Our primary focus as a R&D company is on the development of innovative structural integrity solutions that replicate “real world” behavior for the oil/gas and nuclear energy industries. We are both nationally and internationally recognized experts fracture mechanics, weld process modeling, safety assessments and risk analysis of complex engineered systems and structures. Our work has often been ground-breaking in nature and has been cited in the past when industry codes and standards are updated.
As a result of these past program successes, our staff routinely has the opportunity to publish their results and present them at conferences or have it included in technical journals. As a company, we have collectively published as many as twenty-five (25) technical papers in a single year and have averaged twenty (20) publications each year since 2007. To date, our staff members have published over 220 technical papers or journal articles since our founding in 1998 and the number of papers grows to over 500 when you factor in the publications from our staff members prior to their joining Emc2.
We are in the process of updating our list. the most recent papers can be found below, sorted by years. We will continue to update this list to add future work and complete the missing years
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Fracture Mechanics Applications to Piping Workshop
ASME Tutorial at the ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, 2018.
Determination of Brittle-To-Ductile Transition Temperatures of Large-Diameter TMPC Linepipe Steel with High Charpy Energy by use of Modified West Jefferson Testing Proceeding
Proceedings of the International Pipeline Conference 2016, Calgary (Canada), IPC2016 (64569), 2016.
Prediction of Blowdown Forces and Impingement Pressures from a Partial Pipe Rupture for Hazard Analyses Proceeding
Proceedings of the International Pipeline Conference 2016, Calgary (Canada), IPC2016 (64314), 2016.
Modified West Jefferson Burst Test for Assessment of Brittle Fracture Arrest In Thick-Wall TMPC Line-Pipe Steel With High Charpy Energy Proceeding
Proceedings of the International Pipeline Conference 2016, IPC2016 (64317), 2016.
Development Towards a Novel Approach for Assessment of Corroded Pipe Proceeding
Proceedings of the International Pipeline Conference 2016, Calgary (Canada), IPC2016 (64315), 2016.
Simulation of Dynamic Crack Propagation and Arrest Using Various Types of Crack Arrestor Proceeding
Proceeding of the Internation Pipeline Conference 2016 Calgary (Canada), IPC2016 (64561), 2016.
Fracture Toughness of Axial Seam Welds Using As-Welded-Geometry/SENT Specimens Proceeding
Proceedings of the International Pipeline Conference 2016, IPC2016 (64596), 2016.
Application of Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) to Stress Intensity Factor Solutions Proceeding
Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Boston MA , PVP2015 (45032), 2015.
Summary of Two Aspects for Unstable Fracture Control in Pipelines: (1) Current Challenges for Brittle Fracture Control in Pipelines and, (2) Offshore Pipeline Ductile Fracture Control Analyses Proceeding
Workshop on Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Unstable Fracture in Pipelines University of Tokyo, 2015.
Brittle Fracture Arrest in High Charpy Energy Steels - Comparisons With Some Existing Data Proceeding
Proceedings of the 10th International Pipeline Conference IPC2014, (IPC2-14-33514), 2014.
Probability of Brittle Fracture in Gas Pipelines Proceeding
Proceedings of the 10th International Pipeline Conference IPC2014, (IPC2014-33728), 2014.
Comparison Between Standard and Modified Back-Slotted DWTT Specimens Proceeding
Proceedings of the 10th international pipeline conference, (IPC2014-33430), 2014.
Develop Fracture Initiation Criteria for High-Strength Steel Line Pipe - Phase II Technical Report
Pipeline Research Council International Inc. (PR-276-094509-R01), 2014.
Methodology for Brittle Fracture Control in Modern Line Pipe Steels Proceeding
Proceedings of Pipeline Technology Conference 2013, 2013.
Correlation between Charpy USE and J-R Curve for High Strength Line-Pipe Materials Presentation
Development of Ductile Fracture Initiation Model for Modern Line-Pipe Materials Presentation
Old versus new low-grade linepipe steels – how their fracture properties differ Journal Article
Pipelines international, 17 , pp. 40-42, 2013.
How New Vintage Line-Pipe Steel Fracture Properties Differ from Old Vintage Line-Pipe Steels Proceeding
Proceedings of the 9th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2012- 90518), 2012.
Improvements to Rich Gas Decompression Predictions for Offshore Pipelines Proceeding
Proceedings of the 8th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2010-31634), 2010.
Applicability of Existing Fracture Initiation Models to High-Strength Steel Line Pipe Proceeding
Proceedings of the 8th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2010-31461), 2010.
Micro-structure and Hardness Prediction of Line Pipe Steel Using Proceeding
2009 Pipeline Technology Conference, Belgium, 2009.
Predicting the Brittle-to-Ductile Transition Temperatures for Surface Cracks in Pipeline Girth Welds - It's Better Than You Thought Proceeding
Proceedings of the 7th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2008-64658), 2008.
The Effects of Soil Properties on the Fracture Speeds of Propagating Axial Cracks in Line Pipe Steels Proceeding
Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10086), 2006.
An Updated Cooling Rate and Microstructure Model for Pipeline In-Service Hot-Tap Welds Proceeding
Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10496), 2006.
Low-Constraint Testing of Pipeline Girth Welds Proceeding
Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10492), 2006.
A Tiered Approach to Girth Weld Defect Acceptance Criteria for Stress-Based Design of Pipelines Proceeding
Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10491), 2006.
A Quantitative Approach to Tensile Strain Capacity of Pipelines Proceeding
Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10474), 2006.
When Old Line Pipes Initiates Fracture in a Ductile Manner Proceeding
Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10326), 2006.
Interaction of Characteristic Mechanical Properties and Mechanics in the Evaluation of Weld Integrity of High Strength Linepipes Proceeding
Proceedings of HSLP-IAP 2006: International Seminar on Application of High Strength Line Pipe and Integrity Assessment of Pipeline 2006, 2006.
Modeling of Anisotropy of TMCP and UOE Linepipes Proceeding
16th (2006) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference and the 4th High-Performance Materials (HPM) Symposium, 2006.
Determination of Conditional Probability of Dynamic Axial Crack Arrest for Conventionally-Rolled, Lower-Toughness Line Pipe Materials Journal Article
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 127 , pp. 143-150, 2005.
Determination of Conditional Probability of Dynamic Axial Crack Arrest for Conventionally-Rolled, Lower-Toughness Linepipe Materials Proceeding
Proceedings of the 5th International Pipeline Conference, 2004.
Tensile Strain Limits of Buried Defects in Pipeline Girth Welds Proceeding
Proceedings of the 5th International Pipeline Conference, 2004.
Characterizing Dynamic Fracture Toughness of Linepipe Steels Using the Pressed-Notch Drop Weight Tear Test Specimen Journal Article
Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 71 , pp. 2533-2549, 2004.
Tensile Strain Limits of Pipelines Proceeding
Proceedings of EPRG-PRCI-APIA 14th Joint Technical Meeting on Pipeline Research, 2003.
Experimental Investigation of CTOA in Linepipe Steels Journal Article
Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 30 , pp. 567-577, 2003.
Investigation into the Use of a Single Specimen for the Determination of Dynamic Steady State Propagation Resistance in High Toughness Linepipe Steels Proceeding
Proceedings of the 4th International Pipeline Conference, 2002.
Ductile Fracture Arrest Methodology For Current And Future Grades Of Linepipe Steels Presentation
Acceptance Criteria For Blunt Erosion-Corrosion Type Of Flaws In Piping - Comparison Of Analyses and Full-Scale Experiments Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 2000 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 2000.
Plastic Collapse Analysis of Pipeline Girth Welds Book Chapter
1 (410-1), pp. 3-9, Assessment Methodologies for Preventing Failure: Deterministic and Probabilistic Aspects and Welding Residual Stress , 2000.
Summary of Recent Efforts on Characterizing Propagating Ductile Fracture Resistance of Linepipe Steels Proceeding
Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Welding Technology: Pipeline Welding and Technology, 1999.
Ductile Fracture Arrest Methodology for Current and Future Grades of Linepipe Steels Proceeding
Proceeding of 37th Annual Conference of Metallurgists of CIM, ISBN 0-919086-83-7 (pp. 267-298), 1998.
A Review of Analysis Methods and Acceptance Criteria for Local Thinned Areas in Piping and Piping Components Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 1997 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 359 (pp 55-66), 1997.
The Second International Piping Integrity Research Group (IPIRG 2) Program - Final Report Proceeding
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, (NUREG/CR-6452), 1997.
A Case Study for Assessment of Consistency Between ASME Section III and Section XI Rules Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 1996 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 340 (pp 331-344), 1996.
Summary of Results from the IPIRG 2 Round-Robin Analyses Technical Report
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/CR-6337), 1996.
Short Cracks in Piping and Piping Welds Technical Report
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/CR-4599), 1995.
Current Results from the NRC's Short Cracks in Piping and Piping Welds Program Proceeding
Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Structural Mechanics Reactor Technology, (G14/1), 1993.
Primary Creep Crack Growth at Room Temperature in Surface Cracked Pipes Journal Article
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 52 , pp. 273-298, 1992.
Summary of Short Cracks in Piping and Piping Welds Program and Key Results to Date Presentation