ECTS - Mechanical Behavior and Testing of Materials

Mechanical Behavior and Testing of Materials (MATE202) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Mechanical Behavior and Testing of Materials MATE202 3 2 0 4 6.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATE 201, PHYS 101, consent of the department
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.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims at an understanding of the fundamentals of the relationship between structure and physical properties; emphasizing the role of dislocations in strengthening mechanisms; processing of metal alloys; Failure Mechanisms; Metal Alloys and Processing; Materials Selection and Design; Economical, Environmental and Societal issues
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • A general picture of the nature of materials and the mechanisms that act upon, modify, and control their properties
  • Ability to draw important relationships between internal structure, processing and properties
  • Knowledge to assess and evaluate materials on the basis of material properties
  • Ability to use this knowledge for selection and design purposes
  • An understanding of elastic and plastic deformation
  • Ability to do fundamental mechanical testing on materials
  • Ability to report test results and conclusions derived upon
  • Basic knowledge on failure mechanisms of materials
  • An understanding of the economic, energy, environmental and societal issues in materials
Course Content Introduction to properties of solid materials; mechanical behavior: elasticity, plastic deformation and fracture, failure mechanisms; fatigue, creep and corrosion, metal alloys and processing; materials selection and design; economical, environmental and societal issues.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Mechanical Properties and Testing-Elastic Deformation, Anelasticity and Elastic Properties of Materials
2 Mechanical Properties and Testing-Plastic Deformation and Tensile Properties of Materials
3 Mechanical Properties and Testing-Compressive, Shear and Torsional Deformation of Materials
4 Mechanical Properties and Testing-Hardness and Design/Safety Factors
5 Dislocations and Deformation Mechanisms: Slip in Single and Polycrystals, Twinning
6 Dislocations and Metal Strengthening Mechanisms; Recovery, Recrystallization and Grain Growth
7 Commercial Metal Alloys and, Processes to Develop and Control Microstructures
8 Commercial Metal Alloys and, Processes to Develop and Control Microstructures
9 Failure and Failure Mechanisms of Metallic Materials
10 Failure and Failure Mechanisms of Metallic Materials
11 Corrosion and Degradation of Materials
12 Materials Selection and Design Considerations
13 Materials Selection and Design Considerations
14 Economic, Environmental, and Societal Issues in Materials Engineering
15 Overall Review
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Materials Science & Engineering, An Introduction, 7E, W.D. Callister, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
2. Mechanical Metallurgy, G.E. DIETER, 3E, McGraw-Hill, 1988.
Other Sources 3. Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, 5E, W.F. Smith, McGraw-Hill, 2009.
4. Engineering Materials 2, 2E, M.F.Ashby & D.R. Jones, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998.
5. Elements of Materials Science & Engineering, 6E, L.V. Vlack, Addison-Wesley, 1989.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory 5 10
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 13 65
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 X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams X
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems X
6 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice X
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility X
8 An ability to communicate effectively X
9 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems X
10 A knowledge of contemporary engineering issues X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
12 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 0