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DYNA4 Vehicle and Environment Simulation

DYNA4 Simulation Framework For Teamwork and Traceability

DYNA4 is a modular simulation software for efficient work with simulation models in the automotive development process, e. g. of electronic control units and components.

Open and flexible simulation framework

  • Seamless integration of your simulation models into DYNA4 for clear management of models, data and results
  • TESIS' proven real-time model library can be extended and adapted as required (see DYNA4 Packages)
  • Adaptation to your work processes to obtain an efficient solution that is tailored to your requirements
  • Interfaces to your infrastructure, e.g. test automation, MBS tools, version control systems
  • Wide range of applications due to open model concept
  • Runs on a PC and on all common real-time platforms, thus ensuring knowledge continuity

Teamwork functions for more efficiency

  • Efficient project organization for reproducibility and traceability
  • Versioned model management to track changes
  • Automated simulations to compare numerous variations
  • Automated report generation and interactive result visualization
  • Illustrative 3D animations

Customization and engineering

  • Adaptation of DYNA4 to your processes, e.g. with special GUIs, views and reports
  • Simulation model support: model integration, adaptations, data preprocessing
  • Development of customized simulation models and tools
  • Connection of DYNA4 to your work environment
  • Model parameterization for various vehicle controllers
  • Configuration and commissioning of HIL systems

Function Overview

 Process support      
 Model and data management      
 Teamwork functionality      
 Variant management      
 Integrated versioning      
 Plotting and reporting      
 Simple switching between MiL, SiL, HiL      
 Continuous signal tracing for all XiL-levels      
 Roller dynamometer model, 1D      
 Simplified two-track model      
 Brake force map      
 Tire model with lateral and longitudinal slip      
 Combustion engine consumption map      
 Longitudinal control, cycle driver      
 Lateral control      
 Response to road users      
 3D Visualization DYNAanimation      
 Vehicle and vehicle behavior      
 OpenDRIVE road networks      
 Generation of environment, terrain, weather      
 Extensive, extendable object catalog      
 Traffic and dynamic objects      
 Modular model architecture1)      
 Flexible Simulink model architecture      
 Code generation for PC application      
 Integration and interfaces1)      
 Integration of FMUs and S-Functions      
 Co-simulation interfaces e.g. for KULI and ROS      
 Interface to tools for test automation and DoE      
 Stand-alone operation for HiL and SiL      
 Code generation for real-time targets (HiL)       
 Run-time projects for CANoe and dSpace      
 Export as ADTF Filter or CANoe-dll      
 Vehicle dynamics      
 High-fidelity vehicle dynamics      
 3D vehicle dynamics      
 Axle kinematics via tables and compliance (KnC)      
 Multi-body models for typical axles      
 Powertrain for typical conventional propulsion      
 Virtual suspension test rig      
 Automated parametrization from test rigs      
 Tire model TMeasy      
 Tire model Pacejka      
 Interface to MF Tyre 6.2      
 Interface to FTire      
 Virtual tire test rig      

Automated parametrization from test rigs

 Brake hydraulics      
 Hydraulic components      
 Examples for dual circuit brake systems      
 Up to two trailers with four axles each      
 Semitrailer, drawbar and turntable      
 Commercial vehicles      
 Four steered and driven axles      
 Torsionally elastic chassis      
 Separately modelled cabin      
 Engine and powertrain      
 Modular powertrain      
 Any topology (4x2, 8x8, HEV, EV etc.)      
 Mechanical components with losses      
 Driving cycles like NEDC, WLTP, FTP       
 Examples for typical topologies      
 Electrical system      
 Configurable electrical system      
 E-engines, inverter and battery      
 Electrical systems for 48V and high voltage, for HEV and EV      
 Engine dynamics based on mean-value      
 Cylinder specific with torque ripple      
 External and self-ignition      
 Automated parametrization from test rigs      
 Additional components engine      
 Mass and energy flow      
 Turbo charging      
 Fuel system      
 Exhaust aftertreatment      
 Dual-circuit cooling system      
 Thermodynamic engine model      
 Combustion process with control in real-time      
 In-cylinder pressure and temperature      
 Charge exchange calculation      
 State calculation in exhaust gas system      
 Driving dynamics tracks      
 3D proving ground      
 3D road along S-coordinate e.g. from GPX data      
 Road network      
 3D road networks (OpenDRIVE)      
 3D surface profiles (OpenCRG)      
 Vehicles, pedestrians, bikes, animals      
 Deterministic scenarios      
 Integration of stochastic traffic simulation      
 Environment sensors      
 Idealized object detection      
 Camera, GPU-based      
 Lidar, GPU-based      
 Radar, GPU-based      
 Ultrasonic, GPU-based      
 Object segmentation, GPU-basiert      
 Trajectory calculation      
 Configurable racing line      
 Configurable speed      


Sensor simulation

Physical modeling of ultrasonic, lidar, camera and radar sensors in the the DYNA4 vehicle and environment simulation.

3D world for simulation based function development

Test your ADAS and AD functions integrated seamlessly in the DYNA4 environment for virtual test driving. From MiL, SiL up to HiL systems.

FMU Import: Use of Modelica-based models in DYNA4

FMUs are seamlessly integrated into DYNA4. Thus you can use parameterization and automation functionality of the DYNA4 framework.

Virtual Tire Test Rig: Validated tires for your vehicle simulation

Using the virtual Tire Test Rig you automate your tire generation for vehicle dynamics and entire vehicle simulations in DYNA4.

Automated suspension generation

Validated axles and suspension for precise vehicle dynamics simulation from K&C measurement data or MBS simulations.

Virtual test drives on OpenDrive roads

Native driving on OpenDrive roads without conversion. Testing of ADAS functions and vehicle dynamics in the virtual vehicle.


Integration of DYNA4 with SUMO mictrotraffic simulation to perform vehicle testing in complex surrounding traffic.

FTire tire model in DYNA4

The detailed FTire model can be used fully integrated in the DYNA4 vehicle simulation environment including 3D animation.

Smart HiL-System with Vector CANoe

TESIS and Vector Informatik present a smart, scalable, and efficient Hardware-in-the-Loop test system.

Easy-to-use tire model for vehicle dynamics test drives

TMeasy is a very easy-to-use tire model for vehicle dynamics investigations, realistic parking torques and low speed behavior.

Collaborative engineering with DYNA4

Version control with Subversion enables role-based and rights-based collaboration in the simulation environment DYNA4.

dSPACE Scalexio HiL system with DYNA4

The combination of open, modular vehicle simulation software and flexible configurable hardware constitutes a versatile platform for ECU testing.

Custom User Interface in DYNA4

You can guide the user via customized HTML interfaces for your simulation tasks in DYNA4.

Analysis of energy and thermal management in the vehicle

The coupling of the DYNA4 virtual complete vehicle with KULI will enable an integrated analysis of the energy and thermal management in the vehicle to be performed.

DYNA4 3.0 Compatibility

 Operating Systems 
 Windows 10, 64 bit 
 Windows 7, 64 bit 
 Matlab / Simulink 1) 
 64 bit versions 
 Matlab 9.5 (R2018b) 
 Matlab 9.4 (R2018a) 
 Matlab 9.3 (R2017b) 
 Matlab 9.2 (R2017a) 
 Matlab 9.1 (R2016b) 
 Matlab 9.0 (R2016a) 
 Matlab 8.6 (R2015b) 
 Matlab 8.5 (R2015a) 
 32 bit versions 
 Matlab 8.6 (R2015b) 
 Matlab 8.5 (R2015a) 
 Real-time platforms 
 dSPACE 2) DS1006 3), DS1007 3) and Scalexio 
 dSPACE R2018-A 
 dSPACE R2017-B 
 dSPACE R2017-A 
 dSPACE R2016-B 
 dSPACE R2016-A 4) 
 dSPACE R2015-B 4) 
 dSPACE R2015-A 4) 
 National Instruments 5) 
 NI VeriStand 2018 
 NI VeriStand 2017 
 NI VeriStand 2016 
 NI VeriStand 2015 SP1 
 NI VeriStand 2015 
 Vector Informatik 
 CANoe 11.0 6) 
 CANoe 10.0 7) 
 CANoe 9.0 8) 
 ADTF 2.x win64_vc100 5) 
 ADTF 2.x linux64 
 Assystem (Berner & Mattner) 
 Modular HiL / Messina 
 Simulink Real-Time Desktop 
 Simulink Real-Time 
 Opal-RT RT-Lab 


1) Accelerator, Rapid Accelerator mode and RSIM target build requires Microsoft Visual C/C++ Compiler (see Installation Guide)
2) dSPACE XiL API has to be installed
3) OpenDRIVE roads not supported on platform
4) Not supported with DYNA4 Driver Assistance package
5) Only in combination with Microsoft Visual 2010 C/C++ Compiler
(see Installation Guide)
6) Vector add-on MATLAB Interface V5.0.7, V5.1.3 or V6.0.4 required
7) Vector add-on MATLAB Interface V4.2.4 required
8) Vector add-on MATLAB Interface V3.2.3 required

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Evaluation & Contact

Susanne Beckert
Phone +49 89 74 73 77-20
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