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.

Show all

2018

Land,; Yahner,; Harper,; Brongers,; Kobs,

Interaction of Longitudinal Corrosion Defects on a Pipeline Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2018 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Prague (Czech Republic), PVP2018 (84773), 2018.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Corrosion, interaction, longitudinal cracks, pipelines, seam welds, stress analysis

2016

Wilkowski,; Kurth-Twombly,; Sallaberry,; Mihell,

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.

BibTeX | Tags: API, Axial Crack, Ductile Fracture, Line-pipe, Probability, Safety/Hazard Analysis

Uddin,; Wilkowski,

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.

BibTeX | Tags: API, Axial Crack, Ductile Fracture, Dynamic Crack Propagation, FEA, Fracture, Line-pipe

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

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

Kurth,; Wilkowski,; Shim,; Brust,

Probabilistic Procedure for Critical Flaw Evaluation of Cass Using Actual Toughness Distribution Proceeding

Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Boston MA, PVP2015 (45794), 2015.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, CASS, Circumferential Crack, Fracture Toughness, Nuclear, Probability

2014

Shim,; Rudland,; Park,

Surface to Through-Wall Crack Transition Model for Axial Cracks in Pipes Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2014-28048), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Fracture

Shim,; Wilkowski,; Uddin,; Hioe,; Kalyanam,; Tosi,; Mincer,

Develop Fracture Initiation Criteria for High-Strength Steel Line Pipe - Phase II Technical Report

Pipeline Research Council International Inc. (PR-276-094509-R01), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Fracture, Line-pipe, Pipe Test

2013

Rudland,; Shim,; Xu,

Simulating Natural Axial Crack Growth in Dissimilar Metal Welds due to Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2013-97188), 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, DMW, PWSCC

Brust,; Rudland,; Rathbun,; Shim,; Punch,

Weld Residual Stress Analyses and Axial PWSCC Predictions in a Double Vee Groove Large Diameter Nozzle Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference , (PVP2013-98065), 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, PWSCC, WRS

2011

Kalyanam,; Krishnaswamy,; Uddin,; Shim,

A Simplified Stress Intensity Factor Relation for Assessment of External Axial Flawed Safety-Related Nuclear Power Plant HDPE Piping Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2011-57904), 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, HDPE, Nuclear, SIF

2010

Shim,; Kalyanam,; Punch,; Zhang,; Brust,; Wilkowski,; Goodfellow,; Smith,

Advance Finite Element Analysis (AFEA) Evaluation for Circumferential and Axial PWSCC Defect Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2010-25162), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Circumferential Crack, FEA, PWSCC

2008

Huh,; Shim,; Choi,; Park,

Stress Intensity Factors and Crack Opening Displacements for Slanted Axial Through-Wall Cracks in Pressurized Pipes Journal Article

Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 31 (6), pp. 428-440, 2008.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, COD, SIF, TWC

2006

Rudland,; Wilkowski,; Rothwell,

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.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Line-pipe

Kawaguchi,; Hagiwara,; Rudland,; Wilkowski,

Evaluation Of Leak/Rupture Limit For Axially Through-Wall Notched Line Pipes Using J-Integral Resistance Curve Proceeding

Proceedings of the 6th International Pipeline Conference, (IPC2006-10505), 2006.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, J-R curve, TWC

2005

Rudland,; Wilkowski,; Kawaguchi,; Hagiwara,

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.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Line-pipe, Probability

2004

Rudland,; Wilkowski,; Kawaguchi,; Hagiwara,

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.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Line-pipe, Probability

1998

Mohan,; Krishna,; Brust,; Wilkowski,

J-estimation Scheme for Internal Circumferential and Axial Surface Cracks in Pipe Elbows Journal Article

ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 120 (4), pp. 418-423, 1998.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Circumferential Crack, elbow, J-R curve

1997

Wilkowski,; Mohan,; Kilinski,

Simplified Analysis Procedure for Axial and Circumferential Surface Cracks in Elbows under Pressure and Bending Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1997 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 350 (pp 129-140), 1997.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Circumferential Crack, elbow

1996

Mohan,; Krishna,; Brust,; Ghadiali,; Kilinski,; Wilkowski,

Fracture Analysis of Cracked Elbows: Part I - J estimation Schemes for Internal Circumferential and Axial Surface Cracks Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1996 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 323 (pp 83-96), 1996.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Circumferential Crack, elbow, J-R curve

1992

Brust,; Leis,

A Model for Predicting Primary Creep Damage in Axial Crack Cylinders, Part II, Applications Journal Article

Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 43 (4), pp. 629-639, 1992.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack

Stonesifer,; Brust,; Leis,

Stress Intensity Factors For Long Axial OD Surface Cracks in Large R/t Pipes Journal Article

ASTM STP 1131, pp. 29-45, 1992.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, SIF

Brust,; Leis,

A Model for Predicting Primary Creep Damage in Axial Cracked Cylinders, Part I, Theory Journal Article

Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 43 (4), pp. 615-627, 1992.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack