Live Webinar - Driveline Modeling and Simulation: Challenges and Solutions for HIL Simulation
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 10:00am ET

IEEEIn this webcast, Dr. Derek Wright, MapleSim Product Manager, and Dr. Orang Vahid, Senior Modeling Engineer, at Maplesoft will present some of the challenges faced by hardware- and software-in-the-loop (HIL and SIL) simulation of complex driveline models. These models present unique difficulties to engineers wishing to do control design and validation via HIL and SIL simulation. Specifically, there is often a trade-off necessary between model fidelity and simulation speed that may necessitate model approximations and result in reduced effectiveness of the designed controllers. Discussion will include the role of Modelica and acausal modeling in achieving manageable physical models and how symbolic formulations can increase simulation speed without reducing model fidelity.


Dr. Derek Wright, MapleSim Product Manager, Maplesoft
Dr. Derek Wright received a Ph.D. degree in the collaborative electrical and biomedical engineering program at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research has focused on the physics of medical imaging, and he has also worked in the areas of robotics, control, analog and digital VLSI and board-level circuit design, and CCD cameras.

Dr. Orang Vahid, Senior Modeling Engineer, Maplesoft
Dr. Orang Vahid holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has over 10 years of experience in industry covering advanced dynamical systems, friction-induced vibration and control, automotive noise and vibration, and mechanical engineering design.

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Recorded SAE Webinar: Physical Models of Automotive Batteries for EV and HEV Applications

The automotive industry is in transformation. New generation vehicles deploying hybrid (HEV), fully electric (EV), and fuel cell powerplants are presenting significant challenges to automotive engineers. The complexity of the automobile has increased exponentially in the past decades with higher performance components and digital control. This has triggered a design revolution in the industry which stresses detailed modeling and simulation steps prior to committing to metal and plastic. With new generation vehicles the need for advanced physical modeling solutions is considerably greater due to increasing system complexity, and the battery is becoming one of the most critical components in alternative powerplant development.

This webinar covers new approaches to modeling and simulation for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and fully electric vehicle (EV) applications with particular emphasis on the development of high fidelity physical models of automotive batteries. Developed as part of the research program for the NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Research Chair for Mathematics-based Modeling and Design, these models will plug into comprehensive system models for HEV and EV applications. Conventional lead-acid, but also NiMH and Lithium battery models will be presented.


Video: Powerful Control Systems Design Tools
  From simple and intuitive model entry to insightful and complex analysis, this brief demonstration will illustrate how these tools allow you to assess the stability, controllability and sensitivity of your engineering system designs.
Rebound Rumble: To Drive or Not to Drive
  Dr. Lai is using MapleSim and Maple to help the team understand the principles involved and design their basketball-shooting robot. There are a number of factors governing the trajectory of a projectile. For the purpose of the competition, each team is really looking at what combinations of the shooter launch speed and launch angle for a given location within the game arena would be best to maximize the scoring.
Live Webinars
Featured: Driveline Modeling and Simulation: Challenges and Solutions for Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00am ET
Industry Applications of Maple 15
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 10:00 am ET
Automotive Applications of MapleSim. Part 2: High Fidelity Vehicle Dynamics
Thursday, March 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm AEST
A Guide to Evaluating MapleSim 5
Tuesday, March 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm AEST
Recorded Webinars
Modélisation, simulation et contrôle d’un robot gyropode avec MapleSim
Modeling High-Fidelity Models for Aerospace Mechatronics Applications
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Deploys Maplesoft Technology
Desktop Engineering, January 26, 2012

JPL is implementing Maple, MapleSim and MapleNet in its various projects. Whether creating America's first satellite, Explorer 1, sending the first robotic craft to the moon or exploring the edges of the solar system, JPL has been at the forefront of pushing the limits of exploration.
Maplesoft offers testing and assessment software for technical education
The Engineer (UK), January 4, 2012

Maple T.A. 8 testing and assessment software from Maplesoft is designed for technical education and research, and aims to help instructors to improve students’ comprehension.
Slapshot robot aims to create game-changing hockey sticks
DesignFax, December 20, 2011

MapleSim played a critical role in the design and development of the SlapShot XT. MapleSim allowed Hockey Robotics to efficiently and accurately simulate the coupled dynamic electrical and mechanical behavior of the equipment.

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