Literature review of digital twin technologies for civil infrastructure

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Original languageEnglish
Article number100050
Journal / PublicationJournal of Infrastructure Intelligence and Resilience
Issue number3
Online published5 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023



Currently, there are numerous drawbacks associated with infrastructure health monitoring and management, such as inefficiency, subpar real-time functionality, demanding data requirements, and high cost. Digital twin (DT), a hybrid of a computational simulation and an actual physical system, has been proposed to overcome these challenges and become increasingly popular for modeling civil infrastructure systems. This literature review summarized different methods to build digital twins in civil infrastructure. In addition, this review also introduced the current progress of digital twins in different infrastructure sectors, including smart cities and urban spaces, transport systems, and energy systems, along with detailed examples of their various applications. Finally, the current challenges in digital twin technologies for civil infrastructure are also highlighted. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Zhejiang University and Zhejiang University Press Co., Ltd.

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  • Digital Twin, Civil Infrastructure, Bridges, High-speed Railway

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