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The Power Behind Battery Design
September 20, 2012
Design Solutions
“Simulation results showed that the model is viable and, as a result of MapleSim’s lossless symbolic techniques for automatically producing an optimal set of equations, the number of governing equations was significantly reduced, resulting in a computationally efficient system. This HEV model can be used for design, control, and prediction of vehicle handling performance under different driving scenarios.”
How to Engineer a Planetary Rover
August 22, 2012
Automotive Design and Production
“Listen to Dr. Amir Khajepour, Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems and professor of Engineering at the University of Waterloo: “MapleSim was found to be the ideal environment for this application due to its multidomain abilities, use of symbolic simplification for higher computational efficiency and ease of connectivity to LabVIEW.”
Space Equipment Gets in the Loop - MapleSim breaks new ground in HIL real-time simulation for planetary rovers
August 7, 2012
Desktop Engineering
“In the space industry, the design, building and testing of rover prototypes is extremely expensive. System testing typically does not occur until late in the design/testing process, leading to a long development period. In response to this, Dr. Amir Khajepour, Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems and a 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... the main advantage of their approach is that it significantly reduces the overall development time in the project. In addition, it allows for component testing under dangerous scenarios without the risk of damaging a full rover prototype.”
Software extends hardware-in-the-loop real-time simulation
June 25, 2012
EE Times
“The team's approach allows component testing within a simulation loop before a full rover prototype is available, essentially creating a virtual testing environment for the component under test by “tricking” it into thinking it is operating within a full prototype. Using the MapleSim modeling and simulation tool, high fidelity and computationally efficient models were created for this real-time application.”
MapleSim breaks new ground in HIL real-time simulation for planetary rovers
June 12, 2012
DesignFax
“Using MapleSim, the modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft, high-fidelity and computationally efficient models were created for this real-time application...Using this test platform, scenarios that are hard to replicate in a lab setup, such as the Martian environment, or components that are not yet available, can be modeled while hardware components that are available can communicate with these software models for real-time simulations.”
Clearpath Robotics Design Technologies And Software
May 30, 2012
Control Engineering
“Software modeling is important for robotics. Clearpath Robotics uses Maplesoft’s MapleSim, an intuitive multidomain modeling and simulation environment including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, thermal, and signal-flow systems... MapleSim helps overcome these challenges because of its exceptional 3-D multibody dynamics and multidomain modeling capabilities.”
Multi-Domain Modeling Aids in the Movement of Automated Guide Vehicles
May 30, 2012
Control Engineering
“ Clearpath frequently needs to design robots based on a new set of requirements, different surface conditions, robot size and shape, or performance criteria. The software models can be highly parameterized, so they provide an ideal rapid prototyping environment for creating new designs. They build base models in which many elements that would be traditionally assigned a fixed value are actually implemented as symbolic parameters, so that they can easily explore the effects of changing these design elements without the need to create a new model.”
MapleSim Breaks New Ground in Hardware-in-the-Loop Real-Time Simulation for Planetary Rovers
May 22, 2012
Product Design and Development
Using this test platform, scenarios that are hard to replicate in a lab setup, such as the Martian environment, or components that are not yet available, can be modeled while hardware components that are available can communicate with these software models for real-time simulations. The goal is to progressively add hardware components to the simulation loop as they become available. In this way, system testing takes place even without all the hardware components, bridging the gap between the design and testing phases.
MapleSim Breaks New Ground in Hardware-in-the-Loop Real-Time Simulation for Planetary Rovers
May 14, 2012
Green Technology TMCnet.com
“The main advantage of this approach is that it significantly reduces the overall development time in the project. In addition, this allows for component testing under dangerous scenarios without the risk of damaging a full rover prototype.”
Simulation Speeds Quadricopter Designs
March 30, 2012
Design Product News
Typically, design engineers resort to making various model simplifications or compromises for the model; ultimately, this reduces the accuracy and effectiveness of the simulation process. Since MapleSim automatically derives the system equations directly from the model diagram, the Quanser engineers developed a very high fidelity model with gyroscopic effects in very little time and with little effort.
Physical modeling and simulation software
March 30, 2012
Automotive Engineering International (SAE)
They (researchers) have found the symbolic approach in MapleSim to be an effective way to develop simulation models that have fast real-time speeds for hardware-in-the-loop testing and very high fidelity compared to models created in conventional modeling tools. The system equations for the multidomain model of a hybrid-electric vehicle are generated automatically by MapleSim.
Slapshot robot aims to create game-changing hockey sticks
December 20, 2011
DesignFax
MapleSim played a critical role in the design and development of the SlapShot XT. MapleSim allowed Hockey Robotics to efficiently and accurately simulate the coupled dynamic electrical and mechanical behavior of the equipment. MapleSim enabled the concurrent study of the flexible body deformation and rigid body motion of the machines, which is a very difficult, time-consuming, and error-prone task when done by hand. It also allowed company engineers to quickly prototype the designs and investigate the coupled motion of the mechanisms easily.
Real Numbers
November 9, 2011
Design Engineering
In engineering research, detail is vital. Researchers must not only develop models quickly, but they also require in-depth analytical tools to help them understand on a fundamental level the intricacies of their models. Researchers at many academic institutions have adopted MapleSim, advanced physical modeling software from Maplesoft, as a key tool in their engineering research activities (see page 24 using link below).
Simulation de la marche rapide
November 4, 2011
MSM Magazine (Switzerland)
A 2-page article in this magazine, with lots of images, get home the story of MapleSim’s success in humanoid robots.
Hockey Robots Stresses Sticks with Slap Shots
October 28, 2011
Design News
MapleSim let Hockey Robotics efficiently simulate the coupled dynamic electrical and mechanical behavior of the equipment, while also letting the team quickly prototype the designs and investigate the motion of the mechanisms. With MapleSim, the team was also able to concurrently study the flexible body deformation and rigid body motion of the robot -- a task, McPhee said, that would have been extremely time-consuming and error-prone if done by hand.
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