Pre-Stress Engineering (MFGE560) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Pre-Stress Engineering MFGE560 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MFGE- 205
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 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 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 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