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LMS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability, Fraunhofer LBF, hope to accelerate the development of tyre-simulation solutions by collaborating with each other.

The companies signed a deal to extend the functionality and applicability of the CDTire software, to accurately predict road inputs for vehicle development across car, truck, motorcycle and off-road applications.

Combined with LMS’s 3D and 1D system modelling and simulation software, LMS Virtual.Lab and LMS Imagine.Lab respectively, CDTire users will be able to frontload realistic performance simulations of their new vehicle designs to master critical brand-attributes such as comfort, NVH and durability – months before the first prototypes are available.

As part of the agreement, Fraunhofer has taken over the rights and responsibility for CDTire and will further develop this technology.

Fraunhofer will accurately simulate innovations in recent tyre technology, such as the introduction of run-flat tyres and extremely low-aspect-ratio tyres, as well as breakthrough technology for real-time tyre simulation to support hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) engineering.

Additionally, the tyre modelling and simulation technology will be expanded to include motorcycle, agricultural, construction and commercial vehicle tyres.

Fraunhofer LBF will use the latest tyre-testing techniques and underlying parameterisation algorithms.

It will develop new methods to increase productivity of the tyre-parameter identification and model validation.

LMS International will continue to globally market and offer the next-generation CDTire solutions, embedded in its LMS Virtual.Lab and LMS Imagine.Lab product suites.

LMS is an engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. LMS enables its customers to get better products faster to market, and to turn superior process efficiency to their strategic competitive advantage. LMS delivers a unique combination of 1D and 3D virtual simulation software, testing systems, and engineering services. We are focused on the mission critical performance attributes in key manufacturing industries, including structural integrity, handling, safety, reliability, thermal management, fluid dynamics, comfort and sound quality. Through our technology, people and 30 years of experience, LMS has become the partner of choice for most of the leading discrete manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS, a Dassault Systèmes Gold Partner and SIMULIA Partner, is certified to ISO9001:2008 quality standards and operates through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in key locations around the world.

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