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Newsletter for September 2009

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IEEE Spectrum Tech Insider Webinar Series - Getting the Most from MATLAB® and Simulink® with Symbolic Computation

IEEE Spectrum OnlineThursday, September 24th, at 2pm Eastern Time.

This webinar offers a series of powerful and practical techniques for reducing the time and effort required to develop engineering applications and models. For MATLAB® users, this means significantly greater flexibility in your applications. Although symbolic computation techniques have been an important part of the MATLAB® and Simulink® community for many years, recent developments in the technology have triggered a new generation of applications and techniques that are helping engineers respond to emerging complexities in modeling and design.

Efficient parameter analysis, a dramatically increased capability in mathematical computation, and a rich documentation environment for managing, presenting, and archiving results, are some of the immediate benefits from the appropriate symbolic strategies. In specific fields such as control systems, or dynamic modeling, the right symbolic tools can reduce modeling time from months to days while dramatically increasing model performance.

To register for this webinar, click here.

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Maplesoft announces partnership with Siemens PLM Software

Maplesoft™ announced a partnership with Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. Maple™, the technical computing software from Maplesoft, supplies important analysis capabilities to CAD systems, giving users of NX™ software, the digital product development solution from Siemens PLM Software, the ability to use the computational power of Maple to analyze and optimize designs.

Maple 13 delivers a broad suite of math and analysis tools in an interface that scales easily from quick design calculations to full application development. From the world's most robust math engine and live design documentation to CAD connectivity and code generation, Maple supports all stages of the design lifecycle. Using Maple, design engineers can answer questions such as “What are the mathematical relationships between objects?” and “How do changes to object properties impact other objects?” NX connectivity also provides a convenient way to start Maple from within the NX environment.

To read the entire article, click here.

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Upgrade to Maple 13 and/or MapleSim 2 before September 30th, 2009 and save 15%

Click here or call 1-800-267-6583 to upgrade today!

If you are a user of any version of Maple prior to Maple 10, this is your final upgrade opportunity - upgrade discounts, and any special upgrade promotions that we offer will not be available to users of versions prior to Maple 10 after September 30th, 2009.

If you own a version of Maple prior to Maple 10, you have until September 30th to take advantage of both the regular upgrade discounts and the additional 15% off. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

*This promotion is available until September 30th, 2009 on a single-user upgrade purchase of Maple 13 and only in Canada and the USA. For multiple purchases of Maple 13, please call 1-800-267-6583. Pricing may vary for other Maple license options and multiple license purchases.

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Maplesoft Blog Posts

Find out what's happening at the heart of Maplesoft, and provide your comments and feedback to the Maplesoft experts.

An “Animated” Conversation
This week I decided to do some research and find out the details of how to make model animations with MapleSim by adding in CAD drawing files of the component parts. Read More>>

Hardware-in-the-Loop Vehicle Stability Control Test Application with MapleSim and LabVIEW
At the recent Vehicle Dynamics Expo in Stuttgart, I presented an example that demonstrates the speed with which you can perform the complete model-development-to-HIL process for a vehicle stability controller using MapleSim. Read More>>

Man, what a ride!!
Recently, we were asked by a designer of thrill rides if we could help them define a design tool that would allow them to push the envelope in rider experience, while considering engineering constraints and, of course, rider safety. Read More>>

Which Way Is Up? - Thoughts on Orientation
It’s been nearly ten years since I first walked onto the University of Waterloo campus as a freshly minted undergraduate, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and eager to learn all about electrical engineering. Read More>>

To see all Maplesoft blog posts, click here.

Application Center Highlights
Application
Application

Ramachandran Map
Author: Prof. Godfrey Beddard

The Ramachandram map is a plot of the phi vs psi torsion angles in a protein and is formed by adding a point at (phi, psi) for each amino acid residue. The atom coordinates are read in from a .pdb which result from an x-ray analysis of a protein crystal. The coordinates of many proteins are stored in the RCSB PDB data bank. Read More>>

Yahoo Finance in Maple
Author: Marcus Davidsson
Creep Functions and Creep Sprectra
Author: Prof. Josef Betten
Optimal Portfolio Allocation and Economic Utility
Authors: Prof. Steven Dunbar
Shengjie Guo



To access the Maplesoft Application Center, click here.
Application

Tips & Techniques

MapleSim Tips and Techniques: Creating a Simple Temperature-Dependent Resistor using Custom Components
Author: Maplesoft

This article looks at creating a temperature dependent resistor using MapleSim’s custom component template.

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

 

Maplesoft Webinar Series

Symbolic Computing Using the Maple Toolbox For MATLAB®
Friday, September 18, 2009 2:00 pm ET.

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For many years, The MathWorks® has resold the Maple engine under the product names Symbolic Math Toolbox and Extended Symbolic Math Toolbox. These products were designed for high performance symbolic computations. Effective September 28, 2008, the Maple engine is now being sold exclusively by Maplesoft. Many users rely on the world’s best symbolic computation engine, Maple, for their critical day-to-day work. With access to the Maple symbolic engine, formulating robust solutions is easier and faster than with numeric computation alone, enabling you to obtain highly accurate results.

The Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® is a technical computing solution that tightly integrates Maple with MATLAB®, providing direct access to all the commands, variables, and functions of each product while working in either environment.

In this webinar and Q&A session, you will see:

- How the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® creates seamless interoperability between Maple and MATLAB®, making it easy to work in either environment
- How you can leverage the extensive functionality available in order to use the tools that are best suited to your specific task
- A wide range of applications in which the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB® can help you work more effectively and efficiently
- How to conveniently manage and document your work as you develop solutions

You will also find out how you can get your free copy of the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB®!

Advanced Analysis of MapleSim Templates Part 2
Monday, September 21, 2009 2:00 pm ET.

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In the second part of this introductory webinar, users will learn how to use some of MapleSim’s templates to further investigate their models. The templates to be reviewed are Data Generation, Sensitivity Analysis, Random Data Generation, and Monte Carlo Simulation.

E-Symposium: Challenges In Embedded Systems Modeling and Control In Vehicle Design
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 12:00 pm ET.

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Joseph P. Lomonaco
Senior Model-Based Design Engineer
Harley Davidson Motor Co.

Modern motor vehicles are studies in complexity. Today’s car or motorcycle embodies technology that was unthinkable a generation ago but are now absolutely essential to achieve the performance, fuel efficiency, affordability, and quality that consumers demand. This has fundamentally transformed engineering practice as the digital revolution meets motor realities head on. Modeling software, digital control techniques, and hardware in the loop (HIL) simulation, are now essential tools in modern design and techniques such as model-based design has already empowered vehicle OEMs to increase design efficiency and effectiveness. But what lies ahead for vehicle engineer? This seminar offers a unique industry perspective on how engineers are currently doing design and how they’ll design in the future. Engineer Joseph Lomonaco will offer his insights based on his rich experience with the Harley Davidson Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation. He is a seasoned expert in model-based vehicle design and has recently explored new possibilities for increasing design capacity for the vehicle industry.

About the speaker:

Joe Lomonaco has been on the leading edge of automotive embedded systems for over a decade. His experience spans a wide range of modeling topics and includes work for Chrysler, Mercedes Research and Development, and most recently the Harley Davidson. He holds degrees from Purdue University, and Oakland University.

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IEEE Webinar: Getting the Most from MATLAB® and Simulink® with Symbolic Computation
Thursday, September 24, 2009 2:00 pm ET.

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This seminar offers a series of powerful and practical techniques for reducing the time and effort required to develop engineering applications and models. For MATLAB users, this means significantly greater flexibility in your applications. Although symbolic computation techniques have been an important part of the MATLAB® and Simulink® community for many years, recent developments in the technology have triggered a new generation of applications and techniques that are helping engineers respond to emerging complexities in modeling and design. Efficient parameter analysis, a dramatically increased capability in mathematical computation, and a rich documentation environment for managing, presenting, and archiving results, are some of the immediate benefits from the appropriate symbolic strategies. In specific fields such as control systems, or dynamic modeling, the right symbolic tools can reduce modeling time from months to days while dramatically increasing model performance.

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Optimization Using Maple
Friday, September 25, 2009 2:00 pm ET.

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Many scientific and engineering applications have to obey tight performance tolerances. Initial designs are often sub-optimal, and to arrive at better operating conditions, manual iterative processes using, for example, calculators or spreadsheets, are applied. This can take many hours, or even days. Often the solution obtained through such processes is still far from adequate. Over the last few decades, software tools boasting advanced nonlinear systems modeling and optimization algorithms have become significantly simpler to use, and no longer require specialized knowledge; this has accelerated the productivity of technical professionals across all domains. With Maple, you can take the result of over twenty-five years of continual investment in basic research and design to better model and optimize scientific and engineering designs in less time.

This webinar will demonstrate, through several applications, how Maple provides an easy-to-use environment for advanced modeling and optimization. Within Maple, you can take advantage of some of the most advanced optimization techniques in the world. In addition, Maple provides thousands of functions for integral transforms, ODE, PDE, and DAE solving, linear algebra, statistics, signal processing, and much more. Maple’s computational engine can tackle your most complex mathematical problems.

You will also see how the Global Optimization Toolbox (GOT) can be used with Maple. Through the use of advanced optimization algorithms, the Global Optimization Toolbox finds the best solution for models that have many possible (local and “true” global) solutions. Maple and the GOT support a consistent modeling and optimization framework that not only delivers a solution in seconds or minutes, but is also based on rigorous mathematical techniques that ensure a global search based numerical approximation of the best possible solution.

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MapleSim Training
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:00 pm ET.

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This MapleSim Training webinar is a 1 hour session that demonstrates how to get started with MapleSim. It starts with a step-by-step introduction to the MapleSim modeling environment. It also provides details on using Maple 13 for further analysis of MapleSim models, multibody system modeling, and creating custom components.

If you would like to see how MapleSim can help you in your modeling and simulation, fill out an evaluation form for the opportunity to try MapleSim for yourself. For an evaluation copy of MapleSim, please click here.

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

Missed a Webinar? Check out our recorded Webinar section where you can browse and view recordings of past Webinars.



Maplesoft In The Press

Here are some highlights of this past month press coverage.

Maplesoft Gets Visual with MapleSim 2
Design News, September 10, 2009

Extract: “With the powerful Maple technical computing software at its core and with new 3-D animation and visualization capabilities, Maplesoft's MapleSim 2 multi-domain modeling and simulation tool goes a long way to improving engineer's insight into designs.”

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Share the engineering wealth with MapleNet
DesignFax, September 8, 2009

Extract: “MapleNet 13 is an easy and convenient tool for sharing live calculations, interactive technical documents, and mathematical services over the Internet.”

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In addition to these articles, check out the Media Center for all the latest coverage on Maplesoft.


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Maplesoft Events

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Product Lifecycle Management Road Map 2009
Sept. 22, 2009 - Sept. 23, 2009
Detroit, Michigan


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Automotive Testing Expo North America
Oct. 27, 2009 - Oct. 29, 2009
The Rock Financial Showplace, Novi, MI, USA

See Maplesoft at trade shows, conferences, and other events throughout the world. Find out where

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