The Maple Reporter - Academic
Maple 15 Now Available

June 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM EDT

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. They will present real-world case studies drawn from a variety of industries including auto, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing.

Register for the webinar here.  
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Professional Reporter
Clickable Calculus Webinar Series
  Dr. Robert J. Lopez

With over 270 new mathematical functions and over a thousand enhancements to existing algorithms, Maple 15 customers can solve more complex problems faster than ever before. Significant enhancements have been made in:

Parallel Performance User Interface
Computational Algorithms • Control Design
• Physics • Financial Modeling
• Connectivity  

Next Steps:

Buy Now! Buy Now! Buy Now!

To learn more about all the new features in Maple 15, click here.

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

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

Clickable Calculus Webinar Series
  Dr. Robert J. Lopez

In this webinar series, Dr. Robert Lopez, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technolgoy and Maple Fellow, presents six webinars covering fundamental branches of undergraduate mathematics, including Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, and Vector Calculus.

Now Available:

bullet Webinar 3: Multivariate Calculus
bullet Webinar 4: Differential Equations

To view the webinar recordings, click here.

Webinar: Key to Effective Model-based Design
  This webinar presents a detailed case study of the recent McMaster University initiative to enrich its cornerstone course. The key new element is the introduction of a dynamic modeling software package to allow students to analyze and explore the system dynamics, and ultimately the design options, for a real system. Prior to this, the course focused on development of the CAD model, and then essentially guessing at possible modifications to the design to achieve a desired design goal. This new approach introduces a true design iteration step. From the CAD model, students can quickly develop a corresponding dynamic model and systematically assess system performance for changes in parameter values.  

View the webinar recording here.


Classroom Tips and Techniques
Media Center
Classroom Tips and Techniques:
Factoring a Quadratic Polynomial

Author: Dr. Robert Lopez

Factoring a quadratic polynomial by inspection - is this a necessary skill, and if it is, how can students be helped to master it?
See the Maplesoft website for more Tips & Techniques.

Application Center
The Three Reservoir Problem
Author: Maplesoft

Three reservoirs at different elevations are connected through a piping network at a single point, with an outflow from the common junction. This application will calculate the flowrates, flow directions and head at the common junction. This is a classic problem in hydraulic engineering. Through an understanding of the concepts associated therein, many hydraulic challenges can be solved.
Application Center
Countercurrent Double Pipe Heat Exchanger
Author: Maplesoft

This application models the temperature dynamics of a countercurrent double pipe heat exchanger. Three partial differential equations are derived from heat balances across the tube- and shell-side liquids, and the tube wall (accounting for heat flow from the shell- and tube-side liquids, and conduction along the length of the tube). The equations are solved numerically, and the temperature profiles are plotted. The heat exchanger is assumed to be perfectly insulated. Densities, specific heat capacities, heat transfer coefficients, and thermal conductivities are assumed to be constant.
Application Center
Tracking Data in Maple
Author: John May

This application is partially inspired by the BMI tracker in Nintendo's WiiFit application. It could be easily used to track a weight loss goal, but could also be used to track other quantifiable goals. It also takes advantage of two new features in Maple 15, specifically the Finance package, and the DataTable document component.

Maplesoft Webinar Series

register Getting Started with Maple 15 for Academic Evaluators
register Introduction to the Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite
  June 1, 2011: 2:00 pm ET
register Advanced Machine Design with Symbolic Modeling and Simulation Technology
  June 21, 2011: 10:00 am ET

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

Simulation drives golf club innovation
Motion System Design, May 4, 2011

"When club manufacturer Cleveland Golf wanted to increase the performance of its drivers, the company turned to MapleSim, a physical modeling and simulation tool from Maplesoft, Waterloo, Ontario, for assistance. In particular, Cleveland Golf's engineering team wanted to investigate the effects of different shaft designs on driver performance… By using validated dynamic models of a golf driver, Cleveland Golf now quickly explores different designs and “what if” scenarios to boost club performance, and minimize the need for expensive prototypes and costs associated with performing physical tests."
Application Center
  Growing Automation-Software Connection
Design News, April 26, 2011

"From hardware-in-the-loop testing and PLC source code generation to concurrent engineering connecting product lifecycle management and manufacturing execution, it's becoming increasingly apparent that the next step in automation innovation lies in related software applications."

Application Center

Maplesoft Launches Comprehensive Maple 15 ReleaseDesign News, April 17, 2011

“In what it calls the most comprehensive release of its technical computing software in five years, Maplesoft has released Maple 15, an upgrade stocked with over 270 new mathematical functions and over a 1,000 enhancements to existing algorithms. he Maple 15 upgrade advances functionality in four key areas: Parallel processing, user interface enhancements, computational algorithms and connectivity to other tools.”

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


Maplesoft events
Multibody Dynamics 2011

June 29, 2011 – July2, 2011
Brussels, Belgium
Internationales Forum Mechatronik (IFM) 2011

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

Maplesoft whitepapers
MapleSim: Technical Superiority in Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation
Author: Maplesoft
Making Sense out of Engineering Modeling and Mathematics: The Maplesoft Vision for Engineering Education
Author: Maplesoft
Top 10 Ways to Enrich Curriculum and Enhance Research with Maple and Maple T.A.
Author: Maplesoft
To review other Maplesoft whitepapers, click here.

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