Press Releases

  • Successful Completion of the BMBF Project »EsteR« / 2022

    Pandemic Prevention With Statistics Software

    Press Release / July 20, 2022

    Coronavirus Covid-19
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    The Corona pandemic confronted Germany's public health departments with major challenges. Help also came from mathematics: Together with project partners, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM used statistical modeling to support the health offices in the multitude of decisions that had to be made on a daily basis. Now the »EsteR« project is coming to an end and the researchers can present some exciting results and tools – tools that will also be relevant in the future.

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  • Guest Scientist From the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai / 2022

    Prof. Narayan Rangaraj Is the First Fellow of the Fraunhofer ITWM

    Press Release  / June 22, 2022

    Fellow Prof. Narayan Rangaraj
    © Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    Science lives from the exchange, not only with the colleagues on site; equally important are impulses from outside. Therefore, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM has established a Fellow Program: Prominent guest scientists come to the institute for a maximum of six months and dedicate themselves to a topic together with our researchers. In order that all employees of the Fraunhofer ITWM benefit from the exchange, the fellows give a guest lecture and offer a colloquium.

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  • Fraunhofer ITWM at the E-world energy & water 2022 / 2022

    Using Energy Efficiently With Math

    Press Release  / June 09, 2022

    The large melting furnaces of the TRIMET company have an enormous energy consumption.
    © Trimet Aluminium SE

    The topic of energy is more present than ever before: From sustainability and renewable energy to energy costs and saving measures – both industry and private households are facing new challenges. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM have been developing innovative methods and models for the energy sector for several years now – and have some exciting projects to share: While DESPRIMA and FlexEuro keep energy use flexible, the Amperix energy management system supports energy autonomy. From June 21 to 23, the researchers will present these and other energy projects at the leading trade fair E-world.

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  • Fraunhofer ITWM in the Final of the »Clusters4Future« Competition / 2022

    »MePrecise« Bundles Expertise in Ultraprecision- And Microtechnologies

    Short News / May 23, 2022

    Keyvisual MePrecise
    © MePrecise

    Many products from optics, medical technology, mechanical engineering or the automotive industry are manufactured with ultraprecision- and micro technologies. We all use them directly or indirectly every day and benefit from their further development. »MePrecise« is the competitive contribution of various research institutions from Kaiserslautern to the »Clusters4Future«, an innovation network of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM is co-spokesperson of »MePrecise«.

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  • Shaping the Digital Transformation Sustainably / 2022

    »Open Digitization Alliance Palatinate« Enters Second Round

    Press Release  / May 20, 2022

    Offene Digitalisierungsallianz Pfalz
    © Offene Digitalisierungsallianz Pfalz

    The successful collaboration continues: The joint project »Open Digitalization Alliance Palatinate« (ODPfalz) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern is entering its second funding phase. During this period, the researchers will focus in particular on the societal challenges of digitalization. The federal-state initiative »Innovative University« will fund the OD Pfalz with 15 million euros over the next five years.

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  • Fraunhofer ITWM With Three Exhibits at the Trade Fair Control / 2022

    Digital Twins and Terahertz Waves Ensure Quality

    Press Release  / April 28, 2022

    The Control trade fair has taken place annually in Germany since 1987.
    © Fraunhofer ITWM

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM will again be present at the international trade fair for quality assurance »Control« in Stuttgart. From May 3 to 6, the researchers will show their testing systems for assuring product quality in industrial environments in hall 6, booth 6301. Two of the exhibits are dedicated to the material characterization of test materials, a third to the virtual development of inspection systems.

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  • Anuga FoodTec: Process Simulation with MESHFREE / 2022

    Innovative Simulation for the Food Industry

    Press Release  / April 20, 2022

    A spraying full-cone nozzle: left in the experiment, right in the simulation
    © Fraunhofer IVV/Fraunhofer ITWM

    Whether cleaning, stirring, kneading or injection processes – MESHFREE can be used to reliably simulate food technology processes. The software product developed by the Fraunhofer Institutes for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI uses grid-free simulations to map physical processes. This year, the institutes will again be represented at Anuga FoodTec from April 26 to 29 in Hall 7.1 at Stand A049.

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  • Fraunhofer ITWM Develops Optical Measurement Systems for the Sub-2 µM Range / 2022

    The Next Generation of OCT Layer Thickness Measurement Systems

    Press Release / March 23, 2022

    A multilayer plastic pipe consisting of outer and inner layers with an EVOH layer bonded via adhesion promoters in between.
    © Fraunhofer ITWM

    Imaging techniques are known mainly from medicine: high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used in ophthalmology, for example. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM uses this technique to measure the thickness of very thin layers and is developing the next generation of these measurement systems in the »Dünnschicht-OCT« project. In this project, the researchers, together with Mabri.Vision GmbH, are advancing into layer thickness ranges of less than 2 µm. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is funding the project in its »Zentrales Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand« (ZIM).

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  • Computed Tomography for the Construction Industry / 2022

    CT Analysis of Concrete Beams

    Press Release / Research News / March 01, 2022

    Concrete sample with crack.
    © Fraunhofer ITWM

    Concrete’s properties as a material have made it an essential part of today’s construction methods. Alongside its many advantages, however, this universal favorite has its share of drawbacks – the most prominent being that its heterogeneous nature makes it difficult to dimension components and structures on the basis of simulations. Cracks induced by bending tests have provided some insights into component behavior. Now, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM are developing analysis software designed for computed tomography, with the aim of making it possible to see even the tiniest structural changes in reinforced concrete components. In the future the system will be able to evaluate several terabytes of CT image data – and quantum computing may come into play here too.

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  • Joint Funding for Fraunhofer ITWM and Fraunhofer IMM / 2022

    AMMONPAKTOR – EU Project Aims to Improve Fuel Cells

    Press Release / February 11, 2022

    Ministerial Director Daniel Stich hands over funding notification Ammonpaktor
    © Fraunhofer IMM

    The energy transition can only succeed if many decentralized storage options and new energy sources are used. That is why ERDF is funding a very special project to explore the potential of ammonia as a hydrogen storage medium. The research partners are the Fraunhofer Institute for Microtechnology and Microsystems IMM in Mainz and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Kaiserslautern. Yesterday, Ministerial Director Daniel Stich handed over the funding notification in Mainz.

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