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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Quantifying the relationship between skid resistance and crashes for Iowa roadways: A framework for a skid resistance policy, Wasama Abdel razzaq Abdullah

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Mitigating wind induced effects on tall buildings through aerodynamic modifications, Fathi Al Share

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Improving quality management of pavement condition data, Bahareh Bazargani

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Enabling tall towers in wind energy production, Bin Cai

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Monotonic loading behavior of calcareous sands with increasing particle crushing, Wenjing Cai

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Evaluation of the use of alternative materials in pavement foundation layers, Haluk Sinan Coban

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Analysis of a precast concrete barrier subjected to varying loads, Kenneth Coblentz

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Evaluation of the slope stability of streambanks at saturated riparian buffer sites, Loulou Claire Dickey

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Improved pretensioning procedures for anchor bolt connections in sign, luminaire, and traffic signal structures, Zachary Dietrich

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Investigating serviceability issues related to thermal movement accommodation in bridges, Conor Duffy

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Investigation of plastic shrinkage cracking in fiber-reinforced concrete and shrinkage-compensating cement concrete, Jordan Cornelius Eikamp

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Fracture risk of braces in ductile concentrically braced frames, Mahmoud Faytarouni

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Evaluation of climate data sources and investigation of performance prediction models for mechanistic-empirical pavement designs, Leela Sai Praveen Gopisetti

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Application and analysis of preventive maintenance techniques: Chip seal and Otta seal, Sharif Yousif Gushgari

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Data-driven framework for modeling deterioration of pavements in the state of Iowa, Seyed Amirhossein Hosseini

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Designing the next generation intelligent transportation sensor system using big data driven machine learning techniques, Tongge Huang

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Assessing the impact of extreme heat climate scenarios on city-scale residential energy use, Elham Jahani

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Innovative use of UHPC in unbonded post-tensioned floor system, Satish Hansmukhlal Jain

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Work zone crash prediction model and characteristics analysis, Clint Kassmeyer

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Management of concrete bridges under aging mechanisms and extreme events, Dena Khatami

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A probabilistic approach for restoration optimization of transportation infrastructure assets in response to flood event damages, Benjamin Lichty

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Surface textures for stretchable capacitive strain sensors, Han Liu

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Smart thermostats in rental housing units: Perspectives from landlords and tenants, Diba Malekpour Koupaei

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Improving the design of saturated riparian buffers for removing nitrate from subsurface drainage, Andrea Rae McEachran

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Development of a life-cycle cost analysis tool for improved maintenance and management of bridges, Andrew Mock

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Impact of seasonally changing variables on structural capacity and functional property of pavement, Maroa Mumtarin

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Effect of plastic and silty fines on the shear behavior and pore water pressure generation in sands, Nikheel Padhye

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Enhancing the knowledge of quick setting asphalt emulsion applications using systematic scientific and engineering approaches, Irvin Pinto

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Operational performance evaluation of traffic signals using big data analytics, Subhadipto Poddar

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Accelerated repair and replacement of expansion joints, Kara Ruble

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Energy and performance evaluation of electricity-based processes at airport gates, Seyedmohammadsajed Sadati

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Energy-efficient technology retrofit investment behaviors of households in lower and higher income regions, Celso MauroNhanga dos Santos

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Performance evaluation and benefit cost analysis of unpaved roads, Sajjad Satvati

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Structural behavior of frame piers subject to temperature and shrinkage effects, Cole R. Shurbert-Hetzel

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Statistical assessment of mobilized shear strength of stiff-fissured clays, Yuderka Trinidad Gonzalez

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The Effect of Alternative Delivery on Accelerated Bridge Construction Projects, Michael Volk

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Improving infrastructure responses in the phases of displacement, Michael Robert Ward

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Contsruction and performance of chemically and mechanically stabilized granular road test sections, Ziqiang Xue

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Integrated smart sensor networks with adaptive real-time modeling capabilities, Jin Yan

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Effectiveness of geogrids in roadway construction by large scale laboratory tests, Guangfan Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Cross asset resource allocation framework for pavement and bridges in Iowa, Yazan Basem Abukhalil

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Big data driven assessment of probe-sourced data, Vesal Ahsani

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Project-level instantaneous emission modeling from mobile sources for freeway lane closure using SHRP2 Naturalistic Driving Study data and microscopic traffic simulation, Georges Elias Bou Saab

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Enhanced biological phosphorus removal in a full-scale activated sludge system and phosphorus release in a new high-rate anaerobic reactor, Patrick Brown

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Freeway traffic incident detection using large scale traffic data and cameras, Pranamesh Chakraborty

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In-service evaluation of culvert extensions, Hitesh Chawla

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Seismic performance of prefabricated bridge piers supported on pile foundations, Zhao Cheng

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Performance evaluation and construction design of concrete overlays, Yu-An Chen

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Identifying private construction project owner inefficiencies that affect project goals, Angela Nicole Christensen

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Development of performance models to determine effectiveness of flexible pavement preservation using a pavement management system, Benjamin Claypool

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Interdisciplinary studies for the success of disadvantaged business enterprises in the transportation sector, Hongtao Dang

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Innovations in integral abutment connection details for accelerated bridge construction, Austin James DeJong

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Assessment of state highway agency approval requirements for erosion and sediment control products, Chaitanya Sitarama Pavan Kumar Dokala

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Development of potential strategies for DNA quantification and DNA probes for detection of Legionella pneumophila, Parker James Dulin

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Precast concrete bridge barriers for accelerated bridge construction, Ashley A. Ecklund

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Performance assessment of reinforced concrete bridges under the multi-hazard conditions and climate change effects, Ameh Fioklou

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Development, installation and preliminary data collection of an environmental sensor system for freeze–thaw monitoring under granular-surfaced roadways, Derya Genc

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Application of optimization and machine learning techniques in predicting pavement performance and performance-based pavement design, Parnian Ghasemi

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Variable friction cladding connection for multi-hazard mitigation, Yongqiang Gong

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Evaluation of work zone safety using the SHRP2 naturalistic driving study data, Amrita Goswamy

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Analyzing winter weather impact on safety using snowplow automatic vehicle location data, Bryce Hallmark

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A path for microsecond structural health monitoring for high-rate nonstationary time-varying systems, Jonathan Hong

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Data-driven analyses of future electric personal mobility, Liang Hu

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Development of novel ground improvement methods, Xinyi Jiang

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Integrated computational and full-scale physical simulation of dynamic soil-pile group interaction, Zhiyan Jiang

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Innovations in material characterization and structural configuration of link slabs, Rizwan Karim

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Use of soft computing and numerical analysis in design, analysis and management of pavement systems, Orhan Kaya

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Increasing service life at bridge ends of moveable abutment bridges, Douglas Krapf

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Laboratory and in situ evaluations of using bio-based co-product for pavement geo-materials stabilization, Yizhou Li

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Geoenvironmental aspects of recycled materials in pavement applications: Leaching characterizations, Masrur Mahedi

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Investigating the viability of bio-additives with rejuvenating properties in 50% RAP HMA mix designs: A multi-faceted approach of analyzing mix performance, Nicholas Manke

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Life-cycle cost and uncertainty analysis of high-performance control systems in wind-excited tall buildings, Laura Micheli

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Innovative studies on reinforced concrete panel structures through experimental testing and finite element modeling; and teaching structural engineering courses using augmented reality, Elizabeth Miller

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Integrated stochastic economics performance evaluation of horizontal infrastructure systems, Ali Nahvi

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GIS-based risk management database integration and implementation framework for transportation agencies, Inya Nlenanya

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Electrically conductive asphalt concrete: Towards a theory of practice, Mohammad Ali Notani

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Development of rigid airfield pavement foundation response and moduli prediction models, Adel Rezaei Tarahomi

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Efficient response models for rigid airfield pavement systems design, Adel Rezaei Tarahomi

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Pixel and region-based image processing algorithms for detection and classification of pavement cracks, Nima Safaei

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Measurement and prediction of mass concrete parameters and thermal conductivity, Yogiraj Sargam

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Fly ash-based geopolymer as innovative material for environmental applications, Guyu Shi

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Investigation of shrinkage-compensating cement concrete from material and structural perspectives, Weizhuo Shi

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Effect of mix scale and rejuvenators on the performance of asphalt binders and asphalt mixtures containing 50% RAP materials- a statistical investigation, Zahra Sotoodeh-Nia

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Three-dimensional shape and fabric characterizations for coarse-grained granular soils, Quan Sun

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Air void clustering in retempering concrete and its contribution to compressive strength, Wen Sun

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Long term bond strength and chloride resistance of epoxy and concrete overlays, Yuxiang Tan

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Driving behavior analysis at work zones and rural intersections using SHRP 2 naturalistic driving data, Raju Thapa

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Probe vehicle performance measures for assessing travel time reliability, Kyle Robert Thompson

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Multiscale investigations into reinforced concrete shear wall buildings, Tong Tong

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A rubric driven evaluation of open data portals and their data in transportation, Archana Venkatachalapathy

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Improving engineering properties of cement-based materials by internal curing, Payam Vosoughi

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Portable water filled barrier with internal honeycomb cells, Zhe Wang

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Construction and performance of chemically and mechanically stabilized granular road test sections, Yijun Wu

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Studies of sustainable pavement maintenance: Waste management and innovative preservation materials, Bo Yang

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Investigation of curling and warping behavior of Iowa concrete pavements using advanced technologies, Shuo Yang

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Solving arc routing problems for winter road maintenance operations, Luning Zhang

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Exploring the relationship between interstate crashes and various speed metrics based upon probe vehicle data, Chao Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Design, construction, and performance of heated concrete pavements system, Hesham Abdualla

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Predicting pavement performance utilizing artificial neural network (ANN) models, Fawaz Alharbi

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Toward salt-scaling resistant concrete, Kamran Amini