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Automotive: Powertrain Design and Control


Maplesoft’s suite of engineering tools reduces the burden of developing high-fidelity models of automotive powertrain systems, including engines, transmissions, brakes, and drivelines. Compared to traditional simulation tools, Maplesoft’s next-generation graphical tools for model development and analysis dramatically reduce the time and cost of up-front analysis, virtual prototyping, and parameter optimization of system designs.

Maple and MapleSim are used extensively in powertrain control applications. The product suite includes tools for easily transferring work into an existing design toolchain, such as MATLAB® and Simulink®, and is especially useful for hardware-in-the-loop simulations.

Products:

MapleSim
MapleSim
High-performance multi-domain modeling and simulation.

Maple
Maple
The essential technical computing software for today’s automotive engineers.


MapleSim Simulink Connector
MapleSim Driveline Component Library
Mix the best of physical models and empirical data to maximize model fidelity, optimize your designs, and improve overall vehicle fuel-efficiency.


Global Optimization Toolbox
Global Optimization Toolbox
World-class optimization technology in an intuitive environment. Ideal for parameter estimation, model fitting and controller tuning.

MapleSim Simulink Connector
MapleSim Connector
Automatic generation of Simulink® S-functions from MapleSim models. The generated ANSI-C code is compatible with Simulink® Coder™ for simulation on supported platforms such as dSPACE, xPC Target, and B&R Automation Studio Target for Simulink®.
MapleSim Control Design Connector
MapleSim Control Design Toolbox
A solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim's exceptional plant modeling capabilities to support control design.
MapleSim LabVIEW Connector
MapleSim™ Connector for LabVIEW™ and NI VeriStand™ Software
Automatic generation of LabVIEW™ user-code blocks for fast execution within LabVIEW™ and the LabVIEW™ real-time platform.
MapleSim Connector for dSpace
MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems
With the MapleSim Connector for dSPACE® Systems, you can streamline your development process by automatically converting your high-performance, high-fidelity MapleSim models into real-time applications running on a dSPACE platform.
MapleSim Tire Component Library
MapleSim Tire Component Library
The MapleSim Tire Component Library provides MapleSim users with industry standard tire force model components such as Fiala, Calspan, and Pacejka’s magic tire formula.
MapleSim Driveline Component Library
MapleSim Driveline Component Library
The MapleSim Driveline Component Library is a collection of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications.
Optimus
Optimus
Identify optimal design parameters for complex Maple and MapleSim design problems. (Third-party product)

Sample Applications
Cycle by Cycle Engine

Dual Clutch Transmission

Mean-Value Internal Combustion Engine Model
Battery Startup






User Stories
Automotive Battery Model Gives Better Results

Automotive battery model gives better results

Creating an electrical and thermal model of a lead-acid automotive battery.

Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process

Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process

Exploring new design frontiers in the automotive industry.

Maple helps Ford with predictions of chain drive system resonances

Maple helps Ford with predictions of chain drive system resonances

Ford sets out to understand the source of noise from chain drive system resonances.

Renault solves unwanted engine noise and vibration using Maple

Renault solves unwanted engine noise and vibration using Maple

A team is tasked with determining the sources of noise and vibration in a turbo diesel engine.

Renault uses Maple to estimate the risk of an engine seizing

Renault uses Maple to estimate the risk of an engine seizing

Renault develops a model to describe a lubricated mechanical system, to predict engine seizure.

 
Automotive battery model gives better results
Modeling and simulation of vehicle dynamics for better design process
Maple helps Ford with predictions of chain drive system resonances
Renault solves unwanted engine noise and vibration using Maple
Renault uses Maple to estimate the risk of an engine seizing

John McPhee talking about his work with Toyota

Automotive Resources
Whitepapers: Transmission Modeling and Simulation with MapleSim
Whitepapers: Mean-Value Internal Combustion Engine Model
Recorded Webinar Series: Simplifying Advanced Engineering Modeling with MapleSim
Blog: Hardware-in-the-Loop Vehicle Stability Control Test Application with MapleSim and LabVIEW
Plant Modeling Consortium: An association of leading organizations promoting the development of new design techniques for automotive and related industries
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