The Maple Reporter Academic
 Welcome to the Maple Reporter Newsletter!
Newsletter for February 2008

This month’s issue highlights the extensive collection of complimentary training materials on the Maplesoft site, and the new Welcome Center. In addition, read and download the latest additions to the Maplesoft Application Center such as Applications of Numerical Continuation Methods-ODE-IVP Approach, where the numerical continuation method is applied to a surface-surface intersection problem and kinematic analysis of a four-bar mechanism. Also, don’t miss this month’s Tips & Techniques:  Working with the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB.

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News & Announcements
Complimentary Training Materials from Maplesoft
Maplesoft offers a comprehensive set of complementary training materials. From complete training videos to recorded training seminars to downloadable documentation, you have many options to get up to speed with Maplesoft products.

New Maplesoft Welcome Center
Whether you are new to the Maplesoft community, or have just renewed a long held Maple license, the Welcome Center offers all of Maplesoft's key user resources in one central location. In the Welcome Center you can view sample applications, participate in user forums, access exclusive premium content, and listen to Podcasts. In addition, you will have access to our support services, be able to view training videos, download user manuals, and much more



Tips & Techniques

Maple Tips & Techniques: Working with the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB
Author: Maplesoft

Visit Tips & Techniques on the Maplesoft Website for more applications.



Application Center Highlights

Applications of Numerical Continuation, ODE-IVP Approach
Author: Hakan Tiftikci
In this application, the numerical continuation method is applied to a
surface-surface intersection problem and kinematic analysis of a common
mechanism called four-bar. The approach employed in this application is to convert a nonlinear equation system to a differential system which in turn describes an ODE-IVP problem. Applications of numerical continuation methods include determination of trim point of an aircraft, envelope of moving planar shapes and inverse kinematics of serial manipulators.

Hankel Matrix
Author: Prof. Josef Betten
Deflection of the Prismatic Beams on Elastic Winkler Foundation
Author: Prof. Marcin M Kaminski

Introduction to Differential Equations
Author: Prof. Carl Madigan

Pi Theorem Application
Author: Mr. Lee R. Partin

Second Order Theory of Deflections for the Linear Elastic Isotropic Beams
Author: Prof. Marcin M Kaminski

Stacking Patterns for Boxes within a Volume
Author: Mr. Lee R. Partin


Maplesoft Webinar Series
Featured Webinar
Advanced Research Techniques in Mechatronics: Vehicle Dynamic Modeling in Steer-by-Wire Systems
Tuesday, March 18 2008: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm EST

This Webinar will present the work of Dr. Venkat Krovi and his innovative application of new design software tools to accelerate the model development process and simultaneously increase model fidelity. Dr. Krovi is an accomplished researcher and an authority in the full design lifecycle approach to mechanical and mechatronic design.
   
Prototype and Simulate Vehicle Systems using Maplesoft’s Design Engineering Tools
February 20, 2008: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Maple Connectivity Tools for Simulink®/MATLAB®
February 27, 2008: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


For further details or to enroll in a Webinar please click here.

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Maplesoft in the Press
Here are some highlights of this past month's press coverage.

Driving Innovation
Scientific Computing World
Maplesoft’s work with Ford Motor Company in the area of chain drive system resonance is discussed in an article on the use of scientific software in the automotive industry. Jack Liu of Ford tells the magazine how Maple helped his team determine the exact location of the noise source and the problematic noise peak.
Japanese Research into Robotics Leads the Way to Physical Modeling and Genuine Innovation
Desktop Engineering
In this article, Tom Lee talks about Japan leading the world in the area of robotics with leading and cutting edge research, and how Maplesoft products are playing a key role in this development.
Software Review: Software Speeds Engineering Calculations
Machine Design
In a review of Maple 11 published in Machine Design, Bill Fane gives a thumbs-up to the cool new features in the product that help engineers and designers solve equations easily.

Forum Founded by Maplesoft Lets Group Share Ideas and Evolve New Processes
Desktop Engineering
A closer look at the Physical Modeling Consortium founded by Maplesoft.

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Featured Webinar

Advanced Research Techniques in Mechatronics: Vehicle Dynamic Modeling in Steer-by-Wire Systems
Tuesday, March 18 2008: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm EST


Upcoming Events
SAE 2008
April 14-17, 2008
Cobo Center, Detroit, MI

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