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):
Chancellor Faculty Fellow
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering
Address: VU Station B# 351831
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37235-1831
Tel: (615) 343-0583
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Older News and Updates
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
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!
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!
February 1, 2016 – Dr. Van Tung Phan joins MCML as Postdoctoral Research Associate. Welcome Dr. Phan!
January 21, 2016 – Caglar Oskay named Chancellor Faculty Fellow