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Harry Cooke

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-2195
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Harry Cooke

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, Northwestern University; MSCE, University of Texas; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; PE

585-475-2195

Currently Teaching

CVET-440
3 Credits
This course will study the geotechnical engineering aspects of foundation design. Focus is on bearing capacity analysis and spread footing design, mat foundations, pile capacity and pile foundation design, drilled shafts, lateral earth pressures and retaining wall design, and an introduction to slope stability analysis.
CVET-210
3 Credits
An introduction to the analysis of static structures covering free-body diagrams, forces, moments, vectors, equilibrium, friction, and analysis of structures and truss members. Applications are drawn from civil engineering technology.
CVET-240
3 Credits
An introduction to soil mechanics and its application to problems encountered in civil engineering design and construction. Major topics include soil properties and classification, weight-volume relationships, compaction/ground improvement, groundwater flow, stresses in soils, settlement analysis, and shear strength.
CVET-220
4 Credits
Study how forces and moments affect axial, shearing, and bending stresses and deflections of structural members. The relationships between stress and strain, for both axial and torsional loading, are explored. Beams, shafts, and columns are analyzed and designed based on stress and deformation. Combined stress states are analyzed, including using Mohr's circle. Statically indeterminate problems are evaluated. Euler's equations and column design principles are studied and applied.
CVET-441
3 Credits
In this course students will develop skills for the selection, design, and construction of specialized soil retention and soil stabilization systems used in geotechnical engineering. The systems and techniques covered will include specialty retaining walls including anchored bulkheads, MSE walls, and segmental walls; temporary excavation support systems including soldier pile and lagging and steel sheet piling with tieback anchors or internal bracing; soil improvement and reinforcement including wick drains with preload, stone columns/aggregate piers, and geosynthetics/geogrids; and other current ground improvement techniques including grouting.
CVET-599
1 - 3 Credits
A supervised investigation within a civil engineering technology area of student interest. Consent of the faculty sponsor and departmental approval are required. Students are limited to a maximum of three semester credit hours of independent study projects and two sections in any semester, plus a maximum of six semester credit hours of independent study credits earned toward degree requirements.
CVET-412
3 Credits
This elective course provides detailed coverage of the engineering aspects of asphalt and Portland cement concrete pavement design, bringing together relevant concepts from construction materials, soil mechanics, and transportation engineering. The course includes design of new pavements and also addresses the topics of the assessment, rehabilitation, and recycling of existing pavements. In addition to focusing on highway/roadway pavements, an overview of airport pavements is presented. Problems are attacked in a practical manner, utilizing design guides and expertise from national organizations and state highway departments.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Cooke, Harry G. and md Adullah Faruque. "Impact of Mastering Engineering on Student Learning and Perceptions in a Strength of Materials Course." Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, OH. Ed. American Society for Engineering Education. Washington, D.C., D.C.: n.p., 2017. Web.
Cooke, Harry G. and md Abdullah Al Faruque. "Impact of Upgrading Equipment for Strength of Materials Labs on Student Perceptions, Motivation, and Learning." Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference. Ed. American Society for Engineering Education. Washington, DC: American Society for Engineering Education, 2015. Web.