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

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Submissions from 2008

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

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Relationships Between Pacific and Atlantic Ocean Sea Surface Temperatures and U.S. Streamflow Variability, Glenn A. Tootle and Thomas C. Piechota

The Relationships between Pacific and Atlantic Ocean Sea Surface Temperatures and U.S. Streamflow Variability, Glenn A. Tootle and Thomas C. Piechota

Submissions from 2005

Closing the youth access gap: The projected health benefits and cost savings of a national policy to raise the legal smoking age to 21 in the United States, Sajjad Ahmad

Increasing excise taxes on cigarettes in California: a dynamic simulation of health and economic impacts, Sajjad Ahmad

The Cost-Effectiveness of Raising the Legal Smoking Age in California, Sajjad Ahmad

Estimating the Health Impacts of Tobacco Harm Reduction: A Simulation modeling Approach, Sajjad Ahmad and John Billimek

An Artificial Neural Network model for generating hydrograph from hydro-meteorological parameters, Sajjad Ahmad and Slobodan P. Simonovic

Perchlorate Isotope Forensics, John Karl Bohlke, Neil C. Sturchio, Baohua Gu, Juske Horita, Gilbert M. Brown, W. Andrew Jackson, Jacimaria R. Batista, and Paul B. Hatzinger

Work Order Management System Using GIS, Mukund Dangeti, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, and Shashi S. Nambisan

A Review of Vibration Serviceability Criteria for Floor Structures, Arya Ebrahimpour and Ronald L. Sack

Predicting Shear Capacity of NSC and HSC Slender Beams Using Artificial Intelligence, H. El Chabib, M. L. Nehdi, and Aly Said

Identification and Ranking of High Pedestrian Crash Zones Using GIS, Vanjeeswaran Krishnakumar, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, and Shashi S. Nambisan

Combining Active- and Passive-Source Measurements to Profile Shear Wave Velocities for Seismic Microzonation, Y. Liu, Barbara Luke, S. Pullammanappallil, J. Louie, and John S. Bay

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Detecting Anomalous Inclusions in Soil Profiles: Encouraging the Use of Geophysics to Solve Engineering Problems, Barbara Luke and Carlos Calderon-Macias

Behaviour of RC Beam-Column Joints with Hybrid Reinforcement under Simulated Earthquake Loading, M. L. Nehdi and Aly M. Said

Performance of RC Frames with Hybrid Reinforcement Under Reversed Cyclic Loading, M. Nehdi and Aly Said

Concepts of Pressure in an Ischial Containment Socket: Measurement, Edward S. Neumann, Jocelyn S. Wong, and Robert L. Drollinger

Concepts of Pressure in an Ischial Containment Socket: Perception, Edward S. Neumann, Jocelyn S. Wong, and Robert L. Drollinger

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Integration of Service-Learning into Civil and Environmental Engineering Curriculum, T. C. Piechota and Shashi S. Nambisan

Actual Storm Events Outperform Synthetic Design Storms: A Test of SCS Curve Number Reliability, J. Reilly and Thomas C. Piechota

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Nonlinear Model for Reinforced Concrete under Cyclic Loading, Aly Said, M. Elmorsi, and M. Nehdi

Computer-based model for flood evacuation emergency planning, Slobodan P. Simonovic and Sajjad Ahmad

Determination of Haul Distance and Direction in Mass Excavation, Jaeho Son, Kris G. Mattila, and Donald S. Myers

Modeling Vehicle Emissions in Hot-Stabilized Conditions Using a Simultaneous Equations Model, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, Yi (Grace) Qi, Joon H. Byun, Yuko Nakanishi, and David E. James

The AMA Proposal to Mandate Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes: A Simulation of the Population Health Impacts, Tammy O. Tengs, Sajjad Ahmad, Jennifer M. Savage, Rebecca Moore, and Eric Gage

Magnitude and Return Period of 2004 Hurricane Rainfall in Florida, Glenn A. Tootle, Thomas Mirti, and Thomas C. Piechota

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Coupled Oceanic-Atmospheric Variability and U.S. Streamflow, Glenn A. Tootle, Thomas C. Piechota, and Ashok Singh

Coupled Interdecadal and Interannual Oceanic/Atmospheric Variability and United States Streamflow, Glenn A. Tootle, Thomas C. Piechota, and Ashok K. Singh

Submissions from 2004

Spatial system dynamics: a new approach for simulation of water resources systems, Sajjad Ahmad and Slobodan P. Simonovic

Compressive strength and failure modes of lithophysae-rich Topopah Spring tuff specimens and analog models containing cavities, Nick Hudyma, B. Burcin Avar, and Moses Karakouzian

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Soil Moisture as an Indicator of Weather Extremes, Venkat Lakshmi, Thomas C. Piechota, Ujjwal Narayan, and Chunling Tang

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Involving Undergraduate and High School Students in Research: Opportunities, Challenges, and Rewards, Shashi S. Nambisan

Field Data Collection and Analyses to Support the Selection of Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures in Las Vegas, Shashi S. Nambisan, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Vinod Vasudevan, and Ganesh Karkee

Integration of adaptive traffic control and travel information, Alexander Paz and Didier Valdes-Diaz

Western U.S. Drought: How Bad is it?, Thomas C. Piechota, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Janak Timilsena, and Glenn A. Tootle

Identification of climate teleconnections and forecasting of the upper Truckee River, Thomas C. Piechota and Glenn A. Tootle

Estimating Reliability and Extent for the Las Vegas Area Congestion Management Systems, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha and Shashi S. Nambisan

Identification of High Pedestrian Crash Sites and Selection of Countermeasures for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Shashi S. Nambisan, Vinod Vasudevan, and Natachai Wongchavalidkul

Nutrient Contribution of Nonpoint Source Runoff in the Las Vegas Valley, M. Reginato and Thomas C. Piechota