MapleSim drives higher fuel efficiency for cars

Built with the involvement of several transmission manufacturers, Maplesoft™(Waterloo, Canada) has developed the MapleSim™ Driveline Component Library – a collection of components for driveline modelling applications. This MapleSim add-on covers all stages in the powertrain from the engine through to the differential, wheels and road loads, as well as vehicle dynamics.

Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) MapleSim is a physical modelling and simulation tool built on a foundation of symbolic computation technology. It efficiently handles all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering models, including multi-domain systems, plant modelling and control design. With MapleSim, engineers develop high-fidelity, high performance models in a fraction of the time it would take with other tools. By using MapleSim with the MapleSim Driveline Component Library, engineers can mix the best of physical models and empirical data to maximise model fidelity, optimise designs and improve overall vehicle fuel-efficiency.

One major advantage of this library is that the components use an acausal approach to model development where the user can simply connect the components in the required configuration without worrying about issues like torque direction and load-flow. These issues are resolved automatically by the underlying solver. This makes it much easier, and significantly faster, to produce models of any complex transmission configuration from prebuilt components compared to using traditional signal-flow simulation tools.

The library also provides an option that allows power losses to be readily incorporated in the model, either through external calculations or through the use of empirical look-up tables. For example, energy loss in the powertrain can occur due to tooth-meshing, bearing friction, slip and other factors. This approach allows the user to maximise the fidelity of the model while introducing losses in a manner that best reflects how the loss data was acquired during testing.

“As automotive manufacturers strive to improve the fuel-efficiency of their vehicles, they’ve found that the transmission is one of the major sources of power loss,” says Paul Goossens, Vice President of Application Engineering at Maplesoft. “Engineers are putting a lot of effort into assessing where power is lost and what can be done to improve overall efficiency. MapleSim and the MapleSim Driveline Component Library greatly reduce the time and effort required for these tasks making it much easier for transmission manufactures to reduce power loss through improved designs. The result will be more efficient vehicles on the roads.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in theUK,Ireland,Scandinaviaand the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Maplesoft expands rapid control prototyping capabilities through connection to dSPACE DS1104 R&D Controller Board

An exciting new add-on had been added to Maplesoft’s™ (Waterloo, Canada) MapleSim™.  The MapleSim Connector for dSPACE Systems is an engineering software product that provides streamlined solutions for rapid control systems prototyping with MapleSim real-time simulation.

As the Connector automatically converts high-fidelity MapleSim models into high-performance, real-time applications, the dSPACE DS1104 R&D Controller Board does not require the MathWorks® toolchain.  This enables system modelling, control design and real-time implementation to be carried out in a single software environment at a fraction of the cost.

Engineers can ensure fast execution without loss of model fidelity by taking advantage of efficient model formulation and optimised code generation in MapleSim.  MapleSim is a physical modelling and simulation tool built on a foundation of symbolic computation technology.  It efficiently handles all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering models, including multi-domain systems, plant modelling and control design.  With MapleSim, engineers develop high-fidelity, high performance models in a fraction of the time it would take with other tools.  In addition to the dSPACE DS1104 R&D Controller Board, MapleSim models can also be exported directly to Simulink®, LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ for real-time implementation in hardware-in-the-loop systems, as well as to stand-alone applications for fast simulations.

“The launch of the MapleSim Connector for dSPACE Systems represents a major milestone in the development of our engineering tools,” says Paul Goossens, Vice-President of Application Engineering at Maplesoft.  “Customers will benefit from this solution immediately through the time and cost savings that come with using this product and will see even more benefits as we further strengthen the connection between these powerful technologies.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

 

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Latest MapleSim release opens new avenues for model development

With over 150 new components, Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has released the latest version of MapleSim™, the high-performance physical modelling and simulation software. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), MapleSim 5, has a broader application scope, streamlined modelling environment and ability to efficiently simulate even more systems, making it easier to tackle large projects and get results quickly

Included among MapleSim 5’s 150 new components are new libraries for magnetics and thermal fluids, which means the power of MapleSim can be applied to even more modelling projects. With these components customers can use MapleSim 5 to quickly develop a wider range of applications, such as the solenoids in dialysis machines and fuel injection systems, saturating motors and transformers and heat exchangers for machine cooling systems.

The MapleSim 5 interface includes many new and improved features to reduce model development time and help customers manage the complexity of their models. For example, enhanced diagnostic tools provide early feedback related to the definition of the model itself, such as identifying inconsistent initial conditions. MapleSim then provides assistance in resolving the problem so corrections can be made before running the simulation. Other additions include increased control over parameters and initial conditions, easy export of 3-D animation simulation results and streamlined design environments for building both model diagrams and 3-D model representations. The improved simulation engine in MapleSim can now generate highly optimised C-code for all MapleSim models. This royalty-free code can be incorporated into other software in the toolchain.

MapleSim uses a fully developed symbolic modelling engine to handle all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering models. This symbolic engine offers unique advantages that expand the modelling and simulation capabilities of engineers. Each MapleSim release further develops these capabilities, which include automatically-generated model equations in full parametric form, equation-based custom components, optimised code generation for real-time systems, revolutionary multi-body technology and an interactive analysis environment that captures the full engineering knowledge that goes into each project.

“By leveraging symbolic computation technology, MapleSim offers unique advantages that enable our customers to succeed at very difficult design projects they simply can’t do with other tools,” says Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist, Maplesoft. “MapleSim reduces model development time from months to days while producing high-fidelity, high-performance models. With MapleSim 5 our customers can apply those time and cost savings to even more projects, while further reducing the time needed to design their complex models.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technology is the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

MapleSim™ 4.5 offers Modelica® import capabilities and an enhanced simulation engine

Models with discrete events can run over 100 times faster in MapleSim 4.5

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has announced the release of MapleSim™ 4.5, the latest version of the high-performance physical modelling and simulation tool.  Based on advanced symbolic computation technology, MapleSim, available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), is an advanced engineering software tool for design, modelling and high-performance simulation, including real-time and hardware-in-the-loop applications.  Unlike traditional, numeric-based modelling tools, the unique symbolic approach of MapleSim exposes and provides access to the model equations.

The latest release includes enhanced support for Modelica®, an open standard for describing physical models and components that forms the basis of many components in MapleSim. With MapleSim 4.5, engineers can now access new collections of components using the Modelica import feature, seamlessly including third-party Modelica libraries and their own custom Modelica components in their MapleSim models.  Libraries, components and models based on the electrical, 1-D mechanical, signals and thermal heat flow domains from the Modelica 3.1 Standard Library can be easily imported into MapleSim and included with standard MapleSim components and models. Other enhancements include the ability to convert older MapleSim models to use Modelica 3.1, the latest version of the Modelica Standard Library, so that these models can take advantage of the latest improvements.

MapleSim 4.5 includes an improved simulation engine that can readily simulate continuous models with discrete events.  The enhanced engine handles a much larger class of these systems than earlier versions and shows significant performance improvements for existing hybrid discrete/continuous models.  With the improved engine MapleSim can now handle models that include hundreds of events.  Models with discrete events will often run 10 times faster than in MapleSim 4, with some models running over 100 times faster.  The improved simulation engine also results in reduced formulation times for large continuous models, shortening the time the engine requires to prepare the model for simulation.

“With the expanded support for Modelica in MapleSim 4.5, and its increased capacity for modelling continuous systems with discrete events, engineers and researchers can apply MapleSim’s time-saving techniques to even more of their design problems while educators can introduce students to an even wider variety of realistic examples,” says Dr Laurent Bernardin, Chief Scientist and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Maplesoft.  “MapleSim helps engineers deal effectively with the increasingly complex designs found in advanced engineering projects and helps students prepare to meet these challenges.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics.  Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.  Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

Maplesoft, Maple and MapleSim are trademarks of Waterloo Maple Inc; MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the World’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.  Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Products from Maplesoft introduce students to modern problem solving techniques

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) has announced the simultaneous releases of its core products – MapleSim™, the high-performance, physical modelling and simulation tool, and Maple™, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians and scientists. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) these products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, which include the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modelling techniques. MapleSim and Maple support cutting-edge research and enhance student comprehension in mathematics and technical subjects.

For engineering departments, MapleSim 4 introduces a new 3-D construction feature that saves engineers significant time when developing multibody models and promotes greater understanding for students. MapleSim provides instant, realistic feedback of multibody systems by dynamically rendering the model as it is built. In addition, the 3-D construction environment lets engineers add and manipulate multibody components directly in the 3-D workspace. Other new features include flexible probe management tools, including an easy way to add new probes to previous simulation results without having to rerun the simulation; a new semi-stiff solver that provides good results for stiff systems without the overhead formulation costs of a true stiff solver and new and enhanced analysis tools, including tools for exploring multibody equations. In Maple 14, customers will find increased depth and breadth of maths for engineering applications, including new control system design tools, linearisation tools and new solvers, which help produce better designs and allow students to explore a variety of design techniques.

For mathematics, science and engineering departments, Maple provides a comprehensive mathematical computation engine, an intuitive technical document interface, connectivity with other tools and resources for teaching and learning. The latest release introduces the MapleCloud™ Document Exchange, a revolutionary way to create, share and receive technical documents all within a single integrated environment. Increased performance in Maple 14 means solutions can be found even faster and larger problems can be tackled.

Enhancements to the work environment include improved search capabilities for the help system, new tools for creating and exploring plots, expanded connectivity with MATLAB® through the integration of the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® directly into Maple 14 and an expanded collection of fill-in-the-blank templates to help students visualise regions of integration in multiple integrals.

“Symbolic computation technology is an increasingly important part of any technical education, in part because of its increased use in industry,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft.  “We are pleased to be able to offer universities a suite of products that support their research efforts, enhance their teaching and, by exposing students to modern problem solving techniques, help prepare their students for the future.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

Maplesoft, Maple and MapleSim are trademarks of Waterloo Maple Inc; MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Advanced technology for design, modelling and high-performance simulation saves engineers time and effort

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada ) has announced the simultaneous release of MapleSim™ 4, the high-performance, physical modelling and simulation tool, and Maple™ 14, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) these products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, which include the World’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modelling techniques. Together, these technologies provide cutting-edge tools for design, modelling and high-performance simulation, including real-time and hardware-in-the-loop applications.

MapleSim 4 introduces a new 3-D construction feature, which saves engineers significant time when developing multibody models. MapleSim provides instant, realistic feedback of multibody systems by dynamically rendering the model as it is built. In addition, the 3-D construction environment lets engineers add and manipulate multibody components directly in the 3-D workspace. Other new features include flexible probe management tools, including an easy way to add new probes to previous simulation results without having to rerun the simulation; a new semi-stiff solver that provides good results for stiff systems without the overhead formulation costs of a true stiff solver, and new and enhanced analysis tools, including tools for working with multibody equations.

Unlike other physical modelling tools, MapleSim is built on a foundation of symbolic computation technology which efficiently manages all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering system models.  At the core of MapleSim lies Maple, the technical computing software that contains a highly advanced symbolic computation engine, powerful numeric solvers and an intuitive technical document interface. Enhancements to Maple automatically benefit MapleSim users, as well as the many engineers who use Maple directly.

Maple 14 contains increased depth and breadth of maths for engineering applications, including new control system design tools, linearisation tools and new solvers that allow engineers to apply advanced techniques to control design problems. Enhanced performance means solutions can be found even faster and larger problems can be tackled. New tools and resources improve the work environment, including expanded connectivity with MATLAB® through the integration of the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® directly into Maple 14 and improved search capabilities for the help system.

“Every year, engineering systems are becoming more complex and time-consuming to develop and improve,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft. “Symbolic computation is quickly becoming one of the most important, defining technologies of next generation modelling techniques. Because MapleSim 4 and Maple 14 are based on a World-leading symbolic computation engine, engineers across many different industries are saving weeks and months of time while developing better solutions for their customers.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

Maplesoft, Maple and MapleSim are trademarks of Waterloo Maple Inc; MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Maplesoft expands scope of automotive models with tyre components

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada), the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, has announced an add-on component library for its physical modelling and simulation product MapleSim™. The MapleSim Tire Component Library is available at Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) and allows engineers to extend their multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tyre components.

The MapleSim Tire Component Library provides MapleSim users with industry-standard tyre force model components. In addition, linear and user-defined tyre models are available to provide flexibility for investigation and analysis. With the easy-to-use point-and-click MapleSim graphical environment, these fully parameterised force models can be integrated into existing vehicle dynamics models by simply dragging the component into a diagram and connecting the component to the vehicle model.

“This announcement should come as exciting news to the automotive industry,” said Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Maplesoft. “The additional components pave the way for engineers in the automotive industry to produce more accurate and complex real-time models of vehicle systems. Research and analysis in the areas of vehicle dynamics and stability control can also be expanded with this new tool.”

With the MapleSim Tire Component Library, users receive the following key features:

o Kinematic quantities, such as slip angle, longitudinal slip and inclination angle are derived automatically and available to the user. These quantities are used to determine the tyre forces and moments.

o Engineers can control how the tyre slip and rolling radius are calculated and include tyre transients through differential equations involving relaxation lengths.

o Support for the following industry-standard tyre models: Fiala, Calspan and Pacejka 2002. For custom research and development applications, user-defined tyre models can be constructed easily using an intuitive interface.

Since the MapleSim Tire Component Library is a fully integrated add-on package to MapleSim, the tyre model components can take full advantage of features available to MapleSim components.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Maplesoft’s new engineering products provide tools to enhance understanding and tackle complexity of modern engineering

Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada), the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, has announced several new products that will help educators, researchers and students better understand and manage the complexity of engineering modelling and simulation problems. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts), MapleSim™, the most advanced solution for physical modelling, combined with a collection of new toolboxes, enables fast model development, advanced analysis and the creation of complex multi-domain models that lie at the core of modern engineering.

The new Maplesoft solution suite includes the following new products:

  • MapleSim 3 – MapleSim, Maplesoft’s core physical modelling product, has a rich modelling platform which has been greatly enhanced in this release. Modelling capabilities have been extended with new component libraries for hydraulics and electrical machines. New refined solvers that handle even greater model complexity have also been added. An extensive collection of prebuilt models greatly accelerates the introduction of MapleSim in any academic setting.
  • In the classroom, MapleSim provides an environment where instructors can quickly demonstrate the connection between concepts and their underlying mathematical theory and physical behaviour. For research applications, MapleSim produces highly optimised equation-based models to provide the best possible real-time performance for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) applications.
  • MapleSim Control Design Toolbox – The MapleSim Control Design Toolbox provides a solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim’s exceptional plant modelling capabilities to support control design. This toolbox takes advantage of the symbolic approach for designing, analysing and testing control systems, which results in greater flexibility and accuracy. In addition, developing plants and controllers together in the MapleSim environment accelerates the development process. With this toolbox, MapleSim can be used to teach the fundamentals of control design in a way that provides deeper insight and understanding.
  • MapleSim LabVIEW Connector – This toolbox integrates MapleSim’s rich modelling environment into the popular LabVIEW® real-time platform from National Instruments (NI). Engineers using LabVIEW can quickly develop and optimise complex engineering system models in the intuitive visual modelling environment of MapleSim. This new toolbox joins the MapleSim Simulink® Connector (formerly known as the MapleSim Connectivity Toolbox), which provides enhanced connectivity with Simulink and Real-Time Workshop®. When combined, these products ensure that MapleSim now connects to all popular real-time platforms typically found in university labs.

“Physical modelling is certainly driving the designs of tomorrow,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO, Maplesoft. “These new products will provide researchers and students with critical tools necessary to understand and tackle complex modern engineering challenges. They will empower the academic engineering community to engage in cutting edge research and prepare students for the challenges ahead.”

Dr Stephen Lynch, Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and a leader in the use of mathematical software in teaching and learning, features MapleSim in the second edition of his best-selling book, Dynamical Systems and Applications using Maple. The book introduces readers to the theory of dynamical systems through theoretical and practical examples. Discussing his experience with MapleSim, Dr Lynch states, “MapleSim is fantastic. With the support of powerful tools like MapleSim, there’s no limit to how far students can reach.”

As part of its improved engineering solution offering, Maplesoft also announced a significant expansion of its Application Engineering Division. This group has been expanded to assist customers with modelling issues in a timely manner and to rapidly deploy MapleSim in academic and research organisations. This group is global in scope, integrating services from Maplesoft’s solution partners from around the world.

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Enthusiastic and positive global adoption of MapleSim beats expectations

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) and Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada), the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, have announced that, MapleSim™, it’s recently released modelling and simulation software, has received tremendous response from around the world. Close to 500 licences have been sold in the six months since its release in December 2008. After a successful pilot testing period MapleSim adoption has been swift and far-reaching.

“MapleSim saved me many hours of work because the model maps onto the topology of the physical system and the dynamic equations do not have to be developed by hand,” said Dr Richard Gran, president and CEO of The Mathematical Analysis Company, and an early user of MapleSim. “MapleSim converts a painstaking and laborious process into one that is simple and enjoyable.” Dr Gran used MapleSim to rapidly develop a model of an eight-room house to investigate a new home heating system controller.

Unlike traditional tools, MapleSim uses physical modelling techniques to create model diagrams that map directly to the physical systems. This new and revolutionary tool gives the industry significant savings in time and cost, because it’s powerful symbolic techniques create highly efficient models faster and with less effort.

MapleSim has received several accolades from engineers, researchers, instructors and the media. In a review of the product for IEEE Spectrum magazine, software reviewer Ken Foster writes, “MapleSim has a lot in common with MathWorks’ Simulink, but, interestingly, it works by finding the differential equations for a system, which Maple simplifies analytically before solving. This process is potentially faster and more accurate than Simulink’s purely numerical approach.” (“New Math”, IEEE Spectrum, vol. 46, no. 4 (April 2009), http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/new-math)

“MapleSim is beginning to bring about a shift in modelling and simulation practices,” said Jim Cooper, president and CEO of Maplesoft. “Engineers, researchers and instructors have excitedly told us they see MapleSim as a valuable tool in dramatically shortening product development cycles and gaining more insights to research and teaching. With its revolutionary approach and computationally superior techniques, MapleSim will continue to demonstrate the impact this one product can have on industry.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

Combination of high performance technologies from Maplesoft helps engineers fast track solutions in challenging times

Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts) announces new releases of Maplesoft™ (Waterloo, Canada) core products – MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool, and Maple™, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians and scientists.

These products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, which include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modelling techniques. Together, they provide cutting-edge tools for design, modelling and high-performance simulation that can lower costs and reduce product cycle time by weeks and months.

MapleSim 2 combines an intuitive physical modelling environment with powerful symbolic techniques to drastically reduce the time and effort required to create highly efficient models. The new release introduces extraordinary 3-D visualisation and animation tools which easily transform multibody models into realistic animations, providing greater insight into the system behaviour. It also provides tools for managing results from multiple simulations, simplifying a notoriously tedious and confusing task.

At the core of MapleSim lies Maple, the technical computing software that contains a highly advanced symbolic computation engine, powerful numeric solvers and an intuitive technical document interface. Enhancements to Maple automatically benefit MapleSim users, as well as the many engineers who use Maple directly.

Maple 13 provides enhanced tools that support every stage of the solution development process, completely new 3-D plotting facilities and leading-edge solvers that push the frontiers of technical computation. It offers a convenient starting point for engineering calculations with the Maple Portal for Engineers, point-and-click access to powerful control systems analysis tools and expanded CAD connectivity that adds NX to the list of supported CAD systems. New plotting facilities include extensive annotation tools and fly-through animations, making 3-D plots more meaningful and easier to interpret.

Maple 13’s leading-edge solvers expand the problem-solving abilities of engineers. They include revolutionary techniques for finding solutions to differential equations that are beyond the scope of standard methods.

“Ever-increasing system complexities make the task of model development much more difficult and time consuming than ever before,” said Jim Cooper, President and CEO of Maplesoft. “The combination of the two core Maplesoft technologies presents an opportunity to modernise the process and make significant savings in cost and time, a big bonus in the current challenging times. Because of their strong symbolic computation capabilities, MapleSim 2 and Maple 13 can find solutions that no other system can, allowing engineers to solve harder problems and achieve better performance.”

About Maplesoft

Maplesoft™ is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things. Over the years, it has redefined the instruction of mathematics and created a total solution for modern academic institutions.

The Maplesoft product range is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries.

With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

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