Accelerating Mechatronics Applications with MapleSim and Symbolic Computation
One of the unique aspects of MapleSim is its integration with Maplesoft's symbolic computational engine, Maple. By leveraging Maple's symbolic capabilities, MapleSim is not only able to automatically formulate a concise set of governing equations, but it is also able to transform these equations into efficient real-time code. This presentation will detail how the use of symbolics benefits this process, and how this approach differs from numerical techniques used by other software tools. Specific applications of these techniques to mechatronic systems will be used to demonstrate their effectiveness. As well, a case study showing the entire model-development-to-HIL process for a vehicle stability controller will be presented.