CAE Software Compatibility

Connectivity

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 Mac OS X. 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 (MSC)
  • ASM Vehicle Dynamics/ASM on dSPACE Simulator/SCALEXIO (dSPACE)
  • BETA CAE (BETA CAE Systems)
  • CarMaker/TruckMaker/MotorcycleMaker (IPG)
  • CarSim/TruckSim/BikeSim (Mechanical Simulation)
  • cosin/mbs (cosin)
  • LMS Imagine.Lab Amesim (Siemens)
  • LMS Virtual.Lab Motion (Siemens)
  • MATLAB/Simulink (Mathworks)
  • MotionSolve (Altair)
  • RecurDyn (FunctionBay)
  • Simpack (Dassault Systèmes)
  • VI-CarRealTime/VI-CarRealTime on VI-DriveSim Simulator (VI-grade)

Others (please contact cosin for more):

  • DAFUL/CAR (VirtualMotion)
  • PAM-CRASH (ESI)

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.