The METU Computational Solid Mechanics Lab within the Aerospace Engineering Department is dedicated to advancing computational methods and simulation techniques to tackle complex challenges in engineering material deformation, primarily focusing on metallic alloys. Our research spans various areas, including micromechanics, linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, fatigue behavior, ductile damage and failure, and metal forming. Our objective is to develop advanced material models, finite element frameworks, and innovative methods to accurately model, understand, predict, and validate the behavior of materials and structures utilized in aerospace engineering.
Our collaborative efforts extend across local and international research institutes, providing a dynamic environment for both theoretical exploration and applied research. We are proud to receive support from esteemed organizations, including Middle East Technical University, European Commission, TÜBİTAK, and European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). Actively participating in international organizations such as European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), European Scientific Association for Material FORMing (ESAFORM), and International Conference on Fracture (ICF) further enriches our global engagement. Additionally, we receive valuable sponsorship from local industrial partners, such as REPKON, further enhancing the practical impact of our work.
If you’re interested in our research and considering joining our team, we’d be thrilled to hear from you. We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals who share our passion for this field of work. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the group head or any of the graduate research assistants if you have any questions or need more information. We’re excited about the possibility of you joining our team and contributing to our projects.