Simcenter

Simcenter Tire Software

Apply accurate tire modeling for vehicle performance simulation. Simcenter Tire helps you apply tire models to applications like vehicle handling and durability.

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Graphical performance representation of a vehicle's directional stability made with the Simcenter Tire software.

Why Simcenter Tire?

Accurately represent tire performance to predict important vehicle aspects such as directional stability, braking distance and ride comfort. Simcenter Tire helps you effectively and precisely model highly non-linear tire characteristics so you can analyze vehicle behavior better and earlier.

Understand tire forces and moments
Modeling tire performance requires significant expertise and specialization. Simcenter Tire gives you a suite of tools to accurately represent tire forces and moments so they can be propagated to a variety of popular vehicle performance simulation tools.

Implement the global standard for the Pacejka Magic Formula
Simcenter Tire MF-Tyre accurately simulates steady-state and transient behavior up to 8Hz for handling, control prototyping and ADAS analyses. Simcenter Tire MF-Tyre is the only Magic-Formula-based tire model that is available in all major vehicle dynamic simulation packages, allowing in- and intercompany standardization.

Analyze all vehicle dynamics using an all-in-one tire model
Simcenter Tire MF-Swift extends Simcenter Tire MF-Tyre with turn slip modeling, tire belt dynamics and generic 3D obstacle enveloping for parking, ride comfort, road load prediction and vibration analysis. The modular setup helps you adapt model complexity to the engineering problem. Simcenter Tire MF-Swift is the fastest tire model on the market for 3D uneven road simulations.

User-friendly tire model parameter identification from measured data
Easily convert measured data into parameters for use with Simcenter Tire models using a user-friendly tire parameter identification tool that includes data visualization, database functionality and advanced estimation capabilities. Simcenter MF-Tool helps you visualize, tune and modify tire models as well as study the effects of changing tire conditions such as tire inflation pressure, stiffness, friction levels, by the automatic scaling of tire properties.

Measure tire performance for many road surface types
In addition to software, Siemens can help you measure physical tire performance. The Simcenter test trailer is an on-road test laboratory that is specifically designed to measure the forces and moments a tire yields when on the road in various situations, such as dry, wet, snow and icy road conditions.

Easily access high-quality tire model parameter sets for vehicle dynamics simulations

Check out the Tire Model Marketplace, an online store where you can find off-the-shelf, non-exclusive tire model parameter sets (TIR files) for use in vehicle dynamics simulations.

Simcenter Tire software capabilities

Real-time simulation

Convert a Simcenter MF-Tyre/MF-Swift model into a real-time variant without model reduction to guarantee equal numerical results across all stages. Over the course of the product development trajectory, various simulation environments pass by, including desktop applications, hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) setups, and driving simulators.

Simcenter helps engineers use a standardized tire model across all simulations by adapting the model to the required computational performance without affecting results. Consequently, Simcenter MF-Tyre/MF-Swift is currently supported on most industry-standard real-time operating systems.

A Simcenter MF-Tyre/MF-Swift model of an orange car

Tire model parameter identification

Convert measured data into parameters for Simcenter MF-Tyre/MF-Swift models using a user-friendly tire parameter identification tool that includes data visualization, database functionality and advanced estimation capabilities.

The Simcenter MF-Tool also enables visualization and tuning/modification of tire models. It allows engineers to study the effects of changing tire conditions, such as tire inflation pressure, stiffness and friction levels, by the automatic scaling of tire properties. Users can also create their own "virtual tire" by modifying tire properties with standard tire model parameters or measured data.

Two charts showing measured data converted into user-friendly parameters for Simcenter MF-Tyre/MF-Swift models

Tire measurements

Measure tire performance for many road surfaces, covering dry, wet, snow and icy road conditions, using an on-road test laboratory. The Simcenter test trailer is specifically designed to measure the forces and moments a tire yields on the road in various situations. Both passenger car and motorcycle tires can be measured.

On the in-house developed motorcycle tire measurement setup, tires can be measured at camber angles up to 70 degrees. Besides gathering the input for the Simcenter MF-Tool parameter identification tool and, subsequently, the Simcenter MF-Tyre/MF-Swift tire models, the measurement facilities are also used for validation and benchmarking studies.

A trailer tire on a snowy pavement

Tire modeling engineering services

Collaborate with our engineers and achieve a highly accurate and efficient tire modeling process. Simcenter engineering services experts provide scalable help, from testing on location to setting up dedicated tire testing protocols. Project results can perfectly integrate into existing processes and can be complemented with training on the use of Simcenter MF-Tyre/MF-Swift. Other typical engineering services are tire testing protocol and parameter identification improvement and/or automation, tire test rig improvements, studies to the correlation between specific tire characteristics and vehicle dynamics performance criteria, and in-depth transfer of tire performance knowledge.

3D image of a tire