Publications

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Book Chapters

41 – Manahiloh K.N., Muhunthan, B., and Likos, W.J., (2014). “Effective stress and the role of liquid fabric in unsaturated granular soils.” Geomechanics from Micro to Macro: Chapter 138, eds. Kenichi Soga, Giovanna Biscontin, and Matthew Kuo, ed., CRC Press.

Magazine Articles

40 – Manahiloh K.N., and Imhoff P. (2018). “Properties of Biochar-Amended Highway Soils.” GeoStrata, Sept/Oct. 2018 Issue.

Journal Articles

39 – Lamprinakos R.*, and Manahiloh K.N. (Under review). “Submitted May 2019, Laboratory investigation of the mechanical properties a silt-sand transitional soil amended with biochar” Journal of Construction and Building Materials.

38 – Kadivar M.*, Manahiloh K.N., and Kaliakin V.N. (Under Review) “Parametric Study of an Existing Hyperelastic Bounding Surface Plasticity Model for Unsaturated Granular Soils”, Submitted April 2019, Int. J. of Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics.

37 – Bugher C.*, Manahiloh, K.N., and Kaliakin, V.N. (Under review). “Dynamic Amplification Factor in Culverts: A Parametric Study with Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis” Submitted May 2019, Journal of Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology.

36 – Kadivar M.*, Manahiloh K.N., and Kaliakin V.N. (Under Review) “Laboratory Investigation of the Mechanical Behavior of a Mid-Atlantic Unsaturated Transition Soil” Submitted January 2019, ASTM: Special issue on Advances in Laboratory Experimentation for Unsaturated Soils.

35 – Kadivar M.*, Manahiloh K.N., and Kaliakin V.N. (Under Review) “Bounding surface plasticity based constitutive model for unsaturated granular soils”, Submitted August 2018. Int. J. of Numerical and Analytical methods in Geomechanics.

34 – Kadivar M.*, and Manahiloh K.N. “Mechanical behavior of artificially frozen soils”, (2019), Cold Regions Sc. and Tech. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2019.04.005)

33 – Manahiloh K.N., Abera K.*, and Motalleb Nejad M.* (2018). ” A refined global segmentation of X-ray CT images for multi-phase geomaterials.” Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 37(54): 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s10921-018-0508-y.

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32 – Wells A.*, Shenton H.W., Manahiloh K.N., and Wenczel G. (2018). “Dynamic load allowance provisions for box culverts with low fill depth.” Journal of Transportation infrastructure geotechnology. 5(1): 42-58. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40515-017-0046-6.

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31 – Motalleb Nejad, M.*, Momeni, M.S., and Manahiloh, K.N. “Reply of authors to the discussion of H. Gullu [Soil Dyn Earthq Eng 108 (2018) 203–4] on their article “Shear wave velocity and soil type micro-zonation using neural networks and geographic information system” [Soil Dyn Earthq Eng 104 (2018) 54–63].” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.04.013.

30 – Kadivar M.*, Manahiloh K.N., Kaliakin V., and Shenton H.W. (2018). “Numerical Investigation of dynamic load amplification in buried culverts.” Journal of Transportation infrastructure geotechnology. 5(1): 24-41. DOI: 10.1007/s40515-017-0045-7.

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29 – Motalleb Nejad M.*, Momeni M.S., and Manahiloh K.N. (2018). “Shear wave velocity and soil type microzonation using Neural Networks and Geographic Information System.” Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering. 104, 54-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.10.001.

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28 – Tabarsa A., Latifi N., Meehan C.L., and Manahiloh K.N. (2018). “Laboratory investigation and field evaluation of loess improvement using nanoclay – A sustainable material for construction.” Journal of Construction and Building Materials. 158, 454-463. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.09.096.

27 – Motalleb Nejad M.*, Manahiloh K.N., and Momeni M.S. (2017). “Random-effects regression model for shear wave velocity as a function of standard penetration test resistance, vertical effective stress, fines content and plasticity index.” Soil dynamics and earthquake engineering. 103(2017): 95-104. DOI:  10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.09.022.

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26 – Manahiloh K.N., and Meehan C.L. (2017) “Determining the Soil Water Characteristic Curve and interfacial contact angle from microstructural analysis of X-ray CT images.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 143(8). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) GT.1943-5606.0001677.

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25 – Rashid A.S.A., Latifi N., Meehan C.L., and Manahiloh K.N. (2017). “Sustainable improvement of tropical residual soil using an environmentally friendly additive.” Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 36(6). DOI: 10.1007/s10706-017-0265-1.

24 – Abera K.*, Manahiloh K.N., and Motalleb Nejad M.* (2017) “The Effectiveness of Global Thresholding Techniques in Segmenting Two-Phase Porous Media.” Journal of Construction and Building Materials. 142:256-267. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.03.046.

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23 – Manahiloh K.N., Muhunthan B., and Likos W.J. (2016) “Microstructure based effective stress formulation for partially saturated granular soils.”  ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics: Special Issues on Experimental and Computational Geomechanics for Unsaturated soils. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000617.

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22 – Motalleb Nejad M.*,&Manahiloh K.N. (2015) “A modified harmony search algorithm for the optimal design of earth walls reinforced with non-uniform geosynthetic layers.” Int. Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 1(4): 1-15. DOI: 10.1007/s40891-015-0039-x.

21 – Manahiloh K.N., Motalleb Nejad M.*, and Momeni M.S. (2015) “Optimization of design parameters and cost of geosynthetic-reinforced earth walls by Harmony Search Algorithm.” Int. Jour. of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 1(2):1-12. DOI:10.1007/s40891-015-0017-3.

20 – Manahiloh K.N., Muhunthan B. Kayhanian M., Gebremariam S.Y. (2012). “X-ray Computed Tomography and Nondestructive Evaluation of Clogging in Porous Concrete Field Samples.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 24(8), 1103-1109.

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19 – Wu M., Wen H., Muhunthan B., Manahiloh K.N. (2012). “Influence of RAP Content on the Air Void Distribution, Permeability and Modulus of the Base Layer in Recycled Asphalt Pavements.” Journal of the transportation research board, 2267, 65-71. Link

18 – Roopesh M.S., Manahiloh K.N., Muhunthan B., Sablani S.S. (2012). “Understanding the influence of state/phase transitions on ice recrystallization in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during frozen storage.” Food Biophysics Journal, 7(1), 57-71.

Geotechnical Special Publications

17 – Kadivar, M.*, Manahiloh, K.N., and Kaliakin, V.N. (2019). “A Bounding Surface based constitutive model for unsaturated granular soils, Geotechnical Materials, Modeling, and Testing soils, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 310, 833 – 843. (doi:10.1061/9780784482124.084)

16 – Lamprinakos, R.*, and Manahiloh, K.N. (2019). “Examining the behavior of compacted soil-biochar specimens.” Soil Improvement, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 309, 141 – 147. (doi:10.1061/9780784482117.013)

15 – Bugher, C.*, Manahiloh, K.N., Kaliakin, V.N., and Shenton III, H.W. (2019). “3-D Finite Element Analysis of reinforced concrete box culverts using Infinite Elements.” Geotechnical Materials, Modeling, and Testing soils, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 310, 193 – 203. (doi:10.1061/9780784482124.021)

14 – Kadivar, M.*, Manahiloh, K.N., and Kaliakin, V.N. (2019). “Characterizing the unsaturated strength behavior of a native transition soil used as backfill in the construction of US 301, section 3.” Geotechnical Materials, Modeling, and Testing soils, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 310, 804 – 813. (doi:10.1061/9780784482124.081)

13 – Kadivar, M.*, Manahiloh, K.N., Kaliakin, V.N., and Shenton, H. (2018). “Assessment of Dynamic Load Allowance for Buried Culverts.” Geotechnical special publication, IFCEE 2018, Orlando, FL. March 5-10, https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481608.018.

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12 – Abera, K.*, Manahiloh, K.N., and Motalleb Nejad, M.* (2018). “Global Segmentation Algorithm for Partially Saturated Granular Geomaterials.” Geotechnical special publication, IFCEE 2018, Orlando, FL. March 5-10, https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481585.046 .

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11 – Motalleb Nejad M.*, and Manahiloh K.N. (2017).  “Investigating the role of soil fabric in unsaturated soils.” Geotechnical special publication, Geo-Frontiers 2017 conference, pp. 595-605, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784480472.063.

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10 – Motalleb Nejad M.,* Manahiloh K.N., and Meehan C.L. (2017).  “Applying the techniques of microstructural image processing towards measuring interface angles in unsaturated geomaterials.” Geotechnical special publication, Geo-Frontiers 2017 conference, pp. 659-668, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784480472.070.

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9 – Jin J., Abera K.*, Imhoff P., and Manahiloh K.N. (2017).  “Experimental investigation of the effects of biochar on the hydraulic conductivity of soils.” Geotechnical special publication, Geo-Frontiers 2017 conference, pp. 549-558, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784480434.060.

8 – Wells A.*, Shenton H., and Manahiloh K.N. (2017), “Parametric investigation of factors influencing the dynamic response of buried reinforced concrete culverts.” Geotechnical special publication, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress, pp. 648-659, DOI: 10.1061/9780784479742.054.

7 – Manahiloh K.N. and Meehan C.L. (2015). “Evolution of Interphase Contact Angle in Partially Saturated Soils Using Digital Analysis of X-ray Computed Tomography Images.” Geotechnical Special Publication, No. 256: 2092-2101.

Refereed conference proceedings

6 – Kaliakin, V. N., Kadivar, M., and Manahiloh, K. N., “Numerical Investigation of Culverts to Assess Suitability of Current Design Methods”, Actual Problems and Perspectives in the Development of Structural Construction: Innovation, Modernization and Energy Efficiency in Construction, edited by A. A. Kycauhova and C. D. Cehembaeva, Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 14-23 (2018).

5 – Wells A.*, Shenton H., and Manahiloh K.N. (2017), “Investigation of Dynamic Amplification Factor for Concrete Box Culverts through Finite Element Modeling” Structures Congress 2017, April 6-8. Accepted.

4 – Wells A.*, Shenton H., and Manahiloh K.N. (2017), “Experimental Evaluation of Dynamic Amplification Factor for Box Culverts.” 2017 TRB annual meeting, January 8-12, Washington D.C.

3 – Manahiloh K.N., Muhunthan B., and Likos W.J. (2014). “Effective Stress and the Role of Liquid Fabric in Unsaturated Granular Soils.” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro (IS-Cambridge 2014), Cambridge, UK, 863-868.

2 – Manahiloh K.N., and Muhunthan B. (2012). “Characterizing Liquid Phase Fabric of Unsaturated Specimens from X-Ray Computed Tomography Images.” Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications, C. Mancuso, C. Jommi, and F. D’Onza, eds., Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 71-80.

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1 – Manahiloh K.N., Jaafar R., Muhunthan B., and Likos W. (2012). “Imaging and modeling the microstructure of unsaturated soils for improved prediction of macroscale response.” NSF-CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.