The 4th FTire User Meeting at fka in Aachen is the ideal platform for all users and developers to get together and discuss their experiences related to all kinds of FTire applications in the CAE process chain, the implementation in HiL test rigs as well as latest findings from automotive research projects or FTire interfacing with third party simulation environments.
The program this year includes among others lectures from cosin, Volkswagen, Jaguar Land Rover and Hyundai. » Register now for an exciting meeting.

FTire is one of the most common tire models. It is designed for vehicle comfort simulations on road irregularities even with extremely short wave-lengths. At the same time, it can serve as a physically based, highly nonlinear and dynamic tire model for handling characteristics under the above mentioned excitation conditions. In contrast to other widely used tire models, FTire explains most of the complex tire phenomena on a mechanical basis – and not merely by mathematical description of measured characteristics.

Join us on September 11th and 12th at the meeting and link in to exciting lectures and discussions with experts about current needs and experiences as well as future usage profiles and trends!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Aachen in September!


Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Michael Gipser
cosin scientific software


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lutz Eckstein
Chairman fka

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Program Monday September 11th, 2017

17:30 Reception and Casual Opening Event with Barbecue and Open Discussions
Interested participants also have the opportunity to experience some tire test demonstrations on our test rigs.

Program Tuesday September 12th, 2017

08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome at ika/fka & cosin scientific software
Christian Bachmann, fka mbH
Michael Gipser, cosin scientific software
09:30 Test-Rig Imperfection’s Influence on Cleat Tests
Michael Gipser, cosin scientific software
10:00 FTire Interface to dSPACE Automotive Simulation Models Running on HILSimulator
Jochen Albri, dSPACE GmbH
Mario Baumann, cosin scientific software
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 The FTire Thermal Model
Dr. Michael Gipser, cosin scientific software
11:30 Identification of Thermal Model Data at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center
Christian Ludwig, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center
Heinz Weinfurter, cosin scientific software
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 cosin/prm and FTire: Full Flexible Tire / Soft Soil Contact
Gerald Hofmann, cosin scientific software
13:30 The FTire Flexible Rim Model for Extreme Loads
Dr.-Ing. Prashant Khapane, Jaguar Land Rover
14:00 The Challenging Task of Parameterising Off-The-Road (OTR) FTire Models
Joachim Stallmann, cosin scientific software
Prof. Schalk Els, Univ. Pretoria
14:30 Coffee Break
15:00 Interfacing FTire to Modelon
John Griffin, Modelon AB
15:30 Interfacing FTire to VPS
Dr. Morgan Cameron, ESI Group
16:00 FTire in DYNA4 as a Reference for Highly Accurate Tire Calculation
Dr. Cornelius Chucholowski, TESIS GmbH
16:30 Round Table Discussion
User‘s experiences, requests and requirements

Event Venue

fka mbH Aachen
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen

In Cooperation with

cosin scientific software
Luise-Ullrich-Straße 20
80636 München

Attendance Fee

The attendance fee is EUR 460. The fee includes the conference proceedings, the conference dinner, lunch and drinks during the breaks. Bank and transfer charges to be paid by the participants.


Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Winkler
Phone: +49 241 80 26531