The tyre is a complex and difficult component, which has a most significant effect on the behaviour of any vehicle. Describing tyre performance is difficult but necessary in the automotive area, as simulation increasingly takes a more integral role in designing and testing.
Based on Professor Pacejka's famous Magic Formula for describing tyres, TNO's Delft-Tyre products have proven to be the ideal solution for the automotive market when it comes to the assessment and modelling of tyre behaviour, starting with simple steady state F&M properties up to complex high frequency tyre dynamics. Using the Delft-Tyre products, the engineer has access to accurate and fast, state-of-the-art tyre modelling tools, which do not require high level experience or knowledge about tyre-road behaviour.
As part of the TNO department of Integrated Safety, Delft-Tyre applies its knowledge to a broader spectrum of problems. The Delft-Tyre software and experience have been the basis for various projects, usually related to vehicle dynamics.
Currently we have two different software tyre models available; MF-Tyre and MF-Swift. The MF-Tyre model is a Magic Formula based tyre model that can be used for vehicle handling simulations (<10Hz). Note that the MF-Tyre model is available free of charge in combination with ADAMS, TruckSim, Matlab and DADS (engineering software packages).
In MF-Swift the MF-Tyre model is extended with an elastically suspended rigid ring to model the tyre belt dynamics. Moreover, MF-Swift also comprises an enveloping model that makes it possible to simulate driving over arbitrary uneven road surfaces including short wavelength content. Therefore, MF-Swift is the model to be used for comfort, ride and durability simulations.
The MF-Tool product is a tyre model parameter identification tool. With this product you can identify the model parameter for MF-Tyre and MF-Swift.
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