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

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Submissions from 2018

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Use of Ozone-biofiltration for Bulk Organic Removal and Disinfection Byproduct Mitigation in Potable Reuse Applications, Mayara Arnold, Jacimaria Batista, Eric Dickenson, and Daniel Gerrity

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Performance Characterization of a Novel Marsh Shoreline Protection Technology: The Wave Suppression and Sediment Collection (WSSC) System, Grant Besse, Salman Sakib, Daniel Gang, and Donald Hayes

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Relationship between Ocean-Atmospheric Climate Variables and Regional Streamflow of the Conterminous United States, Swastik Bhandari, Ajay Kalra, Kazi Tamaddun, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Data-Driven Monitoring System for Preventing the Collapse of Scaffolding Structures, Chunhee Cho, Kyungki Kim Aff.M.ASCE, JeeWong Park A.M.ASCE, and Yong K. Cho A.M.ASCE

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An Embedded Sensory System for Worker Safety: Prototype Development and Evaluation, Chunhee Cho and Jee Woong Park

Automated and Optimized Sensor Deployment using Building Models and Electromagnetic Simulation, Chunhee Cho, Jeewoong Park, and Kyungki Kim

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Energy Loss in Cement-based Material for Efficient Sensor Deployment at a Site, Chunhee Cho, JeeWoong Park, and Kyungki Kim

Machine Learning for Assessing Real-Time Safety Conditions of Scaffolds, Chunhee Cho, Jee Woong Park, Kyungki Kim, and Sayan Sakhakarmi

Scaffolding Modelling for Real-Time Monitoring using a Strain Sensing Approach, Chunhee Cho, Sayan Sakhakarmi, Kyungki Kim, and Jee Woong Park

Impact of Upstream Chlorination on Filter Performance and Microbial Community Structure of GAC and Anthracite Biofilters, Glen Andrew de Vera, Daniel Gerrity, Mitchell Stoker, Wilbur Frehner, and Eric C. Wert

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Efficacy of Dredging for Remediating Polychlorinated Biphenyl-Contaminated Sediments of the Lower Fox River, Sahar Ehsani and Donald Hayes

Microbial Community Characterization Of Ozone-biofiltration Systems In Drinking Water And Potable Reuse Applications, D Gerrity, M Arnold, E Dickenson, D Moser, J D. Sackett, and E C. Wert

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Sodium Sulfate Resistance of Mortars Containing Combined Nanosilica and Microsilica, Nader Ghafoori PhD, PE, MASCE; Iani Batilov; Meysam Najimi; and MohammadReza Sharbaf

Remediation of Loss in Flow Properties of Self-consolidating Concrete under Various Combinations of Transportation Time and Temperature, Nader Ghafoori, Hamidou Diawara, and Ariful Hasnat

Experimental and Numerical Investigations for Optimal Emitter Spacing in Drip Irrigation, Abdul Razzaq Ghumman, Muhammad Iqbal, Sajjad Ahmad, and Hashim Nisar Hashmi

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Investigating Management of Irrigation Water in the Upstream Control System of the Upper Swat Canal, A. R. Ghumman, Sajjad Ahmad, S. Rahman, and Z. Khan

Optimizing Ozone-Biofiltration Systems for Organic Carbon Removal in Potable Reuse Applications, Mac Gifford, Ashley Selvy, and Daniel Gerrity

Hardness Variation in Driven Rivets for Bridge Evaluation, Matthew H. Hebdon Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE; Ryan J. Sherman Ph.D, P.E., M.ASCE; and Robert J. Connor Ph.D, M.ASCE

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Photolysis of Glutaraldehyde in Brine: A Showcase Study for Removal of a Common Biocide in Oil and Gas Produced Water, Soklida Hong, Thunyalux Ratpukdi, Jayaraman Sivaguru, and Eakalak Khan

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A New Approach to Evaluate Alkali-silica Reactivity Using Loss in Concrete Stiffness, Mohammad S. Islam and Nader Ghafoori

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Integrating System Dynamics and Remote Sensing to Estimate Future Water Usage and Average Surface Runoff in Lagos, Nigeria, Gilles A. Kandissounon, Ajay Karla, and Sajjad Ahmad

Pretreatment of Natural Perlite Powder by further Milling to use as a Supplementary Cementitious Material, S. Mahmoud Matahari Karein, Payam Vosoughi, Soroush Isapour, and Moses Karakouzian

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Effects of the Mechanical Miling Method on Transport Properties of Self-compacting Concrete Containing Perlite Powder as a Supplementary Cementitious Material, S. Mahmoud Motahari Karein, Alireza Joshaghani, A. A. Ramezanianpour, Soroush Isapour, and Moses Karakouzian

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Effects of the Mechanical Milling Method on Transport Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete Containing Perlite Powder as a Supplementary Cementitious Material, S. Mahmoud Motahari Karein, Alireza Joshaghani, A. A. Ramezanianpour, Soroush Isapour, and Moses Karakouzian

Generalised Clusterwise Regression for Simultaneous Estimation of Optimal Pavement Clusters and Performance Models, Mukesh Khadka, Alexander Paz, and Ashok Singh

Generalised Clusterwise Regression for Simultaneous Estimation of Optimal Pavement Clusters and Performance Models, Mukesh Khadka, Alexander Paz, and Ashok Singh

Microbial Communities in Bakken Region Produced Water, Daniel Lipus, Dhritikshama Roy, Eakalak Khan, Daniel Ross, Amit Vikram, Djuna Gulliver, Richard Hammack, and Kyle Bibby

Assessing High School Science Teachers’ Nature of Engineering (NOE) Perceptions with an Open-ended NOE Instrument (Fundamental), Erica J. Marti, Erdogan Kaya, Hasan Deniz, and Ezgi Yesilyurt

Synthesis, Characterization, and Kinetic Study of Activated Carbon Modified by Polysulfide Rubber Coating for Aqueous Hexavalent Chromium Removal, Soroosh Mortazavian, Ali Saber, Jaeyoung Hong, Jee-Hwan Bae, Dongwon Chun, Nicolas Wong, Daniel Gerrity, Jacimaria Batista, Kwang J. Kim, and Jaeyun Moon

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Comparative Study of Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan and Fly Ash Mortars, Meysam Najimi, Nader Ghafoori, Brittany Radke, Kimberly Sierra, and MohammedReza Sharbaf

Alkali-activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Mortars: A Parametric Study, Meysam Najimi, Nader Ghafoori, and Mohammadreza Sharbaf

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Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Mortars: A Parametric Study, Meysam Najimi, Nader Ghafoori, and Mohammadreza Sharbaf

Quantitative Stable Isotope Probing with H2 18O Reveals that most Bacterial Taxa in Soil Synthesize New Ribosomal RNA, Katerina Papp, Rebecca L. Mau, Michaela Hayer, Benjamin J. Koch, Bruce A. Hungate, and Egbert Schwartz

Integrated System for Collecting and Reporting Crash and Citation Data, Alexander Paz, Cristian Arteaga, and Carlos Gaviria

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Experimental Study of Dynamic Progressive Collapse in Flat-Plate Buildings Subjected to an Interior Column Removal, Zhonghua Peng M.ASCE, Sarah L. Orton M.ASCE, Jinrong Liu M.ASCE, and Ying Tian M.ASCE

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Methods of Dropping Auxiliary Lanes at Freeway Weaving Segments, Yi Qi, Yubian Wang, Xiaoming Sammy Chen, Ruey Long Cheu, Lei Yu, and Hualiang Teng

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A Multiobjective Bilevel Approach Based On Global-Best Harmony Search for Defining Optimal Routes and Frequencies for Bus Rapid Transit Systems, Edgar Ruano-Daza, Carlos Cobos, Jose Torres-Jimenez, Martha Mendoza, and Alexander Paz

Effects of Seasonal Fluctuations of Surface Heat Flux and Wind Stress on Mixing and Vertical Diffusivity of Water Column in Deep Lakes, Ali Saber, David E. James, and Donald F. Hayes

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Laboratory Study and Mathematical Modeling of a Novel Marsh Shoreline Protection Technology for Sand Collection, Salman Sakib, Daniel Gang, Grant Besse, Bao-bao Tang, Nicholas McCoy, and Donald Hayes

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Effects of Change Orders on Cost Growth, Schedule Growth, and Construction Intensity of Large Highway Projects, Pramen P. Shrestha and Ruiko Maharjan

Effect of Change Orders on Cost and Schedule Overruns of School Building Renovation Projects, Pramen P. Shrestha Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE and Haileab Zeleke

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Risk Assessment of Human Exposure to Ra-226 in Oil Produced Water from the Bakken Shale, Luisa Torres, Om Prakash Yadav, and Eakalak Khan

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Seismic Performance of Precast Composite Shear Walls Reinforced by Concrete-filled Steel Tubes, Liwei Wu, Ying Tian, Youpo Su, and Haibin Chen

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Load Transfer and Collapse Resistance of RC Flat Plates under Interior Column Removal Scenario, Huizhong Xue, Benoit P. Gilbert, Hong Guan, Xinzheng Lu, Yi Li, Fuhao Ma, and Ying Tian M.ASCE

Submissions from 2017

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Quantifying pathogen risks associated with potable reuse: A risk assessment case study for Cryptosporidium, E Amoueyan, S Ahmad, J N.S. Eisenberg, B Pecson, and D Gerrity

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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

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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

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A Dynamic Model for Exploring Water-Resource Management Scenarios in an Inland Arid Area: Shanshan County, Northwestern China, Chao Chen, Sajjad Ahmad, and Ajay M. Karla

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

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Use of COD, TOC, and Fluorescence Spectroscopy to Estimate BOD in Wastewater, Evelyn Christian, Jacimaria R. Batista, and Daniel Gerrity

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The effects of ride-hailing companies on the taxicab industry in Las Vegas, Nevada, Seth D. Contreras and Alexander Paz

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Effects of two utility-scale solar energy plants on land-cover patterns using SMA of Thematic Mapper data, M M. Edalat and H Stephen

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Influence of dispersion methods on sulfate resistance of nanosilica-contained mortars, N Ghafoori, I Batilov, and M Najimi

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Transport properties of limestone-containing self-consolidating concrete, N Ghafoori, R Spitek, and M Najimi

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Revisiting the Application of Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation towards Signal Timing Optimization, Dale K. Hale, Constantinos Antoniou, Byungkyu Brian Park, Jiaqi Ma, Lei Zhang, and Alexander Paz

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Influence of cement alkalis on mortar expansion of ASTM C 1260, M S. Islam and N Ghafoori

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The Mail Art Box: An analog to digital postal service, Yunhwan Jeong, Sujin Park, Moonryul Jung, and Si Kim

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

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Hydro-climatological Changes in the Colorado River Basin Over a Century, Ajay Kalra, Soumya Sagarika, Pratik Pathak, and Sajjad Ahmad

Frost Resistance of High Early-Age Strength Concretes for Rapid Repair, M Maler, M Najimi, and N Ghafoori

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Treatment of specific NDMA precursorsby biofiltration, E J. Marti, E R.V. Dickenson, R A. Trenholm, and J R. Atista

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A new approach for application of silica fume in concrete: Wet granulation, Karein S. M. Motahari, A A. Ramezanianpour, T Ebadi, S Isapour, and M Karakouzian

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Modeling Dynamics of Vehicle-Based Performance Measures of High-Occupancy Vehicle and General-Purpose Traffic Systems, Eneliko Mulokozi Ph.D.; Hualiang (Harry) Teng Ph.D.; Valerian Kwigizile Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; Deo Chimba Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Thobias Sando

Frost Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete Containing Natural Pozzolan, M Najimi, M R. Sharbaf, and N Ghafoori

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Solids retention time, influent antibiotic concentrations, and temperature as selective pressures for antibiotic resistance in activated sludge systems, M Neyestani, E Dickenson, J McLain, V Obergh, O Quinones, C Rock, and D Gerrity

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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

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Improving dynamic proximity sensing and processing for smart work-zone safety, J Park, X Yang, Y K. Cho, and J Seo

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Climatic Variability of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Western US Snowpack, Pratik Pathak, Ajay Kalra, Kenneth W. Lamb, William P. Miller, Sajjad Ahmad, Rajesh Amerineni, and Devi P. Ponugoti

Climatic Variability of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Western US Snowpack, Pratik Pathak, Ajay Kalra, Kenneth W. Lamb, William P. Miller, Sajjad Ahmad, Rajesh Amerineni, and Devi P. Ponugoti

Intermodal bus and bike transportation in Southern​ Nevada, Alexander Paz-Cruz and Courtney Coughenour

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Effects of In-plane Restraint on Progression of Collapse in Flat-Plate Structures, Zhonghua Peng, Sarah L. Orton, Jinrong Liu, and Ying Tian

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Optimization of Collaborative Photo-Fenton Oxidation and Coagulation for the Treatment of Petroleum Refinery Wastewater with Scrap Iron, A Saber, S Mortazavian, D E. James, and H Hasheminejad

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An investigation of geography and climate induced distresses patterns on airfield pavements at US air force installations, L K. Sahagun, M Karakouzian, A Paz-Cruz, and H De La Fuente Mella

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Factors associated with crash severities in built-up areas along rural highways of Nevada: A case study of 11 towns, P P. Shrestha and K J. Shrestha

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Quality of Road Maintenance Work Performed by State Force versus Private Contractors in Nevada, P P. Shrestha, K Shrestha, and M Lidder

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Factors affecting the selection of in-house and outsourcing road maintenance methods and assessment of their benefits, P P. Shrestha, K Shrestha, A Said, and M Lidder

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

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Factor analysis of construction delays in the U.S. construction industry, M Tafazzoli and P Shrestha

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Multi-Scale Correlation between the Western U.S. Snow Water Equivalent and ENSO/PDO Using Wavelet Analyses, K A. Tamaddun, A Kalra, M Bernardez, and S Ahmad

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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

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

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Wavelet analysis of western US streamflow with ENSO and PDO, Kazi Ali Tamaddun, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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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

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Identification of influencing factors of graffiti occurrence at nevada state highway bridges and soundwalls, H H. Teng, A Puli, and Y G. Qi

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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

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

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

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Physical Clogging of Uniformly Graded Porous Media Under Constant Flow rates, O S.Q. Yousif, M Karakouzian, N O.A. Rahim, and K A. Rashed

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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

Managing Water Demands for a Rapidly Growing City in Semi-Arid Environment: Study of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sajjad Ahmad

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Long-range precipitation forecasts using paleoclimate reconstructions in the western United States, Christopher Allen Carrier, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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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

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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

Advancing the State of Practice in Steel Bridge Evaluation: Application of the Master Curve and Fitness-for-Service for Existing Structures, William Collins, Ryan Sherman, and Robert J. Connor

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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

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

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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