Facilities

Bert Cooper Lab Facility

Bert Cooper Engineering Lab is a structural engineering and materials engineering testing laboratory. The lab has the capacity to test full-size bridges and multi-story buildings. It features 33,000 sqft of lab space and four foot thick strong floor with a 20-ton Bridge Crane. The lab is named after Bert Cooper, former board chairman of W&W Steel, the primary beneficiary for the project who envisioned providing a world-class facility to the school of Civil and Environmental Engineering to offer students and faculty the means of leading Oklahoma State into the next generation of structural and materials engineering.  

Lab Features
  • 33,000 sqft in total lab space
  • 344' x 166' thick strong floor with 319, 200 kip tie downs in all directions
  • 50' x 132' fabrication area
  • 20 ton Bridge Crane
  • 5 ton Bridge Crane​
  • Concrete mixing room serviced with 1/2 ton crane

Hydraulic Equipment
  • MTS SilentFlo 90 GPM Hydraulic Power Unit 
  • MTS 30 GPM Hydraulic Power Unit
  • MTS Multi Station Hydraulic Service Manifold
  • (1) MTS 220 kip actuator
  • (3) MTS 55 kip actuator
  • (1) MTS 22 kip actuator
  • (1) MTS 11 kip actuator
  • (1) MTS 3.3 kip actuator
  • ​(4) Simplex 1100 kip cylinders
  • (2) Enerpac 300 kip cylinders
  • (8) Enerpac 120 kip cylinders 

Universal Testing Machines
  • Instron 1500 HDX Universal Testing Machine
  • MTS 880 22 kip Fatigue Testing Machine
  • MTS 810 22 kip Fatigue Testing Machine
  • Baldwin 60,000 lb. universal testing machine with upgraded controls and software

Data Aquisition and Instrumentation
  • MTS FlexTEST 60 Controller
  • MTS FlexTest SE Controller
  • MTS TestStar IIs Controller
  • Several National Instruments cDAQ
  • Several  Campbell Scientific Measurement and Control System
  • Bridge Diagnostics Inc Structural Testing System II
  • Variety of load cells (1 kip - 1000 kip)
  • Variety of AC & DC LVDTs (0.25in - 12in) 

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Computational Capabilities

​OSU’s High Performance Computing Facility (HPCC)
  • $908,812 supercomputer “Cowboy”
  • 252 standard compute nodes, each with dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 “Sandy Bridge” hex core 2.0 GHz CPUs, with 32 GB of 1333 MHz RAM
  • Two “fat nodes” each with 256 GB RAM and an NVIDIA Tesla C2075 card
  • ​Aggregate peak speed is 48.8 TFLOPs, with 3048 cores, 8576 GB of RAM
  • 92 TB of globally accessible high performance disk provided by three shelves of Panasas ActivStor12
  • 20x 2TB drives
  • Peak speed of 1500MB/s read and 1600MB/s write per shelf
  • Aggregate of 4.5GB/s read and 4.8GB/s write