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

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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

Performance of Structural Concrete Frames Reinforced with GFRP Grid, Aly M. Said and Moncef L. Nehdi

Use of FRP for RC Frames in Seismic Zones: Part I. Evaluation of FRP Beam-Column Joint Rehabilitation Techniques, Aly Said and M. L. Nehdi

Use of FRP for RC Frames in Seismic Zones: Part II. Performance of Steel-Free GFRP-Reinforced Beam-Column Joints, Aly Said and M. L. Nehdi

Federal Policy Mandating Safer Cigarettes: A Hypothetical Simulation of the Anticipated Population Health Gains or Losses, Tammy O. Tengs, Sajjad Ahmad, Rebecca Moore, and Eric Gage

Forecasting of Lower Colorado River Basin Streamflow Using Pacific Ocean Sea Surface Temperatures and ENSO, Glenn A. Tootle and T. C. Piechota

Forecasting of lower Colorado River Basin streamflow using Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures and ENSO, Glenn A. Tootle and Thomas C. Piechota

Suwannee River Long-Range Streamflow Forecasts Based on Seasonal Climate Predictors, Glenn A. Tootle and Thomas C. Piechota

Submissions from 2003

Porosity dependence of the elastic modulus of lithophysae-rich tuff: Numerical and experimental investigations, B. Avar, Nick Hudyma, and Moses Karakouzian

Effect of drilled holes on the bending strength of large dimension Douglas-Fir lumber, R. H. Falk, D. Devisser, G. R. Plume, and Kenneth J. Fridley

Field Measurements of Shear Strength of an Underconsolidated Marine Clay, Moses Karakouzian, B. Burcin Avar, Nick Hudyma, and Jeffrey A. Moss

Comparison of In-Place Versus Laboratory Aged HMA Binder Properties, Moses Karakouzian, M. Dunning, Nick Hudyma, Bahri B. Avar, M. Bukhari, and Ashok K. Singh

Alkali-Silica Reaction - Possible Cause of Map Cracking in Gunite, Moses Karakouzian, Mehmet N. Okuyan, and Nick Hudyma

Knowledge and Reasoning for MEP Coordination, Thomas M. Korman, Martin A. Fischer, and C. B. Tatum

Confronting mold damage claims, D. N. Opfer

Fountains, golf courses, and music: Design projects in water resources engineering education, Thomas C. Piechota

Project-based learning in a freshman engineering course: University-high school partnership, Thomas C. Piechota, David E. James, and B. Gauthier

Hydrologic Impacts of Disturbed Lands Treated with Dust Suppressants, Vivek Singh, Thomas C. Piechota, and David E. James

Drought and the 2002-2003 El Niño in the Southwest U.S., Glenn A. Tootle and Thomas C. Piechota

Submissions from 2002

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Creep and Creep-Recovery Models for Wood Under High Stress Levels, Zhiyong Cai, Kenneth J. Fridley, Michael O. Hunt, and David V. Rosowsky

Wood and Wood-Based Materials: Current Status and Future of a Structural Material, Kenneth J. Fridley

Wood and Wood-Based Materials: Current Status and Future of a Structural Material, Kenneth J. Fridley

Shear Strengthening of Beam-Column Joints, Ahmed Ghobarah and Aly Said

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Biological reduction of perchlorate in ion exchange regenerant solutions containing high salinity and ammonium levels, Tina M. Gingras and Jacimaria R. Batista

A New Apparatus for Analog Modeling of Clay Smears, Moses Karakouzian and Nick Hudyma

Impacts of dust suppressant application on the quality of urban runoff from disturbed lands, Daniela Loreto, Jacimaria R. Batista, T. C. Piechota, and Vivek Singh

Impacts of dust suppressant application on the quality of urban runoff from disturbed lands, D. Loreto, J. Batista, and Thomas C. Piechota

Public sector design-build selection criteria, D. N. Opfer, Jaeho Son, and Thomas M. Korman

Climate variability and water supply of the Colorado River Basin, Thomas C. Piechota

Relevance of climate variability, climate change, and long-range forecasts to water agencies in southern Nevada and the Colorado River Basin, Thomas C. Piechota

Microbiological, limnological, and nutrient evaluations of the Las Vegas Wash/Bay system, Thomas C. Piechota, Jacimaria R. Batista, David E. James, and Penny S. Amy

Water quality impacts from surfaces treated with dust suppressants and soil stabilizers, Thomas C. Piechota, Jacimaria R. Batista, D. Loreto, V. Singh, and David E. James

Closure to "Development of Exceedance Probability Streamflow Forecast", Thomas C. Piechota, Francis H.S. Chiew, John A. Dracup, and Thomas A. McMahon

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Microbiological, Limnological, and Nutrient Evaluations of the Las Vegas Wash/Bay System, Thomas Piechota, David James, Jacimaria Batista, and Penny Amy

Simulating and Analyzing Incidents Using CORSIM and VISSIM Traffic Simulation Software, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Shashi S. Nambisan, Mukund Dangeti, and Mohamed S. Kaseko

Evaluation of the Default Parameters of CORSIM and VISSIM Traffic Simulation Software on Basic Freeway Segments Using Field Data, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha, Shashi S. Nambisan, Mukund Dangeti, and Mohammed Kaseko

A GIS Nonpoint Source Pollution Model for the Las Vegas Valley, Marcelo Reginato and Thomas C. Piechota

A GIS nonpoint source pollution model for the Las Vegas Valley, M. Reginato and Thomas C. Piechota

GIS and the development of a source water assessment plan, M. Reginato and Thomas C. Piechota

Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete Structural Frames, Aly Said and M. Nehdi

Rainfall Simulation on Disturbed Lands Treated with Dust Suppressants: Hydrologic Impacts, Vivek Singh, T. C. Piechota, and Vitor Ponte

Rainfall simulation on disturbed lands treated with dust suppressants: Hydrologic impacts, V. Singh, Thomas C. Piechota, and V. Ponte

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A dynamic simulation model of beach sand replenishment: a case study of Santa Barbara, California, David Turbow, Steve Norwick, and Sajjad Ahmad

Submissions from 2001

A decision support tool for evaluation of impacts of flood management policies, Sajjad Ahmad and Slobodan P. Simonovic

Integration of heuristic knowledge with analytical tools for selection of flood control measures, Sajjad Ahmad and Slobodan P. Simonovic

Dust Suppression Using Truck-Mounted Water Spray System, John A. Gambatese and David E. James

Seismic Rehabilitation of Beam-Column Joints Using FRP Laminates, Ahmed Ghobarah and Aly Said

Evaluating the Seismic Response of Deep Sandy Soil Deposits, Barbara Luke, N. Matasovic, and M. Kemnitz

Measurement of Socket Discomfort -- Part II: Signal Detection, Edward S. Neumann

Measurement of Socket Discomfort -- Part I: Pressure Sensation, Edward S. Neumann

Special events traffic management using ITS technologies: Application to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alexander Paz, Didier Valdes-Diaz, and R. Silva-Delgado

Characterization of wet and dry weather flows from urban runoff in an arid region, Thomas C. Piechota and L. Bowland

Hydrological implications of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO): Observations and hydrologic forecasting, Thomas C. Piechota, Francis H.S. Chiew, and John A. Dracup

Development of an Exceedance Probability Streamflow Forecast, Thomas C. Piechota, Francis H.S. Chiew, John A. Dracup, and Thomas A. McMahon

Development of Exceedance Probability Streamflow Forecast, Thomas C. Piechota, Francis H.S. Chiew, John A. Dracup, and Thomas A. McMahon

Streamflow variability and reconstruction for the Colorado River Basin, Thomas C. Piechota, Hugo G. Hidalgo, and John A. Dracup

Using Genetic Algorithms to Evaluate Aircraft Ground Holding Policy Under Static Conditions, Srinivas S. Pulugurtha and Shashi S. Nambisan

Submissions from 2000

System Dynamics Modeling of Reservoir Operations for Flood Management, Sajjad Ahmad and Slobodan P. Simonovic

Streamflow variability, seasonal forecasting and water resources systems, Francis H.S. Chiew, Thomas A. McMahon, S. L. Zhou, and Thomas C. Piechota

Safety in a Designer's Hands, John A. Gambatese

Alternative PCA-based regression procedures in dendroclimatic reconstructions, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Thomas C. Piechota, and John A. Dracup

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Alternative principal components regression procedures for dendrohydrologic reconstructions, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Thomas C. Piechota, and John A. Dracup