Vehicle Dynamics Library

Vehicle Dynamics Library provides an open and user-extensible environment for full vehicle and vehicle subsystem analysis.  Designed with a hierarchical structure and an extensive library of predefined vehicle components, the configuration of any class of wheeled vehicle - cars, trucks, motorsport vehicles, heavy vehicles - is convenient and straight-forward. 

The library allows you to optimize and verify the design of your vehicle systems from the early design phases through control design and implementation.  It is unique in that it provides true multi-body, multi-domain simulation with real-time performance, and model export capabilities allowing distribution across your organization.

Benefits

  • Enables straight-forward configuration of any wheeled vehicle
  • Contains an extensive set of predefined templates, components and subsystems
  • Vehicle and subsystem models deployable across all your organization through FMU export
  • Fast, real-time capable multi-body models
  • Open and easily extensible natively (via Modelica) or using existing customer subroutines
  • Support for TYDEX Standard Tyre Interface (STI) tire models
  • Support for the Delft-Tyre family of tire models
  • Native support for data import from Adams data property files

Testimonials

Dr. Yukata Hirano of Toyota discusses the value of Modelica open standards and libraries in the product development cycle.


Vehicle Dynamics Library is designed for modeling, simulation and analysis of full vehicles

Motorsports -- The Vehicle Dynamics Library provides the necessary components, subsystems and experiments for motorsport applications and is widely used in Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar and other top motorsport series.

Real-time and Simulators -- Driver-in-the-loop (DIL) simulation is used extensively among the F1 teams and NASCAR manufacturers and is becoming more widespread among automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.  The Vehicle Dynamics Library is the platform of choice in many DIL simulators worldwide because it can produce full-fidelity, multi-domain vehicle models capable of running in real-time.

Modelica Delft-Tyre Interface -- The Modelica Delft-Tyre Interface makes industry-standard tire models from TNO available for Modelica tools.

Active safety and limit handling -- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are devices developed to enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving.  The Vehicle Dynamics Library allows automotive OEMS and suppliers to accurately simulate ADAS impact on ride and handling.

Heavy vehicles - trucks, busses, construction machines as excavators and loaders, tractors, terrain vehicles - all benefit of Vehicle Dynamics Library via its comprehensive environment for the design and analysis of a wide range of vehicular components.

Webinar (2013)

Various applications

Hirano, Y.:

Research of Model Matching Control of Torque Vectoring Differential Gear System
Japanese Modelica Conference 2016, Tokyo, Japan, May 23-24, 2016.

Andreasson, J., Machida, N., Tsushima, M., Griffin, J., Sundström, P.:

Deployment of high-fidelity vehicle models for accurate real-time simulation
Japanese Modelica Conference 2016, Tokyo, Japan, May 23-24, 2016.

Sundström, P., Henningsson, M., Akutain, X., Hirano, Y., et. al:

Virtual Vehicle Kinematics and Compliance Test Rig
Japanese Modelica Conference 2016, Tokyo, Japan, May 23-24, 2016.

Hirano, Y., Inoue, S., Ota, J.:

Model Based Development of Future Small Electric Vehicle by Modelica
Modelica 2015 Conference, Versailles, France, Sep. 21-23, 2015.

Andreasson, J., Elmqvist, H., Griffin, J., et. al:

Real-Time Simulation of Detailed Vehicle Models using Multiple Cores
12th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 179-183, Sep. 22-26, 2014.

Inoue, S., Ota, J., Hirano, Y., et. al:

Study on Full-Vehicle Model Integrating Vehicle Dynamics and Energy Consumption
12th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 779-784, Sep. 22-26, 2014.

Toso, A. and Moroni, A.:

Professional Driving Simulator to Design First-Time-Right Race Cars
SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-0099, 2014.

Elmqvist, H., Mattsson, S.E., Olsson, H.:

Parallel Model Execution on Many Cores
Modelica 2014 Conference, Lund, Sweden, Mar. 10-12, 2014.

Hirano, Y., Inoue, S., Ota, J.:

Model-based Development of Future Small EVs using Modelica
Modelica 2014 Conference, Lund, Sweden, Mar. 10-12, 2014.

Batteh, J., Gohl, J., Sureshkumar, C.:

Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management in Modelica: Overview and Applications
Modelica 2014 Conference, Lund, Sweden, Mar. 10-12, 2014.

Andreasson, J., Andersson D., Batteh, J., et. al:

Integrated simulation of a e4WD vehicle using Modelica
7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control, 2013.

Hirano, Y.:

Development of New Concept Vehicles Using Modelica and Expectation to Modelica from Automotive Industries
Modelica 2012 Conference, Munich, Germany, Sep. 3-5, 2012.

Griffin, J., Batteh, J., and Andreasson, J.:

Modeling Vehicle Drivability with Modelica and the Vehicle Dynamics Library
Modelica 2012 Conference, Munich, Germany, Sep. 3-5, 2012.

Jonasson, M., Andreasson, J., Solyom S. and Stensson Trigell, A.:

Utilization of Actuators to Improve Vehicle Stability at the Limit: From Hydraulic Brakes Toward Electric Propulsion
Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control 133 (5), 051003, Jul. 27, 2011.

Deuring, A., Gerl, J. and Wilhelm, H.:

The Vehicle Dynamics Library: New Concepts and New Fields of Application
Modelica 2011 Conference, Dresden, Germany, Mar. 20-22, 2011.

Andreasson, J.:

The Vehicle Dynamics Library: New Concepts and New Fields of Application
Modelica 2011 Conference, Dresden, Germany, Mar. 20-22, 2011.

Philipson, N., Andreasson, J., Gäfvert, M., and Woodruff, A.:

Heavy Vehicles Modeling with the Vehicle Dynamics Library
Modelica 2008 Conference, Bielefeld, Germany, pp. 629-634, Mar. 3-4, 2008.

Jonasson, M., Andreasson, J., Jacobson B., Trigell, A.S.:

Modelling and Parameterisation of a Vehicle for Validity under Limit Handling
9th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control, Kobe, Japan, pp. 202-207, Oct. 6-9, 2008.

Woodruff, A., Surgenor, B., and Knobel, C.:

Comparison of Methods to Improve Camber Using a Modelica/Dymola Multi-Body Model
SAE Technical Paper 2007-01-0837, 2007.

Knobel, C., Janin G., and Woodruff, A.:

Development and Verification of a Series Car Modelica/Dymola Multi-Body Model to Investigate Vehicle Dynamics Systems
Modelica 2006 Conference, Vienna, Austria, pp. 167-173, Sep. 4-5, 2006.

Andreasson, J. and Gäfvert, M.:

The VehicleDynamics Library — Overview and Applications
Modelica 2006 Conference, Vienna, Austria, pp. 43-51, Sep. 4-5, 2006.

Elmqvist, H., Mattsson, S.E., Olsson, H., Andreasson, J., et. al:

Realtime Simulation of Detailed Vehicle and Powertrain Dynamics
SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-0768, 2004.

Beckman, M. and Andreasson, J.:

Wheel model library for use in vehicle dynamics studies
Modelica 2003 Conference, Linköping, Sweden, pp. 385-392, Nov. 3-4, 2003.

Elmqvist, H., Mattsson, S.E., Olsson, H., Andreasson, J., et. al:

Real-time Simulation of Detailed Automotive Models
Modelica 2003 Conference, Linköping, Sweden, pp. 29-38, Nov. 3-4, 2003.

Andreasson, J. and Jarlmark, J.:

Modularised Tyre Modelling in Modelica
Modelica 2002 Conference, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, pp. 267-274, Mar. 18-19, 2002.

Andreasson, J., Möller, A. and Otter, M.:

Modeling of a Racing Car with Modelica's Multi-Body Library
Modelica Workshop 2000, Lund, Sweden, Oct. 23-24, 2000.

The Vehicle Dynamics Library is a product of Modelon and is distributed by Modelon and partners worldwide.

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Modelica was very suited to make such a multi-discipline and multi-domain investigation by model-based development.

Yutaka Hirano , Project General Manager, Future Project Division, Toyota Motor Corporation

The openness of the code essentially gives us the advantages of an in-house tool without having to have a software development team in-house.

Mats Beckman , Tire specialist, Volvo Cars Corporation