Digital twin as a basis for model-based product development and fully automated production processes

Christian Kehrer

Business development manager system modelling

Altair Engineering

Reaching a high level of autonomy in systems or system of system is a key element of Industry 4.0. This autonomy handles about cyber-physical systems, digital twins, model-based systems engineering and sensor data. The presentation will show how to structure this in an industrial environment, creating the necessary maturity and industrial business case together with a number of industrial examples. Furthermore, an open and flexible approach of combining methods and tools in a purpose-driven way will be explained. Thereby, an open platform will be introduced including artefacts for virtual engineering methods during the physics-driven design phase of systems as well as the analysis of their specific behaviour during the data-driven operation phase.


About the speakers

Jan Post is responsible for strategic partnerships at Philips Personal Care. He is also responsible for the Dutch Roadmap and Science agenda on Smart Industry and for Digital Fabrication at the University Groningen.

Christian Kehrer studied mechanical engineering in the field of automotive engineering at the TU Dresden. After his graduation he started working on system simulation in the area of energy-related vehicle evaluation at the BMW Group. In 2009 he moved to (ESI) ITI GmbH as key account manager for automotive and later head of sales for system simulation solutions. Since June 2017 Kehrer is business development manager for system simulation and related applications at Altair Engineering.