Univ. Prof. Dr. Otmar Kolednik

Function: Group Leader
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


  • On problems with the determination of the fracture resistance for materials with spatial variations of the Young’s modulus
    R.D. Fischer, J. Predan, R. Müller, O. Kolednik
    International Journal of Fracture, 23-38 (2014)
  • A new basis for the application of the J -integral for cyclically loaded cracks in elastic–plastic materials
    W. Ochensberger, O. Kolednik
    International Journal of Fracture, 77-101 (2014)
  • Die Versagensmechanismen pressgehärteter und hochfester Stähle im Dreipunkt-Biegeversuch
    K.B. Benedyk, A. Pichler, T. Kurz, O. Kolednik
    BHM, 122-129 (2014)
  • Improvements of strength and fracture resistance by spatial material property variations
    O. Kolednik, J. Predan, R.D. Fischer, P. Fratzl
    Acta Materialia, 279-294 (2014)
  • 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)