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We offer our innovative simulation software MADYMO, PreScan, Delft-Tyre and SIMCAT to universities and research organizations at a highly discounted rate. Non-commercial educational licenses for teaching purposes, academic licenses in exchange for research papers/student projects, and research licenses for university start-ups.

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Testimonials from Academics


We have been using MADYMO for years to study occupant protection in motor-vehicle crashes. It has been an extremely useful tool for a wide range of activities, ranging from teaching the students the basic occupant safety concepts to investigating complicate restraint optimization problems. The component I found very valuable in MADYMO is the inclusion of a wide range of validated ATD and human models and the scaling tools to change the models into different sizes. These tools have enabled innovative restraint optimization studies for protecting a wider range of population than in the past. My students really appreciate the opportunities for using MADYMO and often take advantage of their MADYMO experiences in their professional career. Jingwen Hu, PhD, Associate Research Scientist

Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University

"MADYMO is a great teaching tool for both injury biomechanics and occupant protection. The visualization and animation features in MADYMO are a very effective tool for active learning and engaging students in the design process. We have used MADYMO in both our graduate and undergraduate mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering classes". H. Clay Gabler, Ph.D. - Professor, Biomedical Engineering

University of Stuttgart

At our institute bachelor students as well as master students have used MADYMO successfully for their projects in vehicle safety. The included dummy and human body models, as well as the user-friendly preprocessor helps to set up multi-body simulations in an efficient manner. The easy coupling to SIMULINK and the great support by the local team in Germany has helped us a lot to get great results. The high quality of both the validated models as well as MADYMO itself could be proven in a successful comparison to a FEM solution. Dr. Jörg Fehr, Junior Professor, Institute of Engineering and Computational Mechanics

Simon Fraser University

"I used MADYMO as a teaching tool in my senior elective course, Introduction to Biomechanics. The primary benefits of the software are the calibrated dummies, pre-constructed models (such as the frontal impact) and features such as seat belts and airbags. These tools allow the students to explore the dynamics of complex "real world" biomechanics problems without spending the entire semester working out the programming of one element in the model. Using MADYMO as a teaching tool allowed us to delve into more complex biomechanics problems while also demonstrating the significant role of fundamental mechanics (rigid body dynamics and material characteristics) in understanding human injury. Working with advanced computational software such as MADYMO provides students with the opportunity to observe and discuss the strengths and limitations of software tools in analyzing mechanical problems; a skill that will serve them as they start their engineering careers". Carolyn J. Sparrey Ph.D. P.Eng - Assistant Professor, Mechatronic Systems Engineering, SFU | Principal Investigator, ICORD

Indian Institute of Technology

"We have been using MADYMO as a multi body dynamic simulation tool in our Post Graduate Class on "Automotive Design". It has been a useful tool for our work in reconstruction of crashes, study of crashworthiness of vehicles and study of safety devices like seatbelts and airbags. The presence of a wide range of calibrated dummy models including Hybrid III Dummies, Side Impact dummies, Child impact Dummies, Human Models and Pedestrian Models has been particularly useful. Recently I have introduced MADYMO in my Post Graduate elective on "Automotive Design". The students were excited to get an exposure on a tool widely used in the industry. They could use this to effectively understand multi-body simulations, their use in occupant safety design and their advantages vis-à-vis full finite element based simulations. Not to miss, the students could appreciate the importance of biomechanical analysis in crashworthiness studies. They could easily appreciate the importance of these inter-disciplinary skills. Overall, the experience they gained from the MADYMO software would serve them well in their engineering careers ahead". Prof.Anoop Chawla - Henry Ford Chair Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Wichita State University

Wichita State University (WSU) has been one of the first universities in the US that incorporated the use of MADYMO in its educational and research activities. Our experience with MADYMO stared in the early 1990’s, at which time we started to introduce it to our undergraduate and graduate students. Over the last two decades, we have had over 200 graduate students who have utilized MADYMO in parts of their master theses and dissertations research. We have a large group of alumni also who work in the automotive and aircraft industries on safety systems development, structural crashworthiness, mainly because of their MADYMO experience. We are also using MADYMO in our Impact Injury Biomechanics and Crashworthiness course, in which the students learn the concepts of multibody human body and dummy modeling, formulation and capabilities of MADYMO as a tool in injury biomechanics research, as well as its use by the automotive and aircraft industries in the design and certification/approval testing programs. WSU has also been utilizing MADYMO in conducting basic and applied research on aircraft and automobile crashworthiness, safety devices, and occupant protection of transportation systems. The computational modeling capability provided by MADYMO has been a tremendous asset in complementing our own experimental accelerator-type crash sled and dummy calibration facilities. Through the use of these combined tools, we have been able to provide our students with a unique and valuable experience. We have also utilized MADYMO in many of our projects, including seat cushion performance, head-up-display design, certification-by-analysis, development of a component HIC tester for aerospace applications, belt-integrated airbags, bus and train occupant safety, vehicle dynamics, etc. Overall, the MADYMO and support by TASS has been a tremendous tool for all our students in learning the concepts and the latest technology of biodynamic computer modeling. Hamid M. Lankarani, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Senior Fellow, National Institute for Aviation Research, ASME Fellow

California State University, Los Angeles

I have found MADYMO to be an excellent teaching tool in my Biomechanics course. This course is offered to both upper division undergraduate and graduate level mechanical engineering students. The user-friendly Workspace enables the students to quickly construct simplistic models to investigate basic concepts in impact biomechanics as well as to explore more advanced dynamic problems with the suite of demonstration models. Incorporating MADYMO into this course also allows me the opportunity to discuss the benefits and limitations associated with computer simulation and its role in engineering design. Students have been very enthusiastic about using MADYMO and gaining computer simulation skills which will undoubtedly make them more competitive in the work force. David Raymond, Ph.D., Asst Prof of Mechanical Engineering

Passive Safety exercise

MADYMO is the ideal tool for education on Passive Safety design in Automotive courses and can easily be used for basic courses in Rigid Body Dynamics and Finite Element techniques.

The goal of the accompanying passive safety exercise is for students to get an understanding for the effect of different passive safety measures on the different injury mechanisms during a frontal crash event. A standard MADYMO model describing a frontal impact is to be modified using a limited set of parameters using the Exchange application, which is available in the standard MADYMO/Workspace releases. While starting with a design that aims to satify requirements for Euro NCAP, the exercise continues with adding requirements from FMVSS-208, US NCAP and finally applying to a broader population by including the Hybrid-III 5th and 95th crash test dummies.

Passive Safety Exercise
Passive Safety Exercise

Scientific publications

With its extensive crash test dummy portfolio and versatile solver, MADYMO is actively used in the academic community to study new concepts for passive and integrated safety, biomechanical injuries and innovative countermeasures. TASS International collects an overview of these papers in the MADYMO & Science section and invites researchers to send papers in which MADYMO is used or the link to these papers to us.

The following links provide examples of MADYMO models.