Univ. Prof. Dr. Otmar Kolednik

Function: Senior Scientist, retired
Room: 114
Phone: +43 (0) 3842-804-114
E-Mail: otmar.kolednik(at)oeaw.ac.at


1. Deformation, Fatigue and Fracture

2. Micro- and Nanomechanics and Complex Materials


Deformation, fatigue and fracture of materials and composites, theoretical concepts of non-linear fracture mechanics, numerical modelling of damage initiation and crack growth, materials and component design, quantitative fracture surface analysis, local deformation analysis, finite element modeling, configurational forces concept


Nichtlineare Burchmechanik – Theorie und Anwendung, Werkstoff und Bruchzähigkeit


Deformation- and fracture behavior of advanced materialsJ-integral as driving force parameter for elastic-plastic materialsDevelopment of new fracture resistant materials and components, Design concepts for damage resistant materials, Behavior of cracks in inhomogeneous materials


  • Optimization of Mechanical Properties and Damage Tolerance in Polymer-Mineral Multilayer Composites
    J. Wiener, H. Kaineder, O. Kolednik, F. Arbeiter
    MATERIALS14, ARTN 725 (2021)
  • Stress intensity factor for w-shape tension specimens
    S. Kolitsch, M. Jan, H. Gaenser, O. Kolednik
    Eng. Fract. Mech.242, ARTN 107478 (2021)
  • Application of the material inhomogeneity effect for the improvement of fracture toughness of a brittle polymer
    A. Tiwari, J. Wiener, F. Arbeiter, G. Pinter, Ol Kolednik
    Engineering Fracture Mechanics224, ARTN 106776 (2019)
  • Bioinspired toughness improvement through soft interlayers in mineral reinforced polypropylene
    J. Wiener, F. Arbeiter, A. Tiwari, O. Kolednik, G. Pinter
    Mechanics of Materials1 40, ARTN 103243 (2019)
  • Driving forces on dislocations - An analytical and finite element study
    O. Kolednik, W. Ochensberger, J. Predan, F. Fischer
    International Journal of Solids and Structures190, 181-198 (2019)
  • Development of Damage - Tolerant and Fracture-Resistant Materials by Utilizing the Material Inhomogeneity Effect
    O. Kolednik, R. Kasberger, M. Sistaninia, J. Predan, M. Kegl
    ASMEJournal of Applied Mechanics86, 111004-1-111004-12 (2019)
  • Damage tolerance of lamellar bone
    H. Razi, J. Predan, F. Fischer, O. Kolednik, P. Fratzl
    Bone130, ARTN 115102 (2019)
  • Fracture behavior and deformation mechanisms in nanolaminated crystalline/amorphous micro-cantilevers
    Y. Wang, R. Fritz, D. Kiener, J. Zhang, G. Liu, O. Kolednik, R. Pippan, J. Sun
    ElsevierActa Materialia180 (2019), 73-83 (2019)
  • Crack arrest in thin metallic film stacks due to material- and residual stress inhomogeneities
    D. Kozic, H.-P. Gaenser, R. Brunner, D. Kiener, T. Antretter, O. Kolednik
    Thin Solid Films668, 14-22 (2018)
  • Strain-rate dependent occurrence of cleavage fracture in Fe−Si−Al alloys
    O. Kolednik, A. Umgeher, H. Kreuzer, T. Hebesberger, A. Pichler
    Materials Science and Engineering: A, 267-276 (2018)