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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
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
Tel: (615) 343-0583
Fax: (615) 322-3365

Older News and Updates

May 22, 2020 Zimu Su wins Award at the EMI MIMB Student Paper Competition – 05/04/2020.

May 4, 2020 Hantang Zheng joins MCML as undergraduate researcher. Welcome Hantang! – 05/04/2020.

February 6, 2020 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited talk at Johns Hopkins University.

December 7, 2019 MCML featured in Vanderbilt Hustler Magazine.

December 2, 2019 Scott Williams successfully defended his Master’s Thesis.

November 21, 2019 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited talk at NASA Langley Research Center.

November 14, 2019 Ido Meshi presented his research at ASME IMECE 2019.

November 1, 2019 MCML to partner with NASA through the ESI program.

September 25, 2019 Caglar Oskay to deliver a Plenary Lecture at EMI2020-IC.

September 04, 2019 MCML partners with AFRL to study CAI response of composites with enhanced interfaces.

September 03, 2019 Caglar Oskay appointed Director of Engineering for Civil Infrastructure Program at NSF.

July 30, 2019 Caglar Oskay delivered a Semi-Plenary Lecture at USNCCM15.

July 29, 2019 Xiaoyu Zhang presented his research at the US Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM15).

June 21, 2019 Zimu Su presented his research at the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference.

June 17, 2019 – Alex Faupel joins MCML as a PhD student. Welcome Alex!

June 11, 2019 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited talk at the US Army ERDC.

May 3, 2019 Caglar Oskay elected Fellow of the Engineering Mechanics Institute.

February 21, 2019 Caglar Oskay appointed Associate Editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics.

February 18, 2019 Ruize Hu successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Hu!.

January 10, 2019 Caglar Oskay to deliver Semi-Plenary Lecture at USNCCM’15.

January 1, 2019 Ali Kilic joins MCML as undergraduate researcher. Welcome Ali!

January 1, 2019 Damin Xia joins MCML as a PhD student. Welcome Damin!

January 1, 2019 Ido Meshi joins MCML as a visiting PhD student. Welcome Ido!