Publications from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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Submissions from 2012

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Strength of weakly cemented sands from drained multistage triaxial tests, M. S. Ravi Sharma, Christopher D.P. Baxter, Kathryn Moran, Hans Vaziri, and Raja Narayanasamy

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New density normalization approach for evaluation of the cyclic resistance of silts, Oliver Denzil S. Taylor, Christopher D.P. Baxter, Aaron S. Bradshaw, and Alesandra C. Morales

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Evaluation of the disinfectant performance of silver nanoparticles in different water chemistry conditions, Hongyin Zhang and Vinka Oyanedel-Craver

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The effect of natural water conditions on the anti-bacterial performance and stability of silver nanoparticles capped with different polymers, Hongyin Zhang, James A. Smith, and Vinka Oyanedel-Craver

Submissions from 2011

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Estimating CSRs for evaluating liquefaction that are consistent with building code design spectra, Aaron S. Bradshaw and Russell A. Green

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A simple soil-structure interaction model for indirect damage assessment of segmented concrete pipelines during PGD, A. S. Bradshaw, R. A. Green, J. P. Lynch, R. L. Michalowski, J. Kim, S. O'Connor, M. Pour-Ghaz, S. Nadukuru, and W. J. Weiss

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Geotechnical aspects of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Misko Cubrinovski, Brendon Bradley, Liam Wotherspoon, Russell Green, Jonathan Bray, Clint Wood, Michael Pender, John Allen, Aaron Bradshaw, Glenn Rix, Merrick Taylor, Kelly Robinson, Duncan Henderson, Simona Giorgini, Kun Ma, Anna Winkley, Josh Zupan, Thomas O'Rourke, Greg DePascale, and Donnald Wells

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Damage detection and health monitoring of buried, segmental concrete pipes, R. A. Green, J. P. Lynch, R. L. Michalowski, A. S. Bradshaw, J. Kim, S. O'Connor, M. Pour-Ghaz, S. S. Naukuru, and W. J. Weiss

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Performance of Levees (Stopbanks) during the 4 September 2010 Mw 7.1 Darfield and 22 February 2011 Mw 6.2 Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquakes, Russell A. Green, John Allen, Liam Wotherspoon, Misko Cubrinovski, Brendon Bradley, Aaron Bradshaw, Brady Cox, and Thomas Algie

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Use of DCP and SASW tests to evaluate liquefaction potential: Predictions vs. observations during the recent New Zealand earthquakes, Russell A. Green, Clint Wood, Brady Cox, Misko Cubrinovski, Liam Wotherspoon, Brendon Bradley, Thomas Algie, John Allen, Aaron Bradshaw, and Glenn Rix

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Ceramic filters impregnated with silver nanoparticles for point-of-use water treatment in rural guatemala, Erin N. Kallman, Vinka A. Oyanedel-Craver, and James A. Smith

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Assessment of the behavior of buried concrete pipelines subjected to ground rupture: Experimental study, J. Kim, S. S. Nadukuru, M. Pour-Ghaz, J. P. Lynch, R. L. Michalowski, A. S. Bradshaw, R. A. Green, and W. J. Weiss

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Performance indicators for offshore wind farms, A. Longabard, G. Tsiatas, and L. Manuel

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Vibration versus deflection control for bridges with high-performance steel girders, Hani Nassif, Ming Liu, Dan Su, and Mayrai Gindy

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The fate of the aqueous phase polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon fraction in a detention pond system, Kevin Neary and Thomas B. Boving

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Using electrical, magnetic and acoustic sensors to detect damage in segmental concrete pipes subjected to permanent ground displacement, Mohammad Pour-Ghaz, Junhee Kim, Srinivasa S. Nadukuru, Sean M. O'Connor, Radoslaw L. Michalowski, Aaron S. Bradshaw, Russell A. Green, Jerome P. Lynch, Amir Poursaee, and W. Jason Weiss

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Use of the utexas vibroseis in the neesr sand aging field experiment, David A. Saftner, Russell A. Green, Roman D. Hryciw, and Christopher D.P. Baxter

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Characterization of weakly cemented sands using nonlinear failure envelopes, M. S. Ravi Sharma, Christopher D.P. Baxter, Wilhelm Hoffmann, Kathryn Moran, and Hans Vaziri

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Relationship between shear wave velocity and stresses at failure for weakly cemented sands during drained triaxial compression, M. S. Ravi Sharma, Christopher Baxter, and Michael Jander

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Performance of bridges during the 2010 Darfield and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, Liam Wotherspoon, Aaron Bradshaw, Russell Green, Clinton Wood, Alessandro Palermo, Misko Cubrinovski, and Brendon Bradley

Submissions from 2010

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DSS test results using wire-reinforced membranes and stacked rings, C. D.P. Baxter, A. S. Bradshaw, M. Ochoa-Lavergne, and R. Hankour

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Use of A=0 as a failure criterion for weakly cemented soils, Christopher D.P. Baxter, M. S. Ravi Sharma, Kathryn Moran, Hans Vaziri, and Raja Narayanasamy

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River bank filtration for protection of Jordanian surface and groundwater, W. Blanford, Thomas Boving, Z. Al-Ghazawi, M. Shawaqfah, J. Al-Rashdan, I. Saadoun, Jack Schijven, and Qotaiba Ababneh

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Comparison of lecture- and problem-based learning styles in an engineering laboratory, Daniel J. Hartman and Mayrai Gindy

Cool pavements as a sustainable approach to green streets and highways, K. Wayne Lee, Vinka O. Craver, Steven Kohm, and Henry Chango

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Submarine mass movements and their consequences, D. C. Mosher, L. Moscardelli, R. C. Shipp, J. D. Chaytor, C. D.P. Baxter, H. J. Lee, and R. Urgeles

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Towards ground truthing exploration in the central Arctic Ocean: A Cenozoic compaction history from the Lomonosov Ridge, M. O'Regan, K. Moran, C. D.P. Baxter, J. Cartwright, C. Vogt, and M. Kölling

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Empirical relationship between strength and geophysical properties for weakly cemented formations, M. S. Ravi Sharma, Matt O'Regan, C. D.P. Baxter, Kate Moran, Hans Vaziri, and Raja Narayanasamy

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Ceramic water filters impregnated with silver nanoparticles for point-of-use water treatment: Results of field studies in Guatemala and South Africa, James A. Smith, Lydia Abebe, Vinka Craver, Rebecca Dillingham, Erin Kallman, Beauty Mashao, Sophia Narkiewicz, and Amidou Samie

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Island groundwater: A limited and vulnerable resource, Daniel W. Urish

Submissions from 2009

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A probabilistic approach for determining submarine landslide tsunami hazard along the upper east coast of the United States, Stephan T. Grilli, Oliver Denzil S. Taylor, Christopher D.P. Baxter, and Stefan Maretzki

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Sorption of copper by chemically modified aspen wood fibers, Liyuan Huang, Zhaoyang Ou, Thomas B. Boving, Julian Tyson, and Baoshan Xing

Optimizing coagulation process for a low turbidity, low temperature water, Zahiruddin Khan and Leon T. Thiem

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Erratum: Modeling of an MTBE plume at Pascoag, Rhode Island (Environmental Geology DOI 10.1007/s00254-008-1416-8), A. Myrttinen, T. Boving, and O. Kolditz

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Modeling of an MTBE plume at Pascoag, Rhode Island, A. Myrttinen, T. Boving, and O. Kolditz

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Comparative study between a hybrid system and a biofilm system for the treatment of ammonia and organic matter in wastewaters, Vinka Oyanedel-Craver, Valentina Lazarova, Juan M. Garrido, and Ramón Mendez

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Relationships between frequency of ground exposure and forest cover in a mangrove Island ecosystem, Wilfrid Rodriguez, Daniel W. Urish, Ilka C. Feller, and Raymond M. Wright

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Mechanical characterization of a bituminous mix under quasi-static and high-strain rate loading, Srinivasan Arjun Tekalur, Arun Shukla, Martin Sadd, and K. Wayne Lee

Submissions from 2008

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Correlation between cyclic resistance and shear-wave velocity for providence silts, Christopher D.P. Baxter, Aaron S. Bradshaw, Russell A. Green, and Jian Hua Wang

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Comparison of line-drive and push-pull flushing schemes, T. B. B. Boving, W. J. Blanford, J. E. McCray, C. E. Divine, and M. L. Brusseau

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Effectiveness of wood and bark in removing organic and inorganic contaminates from aqueous solution, T. B. Boving, J. Klement, R. Rowell, and B. Xing

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Potential for localized groundwater contamination in a porous pavement parking lot setting in Rhode Island, Thomas B. Boving, Mark H. Stolt, Janelle Augenstern, and Brian Brosnan

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Investigating changes of electrical characteristics of the saturated zone affected by hazardous organic waste, Reinhard K. Frohlich, Patrick J. Barosh, and Thomas Boving

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Development of a bridge live load model for serviceability limit states, Mayrai Gindy and Hani Nassif

Fostering discovery-based learning in a structural engineering laboratory course, Mayrai Gindy and George Tsiatas

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A state-space approach for deriving bridge displacement from acceleration, Mayrai Gindy, Richard Vaccaro, Hani Nassif, and Jana Velde

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Sand aging field study, R. A. Green, D. D. Hryciw, D. A. Saftner, C. D.P. Baxter, Y. Jung, and T. Jirathanathaworn

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The effects of basal resistance and hydroplaning on the initial kinematics of seismically induced tsunamigenic landslides, Oliver Denzil S. Taylor, Aaron S. Bradshaw, Christopher D.P. Baxter, and Stephan T. Grilli

Submissions from 2007

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Issues in urban hydrology: The emerging field of urban contaminant hydrology, T. B. Boving and J. E. McCray

Runoff treatment with aspen wood, Thomas B. Boving, Joshua Klement, Bethany Thienel, and Beverly Johnson

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Attenuation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from urban stormwater runoff by wood filters, Thomas B. Boving and Kevin Neary

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A case study of construction-related ground movements in providence silt, Aaron S. S. Bradshaw, Heather J. Miller, and Christopher D.P. Baxter

Sample preparation of silts for liquefaction testing, A. S. Bradshaw and C. D.P. Baxter

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A site-specific comparison of simplified procedures for evaluating cyclic resistance of non-plastic silt, A. S. Bradshaw, C. D.P. Baxter, and R. A. Green

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Role of soil behavior on the initial kinematics of tsunamigenic slides, A. S. Bradshaw, C. D.P. Baxter, O. D.S. Taylor, and S. Grilli

Evaluation of liquefaction potential at a silt site in providence, Rhode Island, A. S. Bradshaw, R. A. Green, and C. D.P. Baxter

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Social risk index to hurricanes in coastal regions of Rhode Island, Alolade Campbell, Natacha Thomas, Christopher Hunter, and Cynthia Levesque

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Multiple presence statistics for bridge live load based on weigh-in-motion data, Mayrai Gindy and Hani H. Nassif

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Bridge displacement estimates from measured acceleration records, Mayrai Gindy, Hani H. Nassif, and Jana Velde

Prediction of bridge live load effects based on the theory of extremes, M. Gindy and H. H. Nassif

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Probabilistic SMF tsunami hazard assessment for the upper east coast of the United States, S. Maretzki, S. Grilli, and C. D.P. Baxter

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Introduction: Urban watershed hydrology, John E. McCray and Thomas B. Boving

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Applicability of the international roughness index as a predictor of asphalt pavement condition, Kyungwon Park, Natacha E. Thomas, and K. Wayne Lee

Design techniques for the support of interdisciplinary research, Joan Peckham, Chris Hunter, and Natacha Thomas

Submissions from 2006

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Testing the efficiency of a stormwater runoff treatment structure with anthropogenic tracers, Thomas B. Boving and Kevin Neary

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Simple dynamic model for fender pile analysis and design, A. S. Bradshaw, C. D.P. Baxter, G. Tsiatas, A. Marinucci, J. Ressler, and R. Morgan

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Effect of bridge live load based on 10 years of WIM data, M. Gindy and H. Nassif

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Sorption of PAHs by aspen wood fibers as affected by chemical alterations, Liyuan Huang, Thomas B. Boving, and Baoshan Xing

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Asphalt mix design and construction: Past, present, and future, K. Wayne Lee and Kamya C. Mahboub

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Assessment of formation strength from geophysical well logs using neural networks, Jason E. Ressler, Christopher D.P. Baxter, Kathryn Moran, Meghan Paulson, Ion Ispas, and Hans Vaziri

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An algorithm for estimating bridge deflection from accelerometer measurements, Richard J. Vaccaro, Mayrai Gindy, Hani Nassif, and Jana Velde

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Correlation between cyclic resistance ratios of intact and reconstituted offshore saturated sands and silts with the same shear wave velocity, Jian Hua Wang, Kathryn Moran, and Christopher D.P. Baxter

Submissions from 2005

Lessons learned from pile driving at the central artery/tunnel project, A. S. Bradshaw, C. D.P. Baxter, and P. Osborn

Blast-induced stress wave propagation and attenuation: Centrifuge model versus prototype tests, Wayne A. Charlie, Nathan A. Dowden, Edward J. Villano, George E. Veyera, and Donald O. Doehring

A method for comparing bathymetric survey data to determine changes in sediment elevation, John Herzog and Aaron S. Bradshaw

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Comparison of laser Doppler vibrometer with contact sensors for monitoring bridge deflection and vibration, Hani H. Nassif, Mayrai Gindy, and Joe Davis

A pattern for the integration of conceptual models in support of multidisciplinary efforts to develop software, Joan Peckham, Benigno E. Aguirre, Natacha Thomas, Jean-Yves Hervé, Ron Hutt, Angel Castro, Charles Collyer, Kevin Culley, Elizete Fernandes, Fang Han, David Kurowski, Collin Lieberman, Maria C. Del Rey, Lisa Ricci, Gabriel Santos, and Katharine Wray

Submissions from 2004

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A Comparison of Leachate Treatment between Rhode Island and Kuwait, S. Al-Muzaini and L. Thiem

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Site characterization of dredged sediments and evaluation of beneficial uses, Christopher D.P. Baxter, John W. King, Armand J. Silva, Matthew Page, and Victor V. Calabretta

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Experimental study on the aging of sands, Christopher D.P. Baxter and James K. Mitchell

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Fingerprinting sources of bacterial input into small residential watersheds: Fate of fluorescent whitening agents, Thomas B. Boving, Debra L. Meritt, and Jon C. Boothroyd

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Removal of aqueous-phase polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons using aspen wood fibers, Thomas B. Boving and Wei Zhang

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Partitioning tracer tests as a remediation metric: Case study at naval amphibious base little creek, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Craig E. Divine, John E. McCray, Leah M. Wolf Martin, William J. Blanford, David J. Blitzer, Mark L. Brusseau, and Thomas B. Boving

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Hindered gas-phase partitioning of trichloroethylene from aqueous cyclodextrin systems: Implications for treatment and analysis, N. Kashiyama and T. B. Boving

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Development of an infrastructure asset management system for a typical local government in Rhode Island, K. Wayne Lee, S. P. Corrigan, and K. W. Park

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Investigation of mass wasting on the continental slope and rise, A. J. Silva, C. D.P. Baxter, P. T. Larosa, and W. R. Bryant

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Tidal effects on ground water discharge through a sandy marine beach, Daniel W. Urish and Thomas E. McKenna

Submissions from 2003

Investigation of the Age of Submarine Slope Failures in the Gulf of Mexico, Christopher D.P. Baxter, John W. King, Armand J. Silva, and William R. Bryant

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Preface from the guest editors, John E. McCray, Geoffrey D. Thyne, and Thomas B. Boving

Submissions from 2002

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Long-term contaminant trends at the picillo farm superfund site in Rhode Island, Thomas B. Boving and Julie Blue

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Geo-acoustic characterization of calcareous seabed in the Florida Keys, Horst G. Brandes, Armand J. Silva, and Donald J. Walter

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Strength behavior of marine sands and elevated confining stresses, Rebecca Desrosiers and Armand J. Silva

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The use of geoelectrics and test wells for the assessment of groundwater quality of a coastal industrial site, Reinhard K. Frohlich and Daniel W. Urish

Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material from the Quonset Point/Davisville Intermodal Port, Armand J. Silva, Victor Calabretta, and Marie Martin

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Durability evaluation of concrete crack repair systems, George Tsiatas and Joseph Robinson

One-dimensional shock-induced pore pressure response in saturated carbonate sand, G. E. Veyera, W. A. Charlie, and M. E. Hubert

Submissions from 2001

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Erratum: Solubilization and removal of residual trichloroethene from porous media: comparison of several solubilization agents (Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 42 (2000) (51-67) PII: S0169772299000777), Thomas B. Boving and Mark L. Brusseau

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Tracer diffusion coefficients in sedimentary rocks: Correlation to porosity and hydraulic conductivity, Thomas B. Boving and Peter Grathwohl

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Physical and acoustic measurements on cohensionless sediments from the northwest Florida sand sheet, Horst Brandes, Armand J. Silva, and Martin H. Sadd

Submissions from 2000

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Cyclodextrin-enhanced remediation of organic and metal contaminants in porous media and groundwater, Thomas B. Boving and John E. McCray