Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

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Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM briefly.

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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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Annual Report 2018/19

Our annual report 2018/19 is completed! It provides insights into exciting projects and reports on interesting news from the past year.

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Welcome to Fraunhofer ITWM!

We are one of the world's largest mathematical research institutes and our goal is to further develop mathematics as a key technology, give innovative impetus and implement it in practice together with industry partners. Methodologically, our research areas are based on modeling, simulation and optimization. Integral parts of our projects are consulting and implementation, support in the application of high-performance computer technology and providing tailor-made software solutions. We not only use simulation software, but also develop it ourselves, often in cooperation with leading software companies.
Nowadays, companies of all sizes use simulations on regular bases which gives them benefit in terms of product innovation and quality assurance. Our customers are mainly in the automotive, mechanical engineering, textile, computer industry and finance sectors.



Press Release / 5.11.2019

ProStAir: Reducing Pollutant Emissions with Recycled Fibers

Fraunhofer ITWM supports development of new CFRP fibers with simulation expertise.


Press Release / 30.9.2019

ITWM Signs Cooperation Agreement with CATARC

In September 2019, Fraunhofer ITWM and CATARC have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.


Press Release / 1.8.2019

Fraunhofer helps accelerate development of fiber-reinforced plastic parts

Together with our partners, we are developing a mathematical simulation method for optimizing the drapability (deformability) of textiles.


Press Release / 8.5.2019

Saving Energy in the Production of Chemicals

Fraunhofer ITWM wins one of the »Joseph von Fraunhofer Prizes« in 2019.


Press Release / 2.5.2019

Simulating and Optimizing Spinning Processes

Spinning polymer filaments, for example for personal care articles, is highly complex: We have successfully applied new approaches to simulate and optimize spinning processes.


Press Release / 24.4.2019

Fraunhofer ITWM Supports STEM Games 2019

Two of our experts from the department »Image Processing« are represented in the jury and as mentors at the Games.


Article / 10.4.2019

Simulation tool for polyurethane foams

Car seats, mattresses and insulating materials often consist of PU foams. We can now simulate the foaming behaviour.


Article / 30.1.2019

Fraunhofer Tool Used in Radiation Therapy

Our clinical decision support tool MCO was added to Varian’s Eclipse™ treatment planning system.

Current Events


Conference / Berlin / 04/27/2020 - 04/29/2020

Call for Abstracts

The first international conference on programmable materials ProgMatCon2020 creates the interdisciplinary scientific platform to accelerate the development, production and application of programmable materials. We are on site with experts from the department »Flow and Material Simulation«. Our expert PD Dr. Heiko Andrä organizes the symposium »Optimal Design of Mechanical Metamaterials and Bionic Structures« together with other experts.

Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 12/03/2019


The seminar »KL-Regelungstechnik« (Kaiserslautern – Control Theory and Control Engineering) is organized by our department as well as several research groups of the TU Kaiserslautern.

In December, two talks are presented. Dimitri Morgenstern gives a lecture on »Obtaining a Stabilizing Prediction Horizon in Quadratic Programming Model Predictive Control« and Patrick Bachmann on »Average Dwell-Time Conditions for Input-to-State Stability of Impulsive Systems«.


Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 12/03/2019

ML in KL

In the lunch break with science and pizza, lectures will be held around the topic »Visualization of Complex Data«.


Conference / Paris, France / 12/10/2019 - 12/12/2019

Smart NanoMaterials

SNAIA2019 provides a unique platform for smart nanomaterials. Experts of our department »Materials Characterization and Testing« are on site.


Seminar / Karlsruhe / 12/04/2019 - 12/05/2019

Inspektion und Charakterisierung von Oberflächen mit Bildverarbeitung

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Conference / Leverkusen / 12/12/2019


Chemalytix is Germany's first data science conference in the chemical industry.

Seminar / Kaiserslautern

Deep Learning Seminar

In December, three talks are presented in the seminar series of the department »High Performance Computing«.

In the next talk Daniel Kondermann from Quality Match GmbH talks about »Dataset Quality Assurance Via Large Scale Human Annotation« at 12th of December.

Muhammad Mohsin Ghaffar from the TU Kaiserslautern gives a lecture in the subsequent week on »An In-DRAM Neural Network Processing Engine«.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099