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MapleSim Helps Improve Your Golf Game
June 29, 2010

In the world of golf, players are always looking for ways to improve their game, and equipment manufacturers are always looking for ways to give their customers an edge. Cleveland Golf / Srixon, an internationally recognized maker of golf clubs with a strong tradition of innovation, wanted to explore ways to increase the performance of their drivers. Their engineers turned to MapleSim, a physical modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft, to help them in this project.

Shanghai Maglev Development Transportation Company uses MapleSim in their Modeling Projects
June 28, 2010

Engineers at the Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Company Ltd (SMTD) recently chose MapleSim, Maplesoft’s multi-domain modeling and simulation software, as a core part of a new commercially funded controls research laboratory.

MapleSim Used to Rapidly Develop a High Fidelity Multi-Domain Model of a Robotic Space Rover
May 17, 2010

Unmanned planetary exploration is a focus for many space research agencies worldwide today. To do this successfully, advanced autonomous robotic rovers are needed. 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), is working with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Maplesoft, and the Government of Canada, to develop a full solution for the power management system of autonomous rovers. Dr. Khajepour is a leading figure in mechatronics and robotics and he has chosen MapleSim, an advanced physical modeling tool from Maplesoft, as a key tool in his project.

Maple is used by Ulysse Nardin to lengthen the running time of new watches
January 18, 2010

Claude Bourgeois, an engineering consultant and former Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM) researcher, used Maple to model barrel springs made of composite materials compatible with deep etching on silicon. The use of composite materials should double the running time, i.e. the operating time of watches when they are at rest.

Broadcasting benefits of math and analysis software
October 5, 2009
Maple mathematics software is helping broadcast network operator Arqiva to model antennas and analyse systems, ensuring that broadcast signals are received over the specified range.
3-D Hall Sensor Algorithm Developed in Maple Produces a More Efficient Washing Machine Design
July 7, 2009
Dr. Frank Allmendinger leads a research and development project team at Marquardt GmbH, a German company that develops and manufactures switches and switching systems. Over the last three years, his team designed an innovative three-dimensional load and imbalance sensor, which is used in a new washing machine model from a well-known company in the "white goods" sector. The Marquardt group used Maple™ in this project. Dr. Allmendinger found Maple to be an invaluable tool, allowing him to work on complex problems such as modeling the magnetic fields, estimating the allowed tolerances for the magnet, and determining whether the tilt of the 3-D-Hall-Sensor module was within a very small tolerance of approximately two degrees.
Finding Faults
June 30, 2009
Bob Beasant is an engineer at Kelvatek, a supplier to the Electricity Supply Industry specializing in the low voltage distribution sector. He recently chose Maple™ and MapleSim™ as his preferred toolset because his projects demand superior modeling and simulation technology. He intends to use both tools to help him create new algorithms and improve existing ones in the field of fault location on underground electricity cables.
A Flight into the Future with MapleSim
April 7, 2009
Dr. Richard Gran is well placed to appreciate the benefits modern technology has brought to modeling and simulation. As a key member of the NASA team that designed the digital flight control system for the Apollo Lunar Module in the 1960s, he spent many months developing a FORTRAN simulation on an IBM 7090 to verify the design. Now the president and CEO of The Mathematical Analysis Company, he uses MapleSim™ to reduce the time it takes to develop physical models and prototype control systems. "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," he said.
Leading car manufacturer Renault solves unwanted engine noise and vibration using Maple
March 12, 2009
When an engine stops, several engine components take part in the process. Components can produce unwanted noise and vibrations when the engine slows down, which can lead to their deterioration. Jean-Louis Ligier, a Research and Development manager at Renault, and his team were tasked with determining the sources of these noises and vibrations in a 2.2 liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine. They found Maple to be the most efficient tool to model the engine and determine the source of the unwanted noise. More importantly, they also used Maple to determine a solution to the problem.
Applied mathematician uses Maple to simulate the biomechanics of human bone microstructure
February 11, 2009

Bone is a complex tissue, which is highly optimized for biological and mechanical functions. Researchers are currently examining how bone architecture changes with age and how it alters when various pathologies are present or absent. In particular, the prediction of bone fracture remains elusive.

Dr. Maria-Grazia Ascenzi of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), performs research in her Bone Micro-Mechanics laboratory to better understand bone micro-structures. She conducts experimental biomechanics on bone micro-specimens and uses the powerful computational abilities of Maple to model the percentages and orientations of the various elementary components and the details of fundamental micro-level units of compact bone.

MapleSim used in the field of renewable energy engineering
February 9, 2009

David Parker, an engineer with many years of experience working in electronics engineering and related fields, has always been interested in the topic of renewable energy, particularly solar energy. For a recent course on Laplace Transforms and Applications, Parker wrote a paper on the analysis in the s-domain of a series RLC circuit. In the paper, he predicts the response of a bandpass filter RLC circuit using theoretical Laplace transform techniques, and then compares his calculated results with simulated measurements from MapleSim and with the actual physical response of a breadboarded circuit. The resultant MapleSim simulations for frequency, impulse, step, and ramp responses matched the theoretical predictions extremely well.

“[My work] would have been much more difficult without Maple and MapleSim,” said Parker.

Engineering Innovator Creates Unique Applications Using MapleSim
December 4, 2008

MapleSim is a high-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation tool that is based on an intuitive block-diagram design. It allows engineers to simulate complex systems quickly by dragging, dropping, and connecting a wide range of pre-built physical components from multiple physical domains. It also provides an environment for creating new components.

Dr. Ed Melcarek, an experienced engineer based in Ontario, Canada, with a flair for creating small, unique, and very intriguing technical applications, recently discovered MapleSim. He exploited MapleSim’s innovative user interface and powerful engine to model the solutions in two creative projects.

Financial Engineers at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International Use Maple in Multi-asset Product Development
October 2, 2008
The latest release of Maple offers quantitative finance professionals a platform for maximizing their productivity and efficiency. Maple’s powerful mathematical engine and sophisticated algorithms deliver a rich environment for modeling financial products and for process optimization.  “In the world of financial options, analytical results are not always obvious, and testing for their existence can be a tedious and lengthy process. Employing Maple makes it very different; if a symbolic solution exists, Maple finds it quickly and correctly,” said Igor Hlivka of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International. He recently developed a series of applications using Maple for multi-asset product development and for deriving semi-analytical solutions to non-standard options where multivariate stochastic processes play a determining role
Electricité de France uses Maple to reduce secondary circuit risks in nuclear power plants
September 15, 2008
Maple was used by National Center of Nuclear Equipment (CNEN) of Electricité de France (EDF) in France to develop, validate, and research a predictive maintenance software program. The EDF software, called BRT-CICERO, is used to develop inspection programs for pipe networks in the engine rooms of French nuclear power plants.“We have been very impressed with the speed of Maple’s mathematical computation, graphical strength, and very strong interactive document interface. The automatic code generation, directly from equations, allowed us to automate and considerably speed up development of our validation tools,” commented Mr. Bouvier, who leads application development.
Maple Helps Improve Power Losses in DC-DC Converters
August 15, 2008

Everyone from business travelers to weekend warriors understands the importance of battery life and the frustration of dealing with drained laptop batteries. Because approximately 200 million computers are manufactured in the world each year, this issue is not trivial. Alan Elbanhawy, a power systems industry expert, investigates ways to optimize battery life in notebook computers.He worked with the widely popular engineering and mathematics software Maple from Maplesoft to develop three applications dealing in great depth with power loss mechanisms in these converters. The research helped engineers better understand the power losses inherent in these devices and enabled them to refine their design process, save energy, and help the environment.

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