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


  • A new view on J-integrals in elastic–plastic materials
    O. Kolednik, R. Schöngrundner, F.D. Fischer
    International Journal of Fracture, 77-107 (2014)
  • Fracture resistance of aluminum multilayer composites
    J. Zechner, O. Kolednik
    Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 489-500 (2013)
  • Effect of delaminations in Charpy specimens on impact energy in thermomechanically rolled hot strip steel
    M. Sonnleitner, O. Kolednik
    , 1-8 (2013)
  • Paper multilayer with a fracture toughness of steel
    J. Zechner, O. Kolednik
    Journal of Materials Science48, 5180-5187 (2013)
  • Verformungsinduzierte Phasenumwandlung einzelner Austenitkörper
    R. Kasberger, O. Kolednik
    B Lehrstuhl für Umformtechnik Bruno, ed. XXXII. Verformungskundliches Kolloquium, 143-149 (2013)
  • Determining the fracture resistance of thin sheet fiber composites – Paper as a model material
    J. Zechner, M. Janko, O. Kolednik
    Composites Science and Technology74, 43-51 (2013)
  • On configurational forces at boundaries in fracture mechanics
    F.D. Fischer, K. Simha Narendra, J. Predan, R. Schöngrundner, O. Kolednik
    In: A Micromechanics of Defects in Solids Pilar M. Eds., ed.Sevilla, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. (2012, 1-15)
  • A novel approach for determining fracture toughness of hard coatings on the micrometer scale
    A. Riedl, R. Daniel, Stefenelli M., T. Schöberl, O. Kolednik, C. Mitterer, J. Keckes
    Scripta Materialia, 708-711 (2012)
  • Fracture Mechanics
    O. Kolednik
    In: E of C Wiley Nicolais L., ed.Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA (2012, 1126-1141)
  • Numerical Simulation of Crack Growth in Polyethylene Composites by Means of the Cohesive Zone Model
    M. Janko, W. Ecker, G. Pinter, O. Kolednik
    Macromolecular Symposia311, 1-8 (2012)