Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

About us

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM briefly.

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Annual Report 2016/17

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and exiting projects of our departments as well as information about our new department »Materials Characterization and Testing«.

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High Performance Center

The High Performance Center Simulation- and Software- based Innovation strengthens the cooperation between enterprises, universities and research institutes in Kaiserslautern and extends consisting partnerships.

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Welcome to Fraunhofer ITWM!

The core competence of ITWM is mathematics: the language used by scientists and engineers to formulate models for technical systems. In our time it is particularly important, as it provides efficient algorithms to compute and analyse such models.

The ITWM 's mission is to develop this technology to give innovative impulses and put them into practice together with industry partners . Since its foundation in 1995 the ITWM has shown great success in building mathematical bridges between applied sciences and concrete application. Clients are large international companies as well as small and medium regional enterprises.



Research Projects


We developed a highly automated measurement system (MeSOMICS) for identification of model parameters for IPS Cable Simulation.


Research Projects

Project Partner for »HighPerMeshes«

The goal of the project is to develop a practically usable domain-specific framework for the implementation of iterative algorithms on unstructured grids.


Press Release / Research News

Self-programming paint booth

Reductions of 20% in paint use, 15% in energy consumption and 5% in production time – SelfPaint offers advantages.



»Blackout – suddenly without electricity?«

Our expert Mathias Dalheimer explains in the interview with planetwissen how such a scenario can happen.

Unfortunatly only available in German.


Our Annual Report 2016/17 is published!

Here you can find the latest Annual Report of our institute.



People in Research

Portrait of Katrin Teichert in the Annual Report 2016 of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Recent Events


Workshop / Technology Day, 11/07/2017

Geo-Referenced Analysis and Usage Simulation for Vehicle Development

Workshop of the department "Mathematical Methods in Dynamics and Durability"

Workshop/Conference TU Kaiserslautern, Germany / 10/19/2017-10/20/2017

Recent Advances in Multi-Objective Optimization

The workshop “Recent Advances in Multi-Objective Optimization” focuses on latest advances in exact methods in multi-objective (mixed) integer optimization. Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Küfer, Head of Department, speaks about "Industrial Applications of Multicriteria Decision Support" and he is a part of the Organizing Committee.


In addition, the conference dinner will be held at our institute and we will present research results as well as projects from the field of "optimization" in various exhibits.

Nonroad Mobile Machinery: Functional Safety

Michael Kleer from the department "Mathematical Methods in Dynamics and Durability"will be speaker at this conference.

Tire - Chassis - Roadway

The VDI Conference Tyres – Chassis – Roadway will address topics from current developments and changes in tyres, chassis, and roadways to special aspects such as emissions and smart roads.


Nonwovens Innovations Academy

The Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA) encourages the development of technical understanding and research to support innovation and growth in the nonwovens and related industries.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099