ECTS - Finite Element Analysis for Manufacturing

Finite Element Analysis for Manufacturing (MFGE310) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Finite Element Analysis for Manufacturing MFGE310 2 0 2 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ME 210, MATH 280
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Caner Şimşir
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is intended to acquaint the students with the fundamentals of finite element method as a tool for solving linear problems of solid mechanics and steady–state heat conduction problems.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will cultivate understanding about fundamentals of finite element method as a tool for solving linear problems of solid mechanics and heat conduction problems.
  • Students will have hands-on experience using commercial Finite Element Packages which are widely utilized by the Industry.
  • Students are expected to realize the importance and potential of computer aided analysis tools in the context of manufacturing engineering.
Course Content Direct approach, plane strain, plane stress and axisymmetric problems, principle of virtual work based formulation for 2D problems, FEM for heat transfer problems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to FEM Chapter 1
2 Introduction to FEM Chapter 2
3 Introduction to FEM Chapter 3
4 Introduction to FEA Software Chapter 4
5 Introduction to FEA Software Chapter 5
6 FEA of Linear Elasticity Problems Chapter 6
7 Ex: Beam Bending Problem Chapter 7
8 Ex: Stress Concentration Problem Chapter 8
9 FEA of Plasticity and Non-Linear Problems Chapter 9
10 Ex: Tensile Test Chapter 10
11 FEA of Contact Problems Chapter 11
12 Ex: Air Bending of a Sheet Chapter 12
13 FEA of Problems involving Friction Chapter 13
14 Ex: Plane-Strain Extrusion Chapter 14
15 Final Exam All chapters
16 Final Exam All chapters


Course Book 1. Nitin S Gokhale, Practical Finite Element Analysis, ISNBN 8190619519, Ohio, 2002
Other Sources 2. MSc.Marc Student Edition Documentation

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 - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 analyse 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 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary 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.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Laboratory 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 8 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 16 16
Total Workload 128