‘Digital twin and tools for city farming’ – Melanie Jans-Singh
CSIC Study Discuss
Thursday 3rd December 2020
‘Digital twin and applications for urban farming’ – Melanie Jans-Singh
As urban populations are set to increase by 2.6 billion by 2050, and our arable land for every person has halved since the 60s, city agriculture is of escalating interest. The use of hydroponics in particular guarantees high yields, but their large energy cost could be a hindrance to their environmental footprint. These methods could harness squander methods in metropolitan areas to come to be a lot more strength efficient, but there is a lack of evidence and applications to persuade even more progress.
In this speak, I will existing:
1. the development of a digital twin to increase operational efficiencies of a hydroponic farm,
2. a co-simulation process to quantify co-gains among buildings and greenhouses.
Digital twins (DT) are more and more talked over to optimise urban energy use and agriculture, and we propose they are significantly suited to bespoke environments, for which regular “one size fits all” models can not cater to their switching operational circumstances. The 3 levels of DT for a hydroponic farm in London will be mentioned: Details Creation, Info Analytics and Facts Models.
Melanie Jans-Singh just concluded her PhD with Ruchi previous week and is now performing on generating a digital twin for an urban farm. Previously, she browse Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial Faculty. She is passionate about the integration of nature with infrastructure, and solutions to quantify sustainable initiatives.