Maplesoft this week has launched a new product that allows users to combine the powerful finite element analysis abilities of JMAG with the advanced physical modeling approach of MapleSim. The MapleSim Connector for JMAG-RT allows engineers to produce high-fidelity system models that seamlessly incorporate components from each system.
MapleSim is an advanced physical modeling and simulation tool that applies modern techniques to dramatically reduce model development and analysis time while producing fast, high-fidelity simulations. JMAG is a powerful finite element analysis (FEA) tool that allows engineers to develop, analyze, and fine-tune electric motors and generators, taking into account such diverse factors as thermal, structural, and vibration issues. With the new connector, engineers can incorporate their JMAG motors and generator models into a MapleSim system-level model.
This ability allows users to study interactions between their motors and generators with other components of the final product. 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 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.
“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 Laurent Bernardin, executive vice president and chief scientist, Maplesoft. “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, Ph.D, R&D section manager, JSOL Corp. “The result is a high-fidelity system model suitable for real-time simulation, and more concretely, shorter development cycles and lower development costs.”
The MapleSim Connector for JMAG-RT is the latest in a large collection of connector tools and products for MapleSim, which include connectors for Simulink, LabVIEW, dSPACE Systems, VI-CarRealTime, C code generation, and more.