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

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Submissions from 2018

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

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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

Lecture Notes on high speed rail, Hualiang Teng

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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

A novel assay to measure tertiary and quaternary amines in wastewater: An indicator for NDMA wastewater precursors, Gwen C. Woods-Chabane, Caitlin Glover, Erica Marti, and Eric R.V. Dickenson

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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

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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, Kyungkoo 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