Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Civil and Environmental Engineering Department faculty.


Submissions from 2017

2D Unsteady Routing and Flood Inundation Mapping for Lower Region of Brazos River Watershed, Manahari Bhandari, Narayan Nyaupane, Shekhar Raj Mote, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating the Feasibility of Photovoltaic-Based Plant for Potable Water Treatment, Saria Bukhary, Jacimaria Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

Using Distributed Solar for Treatment of Drinking Water in Developing Countries, Saria Bukhary, Jennifer Weidhaas, Kamran Ansari, Rasool Bux Mahar, Christine Pomeroy, James A. VanDerslice, Steve Burian, and Sajjad Ahmad

Higher Education Capacity Building in Water Resources Engineering and Management to Support Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal for Water in Pakistan, Steven J. Burian, Mercedes Ward, Tariq Banuri, M. Aslam Chaudhry, Sajjad Ahmad, Bakhshal Lashari, Rasool Bux Mahar, Davey Stevenson, Jim VanDerslice, Kamran Ansari, Munir Babar, and Abdul Latif Qureshi

A Conceptualized Groundwater Flow Model Development for Integration with Surface Hydrology Model, Chao Chen, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Ice-Cover and Jamming Effects on Inline Structures and Upstream Water Levels, Addison Jobe, Swastik Bhandari, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Response of Climate Change on Urban Watersheds: A Case Study for Las Vegas, NV, Narayan Nyaupane, Ranjeet Thakali, Ajay Kalra, Lorenzo Mastino, Marco Velotta, and Sajjad Ahmad

Study of Potential Integrated Management of Water Resources in Las Vegas Valley, Haroon Stephen, Yoohwan Kim, and Sajjad Ahmad

Potential of Rainwater Harvesting in Meeting the Domestic Outdoor Demand: A Study in Dry and Wet Regions of the United States, Kazi Ali Tamaddun, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahamd

Multi-Scale Correlation Analyses between California Streamflow and ENSO/PDO, Kazi Ali Tamaddun, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Precipitation and Indian Ocean Climate Variability-ACase Study on Pakistan, Kazi Ali Tamaddun, Ajay Kalra, Waqas Ahmed, Ghulam Hussain Dars, Steve Burian, and Sajjad Ahmad

Flood Risk Assessment Using the Updated FEMA Floodplain Standard in the Ellicott City, Maryland, United States, Ranjeet Thakali, Ranjit Bhandari, Giles-Arnaud Arif-Deen Kandissounon, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Urban Stormwater Runoff Under Changing Climatic Conditions, Ranjeet Thakali, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Coupling HEC-EAS and HEC-HMS in Precipitation Runoff Modelling and Evaluating Flood Plain Inundation Map, Balbhadra Thakur, Ranjan Parajuli, Ajay Kalra, Sajjad Ahmad, and Ritu Gupta

Using Wavelet to Analyze Periodicities in Hydrologic Variables, Balbhadra Thakur, Pratik Pathak, Ajay Kalra, Sajjad Ahmad, and Miguel Bernardez

Streamflow Pattern Variations Resulting from Future Climate Change in Middle Tianshan Mountains Region in China, Feiyun Zhang, Lanhai Li, and Sajjad Ahmad

Submissions from 2016


Calibration of microscopic traffic flow simulation models using a memetic algorithm with solis and wets local search chaining (MA-SW-Chains), C Cobos, C Daza, C Martínez, M Mendoza, C Gaviria, C Arteaga, and A Paz-Cruz


Multi-objective memetic algorithm based on NSGA-II and simulated annealing for calibrating CORSIM micro-simulation models of vehicular traffic flow, C Cobos, C Erazo, J Luna, M Mendoza, C Gaviria, C Arteaga, and A Paz-Cruz


State-of-the-Art Fracture Characterization. II: Correlations between Charpy V-Notch and the Master Curve Reference Temperature, W Collins, Ryan Sherman, R Leon, and R Connor


State-of-the-Art Fracture Characterization. I: Master Curve Analysis of Legacy Bridge Steels, W Collins, Ryan Sherman, R Leon, and R Connor


Modeling asymmetry of information for a sample of the chilean companies using deterministic and stochastic methodologies, H De La Fuente-Mella, D Cademartori-Rosso, B Silva-Palavecinos, R Campos-Espinoza, and Alexander Paz-Cruz


Emerging investigators series: Prediction of trace organic contaminant abatement with UV/H2O2: Development and validation of semi-empirical models for municipal wastewater effluents, Daniel Gerrity, Y Lee, S Gamage, M Lee, A N. Pisarenko, R A. Trenholm, U Von Guntene, and S A. Snyder

Sulfate resistance of nanosilica and microsilica contained mortars, Nader Ghafoori, I B. Batilov, and M Najimi


Natural Pozzolan-based geopolymers for sustainable construction, Nader Ghafoori, M Najimi, and B Radke


Influence of limestone size and content on transport properties of self-consolidating concrete, Nader Ghafoori, R Spitek, and M Najimi


Suppressing alkali-silica reactivity using class F fly ash: An experimental and analytical investigation, Mohammad S Islam and Nader Ghafoori


Experimental study and empirical modeling of lithium nitrate for alkali-silica reactivity, M S. Islam and Nader Ghafoori


Feature Coverage Indexes for Dual Homography Estimation in Constructing Panorama Image, K Jun and Si Kim


Long-Term Changes in the Continental United States Streamflow and Teleconnections with Oceanic-Atmospheric Indices, A Kalra, S Sagarika, and Sajjad Ahmad


Input ground motions for earthquake site response analyses: Deep sediment column with cementation, S Lamichhane and Barbara Luke


Organic Contaminant Abatement in Reclaimed Water by UV/H2O2 and a Combined Process Consisting of O3/H2O2 Followed by UV/H2O2: Prediction of Abatement Efficiency, Energy Consumption, and Byproduct Formation, Y Lee, Daniel Gerrity, M Lee, S Gamage, A Pisarenko, R A. Trenholm, S Canonica, S A. Snyder, and U Von Gunten

Post-punching capacity of flat-plate floor systems, S Orton, Z Peng, and Ying Tian


Analyzing Long-Term Changes in Precipitation and Temperature in the Midwest United States, P Pathak, A Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad


Temperature and precipitation changes in the Midwestern United States: implications for water management, P Pathak, A Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad


Wavelet-Aided Analysis to Estimate Seasonal Variability and Dominant Periodicities in Temperature, Precipitation, and Streamflow in the Midwestern United States, P Pathak, A Kalra, Sajjad Ahmad, and M Bernardez


Highway expenditures and associated customer satisfaction: A case study, Alexander Paz-Cruz, H De La Fuente-Mella, A Singh, R Conover, and H Monteiro


Stochastic dynamic user equilibrium using a mixed logit modeling framework, Alexander Paz-Cruz, D Emaasit, and H De Le Fuente

Recent progress in understanding of load resisting mechanisms for mitigating progressive collapse, K Qian, B Li, and Ying Tian


Pacific Ocean SST and Z500 climate variability and western U.S. seasonal streamflow, S Sagarika, A Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad


A Contingency Cost Estimation System for Road Maintenance Contracts, Kishor Shrestha and Pramen Shrestha


Cost and Customer Satisfaction of Culvert Cleaning and Sweeping Road Projects in Nevada, Kishor Shrestha and Pramen Shrestha


Comprehensive framework for speed-zone guidelines, K Joseph Shrestha and Pramen Shrestha


Impediments in Using Design-Build or Construction Management-at-Risk Delivery Methods for Water and Wastewater Projects, Pramen Shrestha, Jaci Batista, and R Maharjan


Risks Involved in Using Alternative Project Delivery (APD) Methods in Water and Wastewater Projects, Pramen Shrestha, J Batista, and R Maharajan


Energy Performance of a Solar Home Constructed for the Solar Decathlon Competition 2013, Pramen Shrestha and S Mulepati


Comparing Performance and Impediments of Construction and Professional Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Transportation, Pramen Shrestha, R Sharma, M Karakouzian, and A Singh


Incorporating vehicle mix in stimulus-response car-following models, S Siuhi and Mohamed Kaseko


Patterns and Periodicities of the Continental U.S. Streamflow Change, Kazi Ali Tamaddun, A Kalra, and S Ahmad


Simultaneous passenger train routing and timetabling using an efficient train-based Lagrangian relaxation decomposition, W Zhou and Hualiang Teng

Submissions from 2013

Impacts of Climate Change on Extreme Precipitation Events Over Flamingo Tropicana Watershed, Anil Acharya, Kenneth W. Lamb, and Thomas Christopher Piechota

Impacts of Carbon Source Addition on Denitrification and Phosphorus Uptake in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Systems, Shamim Ara Begum and Jacimaria R. Batista

Using Paleo Reconstructions to Improve Streamflow Forecast Lead Time in the Western United States, Christopher Allen Carrier, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating the Impact of Demand-Side Management on Water Resources Under Changing Climatic Conditions and Increasing Population, Srijana Dawadi and Sajjad Ahmad

Soil Degradation and Altered Flood Risk as a Consequence of Deforestation, M. J. de la Paix, Li Lanhai, C. Xi, S. Ahmed, and A. Varenyam

Evaluation of Process Control Alternatives for the Inactivation of Escherichia coli, MS2 Bacteriophage, and Bacillus subtilis Spores during Wastewater Ozonation, Sujanie Gamage, Daniel Gerrity, Aleksey N. Pisarenko, and Shane A. Snyder

The Effects of Solids Retention Time in Full-Scale Activated Sludge Basins on Trace Organic Contaminant Concentrations, Daniel Gerrity, Janie C. Holady, Douglas B. Mawhinney, Oscar Quinones, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Shane A. Snyder

Potable Reuse Treatment Trains Throughout the World, Daniel Gerrity, Brian Pecson, R. Shane Trussell, and R. Rhodes Trussell

Time Series Analysis for Prediction of ASR-Induced Expansions, Nader Ghafoori and M. Sajjadul Islam

Predicting Rapid Chloride Permeability of Self-Consolidating Concrete: A Comparative Study on Statistical and Neural Network Models, Nader Ghafoori, Meysam Najimi, Jafar Sobhani, and Mohammad A. Aqel

Use of Pulverised and Fluidised Combustion Coal Ash in Secondary Road Construction, Nader Ghafoori, Dara Nyknahad, and Li Wang

Comparative Evaluation of Implementing Participatory Irrigation Management in Punjab Pakistan, Abdul Razzaq Ghumman, Sajjad Ahmad, Hashim Nisar Hashmi, and R. A. Khan

Novel Mathematical Modeling on Pilot-Scale of Plug-Flow Aerated Submerged Biofilm Reactor for Dissolved Organic Matter and Nitrogen Removal, Youngrip Han, Kraig Johnson, Donald Hayes, Hua Xu, and Youngik Choi

Evaluation of Alkali-Silica Reactivity Using ASR Kinetic Model, Mohammad Sajjadul Islam and Nader Ghafoori

Developing a Pattern-Based Method for Detecting Defective Sensors and Damage in an Instrumented Bridge, M. Sajjadul Islam, Ashutosh Bagchi, and Aly Said

Increasing streamflow forecast lead time for snowmelt-driven catchment based on large-scale climate patterns, Ajay Kalra, Sajjad Ahmad, and Anurag Nayak

Using Large Scale Climatic Patterns for Improving Long Lead Time Streamflow Forecasts for Gunnison and San Juan River Basins, Ajay Kalra, William P. Miller, Kenneth W. Lamb, Sajjad Ahmad, and Thomas Christopher Piechota

Structural behavior of high performance fiber-reinforced flowable concrete beams and plates, Samaan G. Ladkany and A. T. Berhe

Prediction of Micropollutant Elimination During Ozonation of Municipal Wastewater Effluents: Use of Kinetic and Water Specific Information, Yunho Lee, Daniel Gerrity, Minju Lee, Angel Encinas Bogeat, Elisabeth Sahli, Sujanie Gamage, Rebecca A. Trenholm, Eric C. Wert, Shane A. Snyder, and Urs von Gunten

Vulnerability of Disproportionate Collapse in Older Flat Plate Buildings Subjected to Sudden Removal of a Bearing Column, Jinrong Liu, Ying Tian, and Sarah L. Orton

Deterministic Approach to the Fairest Revenue-Sharing Coefficient in Logistics Service Supply Chain Under the Stochastic Demand Condition, Wei-hua Liu, Xue-cai Xu, and Ahmad Koupaenejad

Innovative Strategies to Achieve Low Total Phosphorus Concentrations in High Water Flows, Brooke K. Mayer, Daniel Gerrity, Bruce E. Rittmann, Daniel Reisinger, and Sherry Brandt-Williams

Three-Dimensional Shallow Shear-Wave Velocity Model for the Las Vegas Valley, Helena Murvosh, Barbara A. Luke, Wanda J. Taylor, and Jeff Wagoner

Shallow-to-Deep Shear Wave Velocity Profiling by Surface Waves in Complex Ground for Enhanced Seismic Microzonation of Las Vegas, Nevada, Helena Murvosh, Barbara Luke, and Carlos Calderón-Macías

Regression Estimates of Pressure on Transtibial Residual Limbs Using Load Cell Measurements of the Forces and Moments Occurring at the Base of the Socket, Edward S. Neumann, Justin Robert Brink, Kartheek Yalamanchili, and Joon S. Lee

Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee System in Nevada, Andrew Nordland, Alexander Paz, and Alauddin Khan


Estimation of Performance Indices for the Planning of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Alexander Paz, Pankaj Maheshwari, Pushkin Kachroo, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating Water Conservation and Reuse Policies Using a Dynamic Water Balance Model, Kamal Qaiser, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Analysis of the Frequency and Severity of Rear-End Crashes in Work Zones, Yi Qi, Raghavan Srinivasan, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, and Robert Baker

Nonlinear Acceleration and Deceleration Response Behavior in Stimulus-Response Car-Following Models, S. Siuhi and Mohamed S. Kaseko

Electrochemical Impedance Behavior and Transport Properties of Silica Fume Contained Concrete, Jafar Sobhani and Meysam Najimi

Post Processing with First- and Second-Order Hidden Markov Models, Kazem Taghva, Srijana Poudel, and Spandana Malreddy

A Dynamic Model for Vulnerability Assessment of Regional Water Resources in Arid Areas: A Case Study of Bayingolin, China, Guangyang Wu, Lanhai Li, Sajjad Ahmad, Xi Chen, and Xiangliang Pan

Analysis of Influencing Factors Identification of Crash Rates Using Tobit Model with Endogenous Variable, Xuecai Xu, Ahmad Koupaenejad, and Zeljko Šaric