The successful realization of Engineering 4.0 needs the creation of a digital thread with digital twins and contextual knowledge that drives engineering decisions across product design, manufacturing and process operations, and in-service in an integrated fashion. This would require a knowledge-guided engineering analysis with automation and integration of various steps using physics-based simulations, machine learning over data, and formal decision-support tools.
TCS Research is working on building a technology platform that can aid engineers across design and operations in making informed decisions in real time. These decisions are backed by the contextual delivery of knowledge from a digitally curated knowledge base supported by automation across complex tools and data. The technology platform being developed has been tested in diverse environments with considerable benefits and is continuously being enhanced with further research.