere platform. For more detail of work flow and main components, read on.

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Data Collection for SHM Digital Twin: Vibration Measurement of Bridge Structures

By Lan Nguyen and Dr Thanh Bui (UTC), Newton Fund IL project partner in Vietnam

Since its launch in February 2019, the Newton-funded project “Digital twin model for structural health monitoring (SHM) of lifeline infrastructures in Vietnam” has achieved major milestones, including the data collection and vibration measurement of structures. In the last few months, the Vietnamese partner has conducted vibration measurement of two of the most heavily used bridges in Vietnam- Chuong Duong bridge in the Northern capital Hanoi and Can Tho bridge in the Southern Mekong Delta region. Let us look back at how it was done.

Overview of Chuong Duong bridge in Hanoi

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