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Dr.-Ing. Stefan Dietrich

Head of the group
Production and Component Behaviour
group: FuB
office hours: on appointment
room: 120 Building 10.96
phone: +49 721 608 42705
fax: +49 721 608 48044
stefan dietrichHnw6∂kit edu

Section Hybrid and Lightweight Materials

Building 10.96

The department Production and Component Behavior can be found here.


seit 2014 Leiter der Abteilung "Fertigung und Bauteilverhalten" am Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Werkstoffkunde des KIT
2013 - 2014 Postdoc im Bereich Metall-Matrix Verbundwerkstoffe am Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Werkstoffkunde des KIT
2013 Wilfried Ensinger Preis, Auszeichnung des "Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreis der Universitäts-Professoren der Kunststo?technik (WAK)" für die beste Dissertation auf dem Gebiet der Entwicklung und Beschreibung technischer Kunststoffe für innovative Anwendungen
2013 Promotion zum Dr.-Ing. an der Fakultät für Maschinenbau des KIT: "Mechanisches Verhalten von GFK-PUR-Sandwichstrukturen unter quasistatischer und dynamischer Beanspruchung“
2010 Leiter der Feasibility Studie of Young Scientists (FYS): Algorithms for Computer Tomography Assisted Material Investigation (ACTAMI)
2009 - 2013 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Angewandte Materialien–Werkstoffkunde, KIT, Karlsruhe, Abteilung: Hybride Werkstoffe und Leichtbaustrukturen
2003 - 2008 Physikstudium an der Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
11.09.1983 geboren in Rastatt


  • Charakterisierung fertigungsbedingter Bauteilzustände
  • Simulation der Entstehung fertigungsbedingter Bauteilzustände
  • Untersuchungen zum Kugelstrahlen und dessen Modifikationen, zum Einsatzhärten sowie zur lokalen Wärmebehandlung wie Induktionshärten und Laserstrahlrandschichthärten
  • Stabilität fertigungsbedingter Bauteilzustände bei thermischen, quasistatischen, zyklischen und kombinierten Beanspruchungen
  • Auswirkungen fertigungsbedingter Bauteilzustände auf die Bauteilfestigkeit


Non-destructive characterization of additively manufactured components using X-ray micro-computed tomography.
Dietrich, S.; Englert, L.; Pinter, P.
2020. 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2018; The University of Texas in Austin; United States; 13 August 2018 through 15 August 2018, 241–250, Univ. of Texas, Austin (TX)
Laboratory X-ray tomography for metal additive manufacturing: Round robin test.
du Plessis, A.; le Roux, S. G.; Waller, J.; Sperling, P.; Achilles, N.; Beerlink, A.; Métayer, J.-F.; Sinico, M.; Probst, G.; Dewulf, W.; Bittner, F.; Endres, H.-J.; Willner, M.; Drégelyi-Kiss, Á.; Zikmund, T.; Laznovsky, J.; Kaiser, J.; Pinter, P.; Dietrich, S.; Lopez, E.; Fitzek, O.; Konrad, P.
2019. Additive manufacturing, 30, Art.-Nr. 100837. doi:10.1016/j.addma.2019.100837
Design, fabrication and validation of an improved coil for induction dilatometry.
Kaiser, D.; Torres-Velasquez, D.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2020. Thermochimica acta, 689, Art.Nr. 178612. doi:10.1016/j.tca.2020.178612
Experimental investigation and finite-element modeling of the short-time induction quench-and-temper process of AISI 4140.
Kaiser, D.; Damon, J.; Mühl, F.; de Graaff, B.; Kiefer, D.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2020. Journal of materials processing technology, 279, Article no: 116485. doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2019.116485
In situ observation of hydride nucleation and selective growth in magnesium thin-films with environmental transmission electron microscopy.
Hamm, M.; Bongers, M. D.; Roddatis, V.; Dietrich, S.; Lang, K.-H.; Pundt, A.
2019. International journal of hydrogen energy, 44 (60), 32112–32123. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.10.057
Optimization-based procedure for the determination of the constitutive model coefficients used in machining simulations.
Cheng, W.; Outeiro, J.; Costes, J.-P.; M’Saoubi, R.; Karaouni, H.; Dietrich, S.; Marcon, B.; Rosa, P.
2019. Procedia CIRP, 82, 374–378. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2019.04.057
Influence of anisotropy of additively manufactured AlSi10Mg parts on chip formation during orthogonal cutting.
Segebade, E.; Gerstenmeyer, M.; Dietrich, S.; Zanger, F.; Schulze, V.
2019. Procedia CIRP, 82, 113–118. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2019.04.043
Process porosity and mechanical performance of fused filament fabricated 316L stainless steel.
Damon, J.; Dietrich, S.; Gorantla, S.; Popp, U.; Okolo, B.; Schulze, V.
2019. Rapid prototyping journal, 25 (7), 1319–1327. doi:10.1108/RPJ-01-2019-0002
Internal Quenching: Optimale Wärmebehandlung für schwer zugängliche Bauteilbereiche.
Muehl, F.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2019. HTM - journal of heat treatment and materials, 74 (3), 191–201. doi:10.3139/105.110382
Surface strengthening of AISI 4140 by cavitation peening.
Klumpp, A.; Lienert, F.; Dietrich, S.; Soyama, H.; Schulze, V.
2017. ICSP13 : 13th International Conference on Shot Peening : 18-21 September 2017, Montréal, Canada., 441–446, Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal
Influence of conventional and cryogenic piezo peening on bending fatigue strength of hardened bearing steel AISI 52100.
Klumpp, A.; Tamam, M.; Vollert, F.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2017. ICSP13 : 13th International Conference on Shot Peening : 18-21 September 2017, Montréal, Canada, 435–440, Montreal
Residual Stresses after Piezo Peening Treatment predicted by FEM Simulation.
Klumpp, A.; Lienert, F.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2015. Proceedings : 5th International Conference on Distortion Engineering 2015, Bremen, Germany, 23 - 25 September 2015 / eds. H.-W. Zoch, Th. Lübben ; organised by IWT, 105–115, IWT, [Bremen]
Orientation Dependent Fatigue Performance and Mechanisms of Selective Laser Melted Maraging Steel X3NiCoMoTi18-9-5.
Damon, J.; Hanemann, T.; Dietrich, S.; Graf, G.; Lang, K.-H.; Schulze, V.
2019. International journal of fatigue. doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2019.06.025
Process Development and Impact of Intrinsic Heat Treatment on the Mechanical Performance of Selective Laser Melted AISI 4140.
Damon, J.; Koch, R.; Kaiser, D.; Graf, G.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2019. Additive manufacturing, 28, 275–284. doi:10.1016/j.addma.2019.05.012
Investigation of the precipitation kinetics and microstructure evolution of martensitic AISI 4140 steel during tempering with high heating rates.
Kaiser, D.; de Graaff, B.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2018. (F. Delaunois, V. Vitry & F. Roudet, Hrsg.)Metallurgical research & technology, 115 (4), Art. Nr.: 404. doi:10.1051/metal/2018026
A Comparative Study of Kinetic Models Regarding Bainitic Transformation Behavior in Carburized Case Hardening Steel 20MnCr5.
Damon, J.; Mühl, F.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2018. Metallurgical and materials transactions / A, 1–14. doi:10.1007/s11661-018-5004-6
Influence of work-hardening on fatigue crack growth, effective threshold and crack opening behavior in the nickel-based superalloy Inconel 718.
Klumpp, A.; Maier, S.; Chen, H.; Fotouhi, M.; Schneider, R.; Dietrich, S.; Lang, K.-H.; Schulze, V.
2018. International journal of fatigue, 116, 257–267. doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2018.06.033
Process dependent porosity and the influence of shot peening on porosity morphology regarding selective laser melted AlSi10Mg parts.
Damon, J.; Dietrich, S.; Vollert, F.; Gibmeier, J.; Schulze, V.
2018. Additive manufacturing, 20, 77–89. doi:10.1016/j.addma.2018.01.001
Micron‐Sized Pored Membranes Based on Polyvinylidene Difluoride Hexafluoropropylene Prepared by Phase Inversion Techniques.
Hofmann, A.; Thißen, E.; Migeot Matthias; Bohn, N.; Dietrich, S.; Hanemann, T.
2017. Polymers, 9 (10), 489/1–12. doi:10.3390/polym9100489
Rigidity and damage evolution of long fibre reinforced polypropylene made by direct processing route (LFT-D).
Weidenmann, K. A.; Dietrich, S.; Grigo, M.; Elsner, P.
2017. 21st Symposium on Composites, 2017; Bremen; Germany; 5 July 2017 through 7 July 2017. Ed.: A. S. Herrmann, 3–8, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Zürich. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.742.3
Influence of shot peening on the mechanical properties of bulk amorphous Vitreloy 105*.
Grell, D.; Gibmeier, J.; Dietrich, S.; Silze, F.; Böhme, L.; Schulze, V.; Kühn, U.; Kerscher, E.
2017. Surface engineering, 33 (9), 721–730. doi:10.1080/02670844.2017.1282712
Residual Stress States After Piezo Peening Treatment at Cryogenic and Elevated Temperatures Predicted by FEM Using Suitable Material Models.
Klumpp, A.; Tamam, M.; Lienert, F.; Dietrich, S.; Gibmeier, J.; Schulze, V.
2016. Materials research proceedings, 175–180. doi:10.21741/9781945291173-30
Performance and Properties of an Additive Manufactured Coil for Inductive Heat Treatment in the MHz Range.
Habschied, M.; Dietrich, S.; Heussen, D.; Schulze, V.
2016. HTM - journal of heat treatment and materials, 71 (5), 212–217. doi:10.3139/105.110294
Interpenetrating Freeze Cast Composites: Correlation between Structural and Mechanical Characteristics.
Merzkirch, M.; Pinter, P.; Dietrich, S.; Weidenmann, K. A.
2015. 20th Symposium on Composites, Vienna, Austria, July 1-3. Ed.: Ch. Edtmaier, 109–116, Trans Tech Publications, Durnten. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.825-826
Dependence of the local heat transfer coefficient on temperature and surface roughness in quenching steel parts in high efficiency quenching oil.
Moch, K.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2015. Heat treatment and surface engineering: from tradition to innovation : European Conference on Heat Treatment 2015 & 22nd IFHTSE congress ; Venice (Italy), 20 - 22 May 2015, CD-ROM, AIM, Milano
Measurement of Sub-Surface Core Damage in Sandwich Structures Using In-situ Hertzian Indentation During X-ray Computed Tomography.
Dietrich, S.; Koch, M.; Elsner, P.; Weidenmann, K. A.
2014. Experimental Mechanics, 54 (8), 1385–1393. doi:10.1007/s11340-014-9902-2
3D tomographic characterization of sandwich structures.
Dietrich, S.; Weidenmann, K.; Elsner, P.
2014. NDT & E International, 62, 77–84. doi:10.1016/j.ndteint.2013.12.001
Kugeleinschlagversuche an Sandwich-Strukturen bei geringen Stoßkörpermassen.
Dietrich, S.; Kuppinger, J.; Elsner, P.; Weidenmann, K.
2010. Materials testing, 52 (11-12), 765–770
Prüfung und Modellierung von Sandwichstrukturen aus dem Deckschicht-Sprühprozess.
Dietrich, S.; Weidenmann, K. A.; Kuppinger, J.; Elsner, P.
2011. Tagungsband zum 18. Symposium Verbundwerkstoffe und Werkstoffverbunde - Chemnitz, 30.03. bis 01.04.2011. Hrsg.: B. Wielage, 492–498, TU Chemnitz, Chemnitz
Influence of the preform architecture on the effective elastic material properties of carbon/carbon composites.
Piat, R.; Stasiuk, G.; Böhlke, T.; Gebert, J.-M.; Dietrich, S.; Wanner, A.; Tsukrov, I.; Deutschmann, O.; Gross, T.
2010. ECCM 2010: IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics - Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering, Paris, France, May 16-21, 2010, 1 CD-Rom, Paris
Processing and non-destructive characterisation of porous silicone carbide preforms for metall/ceramic composite fabrication.
Roy, S.; Schell, K. G.; Bucharsky, E. C.; Hettich, P.; Dietrich, S.; Weidenmann, K. A.; Wanner, A.; Hoffmann, M. J.
2012. CELLMAT 2012: Proceedings of the Conference on Cellular Materials, Dresden, November 7-9, 2012, 1 CD-Rom, Dresden
Processing and Elastic Property Characterization of Porous SiC Preform for Interpenetrating Metal/Ceramic Composites.
Roy, S.; Schell, K. G.; Bucharsky, E. C.; Hettlich, P.; Dietrich, S.; Weidenmann, K. A.; Wanner, A.; Hoffman, M. J.
2012. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95 (10), 3078–3083. doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05347.x
Numerical modeling of carbon/carbon composites with nanotextured matrix and 3D pores of irregular shapes.
Drach, B.; Tsukrov, I.; Gross, T.; Dietrich, S.; Weidenmann, K.; Piat, R.; Böhlke, T.
2011. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 48 (18), 2447–2457. doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2011.04.021
Microstructure Characterization of CVI-Densified Carbon/Carbon Composites with Various Fiber Distributions.
Dietrich, S.; Gebert, J. M.; Stasiuk, G.; Wanner, A.; Weidenmann, K. A.; Deutschmann, O.; Tsukrov, I.; Piat, R.
2012. Composites science and technology, 72 (15), 1892–1900. doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.08.009
Micromechanical Modeling of CFCs Using Different Pore Approximations.
Piat, R.; Dietrich, S.; Gebert, J.-M.; Stasiuk, G.; Weidenmann, K.; Wanner, A.; Böhlke, T.; Drach, B.; Tsukrov, I.; Bussiba, A.
2010. High temperature ceramic materials and composites - Proceedings 7th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites (HT-CMC 7), Bayreuth, Germany, September 20-22, 2010. Ed.: W. Krenkel, 590–597, AVISO Verl.-Ges., Berlin
Numerical Studies of the Influence of the Porosity on Macroscopic Elastic Properties of Carbon/Carbon Composites.
Piat, R.; Böhlke, T.; Deutschmann, O.; Dietrich, S.; Drach, B.; Gebert, J.-M.; Gross, T.; Li, A.; Reznik, B.; Stasiuk, G.
2010. Proceedings in applied mathematics and mechanics, 10 (1), 719–720. doi:10.1002/pamm.201010344
Machining Strategies for Hole Making in Composites with Minimal Workpiece Damage by Directing the Process Forces Inwards.
Schulze, V.; Becke, C.; Weidenmann, K.; Dietrich, S.
2011. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 211 (3), 329–338. doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2010.10.004