Recorded Space Webinar, Physical Modeling Group

Newsletter for February 2010

Complex physical modeling in less than two days!

Military & AerospaceThank you to everyone who attended our webinar with the PennWell Group on January 27th. A recording is now available here.

This webinar presents an overview of modeling and simulation of space systems using physical modeling techniques derived from symbolic model formulation techniques. Featuring Dr. Tom Lee, Maplesoft VP of Applications Engineering, and Dr. Amir Khajepour, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems at the University of Waterloo.


Introducing Maplesoft Application Briefs!

Maplesoft products are used in diverse application areas including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy and finance. Application briefs demonstrate how the power of Maplesoft technology can be applied to your work.


Automotive Battery Model Give Better Results by Incorporating Both Electrical and Thermal Characteristics
The challenge of this project was to create an electrical and thermal model of a lead-acid automotive battery.



Excavator Component Supplier Reduces Effort, Improves Results, and Satisfies Clients by Replacing Aging In-House Software with Modern Modeling Tools
The company’s challenge is to easily create a model of the entire system that is detailed enough to predict the behavior of the system accurately when its component is attached.

To review all Maplesoft Application Briefs, click here.


Join the Physical Modeling Group on LinkedIn

We would like to invite you to join the Physical Modeling Group on LinkedIn. Hosted by Maplesoft, this group is a platform where professionals from around the world can discuss techniques and trends in physical modeling.

Physical Modeling refers to modeling techniques that better represent the physics and the mathematics of a system. The concept is simple: develop virtual models of things before committing them to metal or plastic. This way, if there are any conceptual flaws, they reveal themselves in a virtual environment where they are much easier to fix. This concept of creating a computer-based model to analyze, test, improve and optimize the design before actually building it is changing the way engineers develop their solutions.

To become a member of the Physical Modeling Group on LinkedIn, click here.


Maplesoft Blog Posts
Find out what's happening at the heart of Maplesoft, and provide your comments and feedback to the Maplesoft experts.
Getting Things Done
Around the time that Windows 98 was at its most popular, I used to dabble in programming Windows user interfaces with Visual C++ and the help of several thick MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) manuals. Read More>>
Visualizing a Parallel Field in a Curved Manifold
It was 1992 when Mel Maron and I had just published the third edition of Numerical Analysis: A Practical Approach. Read More>>

Speaking of Languages…
I’ve always been a big fan of languages and even a bigger fan of those who readily master multiple languages with relative ease. Read More>>

An Analytical Model of Mornings in the Wright Household
I’m not a morning person. Well, that’s not entirely true: I am not particularly a morning person, but relative to my wife, Amy, I seem awfully crusty and curmudgeonly for about an hour after waking up. Read More>>
What’s Next in Analytical Computing?
Ten years ago, I wrote an article for Dr. Dobb’s Journal on Analytical Computing. Many of the techniques I discussed there, like hybrid symbolic-numeric computing and automated code generation have since revealed themselves as indispensable tools for engineering. Read More>>

To see all Maplesoft blog posts, click here.

Application Center Highlights
Complex physical modeling in less than two days!

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Viscoplastic Materials
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To access the Maplesoft Application Center, click here.

Maplesoft Webinar Series
Applications of MapleSim in the Automotive Industry
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:00 pm ET.

MapleSim Training 2: Advanced Techniques for Complex Modeling Applications
Thursday, February 25, 2010 2:00 pm ET.


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.

MapleSim Connector for LabVIEW & NI VeriStand
Product Design & Development , Jan. 26, 2010

Extract: “Maplesoft has announced a product upgrade that extends connectivity to key hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) products from National Instruments (NI). In addition to connectivity to NI LabVIEW, this updated MapleSim add-on also lets users connect to the new NI VeriStand product. NI VeriStand is a ready-to-use software environment for configuring real-time testing applications, including HIL test systems”
Maplesoft Adds to Automotive Models with Tire Components
Automotive Engineering , Jan. 14, 2010

Extract: “Maplesoft announced an add-on component library for its physical modeling and simulation product MapleSim. The MapleSim Tire Component Library lets you extend your multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire components.”

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

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