Explore a selection of works produced by faculty in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering at Michigan Technological University.

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Works from 2023

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“Slow down. Rail crossing ahead. Look left and right at the crossing”: In-vehicle auditory alerts improve driver behavior at rail crossings, Chihab Nadri, Siddhant Kekal, Yinjia Li, Xuan Li, Seul Chan Lee, David Nelson, Pasi Lautala, and Myounghoon Jeon

Works from 2022

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Material Mechanics and Hussein Zbib: A Tribute to His Memory, Elias C. Aifantis

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Response to Comment on “Mechanistic Understanding of Superoxide Radical-Mediated Degradation of Perfluorocarboxylic Acids”, Lu Bai, Ying Jiang, Deming Xia, Zongsu Wei, Richard Spinney, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Daisuke Minakata, and et. al.

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It Was the Best of Hydraulic Sections; It Was the Worst of Hydraulic Sections: A Tale of Two Channels, Brian D. Barkdoll

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Long Short-Term Memory Based Subsurface Drainage Control for Rainfall-Induced Landslide Prevention, Aynaz Biniyaz, Behnam Azmoon, Ye Sun, and Zhen Liu

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Temperature dependency of VOCs release characteristics of asphalt materials under varying test conditions, Xiwen Chang, Yue Xiao, Yongshuang Long, Feng Wang, and Zhanping You

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Material Flow Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment of Polyethylene Terephthalate and Polyolefin Plastics Supply Chains in the United States, Utkarsh S. Chaudhari, Anne T. Johnson, Barbara K. Reck, Robert Handler, Vicki S. Thompson, Damon S. Hartley, Wendy Young, David Watkins, and David Shonnard

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Effect of Freeze–Thaw cycles on the pavement performance of SBS modified and composite crumb rubber modified asphalt mixtures, Shichao Cui, Naisheng Guo, Lan Wang, Zhanping You, Yiqiu Tan, Zhixiang Guo, Xuedong Luo, and Zheng Chen

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Parametrized Wind-Surge-Wave Fragility Functions for Wood Utility Poles, Yousef M. Darestani, Jamie Padgett, and Abdollah Shafieezadeh

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VR-OnSite—Online Site Visits Using Web-Based Virtual Environments, Ricardo Eiris, Yuan Sun, Masoud Gheisari, Brent Marsh, and Pasi Lautala

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Low-cost pole and wire photovoltaic racking, Jacob Franz, Stephen Morse, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Laboratory Performance and Field Case Study of Asphalt Mixture with Sasobit Treated Aramid Fiber as Modifier, Dongdong Ge, Dongzhao Jin, Chaochao Liu, Junfeng Gao, Miao Yu, Lance Malburg, and Zhanping You

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Reform of Legal and Regulatory Impediments to Foreign Investment and Cross-Border Energy Trading by Nepal and Other South Asian Nations, Madhab Raj Ghimire, Deepshikha Wagle, Sukhyati Malla, Brian Barkdoll, and Narayan Ghimire

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3D printed rubber modified asphalt as sustainable material in pavement maintenance, Fangyuan Gong, Xuejiao Cheng, Yi Chen, Yu Liu, and Zhanping You

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Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete mixtures: a critical review, Alireza Habibi, Hossein Tavakoli, Amin Esmaeili, and Abooali Golzary

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Classifying Mixing Regimes in Ponds and Shallow Lakes, Meredith A. Holgerson, David C. Richardson, Joseph Roith, Lauren E. Bortolotti, Kerri Finlay, Daniel J. Hornbach, Kshitij Gurung, Andrew Ness, Mikkel R. Andersen, Sheel Bansal, Jacques C. Finlay, Jacob A. Cianci-Gaskill, Shannon Hahn, Benjamin D. Janke, Cory McDonald, Jorrit P. Mesman, Rebecca L. North, Cassandra O. Roberts, Jon N. Sweetman, and Jackie R. Webb

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Assessing the Effects of Climate Change on Middle Rio Grande Surface Water Supplies Using a Simple Water Balance Reservoir Model, Robyn Holmes, Alex Mayer, David S. Gutzler, and Luis Garnica Chavira

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Comparison of Rubber Asphalt with Polymer Asphalt under Long-Term Aging Conditions in Michigan, Dongzhao Jin, Kwadwo Ampadu Boateng, Siyu Chen, Kai Xin, and Zhanping You

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Asphalt Mixture with Scrap Tire Rubber and Nylon Fiber from Waste Tires: Laboratory Performance and Preliminary M‐E Design Analysis, Dongzhao Jin, Dongdong Ge, Xiaodong Zhou, and Zhanping You

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Evaluation of lab performance of stamp sand and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate waste composites without asphalt as road surface materials, Dongzhao Jin, Theresa K. Meyer, Siyu Chen, Kwadwo Ampadu Boateng, Joshua M. Pearce, and Zhanping You

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Future rise of the Great Lakes water levels under climate change, Miraj Kayastha, Xinyu Ye, Chenfu Huang, and Pengfei Xue

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Behaving or not? Explaining energy conservation via identity, values, and awareness in U.S. suburban homes, Pranay Kumar, Holly Caggiano, Cara Cuite, Clinton J. Andrews, Frank A. Felder, Rachael Shwom, Kristin Floress, Sonya Ahamed, and Chelsea Schelly

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Aligning learning objectives and approaches in global engineering graduate programs: Review and recommendations by an interdisciplinary working group, Laura MacDonald, Evan Thomas, Amy Javernick-Will, Jesse Austin-Breneman, Iana Aranda, Carlo Salvinelli, David Watkins, and et. al.

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Precipitation and streamflow trends in Michigan, USA, J. E. Manzano and B. D. Barkdoll

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Optimal design of fresh sand fog seal mortar using response surface methodology (RSM): Towards to its workability and rheological properties, Ziye Ma, Hainian Wang, Bing Hui, Denis Jelagin, Zhanping You, and Ponan Feng

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Temperature explains the formation of a metalimnetic oxygen minimum in a deep mesotrophic lake, Cory P. McDonald, Mahta Naziri Saeed, Dale M. Robertson, and Stephanie Prellwitz

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Resilient Operation of Electric Power Distribution Grids under Progressive Wildfires, Mostafa Nazemi, Payman Dehghanian, Mohannad Alhazmi, and Yousef M. Darestani

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Digital Image Correlation Advances in Structural Evaluation Applications: A Review, Renee C. Oats, Qingli Dai, and Monique Head

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STRATEGIES OF GNSS PROCESSING AND MEASURING UNDER VARIOUS OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS, Elmira Orynbassarova, Ainur Yerzhankyzy, Roman Shults, Keniel Roberts, and Anuar Togaibekov

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Preparation and anti-icing performance of acrylic superhydrophobic asphalt pavement coating with microwave heating function, Chao Peng, Yudong Hu, Zhanping You, Hao Yang, Yutao Nie, Tianhao Wu, Hanneng Yang, and Runhua Ou

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Influence of Waste Polyethylene on the Performances of Asphalt before and after Oxidative Aging Based on the Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Chao Peng, Li Lu, Zhanping You, Fang Xu, Lizhen Zhou, Hongchao Ma, Yudong Hu, and Yafeng Liu

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Investigation of Adhesion Performance of Wax Based Warm Mix Asphalt with Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Chao Peng, Hanneng Yang, Zhanping You, Hongchao Ma, Fang Xu, Lingyun You, Aboelkasim Diab, Li Lu, Yudong Hu, Yafeng Liu, Jing Dai, and Zhibo Li

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Response of Green Lake, Wisconsin, to Changes in Phosphorus Loading, With Special Emphasis on Near-Surface Total Phosphorus Concentrations and Metalimnetic Dissolved Oxygen Minima, Dale M. Robertson, Benjamin J. Siebers, Robert Ladwig, David P. Hamilton, Paul C. Reneau, Cory P. McDonald, Stephanie Prellwitz, and Richard C. Lathrop

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Application of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in Highway Construction Progress Monitoring Automation, Reihaneh Samsami, Amlan Mukherjee, and Colin Brooks

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Mapping Unmanned Aerial System Data onto Building Information Modeling Parameters for Highway Construction Progress Monitoring, Reihaneh Samsami, Amlan Mukherjee, and Colin Brooks

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What can we learn from twenty-eight years of monitoring of fish tissue PCBs in Michigan's rivers?, Emily L. Shaw and Noel Urban

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Spread of salt through municipal water distribution systems, Darud E Sheefa and Brian D. Barkdoll

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Feasibility of an environmentally friendly method of contaminant flushing in water distribution systems using containment ponds, Darud E. Sheefa and Brian D. Barkdoll

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Eco-efficiency analysis of water distribution system flushing into a containment Pond, Darud E. Sheefa, Robert Handler, and Brian D. Barkdoll

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Improving the particle dry deposition scheme in the CMAQ photochemical modeling system, Qian Shu, Benjamin Murphy, Donna Schwede, Barron H. Henderson, Havala O.T. Pye, K. Wyat Appel, Tanvir R. Khan, and Judith Perlinger

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Inorganic Precipitation of Calcite in Mine Tailings Using Trona, Nathaniel Small, Mohammadhossein Sadeghiamirshahidi, and Christopher H. Gammons

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The Seattle Monorail and the 1962 World's Fair, William J. Sproule

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Online site visits using virtual collaborative spaces: A plan-reading activity on a digital building site, Yuan Sun, Gilles Albeaino, Masoud Gheisari, and Ricardo Eiris

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Investigation of the mechanical and shrinkage properties of plastic-rubber compound modified cement mortar with recycled tire steel fiber, Peifeng Su, Qingli Dai, Miaomiao Li, Yunxiang Ma, and Jiaqing Wang

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Analytical and numerical investigation of a low-damage uplift friction damper for self-centering cross-laminated timber rocking walls, Arman Tatar and Daniel Dowden

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Climate-change-induced energy and water use increase in water distribution systems, Conrad B. Truettner and Brian D. Barkdoll

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A Preliminary Study on the Usage of a Data-Driven Probabilistic Approach to Predict Valve Performance Under Different Physiological Conditions, Brennan Vogl, Yousef M. Darestani, Juan A. Crestanello, Brian R. Lindman, Mohamad A. Alkhouli, and Hoda Hatoum

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Study on pre-compaction of pavement graded gravels via imaging technologies, artificial intelligent and numerical simulations, Chonghui Wang, Xiaodong Zhou, Pengfei Liu, Guoyang Lu, Hainian Wang, and Markus Oeser

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Assessment of testing methods for higher temperature performance of emulsified asphalt, Decai Wang, Lei Hu, Shi Dong, Zhanping You, Qing Zhang, Shengneng Hu, and Jiefu Bi

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Impacts of Lake Surface Temperature on the Summer Climate Over the Great Lakes Region, Jiali Wang, Pengfei Xue, William Pringle, Zhao Yang, and Yun Qian

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Human health risk mitigation from arsenic in rice by crop rotation with a hyperaccumulator plant, Manas Warke, Dibyendu Sarkar, Zhiming Zhang, Sameer Neve, and Rupali Datta

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Technology for Integrated Groyne-Vetiver Erosion Reduction (TIGER): Case Study in a West African River, Chase M. West and Brian D. Barkdoll

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Integrating Deep Learning and Hydrodynamic Modeling to Improve the Great Lakes Forecast, Pengfei Xue, Aditya Wagh, Gangfeng Ma, Yilin Wang, Yongchao Yang, Tao Liu, and Chenfu Huang

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Climate projections over the Great Lakes Region: using two-way coupling of a regional climate model with a 3-D lake model, Pengfei Xue, Xinyu Ye, Jeremy S. Pal, Philip Y. Chu, Miraj Kayastha, and Chenfu Huang

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Climate projections over the Great Lakes Region: using two-way coupling of a regional climate model with a 3-D lake model, Pengfei Xue, Xinyu Ye, Jeremy S. Pal, Philip Y. Chu, Miraj Kayastha, and Chenfu Huang

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Mechanism exploration of the foamed asphalt binder using the Molecular Dynamics (MD) method, Hui Yao, Junfu Liu, Yiran Wang, Xin li, Jiani Zeng, Jianrong Li, Jie Ji, Qingli Dai, and Zhanping You

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A Detection Method for Pavement Cracks Combining Object Detection and Attention Mechanism, Hui Yao, Yanhao Liu, Xin Li, Zhanping You, Yu Feng, and Weiwei Lu

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Review on Applications of Lignin in Pavement Engineering: A Recent Survey, Hui Yao, Yiran Wang, Junfu Liu, Mei Xu, Pengrui Ma, Jie Ji, and Zhanping You

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Literature Review on the Discrete Element Method in Asphalt Mixtures, Hui Yao, Mei Xu, Junfu Liu, Yu Liu, Jie Ji, and Zhanping You

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Review of recycling waste plastics in asphalt paving materials, Lingyun You, Zhengwu Long, Zhanping You, Dongdong Ge, Xu Yang, Fu Xu, Mohammad Hashemi, and Aboelkasim Diab

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Anti-Skid Characteristics of Asphalt Pavement Based on Partial Tire Aquaplane Conditions, Miao Yu, Yao Kong, Zhanping You, Jue Li, Liming Yang, and Lingyun Kong

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Chemical characteristics analyze of SBS-modified bitumen containing composite nanomaterials after aging by FTIR and GPC, Dongmei Zhang, Yuanming Zheng, Guangchen Yuan, Guoping Qian, Henglong Zhang, Zhanping You, and Ping Li

Works from 2021

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DroneSim: a VR-based flight training simulator for drone-mediated building inspections, Gilles Albeaino, Ricardo Eiris, Masoud Gheisari, and Raja Raymond Issa

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CFD modeling of stagnation reduction in drinking water storage tanks through internal piping, Mohammad Alizadeh Fard, Apurva Baruah, and Brian D. Barkdoll

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GIS-Integrated Optimization for Locating Food Waste and Manure Anaerobic Co-digestion Facilities, Sharath Kumar Ankathi, David Watkins, Prathyusha Sreedhara, Jacob Zuhlke, and David Shonnard

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Management of the phosphorus-cladophora dynamic at a site on lake Ontario using a multi-module bioavailable P model, Martin Auer, Cory P. McDonald, Anika Kuczynski, and Chenfu Huang

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Evaluation of deep learning against conventional limit equilibrium methods for slope stability analysis, Behnam Azmoon, Aynaz Biniyaz, and Zhen (Leo) Liu

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Mechanistic Understanding of Superoxide Radical-Mediated Degradation of Perfluorocarboxylic Acids, Lu Bai, Ying Jiang, Deming Xia, Zongsu Wei, Richard Spinney, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Daisuke Minakata, Ruiyang Xiao, Hong-Bin Xie, and Liyuan Chai

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Freeze-thaw depth prediction with constrained optimization for spring load restriction, Ting Bao, Behnam Azmoon, and Zhen Liu

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Bridge scour characteristic curve for natural frequency-based bridge scour monitoring using simulation-based optimization, Ting Bao and Zhen Liu

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Mechanistic Insight into the Reactivities of Aqueous-Phase Singlet Oxygen with Organic Compounds, Benjamin Barrios, Benjamin Mohrhardt, Paul V. Doskey, and Daisuke Minakata

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Life Cycle Information Models: Parameterized Linked Data Structures to Facilitate the Consistent Use of Life-Cycle Assessment in Decision Making, Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat, Amlan Mukherjee, and Joep P.R. Meijer

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Coupled transient saturated–unsaturated seepage and limit equilibrium analysis for slopes: influence of rapid water level changes, Aynaz Biniyaz, Behnam Azmoon, and Zhen Liu

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Mechanistic diffusion model for slow dynamic behavior in materials, J. A. Bittner and J. S. Popovics

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Solar Steam Generation Integration into the Ammonium Bicarbonate Recovery from Liquid Biomass Digestate: Process Modeling and Life Cycle Assessment, Joshua C. Centorcelli, Donata Drapanauskaite, Robert Handler, and Jonas Baltrusaitis

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The Lake Erie HABs Grab: A binational collaboration to characterize the western basin cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms at an unprecedented high-resolution spatial scale, Justin D. Chaffin, John F. Bratton, Edward M. Verhamme, Halli B. Bair, Amber A. Beecher, Caren E. Binding, Pengfei Xue, Xing Zhou, and et. al.

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Systems Analysis Approach to Polyethylene Terephthalate and Olefin Plastics Supply Chains in the Circular Economy: A Review of Data Sets and Models, Utkarsh S. Chaudhari, Yingqian Lin, Vicki S. Thompson, Robert Handler, Joshua M. Pearce, Gerard T. Caneba, Prapti Muhuri, David Watkins, and David Shonnard

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Preliminary study of modified asphalt binders with thermoplastics: The Rheology properties and interfacial adhesion between thermoplastics and asphalt binder, Siyu Chen, Tiankai Che, Alaeddin Mohseni, Haleh Azari, Patricia Heiden, and Zhanping You

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Influence of air void structures on the coefficient of permeability of asphalt mixtures, Siyu Chen, Zhanping You, Song Lin Yang, Alvaro Garcia, and Luke Rose

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Rheological behavior of high modulus asphalt binder and its indication for fracture performances, Yu Chen, Runjie Gao, Hainian Wang, Wenhua Zheng, and Zhanping You

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Application of Epoxy-Asphalt Composite in Asphalt Paving Industry: A Review with Emphasis on Physicochemical Properties and Pavement Performances, Yu Chen, Nabil Hossiney, Xu Yang, Hainian Wang, and Zhanping You

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Relationship between Air Voids and Permeability: Effect on Water Scouring Resistance in HMA, Tiankai Che, Baofeng Pan, Dong Sha, Yuanteng Zhang, and Zhanping You

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Model for simulating extreme wind speed distribution parameters for hurricane winds, Joseph B. Dannemiller, Douglas A. Smith, and Stephen Morse

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Hurricane Fragility Assessment of Power Transmission Towers for a New Set of Performance-Based Limit States, Yousef M. Darestani, Ashkan B. Jeddi, and Abdollah Shafieezadeh

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Fragility Analysis of Coastal Roadways and Performance Assessment of Coastal Transportation Systems Subjected to Storm Hazards, Yousef M. Darestani, Bret Webb, Jamie E. Padgett, Garland Pennison, and Ehsan Fereshtehnejad

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Towards an understanding of diffusion mechanism of bio-rejuvenators in aged asphalt binder through molecular dynamics simulation, Heyang Ding, Hainian Wang, Xin Qu, Aikaterini Varveri, Junfeng Gao, and Zhanping You

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Shake table testing of perforated steel plate shear wall having light gauge bolted infill panels, Daniel Dowden and Michel Bruneau

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InDrone: a 2D-based drone flight behavior visualization platform for indoor building inspection, Ricardo Eiris, Gilles Albeaino, Masoud Gheisari, William Benda, and Randi Faris

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Online Hazard Recognition Training: Comparative Case Study of Static Images, Cinemagraphs, and Videos, Ricardo Eiris, Eakta Jain, Masoud Gheisari, and Andrew Wehle

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Influence of Virtual Human Appearance Fidelity within Building Science Storytelling Educational Applications, Ricardo Eiris, Jing Wen, and Masoud Gheisari

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iVisit-Collaborate: Collaborative problem-solving in multiuser 360-degree panoramic site visits, Ricardo Eiris, Jing Wen, and Masoud Gheisari

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iVisit – Practicing problem-solving in 360-degree panoramic site visits led by virtual humans, Ricardo Eiris, Jing Wen, and Masoud Gheisari

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Vapor- and aerosol-phase atmospheric organic matter in urban air of the Midwest USA, Rosa M. Flores and Paul V. Doskey

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The Low Temperature Performance of Rubberized Bituminous Mixture Using the Dry Process, Dongdong Ge, Xuelian Li, and Zhanping You

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Water- and Energy-Efficient Appliances for Circular Water Economy: Conceptual Framework Development and Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Water Consumption, Tony Geglio, Terrianna Bradley, Tia Williams, Shan Zhou, David Watkins, and Daisuke Minakata

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Experimental Study on Particle Pick-Up Rate of Vertical Vortices, Iman M.Y. Gohar and Brian D. Barkdoll

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Characterization and evaluation of morphological features for aggregate in asphalt mixture: A review, Fangyuan Gong, Yu Liu, Zhanping You, and Xiaodong Zhou

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Spatially variable hydrologic impact and biomass production tradeoffs associated with Eucalyptus (E. grandis) cultivation for biofuel production in Entre Rios, Argentina, Azad Heidari, David Watkins, Alex Mayer, Tamara Propato, Santiago Verón, and Diego de Abelleyra

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Earlier winter/spring runoff and snowmelt during warmer winters lead to lower summer chlorophyll-a in north temperate lakes, Allison R. Hrycik, Peter D.F. Isles, Rita Adrian, Matthew Albright, Linda C. Bacon, Stella A. Berger, Cory P. McDonald, and et. al.

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Evaluating essential processes and forecast requirements for meteotsunami-induced coastal flooding, Chenfu Huang, Eric Anderson, Yi Liu, Gangfeng Ma, Greg Mann, and Pengfei Xue