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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2016

Kurth,; Sallaberry,; Brust,; Kurth-Twombly,; Benson,; Rudland,

Uncertainty Sampling of weld residual stress fields in probabilistic analysis: par I theory Proceeding

Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, PVP2016 (63962), 2016.

BibTeX | Tags: Correlation, Probability, Sampling, WRS, xLPR

Kurth,; Sallaberry,; Brust,; Kurth-Twombly,; Benson,; Rudland,

Uncertainty Sampling of Weld Residual Stress Fields in Probabilistic Analysis: Part II Example Proceeding

Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, PVP2016 (63963), 2016.

BibTeX | Tags: Correlation, Probability, Sampling, WRS, xLPR

Kalyanam,; Brust,; Wilkowski,; Shim,; Rudland,

Validation of Axial Crack Stability Assessment Methods in xLPR Version 2.0 Code Proceeding

Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, PVP2016 (63830), 2016.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Charpy, Crack Stability, Elastic-plastic Fracture, Failure Criterion, Fracture Toughness, Nuclear, xLPR

2015

Shim,; Wallace,; Kalyanam,; Benson,

Validation of Stress Intensity Factor Solutions in xLPR Version 2.0 Code Proceeding

Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Boston MA, PVP2015 (45575), 2015.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Circumferential Crack, LBB, Nuclear, PWSCC, SIF, xLPR

2014

Shim,; Xu,; Kerr,

Effect of Weld Residual Stress Fitting on Stress Intensity Factor for Circumferential Surface Cracks in Pipes Journal Article

J. Pressure Vessel Technology, 137 (1), pp. 011403, 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, Nuclear, PWSCC, SIF, Welds, WRS, xLPR

2010

Mattie,; Sallaberry,; Helton,; Kalinich,

Development, Analysis, and Evaluation of a Commercial Software Framework for the Study of Extremely Low Probability of Rupture (xLPR) Events at Nuclear Power Plants Technical Report

Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2010-8480), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: Nuclear, xLPR

Mattie,; Kalinich,; Sallaberry,

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Extremely Low Probability of Rupture Pilot Study: xLPR Framework Model User's Guide Technical Report

Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2010-7131), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: Nuclear, Probability, xLPR

Rudland,; Kurth,; Mattie,; Klasky,; Bishop,; Harris,

Development Of Computational Framework And Architecture For Extremely Low Probability Of Rupture (xLPR) Code Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2010-25963), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: PFM, xLPR