Latest News

At this point, we report on current topics, dates and other news directly from the division.

Workshops and Seminars

Practical applied research and method development require constant communication with the world of industrial application. This means know-how transfer from the institute to industry as well as feedback from users and calibration of new methods according to their practical relevance.

Of course, this is done in our cooperation projects. But we decided to establish an additional broad and open instrument: Advanced technology courses for engineers in the industry.

We offer the following seminars in German at regular intervals:

  • Load data – analysis, design and simulation (next date: 07. - 09.05.2019, more information)
  • Statistical methods in fatigue strength (next date: 25. - 27.06.2019, more information)

Fairs, Conferences and Symposia

The experts of our department regularly attend trade fairs, conferences and meetings and are speakers at the various events.

Here you can find the current dates:

Kaiserslautern / 03/10/2020 - 03/12/2020

Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium

The automated and autonomous driving and working is not only a current research topic, but also partially used in new products of the commercial vehicle industry.

Fair / Hannover / 2020/04/20 - 2020/04/24


With this year's lead theme "Industrial Transformation", HANNOVER MESSE is focusing on the effects of digitization, individualization and climate protection on the networked industry.

Kaiserslautern / 05/26/2020 - 05/28/2020

Seminar »Lastdaten – Analyse und Simulation«

[only available in German]

Kaiserslautern / 06/16/2020 - 06/17/2020

Seminar »Statistische Methoden zum Nachweis der Bauteilzuverlässigkeit«

[only available in German]

Kaiserslautern / 5.5.2020 - 6.5.2020

Seminar »Datenanalyse und Maschinelles Lernen in der Fahrzeugentwicklung«

[only available in German]

News and Press Releases


Press Release / 30.9.2019

Cooperation Agreement with CATARC

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


Annual Report 2018/19

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and projects of our division.


Research Article / 5.11.2018

Tire Simulation

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


Press Release / Research News

Simple, rapid determination of cable properties

Trying to fit all the necessary cables into a car is anything but an easy task. Simulations can be helpful, but the properties of each cable need to be precisely defined up front. We developed a highly automated measurement system (MeSOMICS) for identification of model parameters for IPS Cable Simulation.

Job Offers

Student Assistants

We are always looking for scientific assistants as support in projects from the industry and research.

Master Thesis

Do you have an own idea for a thesis? Also, this is a welcomed alternative. In this case, please submit your proposed topic within an unsolicited application, so that we can assess whether the proposed topic suits in our core competences.


more about a career at our institute and current vacancies