ECTS - Theory 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 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
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 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 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

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