MapleSim 3, SAE Webinar, European Roadshow, PTS 5.0

Newsletter for November 2009

Complex physical modeling in less than two days!

IEEE Spectrum OnlineMaplesoft is pleased to announce the launch of MapleSim 3, the newest version of Maplesoft's modeling and simulation tool, together with several new products that will help engineers better manage the complexity of engineering modeling and simulation problems.

Around the world MapleSim is helping engineering educators meet the challenges of complex physical modeling projects. It is the ideal software package for developing models for multi-domain engineering systems, including sophisticated plant models for control systems development, and highly efficient models for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation.

Please take a few moments to explore the MapleSim 3 demo gallery packed with new examples, find out what’s new, take advantage of complimentary evaluation opportunities, or review your purchasing options, here.

Maplesoft is also pleased to announce the release of the MapleSim Control Design Toolbox which provides a solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim’s exceptional plant modeling capabilities to support control design, as well as the MapleSim LabVIEW® Connector which integrates MapleSim's rich modeling environment into the popular LabVIEW real-time platform from National Instruments (NI).

Next Steps:

BUY NOW! Visit the Maplesoft Web Store, or call 1-800-267-6583.

To request an evaluation, click here.

To request a price quote, click here.

If you are located outside the U.S. and Canada, click here to contact your local partner.

register Webinar with the SAE: Accelerating the Design of Embedded Control Systems for Vehicle Applications

Complex physical modeling in less than two days!The computerization of automotive functionality over recent years has been nothing short of miraculous. Digital control systems have fundamentally changed the way automotive engineers think about and perform the task of design. As good as the processes are today, most OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers are openly admitting concern over emerging design challenges. Tomorrow’s cars must be greener, safer, just as fast or even faster, and cheaper than today’s cars. The consequent demands that these seemingly conflicting requirements put on the modern control system are enormous. The plant models now demand a level of fidelity that would literally suck months from an engineering team, and in many cases, resulting models may not have the speed necessary to support HIL simulations.

This seminar is about accelerating these tasks through the emerging generation of engineering modeling tools. Deploying advanced techniques such as physical modeling, symbolic computation, optimized code generation, and loss-less model simplification, engineering teams are beginning to see time savings of an order of magnitude in both the plant model development process and real-time execution. The webinar will present both the conceptual framework as well as practical application demonstrations of these techniques using the modeling system MapleSim.

To register for this webinar, click here.


Complex physical modeling in less than two days!

Maplesoft is pleased to invite engineers, engineering researchers, and engineering educators to a complimentary half day seminar at any of 5 European venues. This seminar introduces an emerging generation of engineering modeling tools. While you're at the seminar, request a custom "Proof-of-Concept" model to see how you can accelerate your modeling process. Venues include:

Letchworth, United Kingdom on Monday November 23
Gotenborg, Sweden on Tuesday November 24
Turin, Italy on Wednesday November 25
Stuttgart, Germany Thursday November 26
Paris, France on Friday November 27

To register for this seminar, click here. Space is limited so register today!


New version of the Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite now available!

The Placement Test Suite is a collection of placement tests that are developed by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and delivered through the online testing and assessment tool, Maple T.A™. The latest version of the PTS includes a new set of high school prognostic tests that provide projected placements in college mathematics courses long before students arrive on campus. 

By using these tests, colleges can ensure that more incoming students arrive prepared for college-level mathematics courses. Colleges can save money by reducing the number of remedial classes offered and students can avoid the extra time and costs associated with taking remedial courses that do not count toward their degrees.

Built on the recently released Maple T.A. 5.0, PTS also offers the improved ability to organize and search for question content. For those who wish to customize test content, revision tracking makes it easier to try different variants of the same question, while improved assignment creation makes it easier to manage groups of related questions.

To learn more about what's new, 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.

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An Avalanche of Data
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Velociraptor Math
A favorite diversion of mine (and of many around the Maplesoft office) is xkcd. Its author, Randall Munroe, bills it as “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.” Since 2005, he’s been entertaining many self-proclaimed geeks with his unique and slightly skewed jokes on technology, computer science, mathematics, and relationships. Read More>>
A battery isn’t just a voltage source
A leading motorcycle manufacturer has been using MapleSim to model their powertrain, and now they want to include a realistic battery model. This would let them choose batteries and accessories (like starters and alternators) that they can simulate under a variety of operating conditions, along with their powertrain model. Read More>>

My Three Great Passions
Those of you who know me know that besides my family I have three great passions: History, travel and technology. Read More>>

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Application Center Highlights

Author: Maplesoft

This model is an example of a rollercoaster ride, and the effects that a passenger would undergo. This model simulates a cart on an arbitrary track definition and consists of a drive train including three-phase AC motor, gearing, braking and speed controller, as well as tangential forces on the car and rider. Read More>>

Lorenz Attractor
Author: Maplesoft
The Probability of Death
Author: Marcus Davidsson
Protein Data Bank ( PDB ) Viewer
Authors: Dr. Juan B. Gutierrez

To access the Maplesoft Application Center, click here.


Tips & Techniques
Tips & Techniques
Classroom Tips and Techniques: Visualizing Regions of Integration
Author: Dr. Robert Lopez
Classroom Tips and Techniques: Series Expansions
Author: Dr. Robert Lopez

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


Maplesoft Webinar Series

Maple 13 Academic Training
Monday, November 16, 2009 2:00 pm ET.



Maplesoft Solutions for Mathematics Education
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 2:00 pm ET.



SAE Webinar: Accelerating the Design of Embedded Control Systems for Vehicle Applications
Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:30 am ET.


Introducing Modern Modeling Techniques to the Undergraduate Control Course
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 2:00 pm ET.

Getting Started with Maple 13 Academic for Evaluators
Monday, November 30, 2009 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.

Numerics Dig Deep - From IDL to Mathcad, and Maple to MATLAB® & NAG, Numerics Dig Deep
Desktop Engineering, Nov. 1, 2009

Extract: “Maplesoft’s suite of tools for engineering is designed to reduce error, shorten design time, and help users manage data, models, results, and knowledge in a single computational environment. Maple 13 combines numeric computations with symbolic capabilities. Live math lets you enter and evaluate functions as well as optimize parameters with data input from Excel, CAD files, and other packages.”

Maplesoft's New Engineering Products Help Meet Complex Physical Modeling Challenges, October 29, 2009

Extract: “MapleSim, the most advanced solution for physical modeling, together with a collection of new toolboxes, enables fast model development, advanced analysis, and the creation of complex multi-domain models. In the rapidly transforming world of engineering, physical modeling is evolving as a fundamental and critical engineering process in response to the increasing complexity of emerging design challenges.”

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