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Vehicle Model with Delft-Tyre in Simscape Multibody

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Vehicle model in Simscape Multibody using 3-D tire model.


Updated 11 Dec 2020

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Note: a newer and more elaborate version of this example is available here:

This file contains a 15-DOF model of a passenger car that can be configured to run several different tests, including slalom, 4-post testrig, and a parking maneuver. It requires Delft-Tyre software from TASS International, which can be requested from The vehicle model is built using Simscape Multibody.

Please read the README.txt file to get started.

See a demonstration of this model in this video (2.5 min):

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Steve Miller (2021). Vehicle Model with Delft-Tyre in Simscape Multibody (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (30)

Christos Patrinos

The idea is extremely good but in order to make the model work we need to be able to have the tyre simulink library from TNO automotive. I am still waiting for their response.

jafar najafi

Sieme Teuling

If I run Vehicle_Dynamics_Tests.slx in matlab/simulink 2015 it works.

Is this project incompatible with simscape? does it need simmechanics?

Sieme Teuling

If I run this (in Matlab 2019b) it opens the mechanics explorer and shows the front of a vehicle (with disabled progress bar), all buttons on Simulink turn also turn grey.

After this nothing happens (despite Matlab/Simulink using a lot of processing power).

I have to kill Matlab/Simulink using the task manager to get out of this, so it doesn't work at all.

What is causing this and how do I fix it?


Alex Kochnev

so it can be said to model or not?


please could anyone tell me how i can get Delft tire model for Matlab?, i still didnt receive any response from TNO automotive.

xiang ge


just like other people here,How can I get the Delft-tyre MATLAB package? who could help me?

Kapil Patel

Hello All,
I think you need to contact TASS International based in Helmond Netherlands.


MSc Automotive Systems

Carles Martinez

How can I get the Delft-tyre MATLAB package? I get no answer from TNO Automotive...Please advise as I need it for my Master's project...

Antonio J.

Antonio J.

just like other people here,How can I get the Delft-tyre MATLAB package? who could help me?


How can I get the Delft-tyre MATLAB package? Could you help me?

Jayil Jeong

Just like other people, I am trying to find the Delft-tyre MATLAB toolbox. Could you help me out?

Willem Versteden

Hello Arthur, I just sent you a private e-mail.
> Willem

Arthur LIU

I've got excited watching the demonstration of this model. However, similar to many other people here that I could not get a reply from the request of the tyre model. Could you help me out?


I have installed MF-Tyre, now I would like to change the dimension of the tyre within the 'tyre property file'. How can I modify all the other parameters (stiffness, slip, etc.) according to the different tyre geometry? The scalig coefficients can help me?

Willem Versteden

Hello Damir, you will receive an e-mail from TNO within today.
> Willem


I've got the same problem like sharmin. I've sent the request but have no reply. Steve Miller, could you help me, please?
Thank you.

Steve Miller

nickx88: Which version of MATLAB are you using? If possible, please use R2013b.

Steve Miller

sharmin: I have sent a follow-up email to TNO Automotive concerning your request.


i have requested the tyre mdoel yet they have not given me..can anyone help me on this,i want to use this model


I have installed the MF-Tyre software and I have the library simMechanics Second generation technology toolbox in my Matlab version. I have still a problem: when I launch the startup, the vehicle model appears, but in some blocks there are unresolved links. Those blocks correspond to the sm_lib library. Do you know how I could fix this problem?
Thank you


how can i get the tyre model from delft?i requested a form in their website but got no reply.please help.


Steve Miller

There is a four-post option in the main vehicle dynamics model. However, that one currently requires the tire model. I'll try to add a version where the 3D tire model is replaced by a 1D spring-damper.


"With no tire model, however,the car will simply fall due to gravity" how can i put it on 4-post and apply some forces to wheels without delft-tyre. I just wanna see it as a visualation. or can i ride it on ground again without delft-tyre. I dont want tire model..

Steve Miller

The suspension on this model is quite simple -- roll axis and heave axis, front and rear. An active suspension would probably need independent suspensions on left and right sides. See SimMechanics shipping example sm_double_wishbone_suspension.


is it possible to apply active vibration control to this model ?

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2019a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Inspired by: Simscape Vehicle Templates, MFeval

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