ECTS - Design And Manufacturing Of Armored Vehicles

Design And Manufacturing Of Armored Vehicles (AE426) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Design And Manufacturing Of Armored Vehicles AE426 3 1 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 210 or ME 211
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, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to give the students the understanding of armored vehicle design and manufacturing basics, and the theoretical background on which survivability concept is based.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • define the armored vehicle design concepts, protection types and components
  • define various threat types
  • model survivability concepts against these threats
  • identify different materials relevant for armor design
  • characterize different material properties relevant for armor design
Course Content Armored vehicle survivability concepts; threat types; basics of armor materials; penetration mechanics; metallic, ceramic and composites used in armor design; protection against blast; high strain-rate test methods for deriving constitutive and failure behavior of materials; specialized test methods for verification of protection levels; computational techniques used to predict structural failure.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Survivability Concepts
2 Introduction to Materials
3 Threat Types
4 Penetration Mechanics
5 Stress Waves
6 Metallic Armor Materials and Structures
7 Ceramic Armor
8 Midterm I Exam
9 Composites for Armor Applications
10 Reactive Armor Systems
11 Human Vulnerability
12 Midterm II Exam
13 Blast and Ballistic Testing Techniques
14 Review
15 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Armour: Materials, Theory and Design, Paul J. Hazell, CRC Press, 2016, 1st Edition.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 12 5
Laboratory - -
Application 4 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 20
Toplam 23 100
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
Application 3 1 3
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments 3 2 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 6 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 125