Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Dr. David Pollock



Associate Professor

Phone: (509) 335-4922
FAX: (509) 335-7632
e-mail: dpollock@wsu.edu

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1997 - Texas A & M University
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, 1984 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, 1981 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

REGISTRATION

  • Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, License #18266

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2003 - present, Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University
  • 1997 - 2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University
  • 1996-97 Research Associate, Texas A&M University
  • 1994-95 Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University
  • 1991-94 Director of Engineering, American Forest & Paper Association, Washington, DC
  • 1989-91 Manager of Structural Engineering, American Forest & Paper Association
  • 1987-89 Structural Engineer, American Forest & Paper Association
  • 1983-87 Mechanical Engineer, Belvoir Research, Development & Engineering Center, U.S. Army, Fort Belvoir, VA
  • 1986 Instructor (part-time), Northern Virginia Community College

AWARDS

  • Leon Luck Faculty Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University 2011
  • Reid Miller Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering & Architecture, WSU, 2008
  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2008
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2005
  • Leon Luck Faculty Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, 2002
  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, WSU, 2000
  • Collingwood Prize (co-recipient with Joseph Bracci and R.S. Cook), American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998

RESEARCH

  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Structural performance of connections
  • Timber and masonry structural behavior

TEACHING

  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Steel Design
  • Design of Timber Structures
  • Reinforced Masonry Design
  • Prestressed Concrete Design
  • Structural Design Laboratory
  • Advanced Structural Steel Design
  • Probabilistic Methods in Structural Design
  • Nondestructive Testing of Structural Materials
     

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Breyer, D.E.; Fridley, K.J.; Cobeen, K.E. and Pollock, D.G. (2007) Design of Wood Structures, 6th edition McGraw-Hill.
  • Conner, J.M.; Pollock, D.G. and Khaleghi, B. (2006) "Detection of Simulated Voids in Grouted Ducts using Ground-Penetrating Radar," Proceedings of the 2006 Concrete Bridge Conference, Portland Cement Association
  • Fabrello-Streufert, A.M.; Pollock, D.G. and McLean, D.I. (2003) "Anchor bolts in Concrete Masonry Under Combined Tension and Shear Loading", The Masonry Society Journal 21 (1);13-30.
  • Tucker, B.J.; Bender, D.A.; Pollock, D.G. and Wolcott, M.P. (2003) "Ultrasonic Plate Wave Evaluation of Natural Fiber Composite Panels", Wood and Fiber Science 35(2), 266-281.
  • Peterson, S.T.; McLean, D.I. and Pollock, D.G. (2003) "Application of Dynamic System Identification to Timber Bridges" ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 129(1), 116-124.
  • Henson, A.B.; Fridley, K.J.; Pollock, D.G. and Brahler, C. J. (2002) "Efficacy of Interactive Internet-based Education in Structural Timber Design", ASEE Journal of Engineering Education 91(4), 371-378.
  • Emerson, R.N.; Pollock, D.G.; McLean, D.I.; Fridley, J.J.; Pellerin, R.F. and Ross, R.J. (2002) "Ultrasonic Inspection of Large Bridge Timbers," FPS Forest Products Journal, 52(9), 88-95.
  • Pollock, D.G.; Bender D.A.; Bray, D.E. and Yao, J.T.P (2001) "Ultrasonic Detection of a Plastic Hinge in Bolted Timber Connections", ASNT Materials Evaluation, 59(5), 625-631.
  • Tucker, B.J.; Pollock, D.G.; Fridley, K.J. and Peters, J.J. (2000) "Governing Yield Modes for Common Bolted and Nailed Wood Connections", ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction 5(1), 14-26.

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