Machine Elements (ME316) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Machine Elements ME316 3 1 0 3 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 210/ME 211
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Hakan KALKAN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to introduce students with fundamental Machine Elements in mechanical systems. Besides introduction of the machine elements, some mechanics of materials related topics such as 3-D stress analysis and failure theories are also given.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students will have the ability to analyze stress state at a point in members under combined loading.
  • The students will have the ability to apply static and fatigue failure theories to mechanical design problems.
  • The students will have the ability to design shafts, threaded fasteners, gear drives, springs and flexible machine elements.
  • The students will have the ability to select rolling contact bearings.
  • The students will have the ability to identify and explain clutches, brakes, couplings and flywheels.
Course Content 2-D and 3-D stress analysis; static failure criteria, factor of safety; fatigue failure criteria, S-N curves, stress concentration; design of shafts and detachable joints; design of threaded fasteners and power screws; design of rolling contact bearings; power transmission; design of gear drives, spur gears, helical gears; design of belt drives;

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Concepts of stress and strength, principal stresses, factor of safety.
2 Static failure criteria.
3 Fatigue failure criteria, S-N curves, and effect of mean stress.
4 Design of shafts
5 Design of shafts.
6 Threaded fasteners; Design of power screws.
7 Selection of rolling contact bearings.
8 Selection of rolling contact bearings using interactive catalogues
9 Kinematics of gear drives, spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears, worm gears
10 Design of gear drives, spur gears, helical gears.
11 Design of gear drives, spur gears, helical gears.
12 Design of belt drives, flat belts, V
13 Design of Springs
14 Clutches, Brakes, Couplings and Flywheels
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Shigley J E, Mischke C R, Mechanical Engineering Design, ISBN: 0-07-008303-7

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 8 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems.
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field.
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory 16 1 16
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 5 4 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 20 40
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 192