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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
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 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!

November 2, 2018 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at the Ohio State University

October 16, 2018 Ruize Hu presented his research at IUTAM Symposium on Architectured Material Mechanics

June 3, 2018 Xiaoyu Zhang presented his research at the Gordon Research Seminar

June 2, 2018 Ruize Hu wins Award at the EMI 2018 conference. Congratulations Ruize!

June 1, 2018 Alessandro Fascetti, Yang Liu and Ruize Hu presented their research at EMI 2018 in Boston, MA

April 6, 2018 Xiaoyu Zhang presented his research at the 2018 Mach Conference in Annapolis, MD

March 16, 2018 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at Virginia Commonwealth 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

November 15, 2017 Rudra Bhattacharrya, Ruize Hu and Xiang Zhang presented their research at ASME IMECE 2017 in Tampa, FL

September 25, 2017 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at Sandia National Laboratory

September 5, 2017 – Luke Neise joins MCML as undergraduate researcher. Welcome Luke!

August 30, 2017 Xiang Zhang successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Zhang!

July 20, 2017 Xiaoyu Zhang, Ruize Hu and Xiang Zhang presented their research at USNCCM’14 in Montreal, Canada.

June 27, 2017 Xiang Zhang wins best poster competition at American Nuclear Society 2016 Winter Meeting!

June 13, 2017 Follow IRIS Initiative Blog at VUBreakThru!

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!