You are designing a steel beam to minimize deflection for a given force and avoid permanent deformation. Which material property should be maximized?

Follow-up Question:
You are designing a steel beam to maximize deflection, which material property should be maximized?

A. Yield Strength
B. Endurance/Fatigue Limit
C. Young’s Modulus
D. Tensile Strength
E. Elongation at Break
F. Density

To prevent permanent deformation, you need to maximize yield strength (A) and young’s modulus (C).