Compulsory Departmental Courses

- Technical Elective (3 + 0) 5

MDES600 - Research Methodology and Communication Skills (3 + 0) 5

Rigorous, scholarly research, particularly theses or dissertations. Literature review, surveys, meta-analysis, empirical research design, formulating research questions, theory building, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, validity, reliability, triangulation, building evidences, writing research proposal

ME601 - Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (3 + 0) 5

The objective of this course is to improve the skills of students in mathematics in advanced topic such as linear spaces and operators, matrix algebra, tensor fields, complex analysis and calculation of variations.

ME682 - Seminar (0 + 0) 5

Each PhD student is expected to give a presentation on his/her thesis work and attend the seminars conducted by the other students and academic staff.

ME689 - Qualification Exam (0 + 0) 30

The contents of the required courses in the Ph.D program.

ME691 - Thesis Proposal (0 + 0) 20

The research area in the topic of mechanical engineering.

ME697 - Doctoral Thesis (0 + 0) 150

Areas in the thesis protocol.

Elective Courses

ME610 - Computer Aided Machine Design (3 + 0) 5

The objective of this course is to improve the research and communication skills of students early in their graduate program to help them better plan, conduct and present their research and thesis work.

ME611 - Nuclear Engineering I (3 + 0) 5

Atomic energy, radioactivity, neutron cross sections, neutron-atom interactions, neutron scattering, nuclear fission and fusion reactions, basic principles of neutron diffusion theory, nuclear power plants and classification.

ME612 - Nuclear Engineering II (3 + 0) 5

The course covers time dependent diffusion theory, multi-group diffusion theory, neutron transport theory, fusion cross sections, fission and fusion reactors, nuclear power plant operation. The objective of this course is to introduce time dependent diffusion theory, multi-group diffusion theory, neutron transport theory, fusion cross sections

ME621 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3 + 0) 5

This course is a survey of principal concepts and methods of fluid dynamics. Topics include mass conservation, momentum, and energy, equations for continua; Navier-Stokes equation for viscous flows; similarity and dimensional analysis; lubrication theory; boundary layers and separation; circulation and vorticity theorems; potential flow

ME625 - Computational Fluid Mechanics (3 + 0) 5

The formulation and application of numerical methods for solving fluid flow problems; classification of partial differential equations and formulation of well-posed problems; discrete approximation of partial differential equations: stability, consistency, and convergence; survey of methods for solving hyperbolic, elliptic, and parabolic problems.

ME631 - Advanced Heat Conduction (3 + 0) 5

Differential equation of heat conduction, boundary value problems, the method of separation of variables, heat conduction in semi-infinite and infinite domains, approximate analytical mehtods, numerical methods.

ME633 - Heat Transfer with Phase Change (3 + 0) 5

The mathematical formulation of phase change problems, non-dimensional parameters for phase change problems, analytical solutions of phase change problems; integral method; numerical solutions of phase change.

ME635 - Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer (3 + 0) 5

The determination of the roots of equations numerically, solving nonlinear equation systems numerically, numerical integration, using finite difference methods for differential calculations, solving ordinary differential equations numerically, applying finite difference method to heat transfer applications, least squares method.

ME641 - Advanced Thermodynamics (3 + 0) 5

First law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, exergy, reversible and irreversible processes, thermodynamic analysis of processes, power generation, entropy generation minimization.

ME651 - Energy Sources and Sustainability (3 + 0) 5

The energy use in the view of sustainability, resource availability, technical performance, environmental effects, and economics; fossil fuels: coal, petroleum and natural gas; renewable energy sources: solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, biomass and hydro; nuclear power.

ME652 - Energy Systems Optimization (3 + 0) 5

The fundamentals of optimization, graphical optimization, linear and non-linear programming, unconstrained and constrained optimization, global optimization, MATLAB applications, case studies in energy systems engineering.

ME653 - Advanced Power Systems Analysis (3 + 0) 5

The definitions of stability in energy systems, simulation methods, swing equation, equal area criterion, mathematical model of synchronous machines, excitation and mechanical regulator models, multi-machine system modeling, numerical methods, and stability analysis of single and multi-machine systems.

ME654 - Advanced Topics in Energy Management (3 + 0) 5

The fundamental concepts in energy management, Turkey's energy status, energy audit methodology, engineering economics, energy modeling, relations between energy environment economics, energy saving and demand management applications, building HVAC systems and energy efficiency, energy efficiency in industry, renewable energies and energy efficiency.

ME661 - Theory of Continuous Media I (3 + 0) 5

Review of tensor analysis and integral theorems; kinematics of deformation, strain tensor, compatibility condition; material derivative, deformation rate, spin and vorticity tensor; external and internal loads, Cauchy?s principle and stress tensors; basic laws of continuum mechanics (conservation of mass, continuity equation, principle of linear a

ME662 - Theory of Continuous Media II (3 + 0) 5

Energy and virtual work equations, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, reversible and irreversible processes; theory of thermoelasticity, Gibbs relation; adiabatic and isothermal deformations; Clausius-Duhem inequality; constitutive equations, material symmetry restrictions; theory of viscoelasticity, theory of plasticity; applications.

ME665 - Computational Mechanics of Materials I (3 + 0) 5

The fundamental concepts of computational mechanics of materials, basic rheological models, elasticity, viscosity and plasticity concepts, basic numerical algorithms and discretization techniques.

ME666 - Computational Mechanics of Materials II (3 + 0) 5

Concepts of computational mechanics of materials, such as 3D constitutive approaches for elasticity, viscoplasticity, damage, fatigue and creep modeling, finite strain theory

ME667 - Theory of Plasticity (3 + 0) 5

Vector and tensor calculus; general concepts about mechanics of materials - stress and strain concept; continuum deformation: displacement, strain and compatibility conditions; mechanics of continuous bodies: stress and stress equation of motion; elastic constitutive relations; inelastic constitutive relations; yield criteria, flow rules and hardening.

ME668 - Theory of Metal Forming (3 + 0) 5

Elements of the theory of plasticity, fundamentals of metal working, forging process, rolling process, extrusion process, drawing of rods, wires and tubes, sheet metal forming process, high energy rate forming.

ME669 - Theory of Metal Cutting (3 + 0) 5

Introduction; machine tools and machining operations; turning, drilling and milling, abrasive machining; mechanics of metal cutting; tool life and tool wear; economics of metal cutting operations; chip control; machine tool vibrations; grinding; manufacturing systems and automation; computer aided manufacturing.

ME671 - Advanced Tool Design (3 + 0) 5

Tool design; tool materials; cutting tool design; workholding principles; jig design; fixture design; power presses; metal cutting, forming and drawing; tool design for inspection and gauging; tool design for joining processes; modular and automated tool handling; the computer in tool design; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

ME672 - Sheet Metal Forming and Die Design (3 + 0) 5

Material properties, sheet deformation processes, deformation of sheet in plane stress, simplified stamping analysis, load instability and tearing, bending of sheet, simplified analysis of circular shells, cylindrical deep drawing, stretching of circular shells, combined bending and tension of sheets, hydroforming, introduction to finite element.

ME673 - Distortion Engineering (3 + 0) 5

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.

ME674 - Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing (3 + 0) 5

Vector and tensor notations, momentum transport, equations of change for isothermal systems, energy transport, mass transport.

ME675 - Principles of Polymer Processing (3 + 0) 5

Mechanical and physical properties of polymers, polymer melt rheology, elementary steps in polymer processing, shaping.

ME677 - Quality Control and Metrology (3 + 0) 5

Elementary metrology, linear-angular and comparative measurement, instruments and gauges for testing straightness, flatness, squareness, parallelism, limits, fits and gauges, inspection, quality function in industry, fundamentals of statistical concept in quality control, control charts in S.Q.C., sampling inspection, operation characteristics.

ME678 - Global Automotive Manufacturing (3 + 0) 5

Integration of core elements of both automotive design and manufacturing, developing depth in an engineering specialty, a breadth in engineering and knowledge of basic management issues, knowledge in the product development and manufacturing of automotive systems together with thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Automotive Engineering and Science.

ME679 - Optimization Applications in Manufacturing Systems (3 + 0) 5

Introduction to the nonlinear optimization and stochastic process modeling; mathematical fundamentals of nonlinear process optimization; structure optimization: topology, form and material; introduction to nonlinear finite elements; optimization of manufacturing systems with regard to tolerances and tool loadings; optimization of dynamical systems.

ME683 - Boundary Element Method (3 + 0) 5

Introduction; preliminary concepts: vector and tensor algebra, indicial notation; divergence theorem, Dirac delta function; singular integrals; Cauchy principal value integrals in 1 and 2D; boundary element formulation for Laplace equation; Laplace equation: discretization; boundary element formulation for elastostatics; elastostatics: discretization.

ME684 - Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids I (3 + 0) 5

Concepts of finite element analysis such as principle of virtual work, finite element solution procedures, heat transfer analysis, finite element analysis of solids, fluids and structures.

ME685 - Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Fluids II (3 + 0) 5

Advanced concepts of finite element analysis such as solution methods and stability, nonlinear strain and stress measures, large deformations, iteration methods and path following techniques and coupled field problems.

ME696 - Special Studies on Thesis Subject (0 + 0) 25

Literature review and field study on thesis subject