ECTS - Finite Element Analysis for Manufacturing

Finite Element Analysis for Manufacturing (MFGE310) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Finite Element Analysis for Manufacturing MFGE310 2 0 2 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 210, MATH 280
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, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Caner Şimşir
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is intended to acquaint the students with the fundamentals of finite element method as a tool for solving linear problems of solid mechanics and steady–state heat conduction problems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will cultivate understanding about fundamentals of finite element method as a tool for solving linear problems of solid mechanics and heat conduction problems.
  • Students will have hands-on experience using commercial Finite Element Packages which are widely utilized by the Industry.
  • Students are expected to realize the importance and potential of computer aided analysis tools in the context of manufacturing engineering.
Course Content Direct approach, plane strain, plane stress and axisymmetric problems, principle of virtual work based formulation for 2D problems, FEM for heat transfer problems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to FEM Chapter 1
2 Introduction to FEM Chapter 2
3 Introduction to FEM Chapter 3
4 Introduction to FEA Software Chapter 4
5 Introduction to FEA Software Chapter 5
6 FEA of Linear Elasticity Problems Chapter 6
7 Ex: Beam Bending Problem Chapter 7
8 Ex: Stress Concentration Problem Chapter 8
9 FEA of Plasticity and Non-Linear Problems Chapter 9
10 Ex: Tensile Test Chapter 10
11 FEA of Contact Problems Chapter 11
12 Ex: Air Bending of a Sheet Chapter 12
13 FEA of Problems involving Friction Chapter 13
14 Ex: Plane-Strain Extrusion Chapter 14
15 Final Exam All chapters
16 Final Exam All chapters


Course Book 1. Nitin S Gokhale, Practical Finite Element Analysis, ISNBN 8190619519, Ohio, 2002
Other Sources 2. MSc.Marc Student Edition Documentation

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 in mathematics and basic sciences and computational skills to solve manufacturing engineering problems X
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies X
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
4 An ability to design a comprehensive manufacturing system based on creative utilization of fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications X
6 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly X
7 An ability to attain self-confidence and necessary organizational work skills to participate in multi-diciplinary and interdiciplinary teams as well as act individually X
8 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally X
9 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology X
10 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering X
11 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development X
12 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Laboratory 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 8 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 16 16
Total Workload 128