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
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
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 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 advanced knowledge in computational and/or manufacturing technologies 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 Ability to perform scientific research and/or carry out innovative projects that are within the scope of manufacturing engineering. X
7 An ability to utilize information technologies efficiently to acquire datum and analyze critically, articulate the outcome and make decision accordingly. X
8 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
9 An ability to attain efficient communication skills in Turkish and English both verbally and orally. X
10 An ability to reach knowledge and to attain life-long learning and self-improvement skills, to follow recent advances in science and technology. X
11 An awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in manufacturing engineering. X
12 An awareness about solution focused project and risk management, enterpreneurship, innovative and sustainable development. X
13 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 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