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

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

December 18, 2014 – Caglar Oskay appointed the Director of Graduate Studies in Civil Engineering at Vanderbilt

December 17, 2014 – Caglar Oskay received secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

November 14, 2014 Rudra Bhattacharyya among 8 ASCE members invited to the “Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference”

November 10, 2014 – Paul Sparks successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation proposal. Congratulations Paul!

November 4, 2014 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited seminar at DoD Composites Workshop.

October 28, 2014 – Matthew Pike successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation proposal. Congratulations Matt!

October 13, 2014 – Caglar Oskay appointed to the editorial board of the International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering

August 29, 2014 – Scott Williams joins MCML as a graduate research assistant. Welcome Scott!

August 29, 2014 – Rudraprasad Bhattacharyya joins MCML as a graduate research assistant. Welcome Rudraprasad!

August 21, 2014 Caglar Oskay delivered a seminar at Columbia University.

August 8, 2014 Matt Pike wins the Computational Mechanics Student Poster Competition at EMI 2014. Congratulations Matt!

August 6, 2014 Matthew Pike presented his research at EMI 2014 Conference.

July 22, 2014 MCML receive a new NSF award: Mechanics and Dynamics of Viscoelastic Metacomposites.

June 28, 2014 Tong Hui successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Hui!

May 10, 2014 MCML featured in the May issue of ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Newsletter.

March 25, 2014 – Hao Yan successfully defended his Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal. Congratulations Hao!

January 29, 2014 Caglar Oskay delivered an invited lecture at Northwestern University.

January 6, 2014 – Teddy Russell – Vanderbilt ME Undergraduate – joins MCML for semester long undergraduate research. Welcome Teddy!

January 3, 2014 MCML relocated to its new facility at the 17th Ave S.!