Mathematical methods make it possible to map reality in a way which computers can process and to deal usefully with large quantities of data or complex structures. When a company wants to improve its products, optimise production processes or find error sources, Fraunhofer ITWM works with the company’s experts to create a mathematical model of the problem, which is then evaluated by the computer. Simulations tailored to this process then find a solution that meets the requirements.
The expertise of Fraunhofer ITWM and the mathematical approach to practical problems perfectly complement engineering and business management working methods and allow customer acquisition from many sectors, ranging from automotive to energy providers, chemicals companies to financial service providers.
The focal points of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM activities, the first mathematical institute to be incorporated into the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the year 2001, are surface inspection, financial mathematics, visualisation of large quantities of data, optimisation of production processes, virtual material design and the analysis of three-dimensional microstructures.
DirectorProf. Dr. Dieter Prätzel-Wolters
Year of establishment1996
Business activityTransport processes, flow and material simulation, image processing, system
analysis, prognosis and control, financial mathematics, optimisation, mathematical methods in dynamics and durability, Competence Center High Performance Computing and visualisation