Failure Analysis (ME431) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Failure Analysis ME431 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
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, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Types of failures. Macro and microfracture mechanisms. Causes of failures:defective material, faulty design, improper material selection, faulty manufacturing and construction, etc. Analysis of failures. Case studies.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Ability to analyze a complex system, system component or process and design under realistic constraints to meet desired requirements
Course Content Hata türleri, makro ve mikro çatlak mekanizmaları, hata nedenleri: defolu malzeme, yanlış tasarım, uygun olmayan malzeme seçimi, yanlış imalat ve montaj, hata analizi, vaka incelemeleri.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Causes and Mechanisms of Failure Chapter 1
2 Tools and Techniques Used in Failure Analysis Chapter 2
3 Fracture Types, Macro Fracture Properties Chapter 3
4 Microcharacteristics on Fractured Surfaces Chapter 4
5 Microcracks and Griffith Theory Chapter 5
6 Fracture Mechanics, Stress Concentration Chapter 6
7 Lineer Elastic Fracture Mechanics Chapter7
8 Elastic Plastic Fracture Mechanics Chapter 8
9 Fracture Toughness Tests Chapter 9
10 J Testing and CTOD Testing Chapter 10
11 Parameters Affecting Fracture Toughness Chapter 11
12 Fatique Crack Initiation Chapter 12
13 Environmentally Assisted Cracking in Metals Chapter 13
14 Environmentally Assisted Cracking in Metals Chapter 14
15 Final Exam Period All Chapters
16 Final Exam Period All Chapters


Course Book 1. Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, T.L. Anderson, CRC Press, 2017.
Other Sources 2. Practical Engineering Failure Analysis Hani M. Tawancy, Anwar Ul-Hamid, Nureddin M. Abbas, Marcel Dekker, 2004
3. Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, R. W. Hertzberg, John Wiley & Sons, 2013
4. Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials, J. Rösler, Springer,2007.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 15
Presentation - -
Project 1 10
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
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. X
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
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 130