Distortion Engineering (MFGE534) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Distortion Engineering MFGE534 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses Taken From Other Departments
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
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.
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
2 Introduction to Distortion Engineering
3 Introduction to Distortion Engineering
4 Overview of Material Factors
5 Overview of Processing Factors
6 Overview of Residual Stresses
7 Case Study I: Bearing Manufacturing Chain
8 Case Study I: Bearing Manufacturing Chain
9 Case Study II: Gear Manufacturing Chain
10 Case Study II: Gear Manufacturing Chain
11 Case Study III: Shaft Manufacturing Chain
12 Case Study III: Shaft Manufacturing Chain
13 Student Project Presentations
14 Student Project Presentations
15 Student Project Presentations
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Totten, G.E., Howes. M., Inoue, T., Handbook of Residual Stress and Deformation of Steel, ASM International , ISNBN 0871707292, Ohio, 2002
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

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 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
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 Gains the ability to understand and apply knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and basic sciences at the level of expertise.
2 Gains the ability to access wide and deep knowledge in the field of Engineering by doing scientific research with current techniques and methods, evaluate, interpret and implement the gained knowledge.
3 Being aware of the latest developments his/her field of study, defines problems, formulates and develops new and/or original ideas and methods in solutions.
4 Designs and applies theoretical, experimental, and model-based research, analyzes and interprets the results obtained at the level of expertise.
5 Gains the ability to use the applications, techniques, modern tools and equipment in his/her field of study at the level of expertise.
6 Designs, executes and finalizes an original work process independently.
7 Can work in interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, lead teams, use the information of different disciplines together and develop solution approaches.
8 Pays regard to scientific, social and ethical values in all professional activities and acquires responsibility consciousness at the level of expertise.
9 Contributes to the literature by communicating the processes and results of his/her academic studies in written form or orally in national and international academic environments, communicates effectively with communities and scientific staff working in the field of specialization.
10 Gains the skill of lifelong learning at the level of expertise.
11 Communicates verbally and in written form using a foreign language at least at the European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
12 Recognizes the social, environmental, health, safety, legal aspects of engineering applications, as well as project management and business life practices, being aware of the limitations they place on engineering applications.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 4 8
Project 2 24 48
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 4 4
Total Workload 188