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

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Submissions from 2011

Temporal variability of pharmaceuticals and illicit drugs in wastewater and the effects of a special event, Daniel Gerrity, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Shane A. Snyder

Comparison of Concrete Expansion and Stiffness Due to Alkali-silica Reactivity, Mohammad Shahidul Islam and Nader Ghafoori

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Evaluating changes and estimating seasonal precipitation for Colorado River Basin using stochastic non-parametric disaggregation technique, Ajay Kalra and Sajjad Ahmad

Basis for Extending Long-Term Streamflow Forecasts in the Colorado River Basin, Kenneth W. Lamb, Thomas C. Piechota, Oubeidillah A. Aziz, and Glenn A. Tootle

Suspended Sediment Load Prediction of River Systems: An Artificial Neural Networks Approach, A. M. Melesse, Sajjad Ahmad, M. E. McClain, X. Wang, and Y. H. Lim

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Development of Sstreamflow Projections Under Changing Climate Conditions Over Colorado River Basin Headwaters, W. P. Miller, Thomas C. Piechota, S. Gangopadhyay, and T. Pruitt

Improved Ensemble Streamflow Prediction Using a New ESP Weighting Scheme, Mohammad Reza Najafi, Hamid Moradkhani, and Thomas C. Piechota

Chromium Removal from Ion-Exchange Waste Brines with Calcium Polysulfide, Behrang Pakzadeh and Jacimaria R. Batista

Impacts of Cocontaminants on the Performances of Perchlorate and Nitrate Specialty Ion-Exchange Resins, Behrang Pakzadeh and Jacimaria R. Batista

Surface Complexation Modeling of the Removal of Arsenic from Ion-Exchange Waste Brines with Ferric Chloride, Behrang Pakzadeh and Jacimaria R. Batista

Adaptive traffic control for large scale dynamic traffic assignment applications, Alexander Paz and Yi-Chang Chiu

Relating TRMM Precipitation Radar Backscatter to Water Stage in Wetlands, Sumit Puri, Haroon Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Relating TRMM Precipitation Radar Land Surface Backscatter Response to Soil Moisture in the Southern United States, Sumit Puri, Haroon Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating the impact of water conservation on fate of outdoor water use: A study in an arid region, Kamal Qaiser, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Evaluating the Impact of Water Conservation on Fate of Outdoor Water Use: A Study in an Arid Region, Kamal Qaiser, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Effect of Different Parameters on the Tensile Strength of Adhesive Anchors, Sean E. Robinson and Aly Said

Seismic Evaluation of Bridge G-947 in Clark County, Nevada Using Nonlinear Static Procedures, Ahmad Said Saad, Aly Said, and Barbara Luke

Monitoring Damage of Rehabilitated Beam-Column Joints under Simulated Seismic Loading, Aly M. Said

Comparing Multivariate Regression and Artificial Neural Networks to Model Solar Still Production, Noe I. Santos, Aly M. Said, Dave E. James, and Nanda H. Venkatesh

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The carbon footprint associated with water management policy options in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, Eleeja Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Carbon Footprint of Water Conveyance versus Desalination as Alternatives to Expand Water Supply, Eleeja Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, Pramen Shrestha, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Relationships Between Oceanic-Atmospheric Patterns and Soil Moisture in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Chunling Tang, Thomas C. Piechota, and Dong Chen

Salinity Reduction and Energy Conservation in Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

System Dynamics Model to Forecast Salinity Load to the Colorado River Due to Urbanization within the Las Vegas Valley, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Salinity Reduction and Energy Conservation in Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Investigation of Factors Affecting the Bioregeneration Process for Perchlorate-Laden Gel-Type Anion-Exchange Resin, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan and Jacimaria R. Batista

Safety impact of access management techniques at signalized intersections, Xuecai Xu, Hualiang Teng, and Valerian Kwigizile

Submissions from 2010

Characterization of first flush phenomenon in an urban stormwater runoff: A case study of Flamingo Tropicana watershed in Las Vegas valley, Anil Acharya, Thomas C. Piechota, and Kumud Acharya

Estimation of a Unique Pair of Nash Model Parameters: An Optimization Approach, Muhammad Masood Ahmad, Abdul Razzaq Ghumman, Sajjad Ahmad, and Hashim Nisar Hashmi

Evaluating Municipal Water Conservation Policies Using a Dynamic Simulation Model, Sajjad Ahmad and Dinesh Prashar

2009-2010 El Nino: Predicted hydrologic response in the United States, Oubeidillah Aziz, Glenn A. Tootle, Thomas Christopher Piechota, and Cody Moser

Biodegradation Studies and Sequencing of Microcystin-LR Degrading Bacteria Isolated from a Drinking Water Biofilter and a Fresh Water Lake, Lazaro Eleuterio and Jacimaria R. Batista

Kinetics of nontronite dissolution and implications for Mars, Seth R. Gainey, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and J. A. Hurowitz

An evaluation of a pilot-scale nonthermal plasma advanced oxidation process for trace organic compound degradation, Daniel Gerrity, Benjamin D. Stanford, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Shane A. Snyder

Effects of Hauling Time on Air-Entrained Self-Consolidating Concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Mary Barfield

Remediation and Air Void Stability of Hhauled Self-Consolidating Concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Mary Barfield

Influence of temperature on fresh performance of self-consolidating concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Hamidou Diawara

Resistance to wear of fast-track Portland cement concrete, Nader Ghafoori and Matthew W. Tays

Development and validation of an integrated cell culture-qRTPCR assay for simultaneous quantification of coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, and polioviruses in disinfection studies, Brooke K. Mayer, Hodon Ryu, Daniel Gerrity, and Morteza Abbaszadegan

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Development of Streamflow Projections Under Changing Climate Conditions Over Colorado River Basin Headwaters, W. P. Miller, Thomas C. Piechota, S. Gangopadhyay, and T. Pruitt

Identification of Pacific Ocean sea surface temperature influences of upper Colorado River basin snowpack, Thomas C. Piechota

A Basis for Extending Long-Term Streamflow Forecasts in the Colorado River Basin, Thomas C. Piechota, Kenneth W. Lamb, Oubeidillah Aziz, and Glenn A. Tootle

Evaluating Conservation Potential in Agricultural and Municipal Water Use in South Florida, Dinesh Prashar and Sajjad Ahmad

Estimation of Water Stage Over Wetlands of South Florida Using TRMM Precipitation Radar Observations, Sumit Puri, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen

Properties of Economical Latex-Modified Concrete Using Recycled Paint, Oscar Inez Quiroz and Aly Said

Land Surface Brightness Temperature Modeling Using Solar Insolation, Haroon Stephen, Sajjad Ahmad, and Thomas C. Piechota

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The Impacts of Emergency Vehicle Signal Preemption on Urban Traffic Speed, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, Valerian Kwigizile, Gang Xie, Mohamed S. Kaseko, and A. Reed Gibby

Total dissolved solids contribution to the Colorado river associated with the growth of Las Vegas valley, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, S. Ahmad, Jacimaria R. Batista, W. S. Johnson, and Sajjad Ahmad

Bioregeneration of Perchlorate-Laden Gel-Type Anion-Exchange Resin in a Fluidized Bed Reactor, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan, Mohamadali Sharbatmaleki, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Seismic Rehabilitation of Slab-Column Connections, Widianto, Oguzhan Bayrak, James O. Jirsa, and Ying Tian

Submissions from 2009

Estimation of Clark’s Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph Parameters and Development of Direct Surface Runoff Hydrograph, Muhammad Masood Ahmad, Abdul Razzaq Ghumman, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Interpreting Surface-Wave Data for a Site with Shallow Bedrock, Daniel W. Casto, Barbara Luke, Carlos Calderon-Macias, and Ronald Kaufmann

Application of a novel plasma-based advanced oxidation process for efficient and cost-effective destruction of refractory organics in tertiary effluents and contaminated groundwater, Itay Even-Ezra, Anat Mizrahi, Daniel Gerrity, Shane A. Snyder, Andrew Salveson, and Ori Lahav

A comparison of pilot-scale photocatalysis and enhanced coagulation for disinfection byproduct mitigation, Daniel Gerrity, Brooke K. Mayer, Hodon Ryu, John C. Crittenden, and Morteza Abbaszadegan

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Role of Forward Model in Surface-Wave Studies to Delineate a Buried High-Velocity Layer, Xiaohui Jin, Barbara Luke, and Carlos Calderon-Macias

An analysis of air-mass effects on rail ridership in three U.S. cities, Adam J. Kalkstein, Michael Kuby, Daniel Gerrity, and James J. Clancy

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Using oceanic-atmospheric oscillations for long lead time streamflow forecasting, Ajay Kalra and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating Shear Capacity Of Exterior Beamcolumn Joints Subjected To Monotonic Loading Using Neural Networks, E. Khalifa, Aly M. Said, and M. L. Nehdi

Significance of Cracking Uncertainty on Predicting Deflection of FRC-RC Beams, J. J. Kim, Aly M. Said, and Taha M.R. Mohamed

Comparison of Methods for Defining Geographical Connectivity for Variables of Trip Generation Models, Valerian Kwigizile and Hualiang Teng

Three-Dimensional Modeling of Shallow Shear-Wave Velocities for Las Vegas, Nevada, Using Sediment Type, Barbara Luke, Helena Murvosh, Wanda Taylor, and Jeff Wagoner

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

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

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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

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

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