ECTS - Introduction to Distortion Engineering

Introduction to Distortion Engineering (MFGE434) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Distortion Engineering MFGE434 3 0 1 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATE 207 - Introduction to Materials Engineering MFGE 212 - Solid Mechanics
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Drill and Practice, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Caner Şimşir
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to acquaint the students with "Distortion Engineering" which tries to solve distortion problem by a system-oriented approach. In contrast to classical methods, which try to eliminate distortion by production step base measures, "Distortion Engineering" considers the distortion as an attribute of whole manufacturing chain and optimizes the production by intelligent use of predictive and corrective methods.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will get acquainted with "Distortion Engineering" concept.
  • Students will cultivate understanding of distortion as a systems attribute.
  • Students will have understanding of the "Distortion Potential" and "Distortion Potential Carriers" such as asymmetries in the distributions of the alloying elements, mass, microstructure, residual stresses and texture.
  • Students will have hands-on-touch experience during laboratory sessions where residual stress measurements are conducted.
  • Students will cultivate understanding about the process chain design considering the evolution of distortion potentials.
Course Content Distortion, distortion potential, distortion potential carriers, compensation potential, production step based solutions, intelligent process chain design, predictive methods, use of in-situ measurement techniques and adaptive process control.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Distortion Engineering Chapter 1
2 Material Factors Affecting Distortion Chapter 2
3 Processing Factors Affecting Distortion Chapter 3
4 Distortion and Accumulation of Distortion Potentials during Mechanical Shaping Chapter 4
5 Distortion and Accumulation of Distortion Potentials during Machining Chapter 5
6 Distortion and Release of Distortion Potentials during Heating Chapter 6
7 Distortion and Release of Distortion Potential during Quenching Chapter 7
8 Distortion during Thermochemical Surface Treatments (Carburizing, Nitriding, Carbonitriding etc.) Chapter 8
9 Distortion during Thermal Surface Treatments (Induction, Laser, Flame Hardening) Chapter 9
10 Distortion during Welding/Joining Chapter 10
11 Predictive Methods for Process Chain Design Chapter 11
12 Adaptive Methods for the Control of Distortion Chapter 12
13 Case Study (I) Chapter 13
14 Case Study (II) Chapter 14
15 Final exam period All chapters
16 Final exam period All chapters


Course Book 1. Ders Notları
Other Sources 2. Zoch, H.W., Luebben,Th., Proceedings of 1st Conference on Distortion Engineering, Bremen, Germany, 2005
3. Zoch, H.W., Luebben,Th., Proceedings of 2nd Conference on Distortion Engineering, Bremen, Germany, 2008
4. Zoch, H.W., Luebben,Th., Proceedings of 3rd Conference on Distortion Engineering, Bremen, Germany, 2011
5. Totten, G.E., Howes. M., Inoue, T., Handbook of Residual Stress and Deformation of Steel, ASM International , ISNBN 0871707292, Ohio, 2002
6. Gür, C.H., Pan , J., Handbook of Thermal Process Simulation of Steels, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., ISBN 9780849350191, 2008
7. ] Liscic, B., Totten, G.E., Canale, L., Tensi, H., Quenching Theory and Technology 2nd Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., ISBN 978-0-8493-9279-5, 2010

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory 1 10
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 10
Homework Assignments 2 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 9 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
8 An ability to communicate effectively
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 10 4 40
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 3 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 145