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

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Submissions from 2017

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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 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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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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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

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

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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

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

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

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Role of Low Impact Development in the Attenuation of Flood Flows in Urban Areas, Ganesh Raj Ghimire, Ranjeet Thakali, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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The feasibility of a Land Ferry system to reduce highway maintenance cost and associated externalities, Steve Merrill, Alexander Paz-Cruz, Victor Molano, Pramen P. Shrestha, Pankal Maheshwari, Haroon Stephen, and Hanns de la Fuente

Estimation of Delay using Sensor Data for Reporting Through Business Intelligence, Victor Molano and Alexander Paz-Cruz

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Estimating Bridge Deterioration for Small Data Sets Using Regression and Markov Models, Yina Muñoz, Alexander Paz-Cruz, Hanns De la Fuente-mella, Joaquin Fariña, and Guilherme Sales

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

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

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

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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

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Modeling Floodplain Inundation for Monument Creek, Colorado, Pratik Pathak, Manahari Bhandari, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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

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

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a HAWK Signal on Compliance in Las Vegas Nevada, Alexander Paz-Cruz, M. Khadka, N. Veeramisti, and B. Morris

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Improvements to SIU’s Engineering Campus Parking and Walkways along Campus Lake, Melissa Peterein, Gilles-Arnaud A-D Kandissounon, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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

Potable Reuse Research Compilation: Synthesis of Findings, C. M. Rock, Daniel W. Gerrity, and D. Carr

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

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Surface Cover Spectra of the Big Pine Creek Watershed, Patrick S. Sawyer and Haroon Stephen

Fatigue Testing and Retrofit Details of High- Mast Lighting Towers, Ryan J. Sherman, M. Hebdon, and R. Connor

Optimization of Project Scheduling Crashing, Kabindra K. Shrestha and Pramen P. Shrestha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Performance of Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build Projects for Public Universities, Pramen P. Shrestha and James D. Fernane

Analysis of Occupational Injuries in the Mechanical Contracting Industry of Southern Nevada, Pramen P. Shrestha, Kishor Shrestha, Kabindra K. Shrestha, and Eric Becerra

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

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

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

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Identification of Streamflow Changes across the Continental United States Using Variable Record Lengths, Kazi Tamaddun, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Understanding the Effects of Climate Change on Urban Storm water Infrastructures in the Las Vegas Valley, Ranjeet Thakali, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Simulating low and high streamflow driven by snowmelt in an insufficiently gauged alpine basin, Feiyun Zhang, Sajjad Ahmad, Hongqi Zhang, Xin Zhao, Xianwei Feng, and Lanhai Li

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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