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Submissions from 2023

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Experimental investigation on the preparation and surface treatment of biomass fibers for stone mastic asphalt mixtures modification, Jiaqing Wang, Yukang Xiong, Qiang Li, Dongzhao Jin, Yueyang Hu, and Tiankai Che

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Editor's Note, David Watkins

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Editor's Note, David Watkins

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Molecular dynamics models to investigate the diffusion behavior of emulsified asphalt, Meng Wu and Zhanping You

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Adhesion Performance of Rubber Modified Asphalt in Chip Seal: A Molecular Dynamic Study, Meng Wu, Zhanping You, and Dongzhao Jin

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Moisture Sources of Precipitation in the Great Lakes Region: Climatology and Recent Changes, Zhao Yang, Yun Qian, Pengfei Xue, Jiali Wang, T. C. Chakraborty, William J. Pringle, Jianfeng Li, and Xiaodong Chen

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Encoder–decoder with pyramid region attention for pixel-level pavement crack recognition, Hui Yao, Yanhao Liu, Haotian Lv, Ju Huyan, Zhanping You, and Yue Hou

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Compatibility investigation of waste plastics in bitumen via a molecular dynamics method, Hui Yao, Xin Li, Hancheng Dan, Qingli Dai, and Zhanping You

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Editorial: Multiscale characterization of advanced pavement materials, Hui Yao, Dawei Wang, Qingli Dai, and Markus Oeser

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A literature review: Asphalt pavement repair technologies and materials, Hui Yao, Yiran Wang, Pengrui Ma, Xin Li, and Zhanping You

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Exploring the influence of cement and cement hydration products on strength and interfacial adhesion in emulsified cold recycled mixture: A molecular dynamics and experimental investigation, Yushi Yao, Guangji Xu, Meng Wu, and Min Zhao

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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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Laboratory investigation of traffic effect on the long-term skid resistance of asphalt pavements, Miao Yu, Zhi Yang, Zhanping You, Yansheng Luo, Jue Li, and Liming Yang

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Investigating the Impact of Seawater Intrusion on the Operation Cost of Groundwater Supply in Island Aquifers, Weijiang Yu, Domenico Baù, Alex S. Mayer, Lauren K. Mancewicz, and Mohammadali Geranmehr

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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

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Developing Safe and Efficient Driving and Routing Strategies at Railroad Grade Crossings based on Highway-Railway Connectivity, Kuilin Zhang, Pasi Lautala, Reginald R. Souleyrette, Yingtong Tan, Yiming Yang, Yun Chu Hung, Tauseef Ibne Mamun, Elizabeth Veinott, and Teng Wang

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Physical and chemical evaluation of adhesion recovery property of aged high-viscosity asphalt based on specialized composite rejuvenators, Wenxuan Zhang, Qiang Li, Jiaqing Wang, Zili Zhao, and Dongzhao Jin

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Understanding Age-Friendliness in Urban Built Environments: A Bibliometric Analysis and Visualization, Anyi Zhao, Yuan Chen, Yuxuan Zhang, Bo Xiao, Ling Li, and Xianfei Yin

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Mechanical response analysis on cement concrete pavement structure considering interlayer slip, Zhi Zheng, Naisheng Guo, Yazhen Sun, Jinchang Wang, Yiqiu Tan, and Zhanping You

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A novel approach for the mechanical response of cement concrete pavement structure considering the interlaminar interface shear slip effect, Zhi Zheng, Naisheng Guo, Yazhen Sun, Jinchang Wang, and Zhanping You

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Research on compatibility mechanisms between waste wood oil and petroleum asphalt through molecular dynamics, Zhi Zheng, Naisheng Guo, Zhanping You, and Jiawei Wang

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Identify the Micro-Parameters for Optimized Discrete Element Models of Granular Materials in Two Dimensions Using Hexagonal Close-Packed Structures, Xiaodong Zhou, Dongzhao Jin, Dongdong Ge, Siyu Chen, and Zhanping You

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Forecasting microcystin concentrations in Lake Erie using an Eulerian tracer model, Xing Zhou, Justin D. Chaffin, John F. Bratton, Edward M. Verhamme, and Pengfei Xue

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Comparison of Eulerian and Lagrangian transport models for harmful algal bloom forecasts in Lake Erie, Xing Zhou, Mark Rowe, Qianqian Liu, and Pengfei Xue

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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Deep Reinforcement Learning for Controlling the Groundwater in Slopes, Aynaz Biniyaz, Behnam Azmoon, and Zhen (Leo) Liu

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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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Leveraging Connected Highway Vehicle Platooning Technology to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Train Fleeting Under Moving Blocks, C. Tyler Dick, Daniel Work, Kuilin Zhang, Bo Zou, Geordie Roscoe, Pooria Choobchian, Yun Chu Hung, and et al.

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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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Coordinated Transit Response Planning and Operations Support Tools for Mitigating Impacts of All-Hazard Emergency Events, Hubert Ley, Joshua Auld, Omer Verbas, Randy Weimer, Shon Driscoll, Kouros Mohammadian, Kuilin Zhang, Qinjie Lyu, and et al.

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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