About MCML

Welcome to the homepage of the Multiscale Computational Mechanics Laboratory at Vanderbilt University ! At MCML we concentrate our efforts to bringing understanding to nonlinear mechanical and functional response of multi-scale materials and structures through computational modeling and simulation. Our research focus is on computational characterization of the failure response of systems that involve multiple temporal and spatial scales, development of computational methodologies for failure and fragmentation of composite systems subjected to extreme loading conditions including impact, blast and crushing loads, characterization of complex and hybrid composite systems, and analysis of multiphysics problems. Prospective students: View the YouTube videos for more information on the programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Engineering.

Research Interests

  1. Multiscale Computational Failure Modeling of Solids and Structures
  2. Life Prediction and Performance Assessment of Structures
  3. Computational Modeling of Composites and other Heterogeneous Materials
  4. Modeling of Multiphysics Systems

Here is a video on some of the recent research activities in MCML (From April, 2012):

Contact Information

Caglar Oskay

Chancellor Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering
Vanderbilt University

Address: VU Station B# 351831
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1831
E-mail: caglar.oskay@vanderbilt.edu
Tel: (615) 343-0583
Fax: (615) 322-3365

Older News and Updates

June 7, 2017 Xiang Zhang and Rudraprasad Bhattacharrya presented their research at EMI 2017 Conference in San Diego

May 15, 2017 Shuhai Zhang successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Zhang!

April 30, 2017 Xiang Zhang is selected finalist for the Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition!

April 13, 2017 Rudraprasad Bhattacharyya to receive the 2017 ASCE Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement. Congratulations Rudra!

February 27, 2017 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

February 16, 2017 MCML continues close collaboration with AFRL on multiscale modeling of composite structures

February 7, 2017 Follow IRIS Initiative Blog at VUBreakThru!

January 30, 2017 Caglar Oskay elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers

January 9, 2017 – Dr. Can Erel joins MCML as postdoctoral research fellow. Welcome Can!

January 9, 2017 – Dr. Alessandro Fascetti joins MCML as postdoctoral research fellow. Welcome Alessandro!

December 21, 2016 MCML receives a new grant from ONR

November 8, 2016 Ruize Hu presented his research at ASME IMECE 2016 Conference

November 8, 2016 Xiang Zhang presented his research at 2016 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo

October 3, 2016 – Yang Liu joins MCML as a 2-year visiting PhD student. Welcome Yang!

October 3, 2016 – Hao Li joins MCML as a 2-year visiting PhD student. Welcome Hao!

October 3, 2016 – Chengzhi Tian joins MCML as graduate research assistant. Welcome Chengzhi!

August 24, 2016 MCML and Northrup Grumman form new partnership for composites durability and damage assessment

June 2, 2016 MCML along with an interdisciplinary team wins Vanderbilt TIPs funding

June 1, 2016 – Jackie Machesky – Vanderbilt CE Undergraduate – joins MCML for summer long undergraduate research. Welcome Jackie!

June 1, 2016 – Shuhai Zhang will spend 3 months working at Exxon-Mobil. Congratulations Shuhai!

May 25, 2016 EMI 2016 and PMC 2016 conferences held on Vanderbilt campus draw to a close

May 25, 2016 Rudraprasad Bhattacharrya, Ruize Hu, Shuhai Zhang and Xiang Zhang present their research at EMI 2016 conference

May 24, 2016 Xiang Zhang wins the EMI MIMB Best Student Paper Competition. Congratulations Xiang!

March 30, 2016 Xiang Zhang wins the Peter G. Hoadley Best Student Paper Competition. Congratulations Xiang!!