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Maple helps research next-generation seat belt restraints aimed at reducing passenger injury in automotive collisions
July 14, 2008

 Pre-crash shoulder belt tensioning is a new technology designed to reduce automotive crash injuries.Pre-crash tensioning technology increases the opportunity to secure a passenger safely before a crash. Sensors and logic, designed to anticipate a crash, activate a motorized seat belt retractor that secures a shoulder belt around an occupant before the crash. Craig Good, a partner at Collision Analysis (Calgary) Ltd. and Ph.D. graduate at the University of Calgary used Maplesoft products to create a 2-D occupant model, using experimentally measured data. Once the model was created, it gave Good the flexibility to evaluate different scenarios to optimize the system.

Maple and MapleSim play a vital role in 3-D biomechanical modeling and stability analysis of bipedal motion
April 15, 2008
University of Arkansas

The Control Systems Lab researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, directed by Associate Professor Kamran Iqbal, are doing ground-breaking work in the field of biomechanics, with special focus on biomechanical modeling of human voluntary movements. Using DynaFlexPro and Maple™, they rapidly produced a bipedal model to study the sit-to-stand transfer maneuver. By selecting the joints, bodies and frames carefully, it was easy to create biomechanical models.

Maplesoft tools enable high fidelity modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process
February 25, 2008
During the process of designing an automobile, the time required to build a model of a vehicle is critical in determining the time-to-market for the finished product. Before investing huge amounts of money to create a  prototype of the vehicle, it is important for the design team to create a model to understand the dynamics of many subsystems and their interactions. Using radically new design tools such as Maplesoft’s DynaFlexPro for Maple,the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team, participating in the Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility competition, built a high-fidelity simulation of a Chevy Equinox vehicle in a few short weeks. This product allowed them to iron out flaws in the design and start incorporating real components into the simulation, very early in the process.
Innovative technology for modern sea transportation
February 25, 2008
SkySails GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
SkySails’ Towing Kite Wind Propulsion Systems powered by Maple
Maple Used to Model Static Electromagnetic Fields of Underwater Pipelines
January 9, 2008
The presence of underwater pipelines in the earth’s magnetic field and in a conducting medium such as the earth or ocean creates detectable magnetic and electric fields. Quantifying the strength of these disturbances requires the creation of complicated electromagnetic models. Using Maple, a team at Defence Research & Development Canada – Atlantic determined the strength and impact of these fields. The findings set to rest concerns that the electric and magnetic fields created by a standard iron pipeline would interfere with nearby equipment. It meant that the pipeline need not be built using stainless steel, resulting in large cost savings.
Maplesoft tools aid in the development of new aerospace manufacturing technologies
November 3, 2007
Michel Lambert, AMTC

The aerospace industry is beginning to embrace the gains of robotic automation in their manufacturing processes. Michel Lambert, a researcher at the Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC), is investigating the use of robotic technologies for automating several aerospace manufacturing tasks that involve contact with the environment. All of these tasks require precise and repeatable motion from the robotic systems, which Lambert was able to achieve using Maple and MapleSim from Maplesoft. “Using MapleSim and Maple, I can achieve in a day what would normally take a week to do manually,” he said. “Maple is extremely intuitive and has a great interface."

Maplesoft technology speeds up concept vehicle prototyping over 10,000 times
October 9, 2007
Omer Yagel, Engineering Director, DigiSec

The design of any road vehicle is innately complex and time-consuming, but this is even more prominent when designing concept cars, as the futuristic cars are more innovative in design and unbounded by production constraints. The Mercedes-Benz F300 Life Jet is a prime example. Designing such a vehicle, from concept to modeling to prototyping, is very time-intensive.However, using the latest tools from Maplesoft, Maple 11™ together with DynaFlexPro™, this work can be reduced by four orders of magnitude. "No manufacturer, designer or engineer can afford to ignore a 1,000,000% increase in productivity… that is when 10,000 hours of work shrink into merely 45 minutes!," says Omer Yagel, the Maple user.

Maple used for single-cylinder engine design to help EMAK achieve high efficiency
September 12, 2007
EMAK has employed Maple™, mathematics software for engineering applications from Maplesoft™, to develop new “clean” engines. Maple is used to simulate and predict performance and emissions, which plays a direct role in increasing the engine’s efficiency and reducing time-to-market.
Maple contributes to revolutionary advancements in medical robotic technology
August 30, 2007
Quanser Consulting

Imagine a time in which doctors can perform surgery on a patient without having to be in the same room, or even in the same city. Modern technology, aided by tools like Maple, is making such possibilities very real. Maplesoft is assisting Quanser Consulting to develop revolutionary haptic (feedback) technology, taking robotically assisted surgery to the next level.

Maple and BlockBuilder for Simulink® from Maplesoft help advance Maglev train technology
August 24, 2007
Dr. Richard Gran

The concept of a magnetically levitated (Maglev) train is not new to science, but not much progress has been made to make it a successful commercial venture or to make Maglev train technology faster, cheaper, and more marketable. The complex design of a Maglev train is a disadvantage as the design process is extremely long. The original simulation development process took several months, but Maple and BlockBuilder for Simulink® were used to reduce the design and simulation time from months to just a few weeks.

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Use of Maple optimizes financial modeling at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International plc
June 28, 2007

Maple™, from Maplesoft™ is an advanced mathematics software extensively used in the research, engineering, and academic fields. With its vast functional libraries for symbolic and numeric computation, combined with an intuitive graphical interface, Maple offers finance professionals an ideal platform to develop, design, and implement solutions for various problems. These include visualization and pricing of an interest rate option with stochastic volatility or finding a particular solution to a jump-diffusion PDE. The tool has been used for many years at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, a large investment bank headquartered in London, England.

Maple helps Ford Motor Company with analytical predictions of chain drive system resonances
June 14, 2007

Incessant noise and vibration in chain drive systems was a constant concern at Ford Motor Company. The Ford team took on the challenge of analytically predicting chain drive system resonance based on the assumption that existence of chain resonances can amplify the radiated chain meshing noise. To help deal with the complex calculations and analysis involved in developing advanced mathematical models, Ford used the mathematical software Maple.

Maple technology helps make eye care more affordable
April 12, 2007
Joel Segre & Dr. Marvin Weinstein
Leading not-for-profit organization When Joel Segre graduated from Stanford’s School of Engineering, his goal was to design medical devices that would be affordable to over four billion people in the world who earn under $2 a day. Working at a non-profit organization, Segre undertook the task of creating cheaper and more affordable intraocular lenses used in cataract treatment. Maple technology with its graphical interface and mix of symbolic and numerical calculation ability was a key tool in creating these lenses.
Maplesoft’s Global Optimization Toolbox Plays Significant Role in Solving a Global Challenge
February 28, 2007
2006 INFORMS Annual Conference
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) location and discrimination struggle could finally get a remedy In a paper submitted at the 2006 INFORMS Annual Conference, Larry M. Deschaine presented an approach to solving the challenge of accurately locating and discriminating unexploded ordnance (explosives). He, along with colleagues Frank D. Francone and János D. Pintér, has developed a solution that fuses knowledge from Physics, Genetic Programming and Global Optimization. Maplesoft’s Global Optimization Toolbox is an important part of this solution.
Maple helps Rotalink reduce development time and cost in micro motor production
February 27, 2007
Rotalink, the producer of a wide range of miniature power transmission products, used Maple™ - Maplesoft™’s mathematics software for engineering applications – in the design and simulation of a new AC miniature motor. The use of Maple helped the company reduce time-to-market and development cost.
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