ECTSTheory of Sheet Metal Forming and Die Design

Theory of Sheet Metal Forming and Die Design (MFGE543) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Theory of Sheet Metal Forming and Die Design MFGE543 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)
  • Dr. Ömer Music
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce the common sheet metal forming processes and design of their dies. Bending, stretching and drawing of simple shapes are analyzed. Limits governing each process are identified. Hydroforming is introduced.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • An ability to develop solutions for the forming of sheet parts.
  • Development of analytical approaches for basic sheet metal forming operations.
  • Understand the behavior of sheet metal under complex loading conditions.
  • Attain necessary knowledge on the design of dies for the sheet metal forming operations.
  • Learn the mechanisms of hydroforming.
Course Content 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 an

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Chapter 1: Material properties
2 Chapter 2: Sheet deformation processes
3 Chapter 3: Deformation of sheet in plane stress
4 Chapter 4: Simplified stamping analysis
5 Chapter 5: Load instability and tearing
6 Chapter 6: Bending of sheet
7 Chapter 7: Simplified analysis of circular shells
8 Chapter 8: Cylindrical deep drawing
9 Chapter 9: Stretching of circular shells
10 Chapter 10: Combined bending and tension of sheets
11 Chapter 11: Hydroforming
12 Chapter 12: Introduction to finite element analysis of sheet metal forming operations
13 Chapter 13: Die design methodology
14 Chapter 14: Cutting and deep drawing dies
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Z. Marciniak, J.L. Duncan, S. J. Hu, Mechanics of Sheet Metal Forming, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002
Other Sources 2. D. Banabic, Sheet Metal Forming Proceses, Constitutive Modelling and Numerical Simulation, Springer, 2010
3. Vukota Boljanovic, Sheet Metal Forming Processes and Die Design, Industrial Pr Inc, 2004

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 6 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 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)
Application 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 6 96
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 6 6 36
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 179