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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 An understanding the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context and recognition of the responsibilities for social problems.
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
10 Knowledge of contemporary engineering issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies
13 An ability to make methodological scientific research.
14 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge.
15 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

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