Maplesoft Adds Consulting Services to its Portfolio







Maplesoft recently announced the addition of professional consulting services to strengthen its portfolio of offerings for system-level modeling and simulation. Maplesoft consultants are available to help engineers reduce development time and risk, as well as create better products.

Maplesoft has extensive expertise in system-level modeling and simulation, covering a wide range of applications and industries. Maplesoft’s Modelica-based consulting services include model development and simulation services, analysis and tool development, real-time plant-model code generation, and training. Maplesoft specializes in the modeling, simulation, and optimization of complex multidomain systems. Consultants will draw on the expertise gained from past and current consulting projects, which include the development of a specialized driveline component library, multiple projects with a leading automotive manufacturer to help them move to a model-based development process, the development of battery models for EV and HEV systems, vibration analysis of drivetrain models for marine drivelines, and multiple projects involving the development of custom components and solutions in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, motion control, aerospace, power and energy.

The open, object-oriented, physical modeling language, Modelica, is at the core of most of Maplesoft’s development projects. Modelica-based tools have experienced wide-spread adoption over the past two decades. Maplesoft is committed to supporting the Modelica open standard and the development of a common pool of knowledge that can assist engineering organizations to efficiently develop innovative processes and products that will ultimately benefit everyone. Because Modelica components have been developed and validated by industry, engineers can have confidence that their models will provide an accurate representation of the system.

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Maplesoft Events
16th SEFI Mathematics Working Group Seminar
June 28-30, 2012
Salamanca, Spain
11th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2012)
July 2-4, 2012
Nantes, France
MapleSim Academic Summer Workshop
July 19-20
Hamilton, Canada

For further details about these events, click here.

Information Sheets
Maple 16 What's New?
New Features in Maple 16
Maple 16 Professional Datasheet
Key Features in Maple 16 for Commercial Users

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Maplesoft and VI-grade combine to bring modern modeling techniques to vehicle design

Maplesoft recently announced a new product that integrates Maplesoft’s physical modeling tool MapleSim with vehicle dynamics tools from VI-grade. The MapleSim Connector for VI-CarRealTime allows engineers to incorporate high-fidelity, multidomain models created in MapleSim into the real-time vehicle simulation environment of VI-CarRealTime.

MapleSim is a Modelica-based physical modeling and simulation tool that applies modern techniques to dramatically reduce model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. VI-CarRealTime provides a fully validated real-time vehicle simulation environment that automotive engineers can use to optimize vehicle designs and control system performance. By using VI-CarRealTime, Vehicle Dynamics engineers can also perform large Design of Experiments (DOE) and multi-objective optimization studies quickly and easily.

“VI-grade customers can now leverage the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim to create high-fidelity models of vehicle subsystems, in a fraction of the time it would take them in other tools,” said Juergen Fett, Managing Director, VI-grade . “Then, they get automatically generated real-time code of the subsystem that they can incorporate into VI-CarRealTime’s full vehicle model, replacing the default subsystem with their own. Not only does this avoid time-consuming and error-prone hand-coding, but MapleSim lets them create extremely detailed models while maintaining real-time simulation speeds. As a result, the simulations results are closer to reality, which ultimately leads to shorter development cycles and better products.”

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Maplesoft and Noesis Solutions Work Together in Engineering Design Optimization and Process Integration

Maplesoft™ and Noesis Solutions today announced a partnership that brings together products from both companies to help engineers create superior products while reducing development costs. The companies have developed an interface between Optimus®, from Noesis Solutions, and Maple™ and MapleSim™ from Maplesoft.

The connection, which is implemented as Direct Interface in Optimus, allows MapleSim and Maple users to easily apply design optimization technology from Optimus to find the best parameter values for their complex designs, while continuing to take advantage of the flexible design environments and tools of MapleSim and Maple. Optimus users can now add Maple and MapleSim as system simulation software tools in their design and development.

The Optimus platform automates the traditional ‘guess & correct’ simulation based design process, and with powerful optimization algorithms efficiently directs the simulation to identify the best designs. After evaluating the most promising design candidates, customers pick the most optimal and robust design option to verify in detail and take into production. Users report design time savings averaging over 30%, while simultaneously improving design performance by 10% or more.

“Balancing different design objectives is always a challenge, and it’s even more difficult when different simulation tools are used to measure different aspects of the project,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “Now MapleSim and Maple users can incorporate their designs into the Optimus framework to leverage high-powered parameter optimization techniques across their entire project.”

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Video: Maplesoft Case Study: NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Research Project
  Dr. John McPhee, Professor, Systems Design Engineer, University of Waterloo, and NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Chair, Mathematics-based Modeling and Design, describes his use of MapleSim as part of the NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft research project.
Cycle by Cycle Engine
  This internal combustion engine model includes mechanical and thermal components, gas flow, and combustion chamber. Time-based modeling allows for high fidelity without the need for crank-based equation derivations. This multidomain model can be easily customized to meet individual requirements
Live Webinars
ASME Webinar: Symbolic Computation Techniques for Multibody Development and Code Generation
Tuesday, August 21 at 10:00 am EDT
New Technology for Modelling HEVs and EVs
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:00 pm GMT Summer Time
Industry Applications of Maple 16
Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:00 am EDT
Physical Modeling and Simulation with MapleSim
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:00 am EDT
Recorded Webinars
Applications mécatroniques en aéronautique: modélisation physique avancée avec MapleSim
L’ambiente Maple per le applicazioni industriali
Maple 16 Makes Engineering Math Easier
Desktop Engineering, May 30, 2012

Maple remains a great tool for engineers whose design work encompasses a moderate or large degree of symbolic or even numerical computations. It can also be creatively used in conjunction with other design tools such as CAD packages, MATLAB and modeling software to build a more complete design and simulation environment... It has the ability to reach beyond initial design efforts, into modeling and simulation through interaction with other products. Maple 16 would be a great addition to the toolkits of design professionals who spend a lot of time in exploratory design.
Maple 16 Fosters Mathematics Exploration
Design News, May 16, 2012

Maplesoft, which markets the Maple mathematical application aimed at engineering professionals, students, and researchers, has put some muscle into improving usability. Among the highlights of the latest release, Maple 16, are features that make it easier to explore math, collaborate, and share equations.
The Mathematics of Battery Efficiency
Energy Efficient and Technology, May 14, 2012

“One constant of battery research is the need to consider fundamental physical concepts when designing new batteries. To facilitate this, the industry increasingly uses math-based modeling techniques that let engineers accurately describe the behavior and the constraints on a system, in physical terms. The model equations then help in developing, testing, and refining designs quickly and without building physical prototypes.”

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