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Works from 2022

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Deriving a denudation index for terrestrial meteorite impact craters using drainages as proxies, G. K. Indu, S. James, Saranya R. Chandran, V. Aneeshkumar, S. Keerthy, T. Oommen, and K. S. Sajinkumar

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Effect of Water Absorption and Loss Characteristics of Fine Aggregates on Aggregate-Asphalt Adhesion, Jie Ji, Yang Dong, Ran Zhang, Zhi Suo, Chenwei Guo, Xu Yang, and Zhanping You

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Effect of physical hardening on low temperature performance of DCLR modified asphalt, Jie Ji, Zhi Suo, Ran Zhang, Haolong Li, Bingye Han, Jiani Wang, and Zhanping You

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Cold in-place recycling asphalt mixtures: Laboratory performance and preliminary m-e design analysis, Dongzhao Jin, Dongdong Ge, Siyu Chen, Tiankai Che, Hongfu Liu, Lance Malburg, and Zhanping You

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Waste cathode-ray-tube glass powder modified asphalt materials: Preparation and characterization, Dongzhao Jin, Jiaqing Wang, Lingyun You, Dongdong Ge, ChaoChao Liu, Hongfu Liu, and Zhanping You

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Preparation and Performance Evaluation on Polyurethane Composite Modified Asphalt, Xin Jin, Nai Sheng Guo, Si Meng Yan, Tao Liu, and Zhanping You

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Influence on Polyurethane Synthesis Parameters Upon the Performance of Base Asphalt, Xin Jin, Siwei Sun, Naisheng Guo, Shuolei Huang, Zhanping You, and Yiqiu Tan

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Mass Flux Analysis of Abiotic Tetrachloroethene Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Pool Dissolution in a Heterogeneous Flow Environment, Sara Klemm, Eric Seagren, Eric A. Seagren, Jennifer Becker, and Alex S. Mayer

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Integrated torrefaction-extrusion system for solid fuel pellet production from mixed fiber-plastic wastes: Techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment, Shreyas Kolapkar, Stas Zinchik, Pralhad Burli, Yingqian Lin, Damon S. Hartley, Jordan Klinger, Robert Handler, and Ezra Bar Ziv

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Performance of a lab-scale membrane aerated biofilm reactor treating nitrogen dominant space-based wastewater through simultaneous nitrification-denitrification, Nick Landes, Arifur Rahman, Audra N. Morse, and W. Andrew Jackson

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Effect of crumb rubber size on the performance of rubberized asphalt with bio-oil pretreatment, Yong Lei, Zonghaoxuan Wei, Hainian Wang, Zhanping You, Xu Yang, and Yu Chen

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Effect of Coarse Aggregate Characteristics on Skid Resistance Deterioration of the Ultrathin Wearing Course, Hongfu Liu, Zi Ang Wang, Chenxi Yang, Siyu Chen, Huanan Yu, Zhanping You, and et al.

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Understanding Human Behaviors and Injury Factors in Underground Mines using Data Analytics, Xinyun Liu, Zhen Liu, Snehamoy Chatterjee, Matthew Portfleet, and Ye Sun

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Real-time computing of pavement conditions in cold regions: A large-scale application with road weather information system, Zhen (Leo) Liu, John Bland, Ting Bao, and Michael Billmire

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An Exploratory Investigation into Image-Data-Driven Deep Learning for Stability Analysis of Geosystems, Zhen (Leo) Liu, Shiyan Hu, Ye Sun, and Behnam Azmoon

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Revealing compatibility mechanism of nanosilica in asphalt through molecular dynamics simulation, Zhengwu Long, Sijia Zhou, Shaoting Jiang, Wenbo Ma, Yanhuai Ding, Lingyun You, Xianqiong Tang, and Fu Xu

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A comprehensive calibration and validation of SWAT-T using local datasets, evapotranspiration and streamflow in a tropical montane cloud forest area with permeable substrate in central Veracruz, Mexico, Sergio Miguel López Ramírez, Alex Mayer, Leonardo Sáenz, Lyssette Elena Muñoz-Villers, Friso Holwerda, Nathaniel Looker, Christoph Schürz, Z. Carter Berry, Robert Manson, Heidi Asbjornsen, Randall Kolka, Daniel Geissert, and Carlos Lezama

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Mechanistic insight into superoxide radical-mediated degradation of carbon tetrachloride in aqueous solution: An in situ spectroscopic and computational study, Zonghao Luo, Ming Yu Tseng, Daisuke Minakata, Lu Bai, Wei Ping Hu, Weihua Song, Zongsu Wei, Richard Spinney, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, and Ruiyang Xiao

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Stress path investigation of fatigue characteristics of cement stabilized macadam, Songtao Lv, Xinghai Peng, Jiang Yuan, Hongfu Liu, Long Hu, Shuo Yang, and Jing Liu

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Standardization to evaluate the lasting capacity of rubberized asphalt mixtures with different testing approaches, Songtao Lv, Jiang Yuan, Xinghai Peng, Milkos Borges Cabrera, Hongfu Liu, Xinzi Luo, and Lingyun You

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A structural design for semi-rigid base asphalt pavement based on modulus optimization, Songtao Lv, Jiang Yuan, Xinghai Peng, Naitian Zhang, Hongfu Liu, and Xinzi Luo

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Determination and Environmental Implications of Aqueous-Phase Rate Constants in Radical Reactions, Junye Ma, Daisuke Minakata, Kevin O'Shea, Lu Bai, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Richard Spinney, Ruiyang Xiao, and Zongsu Wei

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Integrated experimental and numerical study on flexural properties of cross laminated timber made of low-value sugar maple lumber, Yunxiang Ma, Munkaila Musah, Ruizhe Si, and Qingli Dai

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Mechanical Property Evaluation of Hybrid Mixed-Species CLT Panels with Sugar Maple and White Spruce, Yunxiang Ma, Ruizhe Si, Munkaila Musah, Qingli Dai, Xinfeng Xie, Xiping Wang, and Robert J. Ross

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Flexural and shear performance of CLT panels made from salvaged beetle-killed white spruce, Yunxiang Ma, Xiping Wang, Marshall Begel, Qingli Dai, Yvette L. Dickinson, Xinfeng Xie, and Robert J. Ross

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Physiochemical properties of enveloped viruses and arginine dictate inactivation, Christa Meingast, Pratik U. Joshi, Dylan G. Turpeinen, Xuankuo Xu, Melissa Holstein, Hasin Feroz, Swarnim Ranjan, Sanchayita Ghose, Zheng Jian Li, and Caryn L. Heldt

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Life cycle resilience quantification and enhancement of power distribution systems: A risk-based approach, Yousef Mohammadi Darestani, Keoni Sanny, Abdollah Shafieezadeh, and Ehsan Fereshtehnejad

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Analysis of microstructural properties of ultrafiltration cake layer during its early stage formation and growth, Ikenna Henry Ozofor, Volodymyr V. Tarabara, Andre R. Da Costa, and Audra N. Morse

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Does the decay rate matter in the spread of constituents in water distribution systems?, Danielle Pilarski and Brian D. Barkdoll

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Evaluation of pervious concrete performance with pulverized biochar as cement replacement, Yinghong Qin, Xijun Pang, Kanghao Tan, and Ting Bao