Maplesoft, JSOL combine modeling tools

June 24, 2013  by  


Maplesoft announced the MapleSim Connector for JMAG-RT. It allows engineers to combine the finite element analysis (FEA) capabilities of JSOL Corporation’s JMAG with the physical modeling features of Maplesoft’s MapleSim.

Customers can incorporate JMAG motor and generator models into a MapleSim system-level model for further analysis and produce high-fidelity system models that seamlessly incorporate components from each system.

MapleSim is a physical modeling and simulation tool said to reduce model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. JMAG is a powerful FEA tool that allows engineers to develop, analyze, and fine-tune electric motors and generators, factoring in thermal, structural, and vibration issues.

Hybrid electric vehicles

Users can study interactions between their motors and generators and other system components. For example, in a hybrid-electric vehicle, the behavior of the battery, the internal combustion engine, the tires, and other elements of the car can have a significant impact on the performance of the electric motor. By incorporating all of these diverse elements into a single system-level model, the engineer can better understand and optimize the behavior of the entire design, avoiding unpleasant surprises at the prototype stage.

Moving easily from tool to tool

 “Different tools are suited for different tasks, so it is vital that today’s engineers have the ability to easily move from tool to tool as they work on their project, without incurring tremendous overhead costs in the process,” said Maplesoft executive vice president and chief scientist Laurent Bernardin. “That’s why toolchain connectivity is such an important aspect of MapleSim. By making it easy for engineers to use JMAG and MapleSim together, customers can take advantage of the strengths of each product to best meet their design challenges.”

“The MapleSim Connector for JMAG-RT allows customers to leverage the FEA approach of JMAG to deal with issues particular to motors and generators, and then place those models into a wider context using the system-level physical modeling approach of MapleSim,” said Koji Tani, PhD, R&D Section Manager. “The result is a high-fidelity system model suitable for real-time simulation, and more concretely, shorter development cycles and lower development costs.”

Maplesoft also offers MapleSim connectors for Simulink™, LabVIEW™, dSPACE® Systems, VI-CarRealTime and C code generation.

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