Theory of Metal Cutting (ME669) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Theory of Metal Cutting ME669 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, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The basic principles of metal cutting. The mechanics of metal cutting, heat generation during metal cutting, modern cutting materials, tool life and tool wear, cutting fluids, surface integrity, chip control, economics of metal cutting, chatter vibration.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students will have the ability to 1. Calculate the cutting forces and power requirements in machining processes. 2. Calculate the optimum machining parameters 3. Understand how to select suitable machining process parameters 4. Calculate machining cost 5. Understand machine tool dynamics and chatter
Course Content Introduction; machine tools and machining operations; turning, drilling and milling, abrasive machining; mechanics of metal cutting; tool life and tool wear; economics of metal cutting operations; chip control; machine tool vibrations; grinding; manufacturing systems and automation; computer aided manufacturing.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Typical Cutting Operations
2 Mechanics of Orthogonal and Oblique cutting operations
3 Cutting forces and power
4 Friction in Metal Cutting
5 Wear and Tool Life
6 Temperature in Metal Cutting
7 Cutting Fluids
8 Cutting tool materials
9 Work material considerations
10 Surface Integrity
11 Chip Control
12 Economics of metal cutting operations
13 Size effect in metal cutting
14 Machine tool dynamics and chatter


Course Book 1. Shaw, M. C., & Cookson, J. O. (2005). Metal cutting principles(Vol. 2). New York: Oxford university press.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 4 10
Homework Assignments 2 10
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 9 100
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 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) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 6 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics 4 2 8
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 16 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 150