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.



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.


Article / 26.11.2018

Move Over Lustre & Spectrum Scale – Here Comes BeeGFS?

BeeGFS won the 'HPCwire Best HPC Storage Product or Technology Award' at SC18


ITWM Group Researches on Virtual Machine Vision

Online inspection systems have proven themselves in many production environments. But what happens when the components get more complicated? How can your testing be automated despite the increasing individualization of industrially produced products? Answers are provided by virtual image processing, which completely simulates and optimizes the inspection process.


Press Release / 5.11.2018

Reliably Simulating Polyurethane Foams

Car seats, mattresses and insulation materials are often made of polyurethane foams.


Article / 5.11.2018

Tire Simulation

Article about tire simulation at our institute in the tire Technology Internation 2018 journal

Blog Post / 7.9.2018

Collaboration with SAP

»After almost 4 years of collaboration, we are convinced that partnering with the ITWM was the best thing SAP could do to streamline the development process of SAP S/4HANA for advanced variant configuration«. We are very pleased with these words from the SAP blog.

Since 2015, we have been developing a new, state-of-the-art configuration engine for the SAP database S/4HANA together with experts from SAP. Our part in the project consisted primarily of developing algorithms for processing a wide variety of variant configurations.

Events in February

Fair / San Francisco, USA / 02/02/2019 - 02/07/2019

Photonics West

Photonics West is the world's largest photonics technologies event.

Conference / Vienna, Austria / 02/18/2019 - 02/22/2019

90th GAMM Annual Meeting

The Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM) organizes an annual meeting.

Fair / Nuremberg / 02/26/2019 - 02/28/2019

embedded World

Around 1.000 exhibitors are presenting state-of-the-art technology in all facets of embedded technologies.

Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 02/05/2019


[only available in German]

Kalibrierung von Industrierobotern zur Steigerung der absoluten Positioniergenauigkeit


Technology Day / Kaiserslautern / 02/05/2019

JUROJIN – Statistik für Versuche zur Betriebsfestigkeit

[only available in German]


Technology Day / Kaiserslautern / 02/06/2019

Digital Environmental Data Analysis and Usage Modeling for Vehicle Durability


Technology Day / Kaiserslautern / 02/07/2019

Digital Environmental Data Analysis for Drivetrain Applications and ADAS/AD Development


Fair / Essen / 02/05/2019 - 02/07/2019

E-world energy & water

E-world energy & water is gathering decision-makers of the European energy industry.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099