A thermal digital twin for condition monitoring of asphalt roads

L. Barisic, E. Levenberg, Asmus Skar, A. Boyd, P. Zoulis

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Abstract

In the context of the Industry 4.0 and civil engineering sector, the Digital Twin (DT) concept has great potential within transportation infrastructure operation and asset management. Its adaption and application could possibly offer: (i) real-time structural monitoring; (ii) support of maintenance-related decisions and activities; and (iii) ability to examine the structural responses under different operational scenarios. This study commences by introducing the DT concept, along with its key components: sensing, modeling, and parameter updating. This is followed by a demonstrative application to an asphalt road - with focus on its thermal state. The application will involve data from several highway sections equipped with embedded temperature sensors at different depths. The DT will simulate the thermal field evolution in the top 30 cm of the asphalt pavement. At the same time, the DT will provide the evolution of thermal diffusivity of the medium in time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen and Intelligent Technologies for Sustainable and Smart Asphalt Pavements
Number of pages5
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date2021
ISBN (Electronic)9781003251125
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event5th International Symposium on Frontiers of Road and Airport Engineering - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Jul 202114 Jul 2021
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Frontiers of Road and Airport Engineering
Number5
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period12/07/202114/07/2021

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