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

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Submissions from 2009

State-of-the-Science Review of Transtibial Prosthesis Alignment Perturbation, Edward S. Neumann

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Behavior-Consistent Real-Time Traffic Routing Under Information Provision, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Behavior-consistent real-time traffic routing under information provision, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

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Information-based network control strategies consistent with estimated driver behavior, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

On-Line Calibration of Behavior Parameters for Behavior-Consistent Route Guidance, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

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On-line calibration of behavior parameters for behavior-consistent route guidance, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Paradigms to Deploy a Behavior-Consistent Approach for Information-Based Real-Time Traffic Routing, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Paradigms to deploy a behavior-consistent approach for information-based real-time traffic routing, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Spatial and temporal soil moisture and drought variability in the upper Colorado River Basin, Thomas C. Piechota and Chunling Tang

An Investigation of Incident Frequency, Duration and Lanes Blockage for Determining Traffic Delay, Yi (Grace) Qi, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, and David R. Martinelli

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Damage Characterization of Beam-Column Joints Reinforced with GFRP Under Reversed Cyclic Loading, Aly M. Said

Performance of Code Equations Compared to Experimental Data for Shear Capacity of FRP-RC Beams, Aly M. Said and H. El Chabib

Use of ANN to Estimate Shear Capacity of FRP-RC Beams, Aly M. Said, H. El Chabib, and M. L. Nehdi

Predicting Shear Strength of Cyclically Loaded Interior Beam-Column Joints Using GAs, Aly M. Said and E. Khalifa

Enhancing the reactivity of normal and fly ash concrete using colloidal nano-silica, Aly M. Said and Mohamed S. Zeidan

Comparison of Different Standards for Progressive Collapse Evaluation Procedures, Aly Said, Ahmad Saad, and Ying Tian

Long Lead-Time Streamflow Forecasting of the North Platte River Incorporating Oceanic-Atmospheric Climate Variability, Tyrel L. Soukup, Oubeidillah Aziz, Glenn A. Tootle, Thomas C. Piechota, and Shaun S. Wulff

Progressive Collapse Resistance of Axially-Restrained Frame Beams, Youpo Su, Ying Tian, and Xiaosheng Song

Evaluation of Speed Monitoring Displays for Work Zones in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, Xuecai Xu, Xin Li, Valerian Kwigizile, and A. Reed Gibby

Nonlinear Modeling of Slab-Column Connections Under Cyclic Loading, Ying Tian, James O. Jirsa, and Oguzhan Bayrak

Associations of Interdecadal/Interannual Climate Variability and Long-Term Colorado River Basin Streamflow, Janak Timilsena, Thomas C. Piechota, Glenn A. Tootle, and Ashok K. Singh

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The 2009-2010 El Nino: Hydrologic relief to U.S. regions, Glenn A. Tootle, Thomas C. Piechota, Oubeidillah Aziz, William Paul Miller, Venkat Lakshmi, John A. Dracup, and Carly Jerla

Estimating Highway Capacity Considering Two-Regime Models, Jun Yao, Hesham Rakha, Hualiang Teng, Valerian Kwigizile, and Mohamed S. Kaseko

Modeling the Deterioration of Inductive Loops, Jun Yao, Hualiang Teng, Lester A. Hoel, and Ning Wang

Estimating Roadway Capacity Using the Simultaneous Spline Regression Model, Jun Yao, Hualiang Teng, Heng Wei, and Siji Hu

Submissions from 2008

Raising Taxes to Reduce Smoking Prevalence: A Simulation of the Anticipated Health and Economic Impacts, Sajjad Ahmad and Gregor A. Franz

Raising Taxes to Reduce Smoking Prevalence in the US: A Simulation of the Anticipated Health and Economic Impacts, Sajjad Ahmad and Gregor A. Franz

Photocatalytic inactivation of viruses using titanium dioxide nanoparticles and low-pressure UV light, Daniel Gerrity, Hodon Ryu, John C. Crittenden, and Morteza Abbaszadegan

UV inactivation of adenovirus type 4 measured by integrated cell culture qPCR, Daniel Gerrity, Hodon Ryu, John C. Crittenden, and Morteza Abbaszadegan

Resistance to external sodium sulfate attack for early-opening-to-traffic Portland cement concrete, Nader Ghafoori, Hamidou Diawara, and Shane Beasley

Changes in U.S. Streamflow and Western U.S. Snowpack, Ajay Kalra, Thomas C. Piechota, Rob Davies, and Glenn A. Tootle

Streamflow Regionalization: A Case Study of Turkey, Ercan Kayha, Sedar Kalayci, and Thomas C. Piechota

Scattering of Surface Waves Due to Shallow Heterogeneities, Barbara Luke and Carlos Calderon-Macias

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Site Response Zones and Short-Period Earthquake Ground Motion Projections for the Las Vegas Basin, Barbara Luke and Ying Liu

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Characterizing Anomalous Ground for Engineering Applications Using Surface-Based Seismic Methods, Barbara Luke, Wanda Taylor, Carlos Calderon-Macias, Xiaohui Jin, Helena Murvosh, and Jeff Wagoner

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Regional analysis of trend and step changes observed in hydroclimatic variables around the Colorado River Basin, William Paul Miller and Thomas C. Piechota

Deployable Realtime Traffic Routing under Information Provision: A behavior consistent Approach, Alexander Paz

Deployment paradigms for behavior consistent real time traffic routing under information provision, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Fuzzy control model optimization for behavior-consistent traffic routing under information provision, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Optimization of control parameters for behavior consistent traffic routing under information provision, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Stated preference analysis of a new very light jet based on-demand air service, Srinivas Peeta, Alexander Paz, and Dan DeLaurentis

An Information-Based Time Sequential Approach to Online Incident Duration Prediction, Yi (Grace) Qi and Hualiang (Harry) Teng

Photocatalytic inactivation of Cryptosporidium parvum with TiO2 and low-pressure ultraviolet irradiation, Hodon Ryu, Daniel Gerrity, John C. Crittenden, and Morteza Abbaszadegan

Overview of Progressive Collapse Analysis and Retrofit Techniques, Ahmad Said Saad, Aly M. Said, and Yong Sun

Evaluation of Shear Capacity of FRP-Reinforced Concrete Beams, Aly Said, H. El Chabib, M. Nehdi, and A. Mosallam

Behavior of Hybrid GFRP-Steel RC Beam-Column Joints under Reversed Cyclic Loading, Aly M. Said and M. L. Nehdi

Rehabilitation of RC Frame Joints Using Local Steel Bracing, Aly Said and M. L. Nehdi

Parking Difficulty and Parking Information System Technologies and Costs, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, Yi (Grace) Qi, and David R. Martinelli

Investigation of the AP-42 Sampling Method, Hualiang Teng, Valerian Kwigizile, Moses Karakouzian, David E. James, and Vic Etyemezian

Strength Evaluation of Interior Slab-Column Connections, Ying Tian, James O. Jirsa, and Oguzhan Bayrak

Behavior of Slab-Column Connections of Existing Flat-Plate Structures, Ying Tian, James O. Jirsa, Oguzhan Bayrak, Widianto, and Jamie F. Argudo

Regionalization and Reconstruction of Snow Water Equivalent in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Janak Timilsena and Thomas C. Piechota

The Relationships Between Pacific and Atlantic Ocean Sea Surface Temperatures and Colombian Streamflow Variability, Glenn A. Tootle, Thomas C. Piechota, and Felipe Gutierrez

Institutional Evolution in Lake Okeechobee Management in Florida: Characteristics, Impacts, and Limitations, Neeraj Vedwan, Sajjad Ahmad, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Kenneth Broad, David Letson, and Guillermo Podesta

Institutional evolution in Lake Okeechobee Management in Florida: Characteristics, Impacts, and Limitations, Neeraj Vedwan, Sajjad Ahmad, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Kenneth Broad, David Letson, and Guillermo Podesta

Submissions from 2007

Limiting youth access to tobacco: Comparing the long-term health impacts of increasing cigarette excise taxes and raising the legal smoking age to 21, Sajjad Ahmad and John Billimek

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Improved parameterization to invert Rayleigh-wave data for shallow profiles containing stiff inclusions, Carlos Calderon-Macias and Barbara Luke

Proposed Shear Design Equations for FRP-Reinforced Concrete Beams Based on Genetic Algorithms Approach, H. El Chabib, M. Nehdi, and Aly Said

Sulfate Resistance of Fly Ash Concrete in Wet-Dry Conditions, Nader Ghafoori and H. Diawara

Strength and wear resistance of sand-replaced silica fume concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Hamidou Diawara

Comparison of mosquito control programs in seven urban sites in Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas, Health Policy, Daniel E. Impoinvil, Sajjad Ahmad, Adriana Troyo, Joseph Keating, Andrew K. Githeko, Charles M. Mbogo, Lydiah Kibe, John I. Githure, Adel M. Gad, Ali N. Hassan, Laor Orshan, Alon Warburg, Olger Calderon-Arguedas, Victoria M. Sanchez-Loria, Rosana Velit-Suarez, Dave D. Chadee, Robert J. Novak, and John C. Beier

The association between distance to water pipes and water bodies positive for anopheline mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the urban community of Malindi, Kenya, Daniel Impoinvil, Joseph Keating, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Robert Duncan, Gabriel Cardenas, Sajjad Ahmad, Charles M. Mbogo, John I. Githure, and John C. Beier

Spatial Grouping of Annual Streamflow Patterns in Turkey, E. Kahya, M. C. Demirel, and Thomas C. Piechota

Development of a framework for quantifying the environmental impacts of urban development and construction practices, Keum Li, Peng Zhang, John C. Crittenden, Subrajit Guhathakurta, Yongsheng Chen, Harindra Fernando, Anil Sawhney, Peter McCartney, Nancy Grimm, Ramzy Kahhat, Himanshu Joshi, Goran Konjevod, Yu-Jin Choi, Ernesto Fonseca, Braden Allenby, Daniel Gerrity, and Paul M. Torrens

Mechanical Degradation of Emplacement Drifts at Yucca Mountain-A Modeling Case Study-Part I: Nonlithophysal Rock, M. Lin, Dwayne Kicker, B. Damjanac, M. Board, and Moses Karakouzian

Inversion of Seismic Surface Wave Data to Resolve Complex Profiles, Barbara Luke and Carlos Calderon-Macias

Influence of Skew Angle on Reinforced Concrete Slab Bridges, Carol Menassa, Mounir Mabsout, K. Tarhini, and G. R. Frederick

Flood hazard assessment of Atrato river in Colombia, S. Mosquera-Machado and Sajjad Ahmad

A Comparative Evaluation of the Safety Performance of Roundabouts and Traditional Intersection Controls, Shashi S. Nambisan and Venu Parimi

Information based traffic control strategies consistent with estimated driver behavior, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Network level evaluation of real time behavior consistent traffic routing strategies, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Stated preference analysis of a new micro jet on demand air service, Alexander Paz, Srinivas Peeta, and Dan DeLaurentis

Evaluation of Interdecadal Drought Variability using Reconstructed Streamflow Data, Thomas C. Piechota and Janak Timilsena

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Behaviour of reinforced self-consolidating concrete frames, Aly Said and Moncef Nehdi

Identifying Influencing Factors on Paved Roads Silt Loading, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, Valerian Kwigizile, David E. James, and Russel Merle

Five Hundred Years of Hydrological Drought in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Janak Timilsena, Thomas C. Piechota, Hugo G. Hidalgo, and Glenn A. Tootle

Long Lead Time Forecasting of U.S. Streamflow Using Partial Least Squares Regression, Glenn A. Tootle, Ashok K. Singh, Thomas C. Piechota, and Irene Farnham

Engineering with Heavily Cemented Soils in Las Vegas, Nevada, J. L. Werle and Barbara Luke

Submissions from 2006

An intelligent decision support system for management of floods, Sajjad Ahmad and Slobodan P. Simonovic

Development of spatial data tools to manage transportation networks, Mukund Dangeti, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, and Shashi S. Nambisan

Predicting Effect of Stirrups on Shear Strength of Reinforced NSC and HSC Slender Beams Using Artificial Intelligence, H. El Chabib, M. L. Nehdi, and Aly Said

Evaluation of Shear Capacity of FRP Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Artificial Neural Networks, H. El Chabib, M. Nehdi, and Aly Said

Nonlinear Model for Reinforced Concrete. Part I: Formulation, M. Elmorsi, M. L. Nehdi, and Aly M. Said

Water resources and climate, J. D. Garbrecht and Thomas C. Piechota

Conceptual Planning of Highway Construction Projects, Ahmed Hassanein

Oceanic-Atmospheric Variability and Western U.S. Snowfall, Thad M. Hunter, Glenn A. Tootle, and Thomas C. Piechota

Comparative Evaluation of Effects of Alternative Covers and Movable Insulation on Thermal and Water Recovery Performance of Solar Stills, D. E. James, H. N. Venkatesh, and R. H. Hay

Comparison of Three Surface Wave Measurements and a Seismic Downhole Measurement in a Complex-Layered System, X. Jin and Barbara Luke

Comparison of Rayleigh Wave Dispersion Relations from Three Surface Wave Measurements in a Complex-Layered System, X. Jin, Barbara Luke, and J. Louie

Is Climate Change Evident in U.S. Streamflow?, Ajay Kalra, Thomas C. Piechota, Rob Davies, and Glenn A. Tootle

Evaluating the effectiveness of turning traffic must yield to pedestrians (R10-15), Ganesh Karkee, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, and Shashi S. Nambisan

Prototype Tool for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Coordination, Thomas M. Korman and C. B. Tatum

Behavior consistent within day traffic routing under information provision, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Determination of behavior consistent information based control strategies using fuzzy modeling, Alexander Paz and Srinivas Peeta

Climate variability and climate change, Thomas C. Piechota, J. D. Garbrecht, and J. M. Schneider

Climate variability, water supply, and drought in upper Colorado River basin, Thomas C. Piechota and Glenn A. Tootle

Nonlinear Model for Reinforced Concrete. Part II: Validation, Aly M. Said, M. Elmorsi, and M. L. Nehdi

A Novel Steel Bracing System for The Rehabilitation of Bridge Bents and Beam-Column Joints, Aly M. Said and M. L. Nehdi

Shallow shear velocity and seismic microzonation of the urban Las Vegas, Nevada, basin, James B. Scott, Tiana Rasmussen, Barbara Luke, Wanda J. Taylor, J. L. Wagoner, Shane B. Smith, and John N. Louie

Pacific Oceanic/Atmospheric Variability and the Wind River Range, Glenn A. Tootle, Thad M. Hunter, and Thomas C. Piechota