Distortion Engineering (MFGE534) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Distortion Engineering MFGE534 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)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Caner Şimşir
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to acquaint the students with "Distortion Engineering" which tries to solve distortion problem by a system-oriented approach. In contrast to classical methods, which try to eliminate distortion by production step base measures, "Distortion Engineering" considers the distortion as an attribute of whole manufacturing chain and optimizes the production by intelligent use of predictive and corrective methods.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will get acquainted with "Distortion Engineering" concept.
  • Students will cultivate understanding of distortion as a systems attribute.
  • Students will have understanding of the "Distortion Potential" and "Distortion Potential Carriers" such as asymmetries in the distributions of the alloying elements, mass, microstructure, residual stresses and texture.
Course Content Distortion, distortion potential, distortion potential carriers, compensation potential, production step based solutions, intelligent process chain design, predictive methods, use of in-situ measurement techniques and adaptive process control.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Distortion Engineering
2 Introduction to Distortion Engineering
3 Introduction to Distortion Engineering
4 Overview of Material Factors
5 Overview of Processing Factors
6 Overview of Residual Stresses
7 Case Study I: Bearing Manufacturing Chain
8 Case Study I: Bearing Manufacturing Chain
9 Case Study II: Gear Manufacturing Chain
10 Case Study II: Gear Manufacturing Chain
11 Case Study III: Shaft Manufacturing Chain
12 Case Study III: Shaft Manufacturing Chain
13 Student Project Presentations
14 Student Project Presentations
15 Student Project Presentations
16 Final Exam


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. Zoch, H.W., Luebben,Th., Proceedings of 1st Conference on Distortion Engineering, Bremen, Germany, 2005
3. Zoch, H.W., Luebben,Th., Proceedings of 2nd Conference on Distortion Engineering, Bremen, Germany, 2008
4. Zoch, H.W., Luebben,Th., Proceedings of 3rd Conference on Distortion Engineering, Bremen, Germany, 2011

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 1 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
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) 16 4 64
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 4 8
Project 2 24 48
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 4 4
Total Workload 188