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

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Submissions from 2018

Alkali-activated Natural Pozzolan/slag Concrete: Fresh and Strength Properties, Meysam Najimi and Nader Ghafoori

Modeling Chloride Penetration in Self-consolidating Concrete Using Artificial Neural Network Combined with Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm, Meysam Najimi, Nader Ghafoori, and Mehdi Nikoo

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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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Climate Change and Eutrophication: A Short Review, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Sajjad Ahmad, and Moses Karakouzian

Flood Frequency Analysis Using Generalized Extreme Value Distribution and Floodplain Mapping for Hurricane Harvey in Buffalo Bayou, Narayan Nyaupane, Swastik Bhandari, Md. Mafuzur Rahaman, Kyle Wagner, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Evaluating Future Flood Scenarios using CMIP5 Climate Projections, Narayan Nyaupane, Balbhadra Thakur, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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

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mRNA, rRNA and DNA Quantitative Stable Isotope Probing with H218O Indicates Use of Old rRNA among Soil Thaumarchaeota, Katrina Papp, Bruce A. Hungate, and Egbert Schwartz

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Sensor-Based Safety Performance Assessment of Individual Construction Workers, JeeWoong Park, Yong K. Cho, and Ali Khodabandelu

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

2D Hydrodynamic Model for Flood Vulnerability Assessment of Lower Indus River Basin, Pakistan, Moazzam Ali Rind, Kamran Ansari, Rubab Saher, Sailuj Shakya, and Sajjad Ahmad

Phenol Inhibition Of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Biodegradation In Wastewater, Chaiwat Rongsayamanont, Piyamart Khongkhaem, Ekawan Luepromchai, and Khan Eakalak

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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

Enhanced Machine Learning Classification Accuracy for Scaffolding Safety using Increased Features, Sayan Sakhakarmi, JeeWoong Park, and Chunhee Cho

Life-Cycle Cost Comparison of Cement Concrete and Polymer Concrete Manholes Used in Sewer Systems, Sayan Sakhakarmi, Pramen Shrestha, and Jacimaria Batista

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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

Biological Reduction of Nitrate and Perchlorate in Soil Microcosms: An Electron Donor Comparison of Glycerol, Emulsified Oil, and Mulch Extract, Mayra Sarria, John Michael Gonzales, Daniel Gerrity, and Jacimaria Batista

A Dynamic Simulation Approach to Analyze Hydro-Electric Energy Production under Variable Flow and Demand Conditions, Sailuj Shakya, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

A Potential Framework for Exploiting the Benefits of High-Toughness Steel, Ryan J. Sherman, William N. Collins, and Robert J. Connor

Development of a Fatigue Design Load for High-Mast Lighting Towers, Ryan J. Sherman PhD, PE, M.ASCE and Robert J. Connor PhD, M.ASCE

Maintenance Practices for Chloride-Induced Corrosion in Reinforced-Concrete Bridge-Pier Columns, Pramen P. Shrestha and Dinesh Dhakal

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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

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

Performance of Design-Build and Construction Manager-at-Risk Methods in Water and Wastewater Projects, Pramen P. Shrestha, Ruiko Maharjan, and Jacimaria Batista

Contributing Factors to the Punch-List Problem: A Case Study from a High-Rise Tower Project in Southern Nevada., Pramen P. Shrestha, Adolfo R. Rabasto, and Binit K. Shrestha

Types and Factors Affecting Injury Rates of Mechanical Contractors, Pramen P. Shrestha, Kishor Shrestha, and Eric Becerra

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

Application of GIS and Remote Sensing for Identification of Potential Runoff Harvesting Sites: A Case Study of Karoonjhar Mountainous Area, Pakistan, Altaf A. Siyal, Dhanji M. Misrani, Ghulam H. Dars, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Trend Analysis of Las Vegas Land Cover and Temperature Using Remote Sensing, Haroon Stephen

Developing and testing a LED system to improve pedestrian safety in Nevada, Hualiang Teng, Bingyi Hu, and Boniphace Kutela

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Management of an Urban Stormwater System Using Projected Future Scenarios of Climate Models: A Watershed-Based Modeling Approach, Ranjeet Thakali, Ajay Kalra, Sajjad Ahmad, and Kamal Qaiser

Exploring cCHE2D and its Sediment Modelling Capabilities, Balbhardra Thakur, Ranjan Parajuli, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

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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

Effects of Axial Restraint on Seismic Performance of R/C Frame Beams and Beam-Column Joints, Liping Wang, Ying Tian, Wenwen Luo, Guichen Li, Wei Zhang, and Siwei Liu

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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

Modeling Error Learning based Post-Processor Framework for Hydrologic Models Accuracy Improvement, Rui Wu, Lei Yang, Chao Chen, Sajjad Ahmad, Sergiu M. Dascalu, and Frederick C. Harris Jr.

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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

Adaptive Signal Processing for BLE-based Sensors for Construction Proximity Applications, Xiaoyu Yang, Jee Woong Park, and Yong K. Cho

Performance-Based Optimal Seismic Design of Multi-Story RC Frame Buildings, Chunyu Zhang and Ying Tian

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

Analyzing land and water requirements for solar deployment in the Southwestern United States, Saria Bukhary, Sajjad Ahmad, and Jacimaria R. Batista

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

Automated RSSI-Based Tracking Sensor Deployment Using Electromagnetic Simulation, Chuhnee Cho, Sayan Sakhakarmi, JeeWong Park, and Pramen P. Shrestha

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

TPF-5(238) Design and Fabrication Standards to Eliminate Fracture Critical Concerns in Two-Girder Bridge Systems – Phase 2: Experimental Testing, Robert J. Connor, Ryan J. Sherman, and William N. Collins

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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

Faculty Perceptions of Student Recruitment and Retention in STEM Fields, Eshani Gandhi-Lee, Heather Skaza, Erica Marti, Peter G. Schrader, and MaryKay Orgill

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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

Dynamic Lane Grouping for Signalized Intersections: Analytical Methods, David Kivilcim Hale, Hani S. Mahmassani, Alexander Paz-Cruz, Ana Tsui Moreno, Seckin Ozkul, and Zhitong Huang

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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

Estimation of optimal pavement performance models for highways, Mukesh Khadka and Alexander Paz-Cruz

Parameterizing the Yielding Compliance of Motorists at Signalized Midblock Crosswalks Using Mixed Effects Logistic Regression, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang Teng

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

High School Science Teachers' Views of Nature of Engineering and Application of Engineering Design Practices, Erica Marti, Hasan Deniz, Erdogan Kaya, and Ezgi Yesilyurt

Trade-offs in Disinfection Byproduct Formation in Potable Water Reuse Using Various Oxidant Combinations, Erica Marti, Kathryn Linge, Jacimaria R. Batista, and Eric R.V. Dickenson

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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

Performance Analysis of a Probabilistic Local Search Algorithm for Indoor Tracking, Jee W. Park and Yong K. Cho

Self-corrective knowledge-based hybrid tracking system using BIM and multimodal sensors, Jee Woong Park, Jingdao Chen, and Yong K. Cho

Development and Evaluation of a Probabilistic Local Search Algorithm for Complex, Dynamic Indoor Construction Sites, JeeWoong Park and Yong K. Cho

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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

Estimation of Integrated and Highly Dimensional Travel Choice Models, Alexander Paz-Cruz and D. Emaasit

Comprehensive Clusterwise Linear Regression for Pavement Management Systems, Alexander Paz-Cruz and Mukesh Khadka

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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

The Effects of Change Orders on the Cost and Schedule of Rural Road Maintenance Projects., Pramen P. Shrestha, Kabindra K. Shrestha, and Thomas K. Kandie

Carbon Dioxide Emissions by the Transportation Sector and its Impact on Health in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Pramen P. Shrestha, Kishor Shrestha, and Geeta Shrestha

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

Investigating Causes of Delay in U.S. Construction Projects., Mohammadsoroush Tafazzoli and Pramen P. Shrestha

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

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