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Top Use Cases: MapleSim

Presentation introducing a few of the top use cases for the mathematics and system modeling software, MapleSim.

Customer Stories

Battery Modeling and Dynamic Simulation for Electric Vehicles

As oil prices rise, there is an increased focus on developing high efficiency, cost-effective electric vehicles whose performance will be competitive with gas-powered cars. The automotive industry is turning to virtual prototyping for vehicle development to significantly reduce development times and costs, and so it is essential that they have efficient, high-fidelity battery models as part of their electric vehicle development. MapleSim allows you to incorporate realistic physics-based models of battery cells into your multidomain system-level models. This webinar covers new approaches to modeling and simulation of EVs and HEVs. Learn about the MapleSim and see how system-level modeling can be used to create high-fidelity EV and HEV models.

Webinars

MapleSim Tire Library

With the MapleSim Tire Library, engineers can extend their high-fidelity, multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire components. The MapleSim Tire Library provides MapleSim users with industry standard tire force model components such as Fiala, Calspan, and Pacejka’s magic tire formula.

Datasheets

MapleSim CAD Toolbox Datasheet

With the new MapleSim CAD Toolbox, you can see how your mechanical CAD models will behave as part of a larger, multidomain system, and apply MapleSim’s advanced analysis tools to improve your designs. This toolbox makes it easy to import CAD models into MapleSim, automatically capturing the kinematic and kinetic properties of the model components.

Datasheets

MapleSim Driveline Library Datasheet

Maplesoft has developed the MapleSim Driveline Library, a collection of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications. Built with guidance from several transmission manufacturers, this MapleSim library allows you to mix the best of physical models and empirical data to maximize model fidelity, optimize your designs, and improve overall vehicle fuel-efficiency.

Datasheets

MapleSim Heat Transfer Library Datasheet

The MapleSim Heat Transfer Library gives you a comprehensive view into the heat transfer effects present in your model, enabling you to refine your design to improve performance and avoid overheating. This component library is useful for any situation where heat generation is a concern, especially when there are moving boundaries between heat generating components, such as motors, batteries, printers, and manufacturing equipment.

Datasheets

MapleSim Battery Library Datasheet

The MapleSim Battery Library allows for the development of physics-based predictive models of battery cells that can be implemented within a multidomain system. With these models, companies can understand the loading effect on the battery as it undergoes many different duty cycles and how it will behave as part of the greater system.

Datasheets

MapleSim Datasheet

Benefits and features of MapleSim.

Datasheets

Using your CAD in MapleSim

See how to import and work with your CAD model in MapleSim.

Videos

Why Calculation Management is Important for Engineers

Blog article by Dr. Laurent Bernardin, COO and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft

Articles

Model-Based Development with Altair - Introduction and E-Mobility Use Cases Systems Simulation

Presentation by Andy Dyer, Senior Tech Specialist at Altair.

In this presentation, we'll take a look at a few examples of e-Mobility systems models built with Altair Activate and Compose and integrated with other tools like Flux, for electromagnetic simulation for electrical machines (motor/generators), for the purpose of simulating power electronics and motor thermal behavior. We'll also take a look at integrating system model via third-party software like CarSim via the use of the Functional Mock-up Interface, which opens the door to a multitude of tools for further system integration, including packages like MapleSim and DSHplus in the Altair Partner Alliance.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Why You Can't Afford to Ignore Virtual Commissioning

Take a virtual prototype of your machine and hook it up to a virtual PLC, and test your product virtually before you test it physically. Early testing lets you identify problems sooner, so you can make any necessary design changes before the expensive physical integration phase.

Brochures

MapleSim 2017 Datasheet

Description of benefits and features included in the latest version of MapleSim.

Brochures

What's New - MapleSim 2017

The MapleSimTM 2017 family of products offers new and improved model development and analysis tools, expands your modeling scope, introduces new deployment options, and strengthens toolchain connectivity.

Technical Papers

White Paper: Virtual Commissioning with a Model-Driven Digital Twin

As demands on product requirements increase, the inherent design risks can pose significant problems, threatening the success and reputation of those trying to keep pace. To mitigate this risk, the technique of virtual commissioning (VC) promises to reduce the significant delays and costs associated with the difficult task of system integration and commissioning.

Technical Papers

MapleSim Product Overview Video

Introductory video to MapleSim by Maplesoft.

Product Overview Videos

The Calculating Engineer

In this webinar we will discuss how modern tools can help engineers do, document and manage calculations in a way that maximizes return on investment. You will also discover how enterprising engineers at Hitachi Heavy Machinery in Guelph, Ontario are transforming decaying spreadsheets into easy-to-follow and maintainable calculation sheets.

Webinars

Case Study: Motorcycle Racing Simulator & MapleSim

Engineer in France Develops Motorcycle Racing Simulator Using MapleSim

Customer Stories

White Paper: Stories from Industry - Doing System-Level Modeling for the First Time

The high demands placed on engineering teams are requiring new technologies and tools that can help turn out higher quality products with fewer costly, late-stage design changes. Many engineers are familiar with some modeling techniques such as CAD or FEA, but they have yet to embrace a system-level modeling approach to analyze the dynamics of their entire design in a fully integrated way.

Technical Papers

White Paper: Unlocking Commercial Knowledge - How System-Level Modeling forms the Basis for High-Performance, Low-Risk Designs

What do we mean by system-level modeling? Generally, we are referring to a modeling process that uses physics-based components, connected together in a system spanning multiple physical domains. These models are a mix of discrete and continuous systems that aim to replicate the product’s performance in real life – a virtual prototype upon which testing occurs.

Technical Papers

Partner Spotlight: Maplesoft

Laurent Bernardin, COO, discusses design and analysis software, Maple and MapleSim, available through the Altair Partner Alliance.

Brochures, Product Collateral

White Paper: Industry 4.0 and the Power of the Digital Twin

Adopt a systems approach to machine design and survive the next industrial revolution.

Technical Papers

White Paper: Advanced System-Level Modeling of Complex Machines

This article illustrates how engineers involved in the design of complex machines are making significant strides in their work with the help of the Maplesoft Engineering Solutions team. Learn more about such diverse projects as revolutionary mining equipment, more reliable offshore machines, a parametric approach to designing an industrial pick-and-place robot, and improved performance of crane control systems.

Technical Papers

White Paper: Model-Driven Innovation

The Model-Driven Innovation approach, and its emphasis on employing virtual prototyping at the system-level, is an invaluable technique when designing complex systems. This approach means that: Problems can be fixed before the system integration and physical prototyping stages. Project delays can be avoided because engineers are able to quickly detect, and correct, problems that arise due to the interactions between different subsystems. Systems can be analyzed, and designs validated and improved with access to the underlying mathematics. By employing this approach, companies can reduce development risks, develop better products, and get to market faster.

Technical Papers

Model Driven Innovation with MapleSim

MapleSim's capabilities provide model-driven innovation by helping identify problems early in the engineering process.

Technical Papers

CAD Toolbox by Maplesoft Brochure

With the new MapleSim CAD Toolbox, you can see how your mechanical CAD models will behave as part of a larger, multidomain system, and apply MapleSim’s advanced analysis tools to improve your designs.

Brochures

Technological Superiority in Multi-Domain Physical Modeling and Simulation

Learn more about how MapleSim is uniquely designed to handle sophisticated systems to minimize your development time and costs.

Product Collateral

Changing Face of Robotics

Robotic technology has improved dramatically in the past decade, and applications are getting more exciting as well. Robots are cool again, and for engineers, designing the new generation of robots is one of the most exciting types of projects. While the prior generations stunned the world by sending men to the moon in the 1960s, this generation will soon make a robot dance better than Michael Jackson using new engineering and scientific techniques that empower and fuel the rapid pace of innovation within the modern robotics community. In the end, what was once the stuff of science fiction seems to be within reach for the engineering community.

Product Collateral

Transmission Modeling and Simulation with MapleSim

Maplesoft has developed a MapleSim library of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications. Built with guidance from several transmission manufacturers, this MapleSim library allows you to mix the best of physical models and empirical data to maximize model fidelity, optimize your designs, and improve overall vehicle fuel-efficiency.

Product Collateral

MapleSim Helps Reduce Development Time for ABB Crane Systems and Saves Money for its Customers

ABB Crane Systems asked Maplesoft Engineering Solutions experts to develop a new high-fidelity model of the container and ropes of large automatic cranes. Read about how this improved ABB's process.

Customer Stories

Maplesoft Engineering Solutions Team Helps FLSmidth Develop Revolutionary Mining Equipment

FLSmidth engaged the services of Maplesoft’s Engineering Solutions team to develop design and analysis tools that would help them design a Dual Truck Mobile Sizer (DTMS) - an innovative machine that can be relocated throughout a project, as the haul distances increase.

Customer Stories

MapleSim Breaks New Ground in Hardware-in-the-Loop Real-Time Simulation for Planetary Rovers

In the space industry, the design, building and testing of rover prototypes is extremely expensive and system testing typically does not occur until late in the design/testing process, leading to a long development time. In response to this, Dr. Amir Khajepour, Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems and Professor of Engineering in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department at the University of Waterloo (UW), and his team worked with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Maplesoft, to develop a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) test platform for solar powered planetary rovers.

Customer Stories

MapleSim to VisSim

Rapid physical modeling, analysis and model deployment to VisSim.

Brochures, Tutorials

Maplesoft Aerospace Datasheet

Overview of Maple and MapleSim's capabilities in relation to the aerospace industry.

Customer Stories, Product Collateral

Maplesoft Control Design Datasheet

Overview of Maple and MapleSim's capabilities specific for control design.

Customer Stories, Product Collateral

Maplesoft HEV Datasheet

Overview of Maple and MapleSim's capabilities for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

Customer Stories, Product Collateral