General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

MECH 291 / SUMMER PRACTICE I
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition: ACWR 101 and MECH 100

A minimum of 20 working days of training in an industrial summer practice program after the completion of third year. The training is based on the contents of the "Summer Practice Guide Booklet" prepared by each engineering department. Students receive practical knowledge and hands-on experience in an industrial setting.

MECH 301 / FLUID MECHANICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MATH. 203 and 204 or consent of the instructor

Characteristics of fluids, fluid statics, Bernoulli equation, fluid kinematics, boundary layers, viscous flows and turbulence.

MECH 302 / HEAT TRANSFER
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 301 or consent of the instructor

Steady state and transient conduction. Convection. Internal and external flows. Radiation. Analysis and design of heat exchange equipment.

MECH 303 / MACHINE DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 201

Basic concepts to analyze and design different machine components. Design of assemblies to meet certain requirements.

MECH 304 / DYNAMIC MODELING AND CONTROL
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MATH. 204 and MECH. 206) or consent of the instructor

Modeling and dynamic analysis of mechanical systems. Feedback control.

MECH 306 / MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition: (MECH. 201 and MECH. 202) or consent of the instructor

Materials: structure of metals, testing for mechanical properties, physical properties, heat treatments, iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, polymers and composite materials. Processes: casting, rolling, forging, extrusion, sheet-metal forming, powder-metallurgy, polymer and composite processing, rapid-prototyping and machining (turning and milling). Engineering metrology and instrumentation. Introduction to CNC coding and simulations.

MECH 307 / NUMERICAL METHODS FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MATH. 204 and (Comp 110 or Comp 130 or COMP. 125 or 131) or consent of the instructor

Introduction to programming in MATLAB, foundations in computing, root finding, solving systems of linear equations with direct and iterative methods, solving nonlinear equations of multi-variables, curve-fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, solving ODEs and PDEs using Eulerian time-marching scheme and finite difference method (FDM), solving many engineering problems related with initial- and boundary-value problems, Laplace and heat equations.

MECH 308 / FINITE ELEMENTS ANALYSIS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MATH. 204 and MECH. 303

Introduction to finite element method (FEM) as a computational tool for stress analysis. Basic theory with emphasis on linear elasticity and application of the FEM to various engineering problems: stress analysis, natural modes and frequencies of vibration, heat transfer, mechanics of micro and nano structures. Development of finite element code and use of commercial codes for practical applications.

MECH 391 / SUMMER PRACTICE II
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition: (MECH 291 or ENGR 291) and ACWR 106-102-103-104-105-107

A minimum of 20 working days of training in an industrial summer practice program after the completion of third year. The training is based on the contents of the "Summer Practice Guide Booklet" prepared by each engineering department. Students receive practical knowledge and hands-on experience in an industrial setting.

MECH 401 / MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LAB
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MECH. 201 and MECH. 206 and MECH. 301 and MECH. 302 and MECH. 304) or consent of the instructor

Basic instrumentation and measurement techniques for mechanical engineering systems. Experimentation with thermal systems and machines to demonstrate thermodynamics, fluid, heat transfer, dynamics and control concepts. Data acquisition, analysis, and presentation techniques.

MECH 406 / INTRODUCTION TO ELASTICITY AND PLASTICITY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MATH. 204 and MECH. 201) or consent of the instructor

Indicial notation, tensor algebra, coordinate transformation, linear elasticity, stress, strain, constitutive law for linear elastic solids, the principle of virtual displacements, plane stress and plane strain, yield criteria (von Mises, Tresca, yield surfaces), work hardening models (isotropic hardening, kinematic hardening), elasticity, plasticity, uni-axial deformation, multi-axial deformation.

MECH 408 / INTRODUCTION TO BIOMECHANICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 201 or consent of the instructor

Applications of mechanics to biological systems; basic principles of mechanics (force-moment, stress-strain, work, energy, rigid body dynamics), analysis of human movement, musculoskeletal mechanics, tissue mechanics, motor control system, sports biomechanics, and rehabilitation engineering.

MECH 409 / MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES IN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: Prerequisite:MECH 202 and 203 and 204 and 306

Material and manufacturing process selection in automotive engineering, product design and development, quality control and testing methods, general introduction to other fields of automotive engineering.

MECH 411 / THEORY OF VIBRATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MATH. 203 and MATH. 204) or consent of the instructor

Teaches deterministic vibratory motion of mechanical systems. Includes free, forced-harmonic, forced-periodic, and forced-transient vibration of single-degree-of-freedom, multiple-degree-of-freedom, and continuous systems. It also gives an introduction to the Finite Element Method.

MECH 412 / VEHICLE ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Particle kinematics. Kinematics of rigid bodies. Newtonian kinetics of a rigid body. Impulse-momentum and work-energy principles. Analytical mechanics. Holonomic and nonholonomic constrains. Virtual displacement. Generalized forces. Hamilton`s principle. Lagrange equations. Constrained generalized coordinates. Computational methods in the state space. Hamiltonian Mechanics. Gibbs-Appell equations. Gyroscopic effects.

MECH 421 / ADVANCED FLUID DYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MATH. 204 and MECH. 301) or consent of the instructor

Foundations of fluid mechanics introduced at an advanced level. Aspects of kinetic theory as it applies to formulation of continuum fluid dynamics. Introduction to tensor analysis and derivation of Navier Stokes equations and energy equation for compressible fluids. Boundary conditions and surface phenomena. Viscous flows, boundary layer theory, potential flows and vorticity dynamics. Introduction to turbulence and turbulent flows.

MECH 422 / COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MATH. 204 and MECH. 301) or consent of the instructor

Numerical methods for elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic and mixed type partial differential equations arising in fluid flow and heat transfer problems. Finite-difference, finite-volume and some finite-element methods. Accuracy, convergence, and stability; treatment of boundary conditions and grid generation. Review of current methods. Assignments require programming a digital computer.

MECH 423 / POLYMER ENGINEERING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 102 or consent of the instructor

Polymers, their synthesis and properties. Relationshios between molecular structure and properties. Rheology in polymer processing. Fabrication methods and applications.

MECH 425 / MECHANICS OF MICROSENSORS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MECH. 201 and MECH. 202) or consent of the instructor

Overview of MEMS materials and fabrication techniques; mechanical concepts and components; transduction techniques; MEMS sensors.

MECH 426 / AERODYNAMICS AND WIND ENERGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 301 or MECH. 308 or consent of the instructor

Investigations of aerodynamic interactions in wind turbine and wind farm technology. Computational modeling, design and their support systems. Introduction to aeroelasticity, vortex dynamics and noise generation. Atmospheric turbulence models and atmospheric boundary layer analysis. Panel-vortex-wake and reduced-order methods, turbomachinary design, principles of low speed aerodynamics applied to wind turbine, propeller and wind farm design/ operation. Drag reduction, three-dimensional effects, efficiency and flow control. Aerodynamic testing and wind tunnel experiments. Wind transportation, sailboats and other emerging topics on aerodynamics of clean energy alternatives.

MECH 427 / ROCKET PROPULSION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 302 or CHBI. 302 or consent of the instructor

The principles of rocket propulsion system design and analysis. The fundamental aspects of physics and chemistry of rocket propulsion will be discussed. The concentration will be on the design and analysis of chemical propulsion systems including liquids, solids and hybrids. Non-chemical propulsion concepts such as electric and nuclear rockets will also be covered. Finally launch vehicle design and optimization issues including trajectory calculations will be discussed.

MECH 434 / COMPUTER BASED SIMULATION AND MODELING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Geometric, physics-based, and probabilistic modeling methodology and associated computational tools for interactive simulation: computer programming, numerical methods, graphical modeling and programming, physics-based and probabilistic modeling techniques.

MECH 441 / MANUFACTURING OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: (MECH. 301 and MECH. 306 and MECH. 307) or consent of the instructor

Introduction to composites; composite manufacturing processes; transport equations for composite processing; process modeling; review of numerical methods and programming in MATLAB; advanced thermoplastic- and thermoset-matrix fiber-reinforced composites; liquid composite molding processes; designing, modeling, simulation and hands-on manufacturing of composite parts using resin transfer molding (RTM) and vacuum infusion (VI) processes; on-line control and data acquisition.

MECH 442 / MECHATRONICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MECH. 304 or consent of the instructor

Modeling, simulation and identification of physical systems. Instrumentation. Sensors and transduscers. Hardware components. Pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical and electrical actuators. Programmable logic controllers (PLC). Signals, systems, and controls. Real time interfaceing and programing. Microprocessor-based electro-mechanical control applications and projects for factory automation, manufacturing and machine systems.