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,; Krishnaswamy,; Hioe,; Raynaud,; Focht,

Slow Crack Growth Fracture Resistance Parameter Evaluation for Parent and Joint HDPE Materials Proceeding

Proceedings of SPE, ANTEC, Indianapolis , 2016.

BibTeX | Tags: Fracture, HDPE, Plastics, Slow Crack Growth


Kalyanam,; Krishnaswamy,; Hioe,; Shim,; Focht,

A Fracture Mechanics Approach to Service Life Prediction of HDPE Fusion Joints in Nuclear Applications Proceeding

Proceedings of SPE, ANTEC, Orlando, FL, 2015.

BibTeX | Tags: Fracture, HDPE, Nuclear, Plastics, SENT, Slow Crack Growth


Kalyanam,; Krishnaswamy,; Shim,; Brust,; Focht,

Critical Flaw Size Evaluation in Butt-Fusion Joints of HDPE Pipes Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2014-28431), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: HDPE, Plastics


Krishnaswamy,; Kalyanam,; Hioe,; Shim,

A Methodology to Predict Critical Flaw Size in HDPE Piping and Joints in Nuclear Safety-Related Applications Presentation


BibTeX | Tags: HDPE, Nuclear

Kalyanam,; Krishnaswamy,; Shim,; Hioe,; Focht,

Structural Integrity of HDPE Piping and Joints in Nuclear Safety-Related Applications Proceeding

20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, (ICONE20-54192), 2012.

BibTeX | Tags: HDPE, Nuclear


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


Shim,; Krishnaswamy,; Kalyanam,; Hioe,

Viscoelastic Finite Element Modeling of Bimodal High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Piping Materials for Nuclear Safety-Related Applications Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2010-25715), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, HDPE, Nuclear