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Trenchless Technology Center


Selected Papers


  1. Matthews, J., Nestleroth, B., and Condit, W. (2018). “Evaluating emerging structural inspection technologies for high-risk cast iron water mains.” Tunneling & Underground Space Technology, 77(1), 288-294, Elsevier.
  2. Alam, S.Matthews, J., Sterling, R., Allouche, E., Selvakumar, A., Condit, W., Kampbell, E., and Downey, D. (2018). “Evaluation of testing methods for tracking CIPP liners’ life-cycle performance.”Cogent Engineering, 5(1), Article 1463954, Taylor & Francis.
  3. Kumar, S., Abraham, D., Jahanshahi, M., Iseley, T., and Starr, J. (2018). “Automated defect classification in sewer closed circuit television inspections using deep convolutional neural networks.”Automation in Construction, 91(1), 273-283, Elsevier.
  4. Das, S., Bayat, A., Gay, L., and Matthews, J. (2018). “Productivity analysis of lateral CIPP rehabilitation process using symphony simulation modeling system.” J. of Pipeline Systems Engr. & Prac., 9(1), ASCE.
  5. Lu, H., Wu, X., Iseley, T.Matthews, J., and Peng, S. (2018). “The status quo of natural gas pipeline trenchless installation, repair and replacement technologies in foreign countries.” Natural Gas Industry, 38(3), 110-120, CNKI.
  6. Lu, H., Wu, X., Iseley, T.Matthews, J., and Peng, S. (2018). “The status quo of natural gas line pipe inspection technologies abroad and its implications for China.” Natural Gas Industry, 38(2), 103-111, CNKI.
  7.  Matthews, J., Allouche, E., Vladeanu, G., and Alam, S. (2018). “Multi-segment trenchless technology method selection algorithm for buried pipelines.” Tunnelling & Underground. Space Technology, 73(1), 295-301, Elsevier.
  8.  Vladeanu, G. and Matthews, J. (2018). “Analysis of risk management methods used in trenchless renewal decision making.” Tunnelling & Underground. Space Technology, 72(1), 272-280, Elsevier.
  9. Yazdekhasti, S., Piratla, K., Matthews, J., et al. (2018). “Optimal selection of acoustics leak detection techniques for water pipelines using multi-criteria decision analysis.” Management of Environmental Quality, 29(2), 255-277.
  10. Zhang, P., Behbahani, S., Iseley, T., et al. (2018). “A jacking force study of curved steel pipe roof in Gongbei tunnel: Calculation review and monitoring data analysis.” Tunnelling & Underground. Space Tech., 72(1), 305-322, Elsevier.


  1. Alam, S., Eklund, S., Allouche, E., & Ng, D. (2017). “Thermo-cyclic degradation evaluation of sewer CIPP resin by ASTM standard tests and raman spectroscopy.” Materials Performance and Characterization, 6(1), 121-132, ASTM.
  2. Matthews, J., Stowe, R., & Vaidya, S. (2017). “Environmental impact of cured-in-place pipe renewal on an asbestos cement water main.” Journal of Water Supply Research and Technology, 66(6), 361-366, Elsevier.
  3. Nammari, A., Jaganathan, A., et al. (2017). “Design and analysis of a small-scale magnetically levitated energy harvester utilizing oblique mechanical springs.” Microsystem Technologies, 23(10), 4645-4657, Springer.
  4.  Selvakumar, A. & Matthews, J. (2017). “Demonstration and evaluation of innovative rehabilitation technologies for water infrastructure systems.” Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering & Practice, 8(4), 06017001, ASCE.
  5. Yerri, S., Piratla, K., Matthews, J., Yazdekhasti, S., Cho, J., & Koo, D. (2017). “Empirical analysis of large diameter water main break consequences.” Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 123(1), 242-248, Elsevier.
  6. Zamenian, H., Faust, K., Mannering, F., Abraham, D., & Iseley, T. (2017). “Empirical assessment of unobserved heterogeneity & PVC pipe failures in distribution systems.” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 31(5), ASCE.