Pre-Stress Engineering (MFGE560) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Pre-Stress Engineering MFGE560 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MFGE- 205
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
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 Firstly, this course aims to acquaint the students with the concept of residual stresses, measurement techniques, their origin depending on the manufacturing method, their effects on succeeding manufacturing steps, service performance and failure. Secondly, the methods for controlling and intentional imposition of residual stresses (pre-stress engineering) to improve properties and life time of the component will be discussed.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will develop an understanding of residual stresses as well as their origin depending on the production method.
  • Students will get acquainted with the residual stress measurement techniques.
  • Students will have hands-on-touch experience during laboratory sessions where residual stress measurements are conducted.
Course Content Residual stresses, measurement techniques, effect of residual stresses, residual stress control, pre-stressing techniques.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Residual Stresses and Pre-stress Engineering
2 Introduction to Residual Stresses and Pre-stress Engineering
3 Introduction to Residual Stresses and Pre-stress Engineering
4 Material Factors Residual Stresses
5 Material Factors Residual Stresses
6 Measurement of Residual Stresses
7 Residual Stresses Development in Manufacturing Steps
8 Residual Stresses Development in Manufacturing Steps
9 Residual Stresses Development in Manufacturing Steps
10 Residual Stresses Development in Manufacturing Steps
11 Methods for Controlling Residual Stresses
12 Methods for Controlling Residual Stresses
13 Pre-Stressing Techniques and Case-Studies
14 Pre-Stressing Techniques and Case-Studies
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


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. Gür, C.H., Pan , J., Handbook of Thermal Process Simulation of Steels, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., ISBN 9780849350191, 2008 [3]
3. Youtsos, A., Residual Stress and Its Effects on Fatigue and Fracture, Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-1-4020-5328-3, 2006

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 5 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 13 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
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)
Application 14 2 28
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 6 96
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 124