Welcome to MultiScale Mechanics Lab!

About us

Our research interest lies at the interface of solid mechanics and materials science with a special focus on the development of structure-property relationships across multiple length scales. In order to carry out this we strive for a multiscale research vision that seamlessly combines computational and experimental tools to provide necessary insights to improve mechanical performance of structural alloys.

Dec. 2017: Dr. Adlakha joined the department of Applied Mechanics at IIT Madras.

Garg, P., Balachandran, S., Adlakha, I., Lee, P.J., Bieler, T.R., Solanki, K.N. "Revealing the role of nitrogen on hydride nucleation and stability in pure niobium using first principles calculations", Superconductor Science and Technology (2018).

Turnage, S.A., Rajagopalan, M., Garg, P., Kale, C., Bazehhour, B.G., Adlakha, I., Hornbuckle, B.C., Williams, C.L., Peralta, P., Solanki, K.N. "Anomalous mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline binary alloys under extreme loading", Nature Communications (2018).

Garg, P., Adlakha, I., Solanki, K.N. "Effect of solutes on ideal shear resistance and electronic properties of magnesium: A first-principles study", Acta Materialia (2018).

Adlakha, I., Muthegowda N., Gholami Bazehhour, B, Solanki, K.N. “Effect of mechanical loading on the galvanic corrosion behavior of a magnesium-steel structural joint”, Corrosion Science (2018).

Adlakha, I., Solanki, K.N. “The effect of hydrogen on the incipient crack tip deformation behavior: an atomistic perspective”, Journal of Applied Physics 123, 014304 (2018), *Editor’s Pick.

ICONS 2018 @ IITM from 14-17 Dec. 2018

Examining the effect of grain boundary (GB) structure on thermodynamic and mechanical properties. Thereby, identifying GBs that can aid efforts in engineering microstructure providing improved structural alloys.
Developing a quantum informed crystal plasticity formulation using ab-initio simulations (DFT) to accurately quantify the effect of hydrogen on the continuum scale plastic deformation for BCC metals.
Assessing the role of precipitates in improving the mechanical behavior of structural alloys by synergistically combining experimental and computational findings obtained across various length scales.