A Digital Twin Enabler for the Clifton Suspension Bridge: an open-interface structural model

Project Details


We will deliver a Digital Twin ready finite element model of the Clifton Suspension Bridge using the OpenSeesPy Python library. We will then compare the output of this model with previously recorded structural health monitoring data from the bridge. This is a key enabler for the creation of a Digital Twin of the structure, as the sophisticated APIs presented by the OpenSeesPy library allow the model to be integrated into a wider software environment.

Layman's description

We will build a mathematical simulation of the Clifton Suspension Bridge that can be updated automatically to mimic the real thing. This will shed light on how best to maintain this iconic structure.
Alternative titleClifton Suspension Bridge Digital Twin Enabler
Effective start/end date11/01/2110/03/21


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