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 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)
  • On configurational forces at boundaries in fracture mechanics
    F.D. Fischer, K. Simha Narendra, J. Predan, R. Schöngrundner, O. Kolednik
    International Journal of Fracture174, 61-74 (2012)
  • Ein Tiefseeschwamm zum Zähne-Ausbeißen
    O. Kolednik
    Thema "Das Forschungsmagazin der ÖAW", 42-43 (2012)
  • Semi-analytical approaches to assess the crack driving force in periodically heterogeneous elastic materials
    F.D. Fischer, J. Predan, P. Fratzl, O. Kolednik
    International Journal of Fracture173, 57-70 (2012)
  • Tiefe Einblicke in die Strukturen Kleine Zeitung Uni, Ausgabe 30
    R. Pippan, O. Kolednik, B. Rashkova, C. Kirchlechner, D. Kiener, G. Dehm
    Kleine Zeitung Uni, 2 (2011)
  • Bioinspired Design Criteria for Damage-Resistant Materials with Periodically Varying Microstructure
    O. Kolednik, J. Predan, F.D. Fischer, P. Fratzl
    Advanced Functional Materials21, 3634-3641 (2011)
  • A micro-level strain analysis of a high-strength dual-phase steel
    M. Kapp, T. Hebesberger, O. Kolednik
    International Journal of Materials Research (formerly Z. Metallkd.)102, 687-691 (2011)