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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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


Brust,; Shim,; Wilkowski,

Effects of Weld Repairs on Natural Flaw Growth and Crack Stability in Nuclear Piping Proceeding

American Society for Metals (ASM) Meeting, 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: Crack Stability, Nuclear


Rahman,; Wilkowski,

Net-Section-Collapse Analysis of Circumferentially Cracked Pipes: Part I - Arbitrary-Shaped Cracks and Generalized Equations Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1997 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 350 (45-62), 1997.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, Crack Stability

Scott,; Olson,; Wilkowski,; Marschall,; Schmidt,

Crack Stability in a Representative Piping System Under Combined Inertial and Seismic/Dynamic Displacement-Controlled Stresses - Subtask 1.3 Final Report Technical Report

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/CR-6233 (3)), 1997.

BibTeX | Tags: Crack Stability, seismic loads


Krishnaswamy,; Ghadiali,; Wilkowski,

An Assessment of Proposed Changes in ASME Section III Allowable Stresses on the Critical Flaw Size of Piping Proceeding

SMiRT-13 Proceedings, 1995.

BibTeX | Tags: Crack Stability


Scott,; Wilson,; Olson,; Marschall,; Schmidt,; Wilkowski,

Stability of Cracked Pipe Under Inertial Stresses - Subtask 1.1 Final Report Technical Report

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/CR-6233 (1)), 1994.

BibTeX | Tags: Crack Stability


Wilkowski,; Zahoor,; Eiber,

A Plastic Fracture Mechanics Prediction of Fracture Instability in a Circumferentially Cracked Pipe in Bending - Part II, Experimental Verification on a Type 304 Stainless Steel Pipe Journal Article

Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 103 (4), pp. 359-365, 1981.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, Crack Stability