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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Aqueous-Phase Single-Electron Transfer Calculations for Carbonate Radicals Using the Validated Marcus Theory, Benjamin Barrios and Daisuke Minakata

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Occurrence and risk of iodinated X-ray contrast media in source and tap water from Jiangsu province, China, Xinying Cheng, Yubao Xia, Qiuyi Ji, Qingsong Ji, Huiming Li, Jiehong Guo, Shiyin Li, Shaogui Yang, Limin Zhang, and Huan He

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Leveraging connected vehicle platooning technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of train fleeting under moving blocks, Pooria Choobchian, Geordie Roscoe, Tyler Dick, Bo Zou, Daniel Work, Kuilin Zhang, Yanbing Wang, and Yun Chu Hung

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A case study of the comparison between rubberized and polymer modified asphalt on heavy traffic pavement in wet and freeze environment, Dongzhao Jin, Kwadwo Ampadu Boateng, Dongdong Ge, Tiankai Che, Lei Yin, Wayne Harrall, and Zhanping You

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Rheological Properties and Modified Mechanism of Polyurethane Solid-solid Phase Change Materials Modified Asphalt, Tao Liu, Nai Sheng Guo, Xin Jin, Yi Lie Hou, and Zhan Ping You

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The potential for fencing to be used as low-cost solar photovoltaic racking, Sudhachandra Masna, Stephen Morse, Koami Soulemane Hayibo, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Lateral Performance Simulation of Conventional CLT Shear Wall and Structure by Equivalent Decomposed Wall Model, Yunxiang Ma and Qingli Dai

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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

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Investigation of the Antifreezing, Skid Resistance, and Waterproof Performances of an Acrylic and Polytetrafluoroethylene Coating for Asphalt Pavement, Chao Peng, Hanneng Yang, Xinyi Yuan, Zhanping You, Fang Xu, Li Lu, Hongchao Ma, Yudong Hu, Yafeng Liu, and Tianhao Wu

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Effects of Fixed Edge Conditions on the Load Resistance of Single Glass Lites, James G. Soules, Stephen Morse, and H. Scott Norville

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A generalized method for numerical modeling of seismically resilient friction dampers using flat slider bearing element, Arman Tatar, Alexander M. Baker, and Daniel Dowden

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Contrasting effects of lake breeze and urbanization on heat stress in Chicago metropolitan area, Jiali Wang, Yun Qian, William Pringle, T. C. Chakraborty, Robert Hetland, Zhao Yang, and Pengfei Xue

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Editor's Note, David Watkins

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Editor's Note, David Watkins

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A prediction model of the friction coefficient of asphalt pavement considering traffic volume and road surface characteristics, Miao Yu, Shikang Liu, Zhanping You, Zhi Yang, Jue Li, Li Ming Yang, and Geng Chen

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Exposure to novel brominated and organophosphate flame retardants and associations with type 2 diabetes in East China: A case-control study, Gaoxin Zhang, Lingling Meng, Jiehong Guo, Xiaoling Guan, Mei Liu, Xu Han, Yingming Li, Qinghua Zhang, and Guibin Jiang

Works from 2022

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A Playful Approach to Household Sustainability: Results From a Pilot Study on Resource Consumption, Datu Buyung Agusdinata, Heide Lukosch, Muhammad Hanif, and David Watkins

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

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Development of a VR-Based Drone-Mediated Building Inspection Training Environment, Gilles Albeaino, Ricardo Eiris, Masoud Gheisari, and Raja R.A. Issa

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Use of High-Resolution Multi-Temporal DEM Data for Landslide Detection, Behnam Azmoon, Aynaz Biniyaz, and Zhen (Leo) Liu

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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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Intelligent Control of Groundwater in Slopes with Deep Reinforcement Learning †, Aynaz Biniyaz, Behnam Azmoon, and Zhen (Leo) Liu

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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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Online VR Training with Virtual Humans and Omnidirectional Images for Fall Hazard Recognition, Ricardo Eiris, Kelvin Dover, and Masoud Gheisari

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Online Hazard Recognition Training Using Images, Cinemagraphs, and Videos: A Case Study with Construction Experts, Ricardo Eiris, Masoud Gheisari, Eakta Jain, and Andrew Wehle

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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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Predictions of household water affordability under conditions of climate change, demographic growth, and fresh groundwater depletion in a southwest US city indicate increasing burdens on the poor, Josiah M. Heyman, Alex Mayer, and Jessica Alger

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Predictions of household water affordability under conditions of climate change, demographic growth, and fresh groundwater depletion in a southwest US city indicate increasing burdens on the poor, Josiah M. Heyman, Alex S. Mayer, and Jessica Alger

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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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In-Vehicle Auditory Alerts Literature Review, Myounghoon Jeon, Pasi Lautala, Chibab Nadri, and David N. Nelson

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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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Viability of Pressure-Reducing Valves for Leak Reduction in Water Distribution Systems, Frederick T. Jones and Brian D. Barkdoll

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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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Data-Driven Analysis of Short-Distance Freight Rail Transportation Potential: A Case Study of Log Movements in the U.S. Lake Superior Region, Sangpil Ko, Pasi Lautala, and Kuilin Zhang

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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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Design of coarse-medium-fine aggregates proportion and analysis of air void contour curves, Yu Liu, Yu Hui Zhou, Zi Run Huang, Jia Ji Ma, Hai Nian Wang, and Zhan Ping You

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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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Experimental assessments of methanol-based foaming agent in latex modified foamed binders and warm asphalt mixtures, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan, Tai Guo, Hainian Wang, and Zhanping You

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Performance of Copolymerized Organo-Selenium RO Feed Spacers during Fouling, Paula Monaco, Phat Tran, Jonathan J. Kopel, Ted Reid, James Surles, and Audra N. Morse

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Resilience Enhancement of Electric Power Distribution Grids against Wildfires, Mostafa Nazemi, Payman Dehghanian, Mohannad Alhazmi, and Yousef M. Darestani

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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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Permanent Bracing for Wood Trusses: Why a Building in Snow Country Cannot Survive without It, Alice Roache and Theresa Ahlborn

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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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Simulation on strength and thermal shrinkage property mechanisms of pre-cracked cement stabilized crushed stone, Pei Feng Su, Yu Liu, Miao Miao Li, Zhen Zhen He, and Zhan Ping You

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Real-Time Distributed Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control Model Considering Time Delays and Actuator Lag, Yingtong Tan and Kuilin Zhang

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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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Economic feasibility analysis of variable-speed pumps by simulating 15 multiple water distribution systems, Conrad B. Truettner and Brian D. Barkdoll

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Technical and Economic Viability of Distributed Recycling of Low-Density Polyethylene Water Sachets into Waste Composite Pavement Blocks, Celestin Tsala-Mbala, Koami Soulemane Hayibo, Theresa K. Meyer, Nadine Couao-Zotti, Paul Cairns, and Joshua M. Pearce

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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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Rail Sample Laboratory Evaluation of Eddy Current Rail Inspection Sustainable System, Jiaqing Wang, Qingli Dai, Pasi T. Lautala, Hui Yao, and Ruizhe Si

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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

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Achievements and Prospects of Functional Pavement: Materials and Structures, Jian-long Zheng, Zhanping You, and Xueyan Liu

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