Karsten Reiter

Dr. Karsten Reiter

+49 6151 16-22346
+49 6151 16-23601

Schnittspahnstr. 9
64287 Darmstadt

Office: B2|02 212

Working areas

  • Numerical Geomechanical Modelling
  • Stress field in the Earth crust

Projects

Modelling of the stress field in northern Switzerland [more]

SpannEnD [more]

World Stress Map Project [more]

Teaching

Engineering Geology I – Exercise (B.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 4 CP incl. Lecture)

Engineering Geology I – Lecture (substitute) (B.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 4 CP incl. Exercise)

Engineering Geology Feld- field- and laboratory course I – (B.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 2 CP)

Structural Geology – Lecture + Exercise (B.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 3 CP)

Practical Training Engineering Geology II – (M.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 2 CP)

Engineering Geology VI (Reservoir-Geomechanic) – Lecture + Project Report (M.Sc. Applied Geosciences, 5 CP)

Excursion: Rock Laboratories, Tunnel Structures and Geology of Switzerland (4 Tage)

Excursion: repositories for radioactive waste in Germany (3 Tage)

Various day excursions

Publications

Heidbach O., Rajabi M., Reiter K., Ziegler M.O., 2019. World Stress Map. In: Sorkhabi R. (eds) Encyclopedia of Petroleum Geoscience. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Springer, Cham

Heidbach, O., Rajabi, M., Cui, X., Fuchs, K., Müller, B., Reinecker, J., Reiter, K., Tingay, M., Wenzel, F., Xie, F., Ziegler, M., Zoback, M.-L., Zoback, M., 2018. The World Stress Map database release 2016: Crustal stress pattern across scales, Tectonophysics, Volume 744, 484-498, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.07.007.

Rajabi, M., Heidbach, O. Tingay, M., and Reiter, K., 2017. Prediction of the Present-Day Stress Field in the Australian Continental Crust Using 3D Geomechanical-numerical Models, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 1-20, DOI:10.1080/08120099.2017.1294109

Reiter, K., Heidbach, O., Müller, B., Reinecker, J., Röckel, T., 2016. Spannungskarte Deutschland 2016, doi:10.5880/WSM.Germany2016.

Hergert, T., Heidbach, O., Reiter, K., Giger, S. B., and Marschall, P., 2015. Stress field sensitivity analysis in a sedimentary sequence of the Alpine foreland, northern Switzerland, Solid Earth, 6, 2, 533-552, doi: 10.5194/se-6-533-2015.

Reiter, K., Heidbach, O., Reinecker, J., Müller, B., und Röckel, T. 2015. Spannungskarte Deutschland 2015, Erdöl Erdgas Kohle 131, 11, 437–42.

Ziegler, M., Reiter, K., Heidbach, O., Zang, A., Kwiatek, G., Stromeyer, D., Dahm, T.,Dresen, G. & Hofmann, G. 2015 Mining-Induced Stress Transfer and Its Relation to a Mw 1.9 Seismic Event in an Ultra-deep South African Gold Mine. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 1-14, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-015-1033-x

Reiter, K. & Heidbach, O. 2014 3-D-geomechanical-numerical model of the contemporary crustal stress state in the Alberta Basin, Solid Earth, 2014, 5, 1123-1149, DOI: 10.5194/se-5-1123-2014

Reiter, K.; Heidbach, O.; Schmitt, D.; Haug, K.; Ziegler, M. & Moeck, I. 2014 A Revised Crustal Stress Orientation Database for Canada Tectonophysics, 636, 111-124 DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.08.006

Reiter, K.; Kukowski, N. & Ratschbacher, L. 2011 The interaction of two indenters in analogue experiments and implications for curved fold-and thrust belts, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 302, 132-146, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.002

Recent Conference Contributions

Rajabi, M., Heidbach, O., Tingay, M., Reiter, K. and Ziegler, M., 2018. New Advancement of the World Stress Map Project on the Stress Perturbation in Sedimentary Basins, AAPG Asia Pacific Region GTW, Pore Pressure & Geomechanics: From Exploration to Abandonment, June 6--7, 2018, Perth, Australia.

Reiter, K., Heidbach, O., 2018. Do Paleozoic basement structures affect present-day stress orientation in central Western Europe?, GeoBonn2018, 2.--6. September 2018, Bonn, Germany

Reiter, K., Henk, A., Heidbach, O., Müller, B., Hergert, T., Schilling, F., 2018. The SpannEnD project – crustal stress data, stress modelling and modelling tools for the site selection process of a deep geological repository of radioactive waste in Germany, GeoBonn 2018, 2-6 September 2018, Bonn, Germany.

Heidbach, O., Rajabi, M., Cui, X., Fuchs, K. W., Müller, B., Reinecker, J., Reiter, K., Tingay, M. R. P., Wenzel, F., Xie, F., Ziegler, M., Zoback, M. D., Zoback, M.-L. 2017 Bridging scales of crustal stress patterns using the new World Stress Map (Invited), AGU Fall Meeting,11-15 December 2017, New Orleans, USA.

Heidbach, O., Ziegler, M., Reiter, K., Hergert, T. 2017. From point-wise stress data to a continuous description of the 3D crustal in situ stress state, AGU Fall Meeting, 11-15 December 2017, New Orleans, USA.

Reiter, K., Heidbach, O., Henk, A., 2017. Stress rotation along pre-Cenozoic basement structures, AGU Fall Meeting, 11-15 December 2017, New Orleans, USA.

Reiter, K., Hergert, T., Heidbach, O., 2017. Stress variation within stratigraphic sequences – a site selecting factor for nuclear waste repositories, GeoBremen 2017, 24-29. September 2017, Bremen, Germany

Hergert, T., Reiter, K., Heidbach, O., Henk, A., 2017. Spannungsprognosen für geomechanische Fragestellungen anhand numerischer Modellierung, DGMK Frühjahrstagung 05.-06. April 2017, Celle, Germany.

Henk, A., Heidbach, O., Müller, B., Reiter, K., Hergert, T., Schilling, F., 2016. The role of stress and geomechanical modelling BEFORE site selection, 2nd Conference on Key topics in deep geological disposal: Challenges of a Site Selection Process: Society – Procedures – Safety, 26-28 Sept. 2016, Cologne, Germany.

Heidbach, O., Henk., A., Müller, B., Reiter, K., Hergert, T., Schilling, F., 2016. SpannEnD – providing stress data and geomechanical modelling tools for the site selection process in Germany, 2nd Conference on Key topics in deep geological disposal: Challenges of a Site Selection Process: Society – Procedures – Safety, 26-28 Sept. 2016, Cologne, Germany.

Heidbach, O., Rajabi, M., Ziegler, M., Reiter, K., and the WSM Team, 2016. The World Stress Map Database Release 2016 – Global Crustal Stress Pattern vs. Absolute Plate Motion, Arthur Holmes Meeting 2016 – The Wilson Cycle: Plate Tectonic and Structural Inheritance During Continental Deformation, 23-25 May 2016, London, Great Britain.

Reiter, K., Hergert, T., Heidbach,O., 2016. Stress field sensitivity analysis within Mesozoic successions in the Swiss Alpine foreland using 3-D-geomechanical-numerical models, EGU General Assembly, 17-22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Heidbach, Oliver, Mojtaba Rajabi, Moritz Ziegler, Karsten Reiter, and WSM Team. 2016. The World Stress Map Database Release 2016 – Global Crustal Stress Pattern vs . Absolute Plate Motion, 18:4861, EGU General Assembly, 17-22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Heidbach, Oliver et al. 2016. New Crustal Stress Map of the Mediterranean and Central Europe, 18:4851, EGU General Assembly, 17-22 April 2016, Vienna, Austria.

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