Dr. rer. nat. Anastasia August
(Group leader)

Address:Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Institute of Materials and Processes (IMP)
Moltkestr. 30
76133 Karlsruhe
Office:2.OG, 211
Willy-Andreas-Allee 19
76131 Karlsruhe
Phone:+49 (0) 721-925-2337
Fax:+49 (0) 721-925-2348

Open cell metal foam

  • Real sample, AlSi7Mg


  • Synthetic filling of a 3D-domain

  • Simulation of a foam sample filled with air
  • Constantly heated in the bottom and cooled at the top till
  • The heat propagation becomes stationary
  • Compute the thermal conductivity



[1] A. August: Über die Dehn-Funktion von S-arithmetischen Gruppen, Dissertation,

[2] M. Rölle, A. August, M. Selzer, B. Nestler, Generierung offenporiger metallischer Schaumstrukturen zur Simulation der Wärmeübertragungseigenschaften, Forschung aktuell 2011, 21-23, Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft

[3]  A. August, B. Nestler, F. Wendler, M. Selzer, A. Kneer and E. Martens, Efficiency Study of Metal Foams for Heat Storage and Heat Exchange, MMM2010 Freiburg Conference Proceedings, 355-358, 2010, Fraunhofer Verlag

[4] A. August, B. Nestler, F. Wendler, M. Selzer, A. Kneer and E. Martens, Efficiency Study of Metal Foams for Heat Storage and Heat Exchange, CELLMAT 2010 Dresden Conference Proceedings, 148-151, 2010, Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

[5] M. Römmelt, A. August, B. Nestler and A. Kneer, Analysis of Thermal Evolution in Textile Fabrics Using Advanced Microstructure Simulation Techniques, Structural Membranes 2011, International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Conference Proceedings

[6] A. August, M. Ben Said, M. Roelle, E. Wesner, B. Nestler, Energy Systems and Fluid Flow, Beitrag zum Zweijahresbericht 2009/2010 von IZBS, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

[7] A. Vondrous, B. Nestler, A. August, E. Wesner, A. Choudhury, J. Hötzer, Metallic foam structures, dendrites and implementation optimizations for phase-field modelling, Tagungsbericht, The 14th Results and Review Workshop of the HLRS, 2011

[8] A. August, B. Nestler, A. Kneer, F. Wendler, M. Rölle, M. Selzer, Offenporige metallische Schäume, Werkstoffe in der Fertigung, Ausgabe 6/ November 2011

[9] M. Römmelt, B. Nestler, A. August, A. Kneer, Th. Stegmaier, Simulation zur Wärmedämmung von Gebäuden durch Gewebestrukturen, Forschung aktuell 2012 Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft

[10] A. Choudhury, K. Reuther, E. Wesner, A. August, B. Nestler, M. Rettenmayr, Comparison of Phase-field and Cellular Automaton models for dendritic solidification in Al-Cu alloy, Computational Material Science, Volume 55, April 2012, Pages 263–268

[11] E. Schoof, M. Römmelt, M. Selzer, A. August, B. Nestler, A Kneer, Th. Stegmaier, Computational analysis of bio inspired thermal absorber systems made of textile fabrics, Conference Proceedings zu BIO-INSPIRED MATERIALS

[12] E. Wesner, A. Choudhury, A. August, M. Berghoff, B. Nestler, A phase-field study of large-scale dendrite fragmentation in Al-Cu, Journal of Crystal Growth, Volume 359, 15 November 2012, Pages 107–121

[13] E. Wesner, A. August, B. Nestler, Metallische Schneeflocken, horizonte, Nr. 43, März 2014

 [14] J. Ettrich , A. Choudhury, O. Tschukin, E. Schoof, A. August, B. Nestler, Modelling of transient heat conduction with diffuse interface methods, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 22 (8), 2014

 [15] J. Ettrich, A. August, B. Nestler, Open Cell Metal Foams: Measurement and Numerical Modelling of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer, CELLMAT 2014 Dresden Conference Proceedings

 [16] J. Ettrich, A. August, M. Rölle, B. Nestler, Digital Representation of Complex Cellular Structures for Numerical Simulations, CELLMAT 2014 Dresden Conference Proceedings


  • 12/2003 - 12/2007: research assistant at University Karlsruhe (now KIT)‏  
  • 2/2008 - 1/2010: postdoc at Institute for applied Geodynamik and Geophysik, University Bonn
  • since 2010: scientific staff at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe and at KIT


  • 6/2003: diploma in mathematics
  • 12/2003: 1. Staatsexamen in mathematics and physics
  • 7/2007: doctor of science in group theory and differential geometry