The Maple Reporter - Academic
MapleSim 5 Now Available
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June 15th, 2011 Maplesoft™ announced a new release of MapleSim™, the high-performance physical modeling and simulation software. With its broader application scope, streamlined modeling environment, and ability to efficiently simulate even more systems, MapleSim 5 makes it easier to tackle large projects and get results quickly.

MapleSim 5 comes with over 150 new components, including new libraries for magnetics and thermal fluids, which means the power of MapleSim can be applied to even more modeling projects. With these components, customers can use MapleSim 5 to quickly develop a wider range of applications, such as the solenoids in dialysis machines and fuel injection systems, saturating motors and transformers, and heat exchangers for machine cooling systems.

The MapleSim 5 interface includes many new and improved features to reduce model development time and help customers manage the complexity of their models.  For example, enhanced diagnostic tools provide early feedback related to the definition of the model itself, such as identifying inconsistent initial conditions. MapleSim then provides assistance in resolving the problem, so corrections can be made before running the simulation. Other additions include increased control over parameters and initial conditions, easy export of 3-D animation simulation results, and streamlined design environments for building both model diagrams and 3-D model representations. The improved simulation engine in MapleSim can now generate highly optimized C code for all MapleSim models. This royalty-free code can be incorporated into other software in the toolchain.

MapleSim uses a fully developed symbolic modeling engine to handle all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering models.  This symbolic engine offers unique advantages that expand the modeling and simulation capabilities of engineers. Each MapleSim release further develops these capabilities, which include automatically generated model equations in full parametric form, equation-based custom components, optimized code generation for real-time systems, revolutionary multibody technology, and an interactive analysis environment that captures the full engineering knowledge that goes into each project.

“By leveraging symbolic computation technology, MapleSim offers unique advantages that enable our customers to succeed at very difficult design projects they simply cannot do with other tools,” says Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist, Maplesoft. “MapleSim reduces model development time from months to days while producing high-fidelity, high-performance models. With MapleSim 5, our customers can apply those time and cost savings to even more projects, while further reducing the time needed to design their complex models.”

arrows Blog: MapleSim 5 - Taking Physical Modeling Further
Dr. Laurent Bernardin talks about the 'striking evolution' of MapleSim.

Next Steps:

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Newsletter for April 2011
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Professional Reporter
Clickable Calculus Webinar Series

A new generation of engineering modeling and simulation technology is emerging to speed up the development of sophisticated models for complex machines. Tools such as MapleSim from Maplesoft deploy advanced symbolic computation technology to simplify the complexity arising from non-linear, multi-domain, and digital control applications (including HIL simulation). This webinar presents the latest computational techniques for accelerating model development while increasing model fidelity and simulation performance. Based on the MapleSim platform, you will learn about fundamental techniques and advantages of this approach as compared to conventional software tools. Models developed with these techniques offer greater fidelity, with less development effort, and substantially faster real-time execution speed. Additionally, advanced analytical techniques such as inverse kinematics, and parametric optimization are more readily supported through this framework.

The speakers are two of the most accomplished experts in this new generation of modeling technique. In this recording, they present real-world case studies drawn from a variety of industries including auto, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing.

To view a recording of this webinar, click here.


This unique Webinar series presents practical concepts and techniques for developing high-fidelity physical models for complex dynamic systems. Whether your goal is to increase the performance of plant models for HIL simulations, or you need to get greater insight into system behaviour, the contents of these sessions will provide useful tips and case studies to make MapleSim projects more productive.  If you are a design and research engineer in automotive, aerospace, robotics, and precision machinery segments, or an engineering educator, you would benefit from attending this webinar series.

Webinar 1: High fidelity plant modeling for control design and HIL testing using MapleSim
June 30th, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

In this webinar, you’ll learn how MapleSim’s intuitive multi-domain modeling environment supports the rapid development of complex, high-fidelity plant models. The symbolic techniques that lie at the heart of MapleSim automatically produce efficient, high-fidelity model equations and optimized code for fast real-time execution, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) applications.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Webinar 2: Automotive Applications of MapleSim. Part 1: Powertrain and Driveline
July 29, 2011 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

In this webinar, Paul Goosens, VP of Applications Engineering at Maplesoft will present a MapleSim library of components, transmission sub-assemblies, and complete powertrain examples that show the use of these components in driveline applications. Built with guidance from several transmission manufacturers, this MapleSim library allows you to mix the best of physical models and empirical data to maximize model fidelity, optimize your designs, and improve overall vehicle fuel-efficiency. 

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Classroom Tips and Techniques
Media Center
Classroom Tips and Techniques:
Nonlinear Fit, Optimization, and the Direct Search Package
Author: Dr. Robert Lopez

In this month's article, Dr. Lopez revisits a nonlinear curve-fitting problem that appears in his Advanced Engineering Mathematics ebook.
Read the full article
See the Maplesoft website for more Tips & Techniques.

Application Center
The Advanced Encryption Standard and its modes of operation
Author: José Luis Gómez Pardo and Carlos Gómez-Rodríguez

This application exhibits the implementation of encryption and authentication schemes which use the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as their underlying block cipher.

Generalised Smirnov two-sample homogeneity tests
Author: Dr. Melvin Brown

The problem addressed by this worksheet is:  Given two samples of data, which may contain ties, how may one test the hypothesis that they are drawn from the same distribution?

Application Center
International Trade Model (Russian)
Author: Bekzod Makhmudov
& Maria Kim

The International trade model is designed to explain the model of international trade between two countries that trade between each other. The model helps to calculate the equilibrium points between the supply and demand both within the country and in the international market. In addition, the models in the application show the consumer and producer surplusses that occur as a result of international trade.

Application Center

Maplesoft Webinar Series
register Modellazione e simulazione di sistemi multidominio con MapleSim 5

For further details or to enroll in a webinar, click here.


Changing face of robotics
Control Engineering, May 31, 2011

‘In the long term, symbolic computation will likely be an invisible part of the tool set. Users will not need to concern themselves with symbolic techniques, as they will simply be part of the internal machinery. These more ambitious modeling techniques enable a wide range of new devices that were the stuff of science fiction only a decade ago.”

Application Center

Software offers deep levels of computational abilities, enhancements
Control Engineering, June 10, 2011

"Maplesoft has released a substantial updated of its flagship product, Maple, the technical computing software for mathematicians, engineers, and scientists. With over 270 new mathematical functions and over a thousand enhancements to existing algorithms, customers can solve more complex problems faster than ever before.”

Application Center

B&R and Maplesoft form Partnership
Design and Controls, May 2011

“B&R and Maplesoft have formed a partnership that brings together B&R’s Automation Studio programming and development software with Maplesoft’s MapleSim physical modelling software, allowing models to be transferred to B&R controllers in a few steps. The result is “hardware-in-the-loop simulation” that emulates a machine’s behaviour in real time, in a safe testing environment..”

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


Maplesoft events
Multibody Dynamics 2011

July 4 - 7, 2011
Brussels, Belgium
Internationales Forum Mechatronik (IFM) 2011

September 21 - 22, 2011
Cham, Germany
For further details about these events click here.

Maplesoft whitepapers

Chemical Kinetics with Mathcad and Maple
Author: Victor Korobov and Valery Ochkov
Publisher: Springer


Solving Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations with Maple and Mathematica
Author: Dr. Inna Shingareva and Lizarraga-Cleaya, Carlos
Publisher: Springer


Mathematical Modeling with Maple
Author: William P. Fox
Publisher: Brooks Cole


Hydrology for Engineers, Geologists and Environmental Professionals, second edition. An Integrated Treatment of Surface, Subsurface, and Contaminant Hydrology
Author: Sergio Serrano
Publisher: HydroScience Inc.


Complex Analysis for Mathematics and Engineering, Sixth Edition
Author: Dr. John Mathews
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett

To review all Maplesoft books, click here.

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