If you work in the area of powertrain modelling and control, you’ll not want to miss the first bi-annual conference dedicated to the topic – PMC 2012 – on 4th to 6th September 2012 at the University of Bradford. The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia, and provide them with a platform to discuss recent advances and developments in powertrain modelling for control and calibration, as well as actual and potential applications in powertrain mapping and testing.
During the event, Adept’s very own maths and simulation software expert, Samir Khan, will be giving lunchtime presentations about symbolic maths technology for automotive model-based design. He’ll be demonstrating how symbolic lumped parameter tool, MapleSim, enables engineers to quickly develop high-fidelity multi-domain models containing custom components that generate optimised, efficient code fast enough to run in real-time. This makes MapleSim ideal for use in developing developing new automotive technologies such as fuel cells, batteries and other low-carbon technologies.
Figure below shows the use of Maplesoft tools to model semi-trailing arm suspension to determine the optimal kinematic behaviour of wheels subjected to deflections from road conditions.