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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Gery Wilkowski at email@example.com for further information.
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.
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.
Validation of Axial Crack Stability Assessment Methods in xLPR Version 2.0 Code Proceeding
Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, PVP2016 (63830), 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Develop Fracture Initiation Criteria for High-Strength Steel Line Pipe - Phase II Technical Report
Pipeline Research Council International Inc. (PR-276-094509-R01), 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stress Intensity Factors For Long Axial OD Surface Cracks in Large R/t Pipes Journal Article
ASTM STP 1131, pp. 29-45, 1992.
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.