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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Next Generation Ductile Fracture Arrest Analyses for High Energy Pipelines Based on Detail Coupling of CFD and FEA Techniques Proceeding
Proceedings of the 2018 International Pipeline Confererence, 2018.
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.
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.
Improvement of the LBB ENG2 Circumferential Through-wall Crack J-estimation Scheme Proceeding
ASME Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, PVp2016 (63264), 2016.
Evaluation of the Lowest Temperature for Ductile Crack Initiation in an Irradiated RPV Proceeding
ASME Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, PVP2016 (63593), 2016.
Prediction of Dynamic Break-Opening Area under Beyond Design Basis Seismic Loading Proceeding
Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Boston MA, PVP2015 (45156), 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.
An Updated Fracture Resistance Dataset of Pipeline Ductile Fracture Propagation Based on High Speed DWTT Tests Proceeding
Proceedings of the 10th international pipeline conference, (IPC2014-33133), 2014.
Development of the “Soft Crack Arrestor” for Ductile Fracture Control Proceeding
Proceedings of Pipeline Technology Conference 2013, 2013.
Development of Ductile Fracture Initiation Model for Modern Line-Pipe Materials Presentation
Cohesive Zone Modeling of Ductile Crack Growth in Circumferential Through-Wall-Cracked Pipe Tests,” Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2011-57947), 2011.
Effect of Fracture Speed on Ductile Fracture Resistance Proceeding
Proceedings of the 8th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2010-313140), 2010.
Effect of Fracture Speed on Ductile Fracture Resistance – Part 2: Results and Application Proceeding
Proceedings of the 8th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2010-31021), 2010.
Evaluation of Fracture Speed on Ductile Fracture Resistance 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.
Numerical Simulation of Dynamic Ductile Fracture Propagation Using Cohesive Zone Modeling Proceeding
Proceedings of the 7th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2008-64049), 2008.
Finite Element Ductile Failure Simulations of Tensile and Bend Bars Made of API X65 Steels Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2007-26218), 2007.
Effects of Backfill Soil Properties and Pipe Grade on Ductile Fracture Arrest Proceeding
Proceedings from 16th Biennial Pipeline Joint Technical Meeting, 2007.
Effect of Grade on Ductile Fracture Arrest Criteria for Gas Pipelines Proceeding
Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10350), 2006.
When Old Line Pipes Initiates Fracture in a Ductile Manner Proceeding
Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10326), 2006.
Predicting the Brittle-to-Ductile Fracture Initiation Transition Temperature for Surface-Cracked Pipe from Charpy Data Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 2005 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2005-71199), 2005.
Validation of an Estimation Procedure to Predict the Quasi-static Brittle-to-Ductile Fracture Initiation Transition Temperature (FITT) for Ferritic Piping Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 2005 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2005-71302), 2005.
Predicting the Brittle-to-Ductile Fracture Initiation Transition Temperature for Older Linepipe with Surface-Crack or Through-Wall Cracks from Charpy Data Proceeding
Proceeding of PRCI-ERPG-APIA 15th Joint Technical Meeting on Pipeline Research,, 2005.
Ductile Fracture Arrest Methodology For Current And Future Grades Of Linepipe Steels Presentation
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.
The Effect of Dynamic and Cyclic Loading During Ductile Tearing on Circumferentially Cracked Pipe -- Experimental Results Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 1994 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 280 (pp. 207-220), 1994.
The Effect of Cyclic Loading During Ductile Tearing on Circumferentially Cracked Pipe -- Analytical Results Proceeding
Proceedings of the ASME 1994 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 280 (pp. 221-240), 1994.
An Energy Balance Approach to Estimate the Initiation and Arrest of Ductile Fracture Instability in Circumferentially Cracked Pipe Proceeding
ASME Special Technical Publication, 167 (pp. 103-114), 1989.
Effect of Cyclic Loads on Ductile Fracture Resistance Proceeding
ASME Special Technical Publication, 166 (pp. 1-14), 1989.
A Combined Numerical/Experimental Study of Ductile Crack Growth After a Large Unloading Using T, J, and CTOA Criteria Journal Article
Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 23 (3), pp. 537-550, 1986.
Design of Crack Arrestors for Arrest of Ductile Fractures in Line Pipes Proceeding
Fifth Biennial Joint Technical Meeting on Line Pipe Research, 1983.
The Evaluation of Ductile Fracture Propagation Behavior in Frozen Soil Technical Report
Battelle memorial institute report to Northwest Alaskan Pipeline Corporation, 1980.
Use of the DWTT Energy for Predicting Ductile Fracture Behavior in Controlled-Rolled Steel Line Pipes Journal Article
Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 19 , pp. 59-77, 1980.
Comparisons Between R-Curve Toughness Measurements, Impact Energy Data and Full-Scale Ductile Fracture of Cylindrical Vessels Proceeding
Proceedings of 1979 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, (79-PVP-115), 1979.