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Toyota uses Maplesoft’s symbolic computation technology for ground-breaking project
Maplesoft’s ongoing partnership with Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing includes a new project in which Toyota uses new symbolic computation methods in robust control design, with a strong focus on linear, nonlinear and parametric systems.
This new project follows the completion of another successful Maplesoft project for Toyota which saw high-end research and implementation of new methods for model simplification and preprocessing of high level acausal dynamical models. Simplification enables the conversion of high-level descriptive models into smaller executable models for faster execution and provides for better analysis, higher efficiency and more accurate simulation. Model simplification allows engineers to focus on describing the physical properties of the system in an equation-based manner. It also makes use of the power of mathematical equations to better manage models, so engineers obtain the optimal results faster.
Using the results of the Model Simplification project as a foundation, the Symbolic Control project will involve research on analysing, designing and simplifying controller models in isolation, as well as in system models. This work will support the control design process by speeding up test and simulation times in the lab environment and ensuring optimal behaviour in the final product. Modelica model import and export, as well as automated model assembly for easy and faster control design processes, are other goals of the project.
The research and resulting tools from the first project for Toyota were presented at several conferences and three patent applications are in progress.
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