Fraunhofer Institut for Industrial Mathematics ITWM (ITWM)
A competence center for numerical modelling and innovative computational technologies
The core competence of ITWM is mathematics: the language used by scientists and engineers to formulate models for technical systems. Since its foundation in 1995, ITWM has shown great success in building mathematical bridges between applied sciences and concrete application. Clients include large international companies as well as small and medium regional enterprises.
MAGMA has worked together with ITWM on a wide variety of projects aimed at improving the models and numerical algorithms used in MAGMASOFT®. For example, the development of the distributed memory (cluster) version of MAGMASOFT® took place through a MAGMA/ITWM collaboration. Successful collaborations have also taken place in areas such as modelling of granular flows for core shooting simulation and in correlating the distribution of fatigue properties in iron castings with local microstructures.
ITWM is also an experienced MAGMASOFT® user, and supports foundries with training courses for their staff as well as in consultation with regarding special problems in applying simulation software for the solution of complex problems in casting technology.