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

If you are looking for information on a particular topic and don’t see it here, please contact Mr. Gary Hattery at ghattery@emc-sq.com or Dr. Gery Wilkowski at gwilkows@emc-sq.com for further information.

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Uddin,; Wilkowski,

Fracture Toughness of Axial Seam Welds Using As-Welded-Geometry/SENT Specimens Proceeding

Proceedings of the International Pipeline Conference 2016, IPC2016 (64596), 2016.

BibTeX | Tags: API, Axial Crack, d-c EP, Fracture Toughness, Line-pipe, SENT, Welds

Hioe,; Kalyanam,; Wilkowski,

Comparison of Calculated Crack Growth Values Using Unloading Compliance and d-c EP during SENT Testing Proceeding

Proceedings of the International Pipeline Conference 2016, Calgary (Canada), IPC2016 (64630), 2016.

BibTeX | Tags: API, d-c EP, Ductile, Fracture, Fracture Toughness, SENT


Kalyanam,; Hioe,; Shim,; Wilkowski,

Mode Mixity in the Fracture Toughness Characterization of HAZ Material Using SEN(T) Testing Proceeding

Proceedings of the 10th International Pipeline Conference IPC2014, (IPC2014-33449), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: API, d-c EP, Elastic-plastic Fracture, Fracture, Fracture Toughness, SENT, Welds


Wilkowski,; Shim,; Kalyanam,; Wall,; Mincer,; Rider,; Brust,; Rudland,

Using d-c Electric Potential for Crack Initiation/Growth Monitoring during Testing of Weld Metal Fracture Specimens Proceeding

2009 Pipeline Technology Conference, Belgium, 2009.

BibTeX | Tags: d-c EP



Elastic-Plastic Fracture Studies Using the d-c EP Method Proceeding

Proceedings of a CSNI Workshop on Ductile Fracture Test Methods, published by OECD, Paris, France, (pp 63-74), 1983.

BibTeX | Tags: d-c EP, Elastic-plastic Fracture


Wilkowski,; Wambaugh,; Krishnaswamy,

Single Specimen J-Resistance Curve Evaluations Using the Direct-Current Electric Potential Method and a Computerized Data Acquisition System Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASTM 15th National Symposium on Fracture Mechanics, ASTM STP 833 (pp. 553-576), 1982.

BibTeX | Tags: d-c EP, J-R curve


Wilkowski,; Maxey,

Applications of the Electric Potential Method for Measuring Crack Growth in Specimens, Flawed Pipes, and Pressure Vessels Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASTM 14th National Symposium on Fracture Mechanics, Los Angeles, California, (ASTM STP 791), 1981.

BibTeX | Tags: d-c EP