MATHEMATICS, SIMULATION AND MODELLING
11 July 2011
The latest version of MapleSim, the high-performance physical modelling and simulation software, has been released by Maplesoft. With its broader application scope, streamlined modelling environment, and ability to efficiently simulate even more systems, MapleSim 5 makes it easier to tackle large projects and get results quickly. The software comes with more than 150 new components, including new libraries for magnetics and thermal fluids, enabling users to develop a wider range of applications, such as the solenoids in dialysis machines and heat exchangers for machine cooling systems.
The interface includes new and improved features to reduce model development time and help users 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 3D animation simulation results, and streamlined design environments for building both model diagrams and 3D model representations. The improved simulation engine can now generate highly-optimised 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 modelling engine to handle all of the complex mathematics involved in the development of engineering models. Further capabilities include automatically generated model equations in full parametric form, equation-based custom components, optimised code generation for real-time systems, multibody technology, and an interactive analysis environment that captures the full engineering knowledge that goes into each project.