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.
- Multiscale Computational Failure Modeling of Solids and Structures
- Life Prediction and Performance Assessment of Structures
- Computational Modeling of Composites and other Heterogeneous Materials
- Modeling of Multiphysics Systems
Here is a video on some of the recent research activities in MCML (From April, 2012):
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Older News and Updates
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.
July 30, 2019 – Caglar Oskay delivered a Semi-Plenary Lecture at USNCCM15.
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.
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!
November 2, 2018 – Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at the Ohio State University
February 5, 2018 – Zimu Su joins MCML as a PhD student. Welcome Zimu!
January 18, 2018 – Follow IRIS Initiative Blog at VUBreakThru!
January 1, 2018 – Berkcan Kapusuzoglu joins MCML as a PhD student. Welcome Berkcan!
December 4, 2017 – Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at Duke University