Institute for Applied Materials – Materials Science and Engineering

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Dietrich

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


High-cycle fatigue and surface layer stability of case-hardened PM-steels with graded porosity.
Damon, J. M.; Jung, E.; Zürn, M.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2021. Powder metallurgy, 1–11. doi:10.1080/00325899.2021.1901027
Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Surface Layer Conditions after Carbonitriding of Powder Metallurgical Steels. Part 1: Diffusion in Components of Graded Porosity.
Damon, J. M.; Surm, H.; Saddei, P.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2021. HTM - journal of heat treatment and materials, 76 (1), 36–57. doi:10.1515/htm-2020-0003
Microstructure, mechanical behaviour and strengthening mechanisms in Hastelloy X manufactured by electron beam and laser beam powder bed fusion.
Karapuzha, A. S.; Fraser, D.; Schliephake, D.; Dietrich, S.; Zhu, Y.; Wu, X.; Huang, A.
2020. Journal of alloys and compounds, Art.-Nr.: 158034. doi:10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.158034
Comparative Study of the Tempering Behavior of Different Martensitic Steels by Means of In-Situ Diffractometry and Dilatometry.
Hunkel, M.; Dong, J.; Epp, J.; Kaiser, D.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.; Rajaei, A.; Hallstedt, B.; Broeckmann, C.
2020. Materials, 13 (22), Art.-Nr.: 5058. doi:10.3390/ma13225058
Intensive processing optimization for achieving strong and ductile Al-Mn-Mg-Sc-Zr alloy produced by selective laser melting.
Bayoumy, D.; Schliephake, D.; Dietrich, S.; Wu, X. H.; Zhu, Y. M.; Huang, A. J.
2020. Materials and design, 198, Art.Nr. 109317. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2020.109317
Tailored bainitic-martensitic microstructures by means of inductive surface hardening for AISI4140.
Mühl, F.; Jarms, J.; Kaiser, D.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2020. Materials and design, 195, Art.Nr. 108964. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108964
SLM-Topo - Prozessspezifische Topologieoptimierungsmethode für im Selektiven Laserschmelzen gefertigte Leichtbaustrukturen.
Holoch, J.; Czink, S.; Spadinger, M.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.; Albers, A.
2020. Industrie 4.0 Management, 36 (4), 45
Simulation of induction hardening: Simulative sensitivity analysis with respect to material parameters and the surface layer state.
Mühl, F.; Damon, J.; Dietrich, S.; Schulze, V.
2020. Computational materials science, 184, Art. Nr.: 109916. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2020.109916
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
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
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
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
SLM-Topo – A topology optimization method for additive manufacturing of lightweight design structures using the selective laser melting process.
Albers, A.; Holoch, J.; Dietrich, S.; Spadinger, M.
2018. Exploring the Design Freedom of Additive Manufacturing through Simulation, Helsinki, FIN, December 10-11, 2018, 62–63
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, Eds.)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. doi:10.4028/
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. doi:10.4028/
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
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
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
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