Announcing Maple 14 & MapleSim 4, SAE Webinar

Newsletter for May 2010

Maple 14 & MapleSim 4

Maple 14 & MapleSim 4

Announcing the release of MapleSim™ 4 , the high-performance, physical modeling and simulation tool, and Maple™14, the technical computing software for engineers, mathematicians, and scientists. These products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, which include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modeling techniques. MapleSim and Maple support cutting-edge research and enhance student comprehension in mathematics and technical subjects.
Maple 14
Maple 14

Maple 14 contains increased depth and breadth of math for engineering applications, including new control system design tools, linearization tools, and new solvers that allow engineers to apply advanced techniques to control design problems. Enhanced performance means solutions can be found even faster, and larger problems can be tackled. Maple 14 also introduces the MapleCloud™ Document Exchange, a revolutionary way to create, share, and receive technical documents all within a single integrated environment. Other new tools and resources that improve the work environment include expanded connectivity with MATLAB® through the integration of the Maple Toolbox for MATLAB directly into Maple 14, and improved search capabilities for the help system.

MapleSim 4

MapleSim 4

MapleSim 4 introduces a new 3-D construction feature which saves engineers significant time when developing multibody models. MapleSim provides instant, realistic feedback of multibody systems by dynamically rendering the model as it is built. In addition, the 3-D construction environment lets engineers add and manipulate multibody components in 3-D. Other new features include flexible probe management tools, including an easy way to add new probes to previous simulation results without having to rerun the simulation; a new semi-stiff solver that provides good results for stiff systems without the overhead formulation costs of a true stiff solver, and new and enhanced analysis tools, including tools for working with multibody equations.

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SAE Webinar: Challenges in Embedded Systems Modeling and Control in Vehicle Design

Modern motor vehicles are studies in complexity. Today’s car or motorcycle embodies technology that was unthinkable a generation ago but is 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 development have already empowered vehicle OEMs to increase design efficiency and effectiveness. But what lies ahead for vehicle engineers? This webinar offers a unique industry perspective on how engineers are currently doing design and how they’ll design in the future.

Dr. Joseph Lomonaco will offer his insights based on his rich experience as an engineer with Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. He is a seasoned expert in model-based vehicle design and has recently explored new possibilities for increasing design capacity for the vehicle industry.

Dr. Tom Lee, Vice President of the Maplesoft Application Engineering Group, will show how advanced engineering systems can be more efficiently designed, modeled, and simulated, using a number of real-world applications from industry.

You can register for this webinar here.


Maplesoft Blog Posts
Find out what's happening at the heart of Maplesoft, and provide your comments and feedback to the Maplesoft experts.
Volumes by Slicing
Dr. Robert Lopez
In a recent Webex presentation, I was asked if Maple could do for the method of slices what its Volume of Revolution tutor does for finding the volume of a solid of revolution. Read More>>
Making the obvious…well…obvious
Samir Khan
A short time ago, I created a simple hydraulic network in MapleSim, and after experimenting with some of the parameters, found it gave the same behaviour as an electric circuit I’d modeled earlier. Read More>>
MapleSim and Planetary Motions
Dr. Gilbert Lai
Our solar system was created in three hours… well, at least that was how long it took for me to create a model of it in MapleSim. Read More>>
To see all Maplesoft blog posts, click here.


Tips & Techniques

Classroom Tips and Techniques: Classroom Tips and Techniques: A Note on Parametric Plotting
Author: Dr. Robert Lopez

Under suitable conditions, the equations f(x, y, t) = g(x, y, t) and g(x, y, t) = 0 define the curve x = x(t), y = y(t) parametrically. If the algebra permits an explicit solution, the resulting curve can be drawn with Maple's basic parametric plotting functionality. However, when the algebra is recalcitrant, the equations must be solved numerically for a sequence of points, or converted to differential equations that are solved numerically. All three of these alternatives are explored in this month's article.

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



Application Center Highlights

A new approach to Sheppard’s corrections
Author: Maplesoft

Sheppard's corrections are formulae which improve the computation of moments when data are grouped into classes.


The CayleyDickson Algebra from 4D to 256D
Author: Michael Carter

Hermitian Matrices
Author: Ali Abu Oam
A Coin Toss Game with Bluffing
Author: Marcus Davidsson
To access the Maplesoft Application Center, click here.


Maplesoft Webinar Series
Introduction to Maple T.A.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 2:00 pm ET.

Getting Started with Maple 14 Academic for Evaluators
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 2:00 pm ET.

Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite
Tuesday, May 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's press coverage.

Maplesoft Announces Simultaneous Release of MapleSim 4 and Maple 14
Design World , April 30, 2010

Extract: “These products are based on Maplesoft’s core technologies, which include the symbolic computation  engine and physical modeling techniques. Together, these technologies provide tools for design, modeling, and high-performance simulation, including real-time and hardware-in-the-loop applications.”

Maplesoft updates Maple T.A. assessment tool
Engineering Talk, April 21, 2010

Extract:“Maple TA 6 enables significant levels of integration with course-management systems, as well as internationalisation (sic) tools and increased performance, offering a smooth, streamlined experience for instructors and students working in these environments.”

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

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