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Analysis in Dynamics of Structures with Maplesim for Engineering
Here is the power of Maplesim in modeling and simulation. With Maplesim you can model structures at rest and dynamics. Considering real patterns of our world for better optimization.Project developed for students of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechatronics and all those professional careers related to structures.

CIMAC_UNALM_2019.pdf

Lenin Araujo Castillo

We are currently in the process of updating the support FAQs at https://faq.maplesoft.com. We’ve been working on updating the existing content for clarity, and have added several new articles already.

The majority of our FAQs are from questions people ask us in Technical Support at support@maplesoft.com, but we’d also like to like to add content from other sources.

Since we have such a great community here at MaplePrimes, we wanted to reach out and ask if there are any articles or questions that you'd like to see added to our FAQ.

We look forward to hearing your feedback!

## has anyone tried to use Peter Fritzone's book with...

has anyone tried to use Peter Fritzone's book with maplesim helloworld modelica??

The simple approach from Peter (creating a custom modelica component) is to getting started by running a simple simulation where x_dot(t) = - a*x,  where the normal form is x(t) = x^-a for logarithmic type decay.

plot of x(t) should be a decay curve.

Maple Code

SimData := A:-Simulate(outputs = x, returntype = datapoints, tf = 2);

Error, invalid input: Simulate expects value for keyword parameter [outputs, output] to be of type {list(algebraic), list(anyfunc(identical(t)))}, but received x

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Simcode

Model Main;

Imports

public HelloWorld HelloWorld1 annotation(Placement(transformation(origin={100.0,200.0},extent={{-20.0,-20.0},{20.0,20.0}},rotation=0)));
annotation(
Diagram(coordinateSystem(preserveAspectRatio=true, extent={{0,0},{200.0,200.0}}),graphics),
Icon(coordinateSystem(preserveAspectRatio=true, extent={{0,0},{200.0,200.0}}),graphics={Rectangle(extent={{0,0},{200.0,200.0}}, lineColor={0,0,0})}),
uses(Modelica(version="3.2.3")),
experiment(
StartTime = 0,
StopTime = 2.0,
__Maplesoft_solver = "ck45",
Tolerance = 0.1e-4,
__Maplesoft_tolerance_abs = 0.1e-4,
__Maplesoft_step_size = 0.1e-2,
__Maplesoft_min_step_size = 0,
__Maplesoft_max_step_size = 0,
__Maplesoft_plot_points = 2000,
__Maplesoft_numeric_jacobian = false,
__Maplesoft_constraint_iterations = 50,
__Maplesoft_event_iterations = 100,
__Maplesoft_algebraic_error_control = false,
__Maplesoft_algebraic_error_relaxation_factor = 1,
__Maplesoft_rate_hysteresis = 0.1e-9,
__Maplesoft_reduce_events = false,
__Maplesoft_integration_diagnostics = false,
__Maplesoft_compiler = true,
__Maplesoft_compiler_optimize = true,
__Maplesoft_scale_method = "none",
__Maplesoft_plot_event_points = true
)
);

end Main;

class HelloWorld
Real x (start =1);
parameter Real a = 1;
equation
der(x) = -a*x;
end HelloWorld;

## can maple sim simulate a robot arm and hand catch ...

can maplesim simulate a robot arm and hand catch a throwing ball and picking objects?

can maplesim simulate a balancing a robot legs?

will these simulation require complex formula to draw the robots arm and hand and maintain the joints stick together during motions?

can maplesim output the specification to autodesk for 3D print parts?

i can not see the price in maple official site from Hong Kong area.

## How do I reference a Custom Port when I create a C...

I have created a custom port in my MapleSim file and when I try to add the port to a Custom Component I keep getting an error that the connector cannot be found.

The custom port appears in the components pane of my MapleSim model.

I am guessing that I am missing something to fully qualify the port name.

## Creating a custom component with thermal fluid flo...

I would like to create a custom component with thermal fluid flow ports but I don't see that type of port as an option in the DAE Custom Component Template.  Can anyone help me with now I would go about doing this?

## MapleSim 2019 is now available!

We’re excited to announce that we have just released a new version of MapleSim. The MapleSim 2019 family of products helps you get the answers you need from your models, with improved performance, increased modeling scope, and more ways to connect to your existing toolchain. Improvements include:

• Faster simulation speeds, both within MapleSim and when using exported MapleSim models in other tools

• More simulation options are now available when running models imported from other systems

• Additional options for FMI connectivity, including support for variable-step solvers with imported FMUs, and exporting models using variable step solvers using the MapleSim FMI Connector add-on

• Improved interactive analysis apps for Monte Carlo analysis, Optimization, and Parameter Sweep

• Expanded modeling scope in hydraulics, electrical, multibody, and more, with new built-in components and support for more external Modelica libraries

• New add-on library: MapleSim Engine Dynamics Library from Modelon provides specialized tools for modeling, simulating, and analyzing the performance of combustion engines

• New add-on connector: The B&R MapleSim Connector gives automation projects a powerful, model-based ability to test and visualize control strategies from within B&R Automation Studio

It is a very good computational tool to perform modeling and simulation using our world as a reference. You can also teach math knowing how to choose the right icons.
I recommend this software to everyone who wants to simulate objects or multibodies. In any case, knowledge of physics and mathematics, especially vector mechanics, is necessary.
Very grateful to the Maplesoft company for sharing their projects through the MapleSim gallery.

From now on all projects will be with Maple and MapleSim.

Lenin AC

## DC Motor Back EMF...

Hi,

I have to model a DC motor in MapleSim. Reading the help of the component EMF I can't undestand if it takes into account also the Back EMF or if I have to use a voltage generator and a rotational speed feedback loop.

Do you know something about that?

Thanks.

## How to get the numerical results of a MapleSim run...

Dear Community,

I run a MapleSim model from Maple. The simulation runs fine giving me the correct graphical plots, but I wonder how could I obtain also the numerical values of the probes vs. time? Sorry I could not figure it out. A matrix format would be perfect: 1st column time, the other columns probe 1 .. n values vs. time. (Files attached)

Tx for the kind help in advance,

best regards

Andras

## Maple does not run MapleSim model...

Dear Community,

I have set up a simple 2D RC network with 1 lookup table current source, and a few probes. The model runs fine. Now I wanted to run it from Maple, and followed carefully a MapleSim tutorial which exlained how to establish the link between Maple and MapleSim. I added a worksheet called RCNetworkMaple.mw and run the A := MapleSim:-LinkModel(): command. Then I wanted to run the simulation with the A := Simulate() ; command, but nothing happened, Maple returned A := Simulate(). What did I wrong? In the tutorial it runs perfectly. (Files attached.)

Tx for the kind help in advance,

best regards

Andras

Hi,

I have to build a simple model in MapleSim that allows to simulate a mass that goes down along an inclined plane with a certain friction.

Is there a component that simulates the inclined plane? I tried to use a prismatic joint but it has some predifined translational directions so I can't impose the movement along the plane.

## Big MapleSim model can't be totaly simplified...

Hello,

I use MapleSim to model the dynamics of motorcycles.
I have been at MapleSim2018 for a few months and I have a problem of simplifying the equations generated by MapleSim from my model.

Processing Equations...
SelectCompiler: Check for installed compiler successful
Simplifying system with 8919 equations
DSN/ix1lite: Warning, equation size increased past 100000 while performing equation simplification. Model will be simulated in partially unsimplified form
Simplification removed 8428 equations. Remaining equations: 491
Generating simulation code

the same model (exactly the same) in MapleSim2016, he tells me :

Processing Equations...
Simplifying system with 8942 equations
Simplification removed 8494 equations. Remaining equations: 448
Generating simulation code

When I generate code from two versions of Maple (2016 and 2018) and compile it into an executable, the MapleSim 2018 executable runs 20% slower than the MapleSim 2016 version of the executable (the results and the behavior of both models are equivalent)

It is very strange that a new version of MapleSim generates a slower code than the old version. it may be due to the limitation of DSN / ix1lite in MapleSim2018 ... while MapleSim2016 does not have this limitation (with more equations to simplify!).

I need help, if it is possible to activate the complete simplification in DSN / ix1lite?

it is a big problem for me, the use of MapleSim2018 is not possible because of that. My model does not pass in real time.

thanks.

## sequence , value for all n...

Dear all;

Let

b[n]+b[n-1]+b[n-2]=0, for all n greater or equal 3

b[1]=-1;

b[2]=0

b[0]=1

How can we deduce the value of this sequence b[n] for all n

thanks

Recently, my research team at the University of Waterloo was approached by Mark Ideson, the skip for the Canadian Paralympic men’s curling team, about developing a curling end-effector, a device to give wheelchair curlers greater control over their shots. A gold medalist and multi-medal winner at the Paralympics, Mark has a passion to see wheelchair curling performance improve and entrusted us to assist him in this objective. We previously worked with Mark and his team on a research project to model the wheelchair curling shot and help optimize their performance on the ice. The end-effector project was the next step in our partnership.

The use of technology in the sports world is increasing rapidly, allowing us to better understand athletic performance. We are able to gather new types of data that, when coupled with advanced engineering tools, allow us to perform more in-depth analysis of the human body as it pertains to specific movements and tasks. As a result, we can refine motions and improve equipment to help athletes maximize their abilities and performance. As a professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, I have overseen several studies on the motor function of Paralympic athletes. My team focuses on modelling the interactions between athletes and their equipment to maximize athletic performance, and we rely heavily on Maple and MapleSim in our research and project development.

The end-effector project was led by my UW students Borna Ghannadi and Conor Jansen. The objective was to design a device that attaches to the end of the curler’s stick and provides greater command over the stone by pulling it back prior to release.  Our team modeled the end effector in Maple and built an initial prototype, which has undergone several trials and adjustments since then. The device is now on its 7th iteration, which we felt appropriate to name the Mark 7, in recognition of Mark’s inspiration for the project. The device has been a challenge, but we have steadily made improvements with Mark’s input and it is close to being a finished product.

Currently, wheelchair curlers use a device that keeps the stone static before it’s thrown. Having the ability to pull back on the stone and break the friction prior to release will provide great benefit to the curlers. As a curler, if you can only push forward and the ice conditions aren’t perfect, you’re throwing at a different speed every time. If you can pull the stone back and then go forward, you’ve broken that friction and your shot is far more repeatable. This should make the game much more interesting.

For our team, the objective was to design a mechanism that not only allowed curlers to pull back on the stone, but also had a release option with no triggers on the curler’s hand. The device we developed screws on to the end of the curler’s stick, and is designed to rest firmly on the curling handle. Once the curler selects their shot, they can position the stone accordingly, slide the stone backward and then forward, and watch the device gently separate from the stone.

For our research, the increased speed and accuracy of MapleSim’s multibody dynamic simulations, made possible by the underlying symbolic modelling engine, Maple, allowed us to spend more time on system design and optimization. MapleSim combines principles of mechanics with linear graph theory to produce unified representations of the system topology and modelling coordinates. The system equations are automatically generated symbolically, which enables us to view and share the equations prior to a numerical solution of the highly-optimized simulation code.

The Mark 7 is an invention that could have significant ramifications in the curling world. Shooting accuracy across wheelchair curling is currently around 60-62%, and if new technology like the Mark 7 is adopted, that number could grow to 70 or 75%. Improved accuracy will make the game more enjoyable and competitive. Having the ability to pull back on the stone prior to release will eliminate some instability for the curlers, which can help level the playing field for everyone involved. Given the work we have been doing with Mark’s team on performance improvements, it was extremely satisfying for us to see them win the bronze medal in South Korea. We hope that our research and partnership with the team can produce gold medals in the years to come.

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