ECTS - Design And Manufacturing Of Armored Vehicles

Design And Manufacturing Of Armored Vehicles (AE426) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Design And Manufacturing Of Armored Vehicles AE426 3 1 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 210 or ME 211
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, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to give the students the understanding of armored vehicle design and manufacturing basics, and the theoretical background on which survivability concept is based.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • define the armored vehicle design concepts, protection types and components
  • define various threat types
  • model survivability concepts against these threats
  • identify different materials relevant for armor design
  • characterize different material properties relevant for armor design
Course Content Armored vehicle survivability concepts; threat types; basics of armor materials; penetration mechanics; metallic, ceramic and composites used in armor design; protection against blast; high strain-rate test methods for deriving constitutive and failure behavior of materials; specialized test methods for verification of protection levels; computational techniques used to predict structural failure.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Survivability Concepts
2 Introduction to Materials
3 Threat Types
4 Penetration Mechanics
5 Stress Waves
6 Metallic Armor Materials and Structures
7 Ceramic Armor
8 Midterm I Exam
9 Composites for Armor Applications
10 Reactive Armor Systems
11 Human Vulnerability
12 Midterm II Exam
13 Blast and Ballistic Testing Techniques
14 Review
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Armour: Materials, Theory and Design, Paul J. Hazell, CRC Press, 2016, 1st Edition.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 12 5
Laboratory - -
Application 4 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 20
Toplam 23 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 in mathematics and basic sciences and computational skills to solve manufacturing engineering problems
2 An ability to define and analyze issues related with manufacturing technologies
3 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment
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
5 An ability to chose and use modern technologies and engineering tools for manufacturing engineering applications
6 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly
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
8 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally
9 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology
10 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering
11 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development
12 An understanding on the effects of engineering applications on health, social and legal aspects at universal and local level during decision making process

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Application 3 1 3
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 3 2 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 6 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 125