Solid mechanics research in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science focuses on the following areas:
- Continuum mechanics
- Tissue Biomechanics
- Nonlinear finite element analysis
- Computational mechanics
Opportunities for Graduate Study
The department offers an M.S./Ph.D. study track in mechanical engineering with a core in solid mechanics that encompasses elasticity, plasticity, continuum mechanics, tissue biomechanics, and nonlinear finite element analysis.
The department also offers a program of study towards the Masters of Engineering (M.Eng) in Mechanical Engineering. This 30-credit degree program includes course work towards departmental requirements, an area of specialization, business and management fundamentals, and an internship or applied research experience. Students have the flexibility to focus on topics of biomechanics, computational mechanicsl dynamics and vibration mechanics relevant to career preparation for the aerospace industrial sector.