Rajib Chowdhury

Areas of Interest

- Structural Engineering, Uncertainty Quantification, Risk Analysis, Structural Reliability, Fuzzy Uncertainty
- Multiscale Modelling, Continuum Mechanics
- Computational Material Science, Nanotechnology

Professional Background

From | To | Designation | Organisation |
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2012 | On Going | Assistant Professor | IIT Roorkee |

2011 | 2012 | Lecturer | Swansea University, UK |

2009 | 2011 | Newton International Fellow | Swansea University, UK |

2008 | 2009 | Research Assistant | Swansea University, UK |

Honors and Awards

Award | Institute | Year |
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Outstanding Paper Award | Literati Network Awards for Excellence | 2011 |

Newton International Fellowship | Royal Society & Royal Academy of Engineering, UK | 2008 |

Educational Details

Degree | Subject | University | Year |
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PhD | Structural Engineering | IIT Madras | 2008 |

Sponsored Research Projects

Topic | Funding Agency | Year |
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Reliability-based and Robust design optimization of large-scale systems | CSIR | 2016 |

Deformation Mechanism and Morphology of Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate System | IIT Roorkee | 2013 |

Mechanical Properties of Nano-Silica Based High Performance Concrete | NBCC | 2013 |

Elasticity & Piezoelectricity in Semiconducting Nanostructures | DST | 2013 |

Robust design optimization of large-scale systems | Royal Society, UK | 2015 |

Coupled Molecular Dynamics-XEFM simulation for quasi-brittle material failure | Royal Society, UK | 2012 |

Memberships

- Engineering Mechanics Institute, ASCE, Member
- ASCE, Associate Member
- American Nano Society, Member
- Institute of Nanotechnology, Associate Member

Teaching Engagements

Title | Course Code | Class Name | Semester |
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Finite Element Method | CEN-545 | M. Tech. | Spring |

Structural Dynamics | CEN-544 | M. Tech | Autumn |

Building Materials, Construction and Estimation | CE-251 | B.Tech | Autumn |

Solid Mechanics | CE-102 | B. Tech. | Spring |

Computer Aided Graphics | CE-201 | B.Tech | Spring |

Theory of Structures - I | CE-292 | B. Arch. | Spring |

PHDs Supervised

Topic | Scholar Name | Status of PHD | Registration Year |
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Isogeometric Analysis & Stochastic Topology Optimisation | Abhinav Gupta | O | 2017 |

Multiscale Modelling and Failure Prediction of Woven and Braided Composites | Rohit Raju Madke | O | 2015 |

Novel Integrated Computational Models for Robust Design Optimization | Tanmoy Chatterjee | A | 2014 |

Piezoelectric and Mechanical Behaviour of Doped and Undoped ZnO Thin Films | Vipul Bhardwaj | A | 2013 |

A Multilevel Paradigm for Stochastic Computations | Souvik Chakrabarti | A | 2013 |

Optical Properties of Doped and Undoped ZnO Nanostructured Coatings | Sowjanya Motana | A | 2011 |

Visits to outside institutions

Institute Visited | Purpose of Visit | Date |
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Swansea University, UK | Research & Teaching | 01-12-2008 |

Participation in short term courses

Couse Name | Sponsored By | Date |
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Introduction to Modelling and Simulation | AICTE (QIP) | Dec. 2013 |

Fatigue and Fracture of Advanced Materials | AICTE (QIP) | July 2013 |

Books Authored

Monograph:

- Sarma, J.V.N.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Jayaganthan, R., Functional properties of semiconducting nanostructures: Simulation and Experiment,*LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG*, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-659-48236-6. **Chowdhury, R.**, and Rao, B.N., High dimensional model representation for reliability analysis,*VDM Verlag Dr. Müller AG & Co. KG*, ISBN: 978-3-639-27580-3.

Book Chapters:

- Chatterjee, T. and
**Chowdhury, R.**Adaptive refined-model-based approach for robust design optimization,*Handbook of Research on Predictive Modeling and Optimization Methods in Science and Engineeringg*, IGI Global, 2018. - Chatterjee, T. and
**Chowdhury, R.**Adaptive refined model based approach for robust design optimization,*Predictive Modeling and Optimization Methods in Science and Engineering*, IGI Global, 2017. - Chatterjee, T. and
**Chowdhury, R.**Improved sparse approximation models for stochastic computations,*Neural Computing in Engineering and Science*, Elsevier, 2017. - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**Polynomial Correlated Function Expansion,*Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Structural Engineering*, IGI Global, 2017. - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, A hybrid approach for solution of Fokker-Planck equation,*Advances in Structural Engineering*, Springer, India, 2015. **Chowdhury, R.**, Rao, B.N., and Prasad, A.M., A practical solution of the random eigenvalue problems using factorized decomposition technique,*Computational Mechanics*, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2009.**Chowdhury, R.**, Rao, B.N., and Prasad, A.M., HDMR based stochastic finite element analysis for random field problems,*Safety, Reliability and Risk of Structures, Infrastructures and Engineering*, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2009.

Refereed Journal Papers

- Chatterjee, T., Chakraborty, S., and Chowdhury, R., Locally refined adaptive sparse surrogate based approach for uncertainty quantification,
, (2018) (Accepted).__ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics__ - Chatterjee, T., Chakraborty, S., and Chowdhury, R., Analytical moment based approximation for robust design optimization,
, (2018) (Accepted).__Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization__ - Bhardwaj, V., Kumar, A., Chowdhury, R. and Jayaganthan, R., Nanoindentation and nanoscratch behavior of ZnO:Pr thin films deposited by DC-sputtering,
, (2018) (Accepted).__Journal of Materials Research__ - Chatterjee, T., and
**Chowdhury, R.,**‘h-p adaptive’ model based approximation of moment free sensitivity indices,, 332 (2018), pp. 572-599.__Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering__ - Chatterjee, T., and
**Chowdhury, R.,**Refined sparse bayesian learning configuration for stochastic response analysis,, 52 (2018), pp. 15-27.__Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics__ - Chatterjee, T., Chakraborty, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.,**A critical review of surrogate assisted robust design optimization,, (Accepted).__Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering__ - Chakraborty, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.,**Galerkin based generalised ANOVA for the solution of stochastic steady state diffusion problems,, 50 (2017), pp. 36–44.__Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics__ - Chakraborty, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.,**An efficient algorithm for building locally refined ‘hp adaptive’ H-PCFE: Application to uncertainty quantification,, 315 (2017), pp. 59–79.__Journal of Computational Physics__ - Majumder, D., Chakraborty, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.,**Probabilistic analysis of tunnels: A hybrid polynomial correlated function expansion based approach,, 70 (2017), pp. 89–104.__Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology__ - Bhardwaj, V.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Jayaganthan, R., Adhesion strength and nanomechanical characterization of ZnO thin films,, 32[8] (2017), pp. 1432–1443.__Journal of Materials Research__ - Chakraborty, S., Chatterjee, T.,
**Chowdhury, R.**and Adhikari, S., Robust design optimization for crashworthiness of vehicle side impact,, 3[3] (2017), pp. 031002:1–9.__ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering__ - Chatterjee, T. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, An efficient sparse Bayesian learning framework for stochastic response analysis,, 68 (2017), pp. 1–14.__Structural Safety__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Towards 'h-p adaptive' generalised ANOVA,, 320 (2017), pp. 558–581.__Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering__ - Chakraborty, S., Chatterjee, T.,
**Chowdhury, R.**and Adhikari, S., A surrogate based multi-fidelity approach for robust design optimization,, 47 (2017), pp. 726–744.__Applied Mathematical Modelling__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Moment independent sensitivity analysis - A hybrid PFCE based approach,(2017), pp. 0601600: 1–11.__ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering,__ - Mukhopadhyay, T., Chakraborty, S. Dey, S., Adhikari, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, A critical assessment of kriging model variants for high-fidelity uncertainty quantification in dynamics of composite shells,, 24[3] (2017), pp. 495–518.__Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Hybrid framework for the estimation of rare failure event probability,, (2017), pp. 04017010: 1–13.__ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, A hybrid approach for global sensitivity analysis,, 158 (2017), pp. 50–57.__Reliability Engineering & System Safety__ - Chatterjee, T. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, An adaptive bi-level approximation technique for multi objective evolutionary optimization,, (2016), pp. 04016071: 1–16.__ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Modelling uncertainty in incompressible flow simulation using Galerkin based generalised ANOVA,, 208 (2016), pp. 73–91.__Computer Physics Communications__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Sequential experimental design based generalised ANOVA,, 317 (2016), pp. 15–32.__Journal of Computational Physics__ - Mukhopadhyay, T.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Chakraborti, A., Structural damage identification: A random sampling-high dimensional model representation approach,__Advances in Structural Engineering____,__, 19 [6] (2016), pp. 908–927.*SAGE* - Bhardwaj, V.,
**Chowdhury, R.**and Jayaganathan, R., Nanomechanical and microstructural characterization of sputter deposited ZnO thin films,, 389 (2016), pp. 1023-1032.__Applied Surface Science__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Assessment of polynomial correlated function expansion for high-fidelity structural reliability analysis,, 59 (2016), pp. 9–19.__Structural Safety__ - Chatterjee, T., Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, A Bi-level Approximation Tool for the Computation of FRFs in Stochastic Dynamic Systems,, 70-71 (2016), pp. 484–505.__Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing__ - Chakraborty, S. Mandal, B.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Chakraborti, A., Stochastic Free Vibration Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates using Polynomial Correlated Function Expansion,, 135 [3] (2016), pp. 236–249.__Composite Structures__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Multivariate function approximations using D-MORPH algorithm,, 39[23-24] (2015), pp. 7155–7180.__Applied Mathematical Modelling__ - Kumar, A., Chakraborti, A., Bhargava, P., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Probabilistic failure analysis of laminated sandwich shells based on higher order zigzag theory,, 17 [5] (2015), pp. 546–561.__Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials__ - Mukhopadhyay, T., Dey, T. K.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Chakraborti, A., and Adhikari, S., Optimum design of FRP bridge deck: An efficient RS-HDMR based approach,, 52 [3] (2015), pp. 459–477.__Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, A semi-analytical framework for structural reliability analysis,, 289 (2015), pp. 475–497.__Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering__ - Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Polynomial correlated function expansion for nonlinear stochastic dynamic analysis,__ASCE__*Journal of Engineering Mechanics* - Madke, R.R., Chakraborty, S. and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Multiscale approach for the nonlinear behaviour of cementitious composite,, 93 (2014), pp. 29–35.__Computational Material Science__ - Ray, S.J., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Double gated single molecular transistor for charge detection,, 116 (2014), pp. 034307:1-7.__Journal of Applied Physics__ - Adhikari, S., Flores, E.I.S., Scarpa, F.,
**Chowdhury, R.**and Friswell, M.I., A hybrid atomistic approach for the mechanics of DNA molecules,, 4 [4] (2014), pp. 041006:1-7.__ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine__ - Sarma, J.V.N.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Jayaganthan, R., and Scarpa, F., Atomistic studies on tensile mechanics of BN nanotubes in the presence of defects,, 13[1] (2014), pp. 1450005:1-9.__International Journal of Nanoscience__ - Sarma, J.V.N.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Jayaganthan, R., Graphyne based single electron transistor: Ab-initio analysis,, 9[3] (2014), pp. 1450032:1-8.__NANO: Brief Reports and Reviews__ - Kam, K., Scarpa, F., Adhikari, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Graphene nanofilm as pressure and force sensor: a mechanical analysis,, 250[10] (2013), pp. 2085–2089.__Physica Status Solidi B__ - Sarma, J.V.N.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Jayaganthan, R., Molecular dynamics investigation of the thermomechanical behavior of monolayer GaN,, 113 (2013), pp. 243504:1-7.__Journal of Applied Physics__ - Allegri, G., Scarpa, F.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Wave propagation in periodically supported nanoribbons: A nonlocal elasticity approach,, 135, (2013), pp. 041017:1-8.__Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME__ - Sarma, J. V. N.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Jayaganthan, R., Mechanical behavior of gallium nitride nanosheets using molecular dynamics,, 75 (2013), pp. 29–34.__Computational Materials Science__ - Zhang, J., Wang, C.Y.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Size and temperature dependent piezoelectric properties of gallium nitride nanowires,, 68[8] (2013), pp. 627–630.__Scripta Materialia__ - Chandra, Y., Scarpa, F.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., and Seinz, J., Multiscale hybrid atomistic-FE approach for the nonlinear tensile behaviour of graphene nanocomposites,, 46 (2013), pp. 147–153.__Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing__ - Zhang, J., Wang, C.Y.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Small-scale effect on the mechanical properties of metallic nanotubes,, 101 (2012), pp. 093109:1-4.__Applied Physics Letters__ **Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Fuzzy parametric uncertainty analysis of linear dynamical systems: A surrogate modeling approach,, 32 (2012), pp. 5-17.__Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing__**Chowdhury, R.**, Scarpa, F., and Adhikari, S., Molecular-scale bio-sensing using armchair graphene__,__, 112[1] (2012), pp. 014905:1-6.*Journal of Applied Physics*- Adhikari, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Zeptogram sensing from gigahertz vibration: Graphene based nanosensor,, 44[7-8] (2012), pp. 1528-1534.__Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Conductance of graphene nanoribbons under mechanical deformation,__Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructure____s__, 44[7-8] (2012), pp. 1256-1259.- Chandra, Y.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Scarpa, F., Adhikari, S., Seinz, J., Arnold, C., Murmu, T., and Bould, D., Vibration frequency of graphene based composites: A multiscale approach,, 177[3] (2012), pp. 303-310.__Materials Science & Engineering B__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., and Rees, P., Graphene based single molecule nanojunction,407[5] (2012), pp. 855-858.__Physica B: Condensed Matter__,- Murugan, S.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., and Friswell, M.I., Helicopter aeroelastic analysis with specially uncertain rotor blade properties,, 16[1] (2012), pp. 29-39.__Aerospace Science and Technology__ - Dutta, S.C., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Effect of gravity loading on inelastic seismic demand of structures,, 6[4] (2012), pp. 1250022:1-16.__Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami__ - Boldrin, L., Scarpa, F.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Effective mechanical properties of hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets,, 22[50] (2011), pp. 505702:1-7.__Nanotechnology__ - Chandra, Y.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., and Scarpa, F., Elastic instability of bilayer graphene using atomistic finite element,, 44[1] (2011), pp. 12-16.__Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures__ - Scarpa, F.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Kam, K., Adhikari, S., and Ruzzene, M., Dynamics of mechanical waves in periodic graphene nanoribbon assemblies,, 6 (2011), pp. 430:1-10.__Nanoscale Research Letters__ **Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Boron nitride nanotubes as zeptogram-scale bio-nano sensors: Theoretical investigations,, 10[4] (2011), pp. 659-667.__IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology__- Chandra, Y.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Scarpa, F., and Adhikari, S., Vibration characteristics of bi-layer graphene sheets,, 519[18] (2011), pp. 6026-6032.__Thin Solid Films__ - Adhikari, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Natural frequencies of fullerene family,, 375[22] (2011), pp. 2166-2170.__Physics Letters A__ **Chowdhury, R.**, and Rao, B.N., Multicut high dimensional model representation for reliability analysis,, 38[5] (2011), pp. 651-674.__Structural Engineering and Mechanics - An International Journal__**Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., Scarpa, F., and Friswell, M.I., Transverse vibration of single layer graphene sheets,, 44[20] (2011), pp. 205401:1-11.__Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics__- Scarpa, F.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Thickness and in-plane elasticity of Graphane,, 375[20] (2011), pp. 2071-2074.__Physics Letters A__ **Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Reliability analysis of uncertain dynamical systems using correlated function expansion,, 53[4] (2011), pp. 281-285.__International Journal of Mechanical Sciences__**Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., and Scarpa, F., Vibration of ZnO nanotubes: A molecular mechanics approach,, 102[2] (2011), pp. 301-308.__Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing__- Adhikari, S.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, and Friswell, M.I., High dimensional model representation method for fuzzy structural dynamics,, 330[7] (2011), pp. 1516-1529.__Journal of Sound and Vibration__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., Rees, P., Scarpa, F. and Wilks, S.P., Graphene-based biosensor using transport properties,, 83[4] (2011), pp. 045401:1-8.__Physical Review B__**Chowdhury, R.**, Rao, B.N., Probabilistic stability assessment of slopes using high dimensional model representation,, 37[7-8] (2010), pp. 876-884.__Computers & Geotechnics__**Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., and Rees, P., Optical properties of Silicon doped ZnO,, 405[23] (2010), pp. 4763-4767.__Physica B: Condensed Matter__**Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., Stochastic sensitivity analysis using enhanced HDMR and score function,, 27[7] (2010), pp. 841-862.__Engineering Computations__- Adhikari, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, A reduced-order random matrix approach for stochastic structural dynamics,, 88[21-22] (2010), pp. 3917-3932.__Computers & Structures__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Wang, C.Y., Adhikari, S., and Scarpa, F., Vibration and symmetry-breaking of boron-nitride nanotubes,, 107[21] (2010), pp. 365702:1-9.__Nanotechnology__- Adhikari, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, The calibration of carbon nanotube based bionanosensors,, 107[12] (2010), pp. 124322:1-8.__Journal of Applied Physics__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Wang, C.Y., Adhikari, S., and Tong, F.M., Sliding oscillation of multiwall carbon nanotubes,, 42[9] (2010), pp. 2295-2300.__Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures__**Chowdhury, R.**, and Adhikari, S., High dimensional model representation for stochastic finite element analysis,, 34[12] (2010), pp. 3917-3932.__Applied Mathematical Modelling__- Rao, B.N.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Prasad A.M., Singh, R.K., and Kushwaha, H.S., Reliability analysis of 500 MWe PHWR inner containment using high dimensional model representation,, 87[5] (2010), pp. 230-238.__International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., Wang, C.Y., and Scarpa, F., A molecular mechanics approach for the vibration of single walled carbon nanotubes,, 48[4] (2010), pp. 730-735.__Computational Materials Science__**Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., and Scarpa, F., Elasticity and piezoelectricity of zinc oxide nanostructure,, 42[8] (2010), pp. 2036-2040.__Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures__- Scarpa, F., Adhikari, S., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Transverse elasticity of bilayer graphene,, 374[19-20] (2010), pp. 2053-2057.__Physics Letters A__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Rees, P., Adhikari, S., Scarpa, F., and Wilks, S.P., Electronic structures of Silicon doped ZnO,, 405[8] (2010), pp. 1980-1985.__Physica B: Condensed Matter__**Chowdhury, R.**, Wang, C.Y., and Adhikari, S., Low frequency vibration of multiwall carbon nanotubes with heterogeneous boundaries,, 43[11] (2010), pp. 085405:1-8.__Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics__**Chowdhury, R.**, Adhikari, S., and Mitchell, J., Vibrating carbon nanotube based bio-sensors,, 42[2] (2009), pp. 104-109.__Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures__**Chowdhury, R.**, Rao, B.N., and Prasad, A.M., Stochastic sensitivity analysis using HDMR and score function,, 34[6] (2009), pp. 967-986.__Sadhana - Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Engineering Sciences__- Rao, B.N.,
**Chowdhury, R.**, Prasad A.M., Singh, R.K., and Kushwaha, H.S., Probabilistic characterization of AHWR inner containment using high dimensional model representation,, 239[6] (2009), pp. 1030-1041.__Nuclear Engineering and Design__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Rao, B.N., and Prasad, A.M., High dimensional model representation for structural reliability analysis,, 25[4] (2009), pp. 301-337.__Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering__**Chowdhury, R.**, and Rao, B.N., Hybrid high dimensional model representation for reliability analysis,, 198[5-8] (2009), pp. 753-765.__Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering__- Rao, B.N., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Enhanced high dimensional model representation for reliability analysis,, 77[5] (2009), pp. 719-750.__International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering__ **Chowdhury, R.**, and Rao, B.N., Assessment of high dimensional model representation techniques for reliability analysis,, 24[1] (2009), pp. 100-115.__Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics__- Rao, B.N., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Factorized high dimensional model representation for structural reliability analysis,, 25[8] (2008), pp. 708-738.__Engineering Computations__ - Rao, B.N., and
**Chowdhury, R.**, Probabilistic analysis using high dimensional model representation and fast Fourier transform,, 9 (2008), pp. 342-357.__International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics__ **Chowdhury, R.**, Rao, B.N., and Prasad, A.M., High dimensional model representation for piece wise continuous function approximation,, 24[12] (2008), pp. 1587-1609.__Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering__