Downey Brill

Professor

  • 919-515-2352
  • Mann Hall 208

Education

Ph.D. 1972

Environmental Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

B.S. 1969

Civil Engineering

Cornell University

Research Description

Prof Brill is interested in environmental systems analysis, modeling, optimization.

Publications

Successive linear approximation methods for leak detection in water distribution systems
Berglund, A., Areti, V. S., Brill, D., & Mahinthakumar, G. (2017), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 143(8). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000784
Parallel evolutionary algorithm for designing water distribution networks to minimize background leakage
Shafiee, M. E., Berglund, A., Berglund, E. Z., Brill, E. D., & Mahinthakumar, G. (2016), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 142(5). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000601
A framework for incorporating ecological releases in single reservoir operation
Wang, H., Brill, E. D., Ranjithan, R. S., & Sankarasubramanian, A. (2015), Advances in Water Resources, 78, 9–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.01.006
Battle of the Water Networks II
Marchi, A., Salomons, E., Ostfeld, A., Kapelan, Z., Simpson, A. R., Zecchin, A. C., … Asadzadeh, M. (2014), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(7), 04014009. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000378
Evolutionary Computation-based Decision-making Framework for Designing Water Networks to Minimize Background Leakage
Shafiee, M. E., Berglund, A., Berglund, E. Z., Brill, E. D., Jr., & Mahinthakumar, G. (2014), Procedia Engineering, 89, 118–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PROENG.2014.11.167
Improved regional water management utilizing climate forecasts: An interbasin transfer model with a risk management framework
Li, W. H., Sankarasubramanian, A., Ranjithan, R. S., & Brill, E. D. (2014), Water Resources Research, 50(8), 6810–6827. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013wr015248
battle of the Water Networks II
Marchi, A., Salomons, E., Ostfeld, A., Kapelan, Z., Simpson, A. R., Zecchin, A. C., … Paez, D. (2014), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 140(7). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000830
A Sensitivity Analysis of Data Measurement Types for Leak Detection in Water Distribution Systems
Jasper, M. N., Mahinthakumar, G. (K., Ranjithan, S. (R., & Brill, E. D. (2013), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013. Presented at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412947.059
Leak Detection in Water Distribution Systems Using the Dividing Rectangles (DIRECT) Search
Jasper, M. N., Mahinthakumar, G. (K., Ranjithan, S. (R., & Brill, E. D. (2013), World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013. Presented at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2013. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412947.078
Contaminant source characterization in water distribution systems using binary signals
Kumar, J., Brill, E. D., Mahinthakumar, G., & Ranjithan, S. R. (2012), Journal of Hydroinformatics, 14(3), 585–602. https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2012.073

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Grants

PFI-TT: Real Time Leakage Detection and Pressure Management in Water Distribution Systems Using Routine Pressure Measurement
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/01/19 - 7/31/21)
Water Distribution Modeling Experiments with the Cary Network
Sensus USA, Inc.(10/01/14 - 7/31/16)
Southeastern Transportation Research Innovation, Development and Education (STRIDE)
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(1/01/12 - 6/30/17)
AN ADAPTIVE LEAK DETECTION AND RISK ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK FOR URBAN WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/11 - 7/31/16)
Engineering for Resilient Civil Infrastructure Systems: A Graduate Research Fellowship Program
US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)(9/30/09 - 9/30/13)
Engineering the Civil Infrastructure For Enhanced Resiliance of the Built and Natural Environments
US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)(7/01/08 - 6/30/15)
DDDAS-TMRP (Collaborative Research): An Adaptive Cyberinfrastructure for Threat Management in Urban Water Distribution Systems
National Science Foundation (NSF)(11/30/-1 - 12/31/09)
Modeling and Optimization of Civil Engineering Infrastructure
Blue Ridge Analytics, Inc.(12/01/04 - 4/30/06)