CAE Software Compatibility


FTire can easily be linked to customer-specific vehicle dynamics software; a simple and proven interface is available. cosin Tire Interface (CTI), designed as a state-of-the-art API, is an alternative to the limited capabilities of TYDEX/STI.

CTI is lean, logical, easy-to-use, well defined, numerically robust. It works in C, C++, and Fortran. CTI is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It provides plug-in technology for user-written libraries in several different levels.

CTI comes in two versions: the standard one, which links FTire’s libraries dynamically to the calling application, and a client/server version, to use a remote FTire compute server via a network connection.

CAE software interfaces

Available and validated FTire interfaces to 3rd-party software (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Abaqus (Dassault Systèmes)
  • Adams, Adams/Car (Hexagon, MSC Software)
  • Ansys Motion (ANSYS)
  • ASM Vehicle Dynamics/ASM on SCALEXIO (dSPACE)
  • ANSA (BETA CAE Systems)
  • CarMaker/TruckMaker/MotorcycleMaker (IPG)
  • CarSim/TruckSim/BikeSim (Mechanical Simulation)
  • cosin/mbs (cosin scientific software)
  • Dymola (Dassault Systèmes)
  • DYNA4 (Vector)
  • GT-Suite (Gamma Technologies)
  • MATLAB/Simulink (Mathworks)
  • MotionSolve (Altair)
  • PAM-CRASH (ESI Group)
  • RecurDyn (FunctionBay)
  • Simcenter 3D (Siemens)
  • Simcenter Amesim (Siemens)
  • SIMPACK (Dassault Systèmes)
  • SimulationX (ESI Group)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Library (Modelon)
  • VI-CarRealTime/VI-CarRealTime on VI-DriveSim (VI-grade)

FTire has been connected to some more solvers by users. However, being only a proof of feasibility, such interfaces are not publicly available, and not tested by cosin.