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 / 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.


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

Events in May


Fair / Stuttgart / 05/07/2019 - 05/10/2019

33. Control

Our experts from the departments »Materials Characterization and Testing« and »Image Processing« are on site at the international trade fair for quality assurance.


Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 05/07/2019 - 05/09/2019

Lastdaten – Analyse, Bemessung und Simulation

[only available in German]
Three day seminar on load data analysis.


Fair / Munich / 05/15/2019 - 05/17/2019

ees Europe

Europe’s largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems is the hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and users of stationary electrical energy storage solutions as well as battery systems.


Conference / Spain / 05/06/2019 - 05/10/2019

InterPore – 11th Annual Meeting

The International Society for Porous Media (InterPore) works on the broad topic porous media.


Fair / Frankfurt / 05/14/2019 - 05/17/2019


Our experts from the departments »Transport Processes« and »Flow and Material Simulation« will be on site for you at Techtextil in Hall 3.0 Booth C76.  


Workshop / Kaiserslautern / 05/21/2019 - 05/24/2019

MINT-EC-Girls-Camp: Math-Talent-School

[only available in German]



Conference / Croatia / 05/07/2019 - 05/12/2019

STEM Games 2019

Participants solve scientific problems and compete in a variety of sports to earn points for their team. Our expert Markus Rauhut and Petra Gospodnetic are jury members of the maths arena.


Annual Meeting / Friedrichshafen / 05/27/2019 - 05/29/2019


[only available in German]
The meeting place for the exchange on non-destructive material testing.

Seminar / Munich / 05/15/2019

Digitale Geschäftsmodelle und Services mittels Predictive Maintenance

[only available in German]


Conference / Hanau (Frankfurt) / 05/13/2019 - 05/15/2019


The conference is aimed at those interested in the automotive and transport industries. Our experts from the department »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« are on site.

Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 05/07/2019

KL-Regelungstechnik Seminar

Topic of the lecture in May: Iterative Medium-Term Production Scheduling of an Industrial Formulation Plant.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099