Sample Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:


  • Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Reliability Based Optimal Design of Water Distribution Networks Considering Life Cycle Components”, Urban Water Journal, 9(5), pp.305-316 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2012.66096
  • Ariaratnam, S. T., Piratla, K. R., and Cohen, A., “Field Assessment of a Vacuum Microtunneling System for On-grade Pipeline Installations”, Journal of Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 39, pp.58-65 (2014).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2012.02.02
  • Piratla, K. R., Ariaratnam, S. T. and Cohen, A., “Estimation of CO2 Emissions from the Life Cycle of a Potable Water Pipeline Project”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 28 (1), pp.22-30 (2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.000006
  • Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Criticality Analysis of Water Distribution Pipelines”, Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 2 (3), pp.91-101 (2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.000007
  • Ariaratnam, S. T., Botteicher, R. B., Ghosh, A., Piratla, K. R., and Vilfrant, E., “Predictive Modeling of Installation Loads for Directional Drilled Fusible PVC Pipe”, Journal of Tunneling and Underground Space Technologies, 25 (6), pp.766-772 (2010). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2009.09.003
  • Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Design Innovation Lead to Sustainable Water Distribution Systems”, Journal of Construction Innovation, 13(3), pp.302-319 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/CI-Nov-2011-0072
  • Ariaratnam, S. T., Piratla, K. R., Cohen, A. and Olson, M. P., “Quantification of a Sustainability Index for Underground Utility Infrastructure Projects”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139 (12): A4013002 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000763
  • Zhang, X., Karaday, G. G., Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., Network Capacity Assessment of Combined Heat and Power-based Distributed Generation in Urban Energy Infrastructure, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 4(4), pp.2131-2138, (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2013.2264832
  • Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Assessment of metrics for resilient design of water distribution networks,” Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology, 64(6), pp.660-669 (2015). http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2015.014
  • Piratla, K. R., “Investigation of Sustainable and Resilient Design Alternatives for Water Distribution Networks”, Urban Water, 13(4), pp.412-425. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2014.994001
  • Jin, H. and Piratla, K. R., “A Resilience-based Prioritization Scheme for Water Main Rehabilitation”, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-AQUA, 65(4), pp.307-321 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2016.053
  • Yerri, S. R., Piratla, K. R., Matthews, J. C., Yazdekhasti, S., Cho, J. and Koo, Dan, “Empirical Analysis of Large Diameter Water Main Break Consequences,” Journal of Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 123, pp.242-248. (2017). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921344916300490
  • Yazdekhasti, S., Piratla, K. R., Atamturktur, S. and Khan, A., “Novel Vibration-based Technique for Detection of Water Pipeline Leakage”, Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 13(6), pp.731-742. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2016.118831
  • Farahmandfar, Z., Piratla, K. R. and Andrus, R., "Resilience Evaluation of Water Supply Networks against Seismic Hazards", ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 8(1), p.04016014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000251
  • Yazdekhasti, S., Piratla, K. R., Atamturktur, S. and Khan, A., “Experimental Evaluation of a Vibration-based Leak-detection Technique for Water Pipelines”, Journal of Stucture and Infrastructure Engineering, (2017) – (In press). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2017.1327544
  • Farahmandfar, Z. and Piratla, K. R., “Comparative Evaluation of Topological and Flow-Based Seismic Resilience Metrics for Water Main Rehabilitation Planning”, ASCE Journal of Pipelines Systems Engineering and Practice – (In-press). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000293
  • Farahmandfar, Z. and Piratla, K. R., “Resilience-Based Water Main Rehabilitation Planning in a Multi-Hazard Context,” Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology(In-press). http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/aqua.2017.066
  • Yazdekhasti, S., Piratla, K. R., Matthews, J. C., Khan, A. and Atamturktur, S., "Optimal Selection of Acoustic Leak Detection Techniques for Water Pipelines Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis," Journal of Management of Environmental Quality - (Accepted/In-press).

Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings:

  • Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Multi-objective Criteria for the Optimal Design of Sustainable Water Distribution Networks”, ASCE CRC 2012, Purdue, IL, (May 2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412329.192
  • Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Pipe Criticality Analysis for Water Distribution Systems”, ASCE Pipelines Conference 2011, Seattle, WA, (July 2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41187(420)132
  • Zhang, X., Karaday, G. G., Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Nexus between Distributed Energy Generation and Urban Water Infrastructure”, IEEE PES General Meeting 2012, San Diego, CA, (July 2012). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6345424
  • Ariaratnam, S. T., Piratla, K. R., and Cohen, A., “Field Comparison of the Axis Vacuum Microtunneling Technology vs. Open Cut Excavation in Glenview, Illinois”, ASCE Pipelines Conference 2012, Miami Beach, FL, (August 2012). http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412480.047
  • Piratla, K. R. and Ariaratnam, S. T., “Performance Evaluation of Resilience Metrics for Water Distribution Pipeline Networks”, ASCE Pipelines Conference 2013, Fort Worth, TX. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413012.031
  •  Hester, J., King, T., Propst, A., Piratla, K. and Sorber, J., “Enabling Sustainable Sensing in Adverse Environments”, IEEE SECON 2013, New Orleans, LA. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6644989&tag=1
  • Yazdekhasti, S., Piratla, K. R., Khan, A. and Atamturktur, S. “Analysis of Factors Influencing the Selection of Water Main Rehabilitation Methods”, NASTT No Dig 2014, Orlando, FL. http://www.nastt.org/node/9678
  • Mathews, J. C., Piratla, K. R. and Mathews, E. C., “Disaster Resilience of Drinking Water Infrastructure Systems to Multiple Hazards”, ASCE SEI Structures Congress 2014, Boston, MA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413357.203
  • Piratla, K. R., Fisher, K., Andrus, R. D., Simonson, L. A. and Farahmandfar, Z. “Improving The Resiliency Of Water Distribution Pipeline System Using Seismic Hazard Mapping”, ASCE Pipelines 2014, Portland, OR. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413692.110
  • Piratla, K. R. and Goverdhanam, S., “Decentralized Water Systems for Sustainable and Reliable Supply”, 2015 ICSDEC Conference, Chicago, IL. Published in Procedia Engineering, 118, 720-726. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.506
  • Koo, D. D., Piratla, K. R. and Matthews, J. C., “Towards Sustainable Water Supply: Schematic Development of Big Data Collection Using Internet of Things (IoT)”, 2015 ICSDEC Conference, Chicago, IL. Published in Procedia Engineering, 118, 489–497. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.465
  • Piratla, K. R., Yazdekhasti, S., Cho, J., Koo, D. D. and Matthews, J. C., “Empirical Analysis of Water-Main Failure Consequences”, 2015 ICSDEC Conference, Chicago, IL. Published in Procedia Engineering, 118, 727-734. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.507
  • Jin, H., Piratla, K. R. and Matthews, J. C., “Decision-Making Guidance for Culvert Rehabilitation and Replacement Using Trenchless Techniques”, 2015 ASCE Pipelines Conference, Baltimore, MD. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784479360.132
  • Farahmandfar, Z., Piratla, K. R. and Andrus, R. D., “A Flow-based Model for Enhancing Seismic Resilience of Water Supply Networks”, 2015 ASCE Pipelines Conference, Baltimore, MD. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784479360.070
  • Hayes, A. and Piratla, K. R., “Optimizing Stakeholder Risk Allocation for Trenchless Projects Through the Use of Integrated Project Delivery Methods,” No Dig 2016 Conference, Dallas, TX.  https://www.nastt.org/node/11008
  • Matthews, J. C., Piratla, K. R. and Koo, D. D. “Sustainability evaluation of pipe asset management strategies”, 2016 ICSDEC Conference, Tempe, AZ. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.04.025
  • Piratla, K. R., Matthews, J. C. and Farahmandfar, Z., “The Role of Resilience in Rehabilitation Planning of Water Pipeline Systems”, 2016 ASCE Pipelines Conference Proceedings (pp. 1856-1864), Kansas City, MO. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784479957.173
  • Yazdekhasti, S., Piratla, K. R. and Sorber, J., “Sustainable Leakage Monitoring Systems for Water Distribution Pipeline Networks,” 2017 ASCE Pipelines Conferences, Phoenix, AZ. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480885.029