USAF AFRL Airframe Digital Twin Workshop

DAYTON, OHIO (July 29, 2014) – MERC participated in the USAF AFRL Airframe Digital Twin Workshop on 29-30 July 2014. The workshop was hosted by AFRL/RQVS and held in Dayton, OH.  The Airframe Digital Twin is a concept which combines as-built airframe components with experienced loads and environments and other tail number specific characteristics to enable ultrahigh fidelity modeling of aircraft throughout their service lives.

Workshop discussions included near and long term objectives for Airframe Digital Twin, as well as the relationship between Airframe Digital Twin and the AFLCMC Digital Thread program and the AFRL Digital Manufacturing Institute initiative.

About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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