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.
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.
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: http://18.104.22.168) and currently being developed over the Siemens’ Mindsphere platform. For more detail of work flow and main components, read on.
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.