Maplesoft announced an add-on component library for its physical modeling and simulation product MapleSim. The MapleSim Tire Component Library lets you extend your multi-domain MapleSim vehicle models with high-performance pneumatic tire components.
The library provides industry-standard tire force model components. In addition, linear and user-defined tire models are available for investigation and analysis. With the point-and-click MapleSim graphical environment, these fully parameterized force models can be integrated into existing vehicle dynamics models by dragging the component into a diagram and connecting the component to the vehicle model. Key library features include:
o Kinematic quantities, such as slip angle, longitudinal slip, and inclination angle are derived automatically. These quantities are used to determine the tire forces and moments.
o You can control how the tire slip and rolling radius are calculated, and include tire transients through differential equations involving relaxation lengths.
o 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 using an intuitive interface.
Since the MapleSim Tire Component Library is a fully integrated add-on package to MapleSim, the tire model components can take advantage of features available to MapleSim components. More information about this product can be found at http://www.maplesoft.com/products/toolboxes/tire_component/
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