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
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

August 11, 2014 – Dr. Robert Crouch, Paul Sparks and Mike Bogdanor presented their research at EMI 2013.

July 24, 2013 – Dr. Robert Crouch and Mike Bogdanor presented their research at USNCCM’12.

May 27, 2013 – Tong Hui will spend 6-months working at Schlumberger. Congratulations Tong!

April 19, 2013 – Caglar Oskay has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure!

April 16, 2013 – A new course for Fall 2013: “Computational Methods in Multiscale Modeling and Simulation”

April 11, 2013 – Caglar Oskay delivers an invited Tutorial Lecture at the Mach Conference

April 4, 2013 – Congratulations to Mike Bogdanor for receiving 2013 NDSEG Graduate Fellowship!

March 17, 2013 – Xiang Zhang joins MCML as a graduate research assistant. Welcome Xiang!

March 17, 2013 – Shuhai Zhang joins MCML as a graduate research assistant. Welcome Shuhai!

March 1, 2013 – MCML is awarded a new AFOSR grant

February 22, 2013 – Caglar Oskay delivers invited lecture at the University of Texas, San Antonio