Mechanics of Materials Minor

What is Mechanics of Materials?

Lehigh’s undergraduate minor in mechanics of materials provides a view of the mechanical strength and behavior of materials based on understanding a few basic concepts and using simplified material models. Courses selected for the minor emphasize concepts such as superposition of loadings; relation between external loads and internal stresses; factor of safety; safe design based on allowable stress or allowable loads; allowable deformation; and reliability of structures. Courses offer a wide variety of topics, including analytical and numerical methods for solving mechanics problems, manufacturing and polymer processing. 

Mechanics of Materials Career Opportunities

Lehigh alumni with a minor in mechanics of materials succeed in multiple engineering fields. 

Mechanics of Materials Minor Contact

Herman Nied, minor advisor:
Barbara McGuire, coordinator: | (610) 758-5565

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