Maplesoft™ today announced an add-on component library for its physical modeling and simulation product MapleSim™. The MapleSim Tire Component Library lets engineers extend their multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire components.
With the MapleSim Tire Component Library, users receive the following key features:
-Kinematic quantities, such as slip angle, longitudinal slip, and inclination angle are derived automatically and available to the user. These quantities are used to determine the tire forces and moments.
-Engineers can control how the tire slip and rolling radius are calculated, and include tire transients through differential equations involving relaxation lengths.
-Support for the following industry-standard tire models: Fiala, Calspan, and Pacejka 2002. For custom research and development applications, user-defined tire models can be constructed easily using an intuitive interface.
“This announcement should come as exciting news to the automotive industry,” said Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Maplesoft. “The additional components pave the way for engineers in the automotive industry to produce more accurate and complex real-time models of vehicle systems. Research and analysis in the areas of vehicle dynamics and stability control can also be expanded with this new tool.”
More information about this product can be found at http://www.maplesoft.com/products/toolboxes/tire_component/