Engineering is the art of applying the knowledge of science for the benefit of humanity. Mechanical Engineering is the most broadly based area of engineering. It includes the science and art of the formulation, design, analysis, development, manufacturing and control of the systems and machines. Central to the profession is the importance of innovation and of creating new technologies and products.
Mechanical Engineering Department offers undergraduate and graduate (MSc. and Ph.D) programs. Besides a thorough background in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, students acquire basic skills in computers, mathematics, physics, chemistry as well as other subjects. The electives are intended to provide excellent preparation for careers in many different areas of mechanical engineering.
The mission of the undergraduate curriculum is to prepare its graduates to meet the challanges associated with their particular career paths, and to adapt to the rapidly changing technologies. The curriculum includes a variety of courses covering subjects in the Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Materials Sciences, Design and Production, Theory of Machines and Control Systems, as well as intensive design and laboratory works. The curriculum is structured to provide the students with technical skills, engineering insights and problem solving abilities, and to prepare its graduates as educated, responsible, environmentally sensible citizens. In addition to teaching, the Departments faculty are actively involved in research sponsored by the public and private sectors. The faculties research provides the motivation for undergraduate students to attend graduate school for advance degrees, which is one of the main targets of IZTECH.
The major research groups of the department are Applied mechanics, Thermal and fluid sciences, Mechatronics and Robotics, Renevable energy and Materials technologies.
Research activities in the Department are concentrated on Thermal and Fluid Sciences, Design and Production, Theory of Machines and Control Systems, Mechatronics and Robotics, Applied Mechanics, Renevable Energy and Materials Technologies.
ME 500 Thesis Credit: ( 0 + 1 ) 0.5
A research topic which can be experimental and/or theoretical has to be pursued. It should fulfill the requirements set by lzmir Institute of Technology Graduate Program.
ME 501 Microstructure and Mechanical Properties Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Elasticity and plasticiticity theories. Yielding criteria for ductile materials. Plastic deformation of single and polycrstalline materials. Dislocation mechanics. Strengthening effects in metals, ceramics and their composites. Failure mechanisms and fracture.
ME 502 Mechanical Properties of Materials Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Elasticity and plasticiticity theories. Yielding criteria for ductile materials. Plastic deformation of single and polycrstalline materials. Dislocation mechanics. Strengthening effects in metals, ceramics and their composites. Failure mechanisms and fracture. Testing methods of engineering metals. Fatique and creep testing and properties of engineering materials. High strain rate testing of metals and composites.
ME 503 Metal Matrix Composites Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Basic mechanics: slab, shear lag and Eshelby’s models. Yielding and internal stresses. Thermal stresses and creep. Interfacial bond and chemistry, fracture toughness and performance. Failure mechanisms. Production techniques and microstructure development. Testing and characterization methods. Application areas.
ME 504 High Strain Mechanical Behavior of Materials Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Elastic and plastic stress waves. High strain rate testing methods. Plastic deformation at high strain rates. Constitutive equations for metals. Mechanics and microstructure of adiabatic shear band formation. Failure and fracture associated with dynamic loading. Civilian and military applications of high strain rate phenomena.
ME 505 Quality Control Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
What is the impact of quality and the meaning of quality. Product, technology and the internationalization of quality. Quality engineering. Process-Control Engineering. Fundamentals of statics ac quality control tools. Control charts. Reliability.
ME 506 Nondestructive Testing Methods Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
The importance of Nondestructive Testing in quality assurance. Nondestructive determination of imperfections in materials. The techniques of the commonly used NDT methods such as ultrasonic, radiographic, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle and eddy current testing. Application of nondestructive testing of specific problems of industry.
ME 507 Analytical Techniques in Materials Science Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Study of the mechanical, thermomechanical, physical and microstructural characterisation of materials. Materials systems include metals, ceramics, polymers, composites and surfaces and interfaces in these systems. Applications to mechanical property characterisation. Fracture and fractography. Surfaces and interfaces. Dynamic mechanical analysis of polymeric materials. Optic and scanning electron microscopy. Polymer molecular structure determination and durability experiments.
ME 509 Solidification Process Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Solidification. Nucleation and Growth in Pure Metals. Alloy Solidification. Casting., Heat Transfer in Casting and Welding.
ME 510 Fracture Mechanics Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Study of the linear elastic fracture mechanics, stress analysis of cracks, elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, crack growth, fracture mechanisms in metals and non-metals, ductile fracture, cleavage, fracture of plastics, ceramics and composites, fracture toughness testing of metals and non-metals and fatigue crack propagation.
ME 511 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Overview of basic numerical methods. Types of partial differential equations. Boundary and initial conditions. Discretisation process by finite differences. Explicit and implicit methods. Alternating direction implicit method. Multigrain and multilevel methods. General formulations and weighted residual methods. Finite volume method. Finite element method and interpolation Sturm-Liouville equation and spectral method.
ME 512 Analytical and Numerical Methods for Phase Change Problems Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Introduction to Phase Change Problems. Exact solution of the problems. Integral Method of Solution. Introduction to Numerical Solution Methods. Temperature Formulation and Enthalpy Formulation. Case Studies.
ME 513 Advanced Composite Techniques Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Composite material constituents. Microstructure-performance relationships. Strength of long-fiber composites. Thermoelastic behaviour of laminated composites. Short fiber composites. Hybrid composites. Flexible composites. The interface region, interface formation mechanisms, measurement of bonding strength. Strength and toughness of composites. Processing technologies for polymer, metal and ceramic matrix composites and their applications.
ME 515 Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Hybrid-mixed formulation. Beam elements, plate elements, flat-shell elements. Modelling of laminated composites. Small-strain large deflection problems, rigid-plastic large deformation problems, large elastic-plastic deformation problems.
ME 516 Finite Element Analysis in Vibrations Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
This course is designed to offer the ability to conduct finite element analysis in structural vibrations.
ME 518 Analytical Methods in Vibrations Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
This course is designed to offer knowledge in analytical methods in vibration analysis of continuous and discrete systems with and without damped.
ME 521 Advanced Thermodynamics Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Thermodynamic relations. Mixtures and solutions. Gas Mixtures. Chemical reactions. Introduction to phase and chemical equilibrium. Quantum Mechanics. Molecular Distributions and Models. Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Applications of Statistical Thermodynamics.
ME 522 High Temperature Materials Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Introduction. Phase equilibrium diagrams of binary, ternary and multicomponent systems. Use of such diagrams for service performance analysis of ceramic materials. Phase assemblage determination by the use of Dahl’s method. High temperature corrosion of refractory ceramics. Thermal properties of refractory non-oxides like SiC, graphite,etc.
ME 523 Heat Conduction Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Heat conduction fundementals. The seperation of variables in the rectangular, cylindirical and spherical coordinate systems. The use of Duhamel’s theorem. One dimensional composite medium.
ME 524 Experimental Design Credit: ( 1 + 4 ) 3
Introduction. Basics of statistics. Use of spreadsheets for laboratory calculations. The nature of experimental variation. Using spreadsheets to make charts and graphs. Introduction to ANOVA tables. Using spreadsheets to analyze Latin-square experimental design, Factorial experimental designs, Box-Hunter experimental designs, and Ruggedness designs.
ME 525 Thermal Radiation Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Ejectromagnetic background. Definitions of fundamental concepts. Interaction of radiation with homogeneous matter. Interaction of radiation with interfaces. Blackbody radiation. Radiation from real surfaces. Radiative energy transfer between surfaces. Radiative energy transfer in enclosures.
Radiation in absorbing, emitting homogeneous media.
ME 532 Convective Heat Transfer Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Forced convective heat transfer in laminar and turbulent boundary layer flows is studied, as well as internal and external flows with arbitrary variations of surface temperature and heat flux. Exact and approximate formulations using similarity solutions, separation of variables, integral methods and superposition are investigated. The topics of turbulent transport process, Reynolds analogy, and empirical results, high velocity flow, heat exchanger, and free convection are also addressed.
ME 534 Advanced Fluid Mechanics Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Fundamental concepts. Mathematical preliminaries. Fundamental equations of flow. Analysis of motion. Analysis of forces, stresses. Equations of flow theorems. Incompressible potential flow.
ME 538 Fluid Power Control Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Theory and design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems and components, their applications. PressureAlow relationships for hydraulic and pneumatic valves. Valve configurations. Valve operating forces. Closed loop systems. Control and measurement of pressure, flow speed, position, force and other quantities. Application of basic principles to component and system design.
ME 540 Applied Combustion Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Combustion theory and practice. Chemical kinetics governing combustion reactions, reaction of droplets and particulate dispersions. Mechanisms and properties of mixing-controlled and reaction-controlled flames. Influence of temperature, extent of mixing and equivalence ratio on combustion efficiency. Radiative heat transfer in combustion systems. Current trends and advanced combustion methods, radiant, heat recirculating, fluidized bed and Coanda burners. Introduction to analysis of combustion processes and combustion technology for gaseous, liquid and solid fuels. Application to furnaces, fluxed-bed, fluidized-bed and suspension burning boilers.
ME 541 Fundamentals and Applications of Solar Energy Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Radiant Energy transfer and its application to solar exchangers; energy balances for solar exchangers, review of theory, economics, and practice of solar energy applications.
ME 542 Fundamentals and Applications of Hydrogen Energy Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Hydrogen Production Techniques : Steam reforming of hydrocarbons, Partial oxidation, solar generation of hydrogen from water : Photovoltaic cell plus electrolyzer1 Photoelectrochemical cells, Photobiological systems, Photodegradation systems. Hydrogen usage as fuel in internal combustion engines, in steam generation for steam turbines and in fuel cells. Hydrogen storage techniques: Gas storage, Liquid storage, Storage in porous media. Hydrogen safety.
ME 544 Passive Solar Systems Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Types of passive solar systems. Elements of passive solar systems. Thermodynamic and Economical analysis of passive solar systems. Examples of applied passive solar systems in the World.
ME 545 Direct Use of Geothermal Energy Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Introduction to geothermal energy. Geothermal direct use applications in the world. Space heating equipment and space heating systems. Heat exchangers, downhole heat exchangers, piping. Geothermal greenhouse design. Aquaculture. Refrigeration. Industrial usage. Ground-source heat pumps. Environmental considerations. Field trips. Design project.
ME 548 Thermal Solar Power Plants Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Types of thermal solar power plants. Calculation of thermal solar power plants. Thermodynamic analysis of thermal solar power plants in the World. Economic analysis of thermal solar power plants.
ME 550 Wind Power Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Theory of wind turbines. Theory of wind streams. Types of wind turbines. Design of wind turbines. Wind farms. Economic analysis of wind power plants. Technical potentials.
ME 551 Potential Energy Resources Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas, shale oil and tar sands are usual resources of energy. Solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy and hydrogen energy are likely going to be potential energy sources in the future. These resources will be examined and their potential for future energy demand of the world will be discussed and related technologies will be explained briefly. Also these resources will be analyzed and compared economically.
ME 552 Energy Environmental Systems Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Fuel cycles for conventional and non-conventional energy resources, relationships between environmental impacts and the conversion or utilization of energy, measures of system and process efficiency, detailed study and analysis of coal-based energy systems including conventional and advanced power generation, synthetic fuels production and industrial processes, mathematical modeling of energy environmental interactions and tradeoffs, their dependency on technical and policy parameters, methodologies for energy and environmental forecasting, applications to issues of current interest.
ME 554 Geothermal Engineering Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Introduction to geothermal energy. Fluid flow: fluid mechanics, single phase pipe flow. Cycles: geothermal cycles, exergy. Heat transfer: heat exchangers, downhole heat exchangers. Mass transfer and waste heat rejection: moisture transfer, cooling towers, condensers. Gas extraction. Field trips. Design project.
ME 561 Metal Cutting Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
The objective of this course is to offer the student the basics of Metal Cutting, the importance of tool life and tool wear and machine tool vibration.
ME 563 Theory of Elasticity Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Stress and strain tensors. Strain-displacement relations. Plane stress,plane strain. Biharmonic equations. Polynomial Solutions. Fourier series solutions. Axisymmetric problems. Strain energy methods. Torsion, bending.
ME 570 Computational Intelligence Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Introduction to conventional AI topics, and recently surging intelligent optimization schemes. From the theory of Neural Networks, to the scheduled cooling in parameter optimization in SA. Inductive and Deductive decision making, simulation of natural processes where nature is at her best : The evolution. It is intended to cover a range of topics from classical to modern computational intelligence.
ME 571 Kinematic Analysis of Mechanisms Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Introduction to modern kinematic analysis. Analytical representation of motions. Euler-Savary equation. Curvature theory. Instantaneous invariants and higher accelerations. Cams. Three dimensional mechanisms. Intermittent mechanisms.
ME 574 Principles of Robotics Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Robotics and robotic manipulators. Hartenberg-Denavit convection. Rotation matrices. Homogeneous transformations. Direct and inverse kinamatics. Jacobian matrix. Velocity and acceleration analyses. Dynamic force analysis via Newton-Euler formulation. Motion equations via Lagrangian formulation. Trajectory planning. Independent joint control Control with computed torque method. Compliant motion control. Hybrid control with position and force feedbacks.
ME 576 Computer Control of Machines Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Computer organization: Binary logic1 instruction and data processing. Computer interfacing : Digital-to-analog conversion, analog-to-digital conversion interrupt interfacing. Sensors for computer control. Command generation in machine control: Use for linear and cubic polynomials and spline functions, open-loop position control of step motors.
ME 581 Machine Tool Design Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Types of machine tools. General requirements in the design of machine tools. Geometry and performance of cutting tools. Basic theories of metal cutting. Actuators and drive systems. Slide ways. Spindle and spindle bearings. Control and operating devices. Cooling systems. Work holding devices. Machine tool structures. Machine tool dynamics.
ME 584 Manufacturing Planning and Control Credit: ( 3 + 0 ) 3
Strategic issues in Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC). Material Requirements Planning (MRP) versus Just-in-Time (JIT) implementations. Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII). Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP). Optimized Production Technology (OPT), Period Batch Control. Capacity and Production Planning. Demand Management. Computer support, system conversion and integration issues in MPC.
ME 591 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Credit: ( 2 + 2 ) 3
Directed group study of special topics in Mechanical Engineering.
ME 592 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Credit: ( 2 + 2 ) 3
Directed group study of special topics in Mechanical Engineering.
ME 597 Research Seminar Credit: ( 0 + 2 ) 1
A seminar must be given by each student on his research area which is graded by academic member of staff on a passed/failed basis. The topic of the seminar can be decided by student and his supervisor
ME 598 Research Seminar Credit: ( 0 + 2 ) 1
A seminar must be given by each student on his research area which is graded by academic member of staff on a passed/failed basis. The topic of the seminar can be decided by student and his supervisor.
ME 600 Ph.D. Thesis Credit: ( 0 + 1 ) 0.5
Original research work done by the student under supervisor of an advisor and written in the graduate thesis format.
ME 8XX Special Studies Credit: ( 4 + 0 ) 4
M.S. Students choose and study a topic under the guidance of a faculty member normally his/her advisor.
ME 9XX Special Topics Credit: ( 4 + 0 ) 4
Graduate students as a group or a Ph.D. student choose and study advanced topics under the guidance of a faculty member normally his/her advisor