Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

About us

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM briefly.

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Annual Report 2017/18

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!

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 / 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 / 16.4.2019

Designing polymer spin packs in line with dynamic flow

Melt spinning is the most widely use process for turning plastic into fibres.


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.


Press Release / 27.2.2019

Terahertz Testing with a Handheld Scanner

Our researchers have found a handheld terahertz sensor: a solution for difficult problems based on mobile terahertz technology.


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.


Press Release / 5.12.2018

Project EPEEC

Bringing European parallel programming technology to the exascale era.The European EPEEC project (European joint Effort toward a Highly Productive Programming Environment for Heterogeneous Exascale Computing) has received €3.9 M in funding to develop and deploy a production-ready parallel programming environment.

Events in June


Fair / Frankfurt, Main / 06/16/2019 - 06/20/2019

ISC High Performance

The fair is about High Performance Computing, networking and storage. One of the expanded topic areas this year is Machine Learning.


Fair / Paris, France / 06/17/2019 - 06/23/2019

53rd International Paris Air Show

The International Paris Air Show is an aerospace exhibition organized every two years by SIAE.


Conference / Speyer / 06/18/2019 - 06/19/2019

IPS Cable Simulation User Conference

We invite users of our software together with our partners to the 4th international conference.


Symposium / Munich / 06/25/2019 - 06/26/2019 plus

The 10th International Munich Chassis Symposium deals with safety, vehicle dynamics and driving comfort in chassis development.


Fair / Barcelona, Spain / 06/20/2019 - 06/26/2019

Textile and Garment Technology Exhibition

At the ITMA international exhibitors will present the latest trends and innovations in the textile industry.


Conference / Mainz / 06/17/2019

Autnomes Fahren in Rheinland-Pfalz

[only available in German] Lösungen & Kompetenzen der Fahrzeugindustrie in Rheinland-Pfalz


Symposium / Kaiserslautern / 06/26/2019 - 06/28/2019

Verbundwerkstoffe und Werkstoffverbunde

[only available in German]

Conference / London, UK / 06/03/2019 - 06/06/2019

81st EAGE Conference & Exhibition

The conference and exhibition present the latest developments in geophysics, geology and reservoir/petroleum engineering. 

Conference / Baden-Baden / 06/04/2019 - 06/05/2019

Commercial Vehicles

The conference brings you closer to the transport solutions of the future. Our division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« is on site as exhibitor.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099