A new solution that integrates MapleSim, the physical modelling tool from Maplesoft, with vehicle dynamics tools from VI-grade has been announced. A Modelica-based physical modeling and simulation tool, MapleSim applies modern techniques to reduce model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. VI-CarRealTime provides a fully validated real-time vehicle simulation environment that automotive engineers can use to optimise vehicle designs and control system performance.
The MapleSim Connector for VI-CarRealTime enables engineers to incorporate high-fidelity, multi-domain models created in MapleSim into the real-time vehicle simulation environment of VI-CarRealTime. Furthermore, vehicle dynamics engineers can perform large Design of Experiments (DOE) and multi-objective optimisation studies.
‘The combination of MapleSim, VI-CarRealTime and the Connector allows for the fast, accurate modelling of automotive subsystems, such as powertrains and drivelines,’ said Paul Goossens, vice president of Applications Engineering at Maplesoft. ‘Automotive engineers can easily do innovative work, exploring their designs in new and deeper ways, detecting problems earlier in the design cycle and developing high-quality, practical solutions to their design challenges.’