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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2018

Coe,; Michelen,; Eckert-Gallup,; Sallaberry,

Full long-term design response analysis of a wave energy converter Journal Article

Renewable Energy, 116 , pp. 356-366, 2018.

BibTeX | Tags: Probability, Wave converter

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

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

Uddin,; Kurth,; Sallaberry,; Wilkowski,; Brust,; Rudland,

Critical Flaw Evaluation of Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel: Deterministic and Probabilistic Fracture Analyses Proceeding

Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, PVP2016 (63850), 2016.

BibTeX | Tags: CASS, Fracture, Fracture Toughness, Nuclear, Probability

2015

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

Sallaberry,; Helton,

CPLOAS 2 - User Manual Technical Report

Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2015-4179), 2015.

BibTeX | Tags: aleatory, epistemic, Probability, Weak Link/Strong Link

2014

Kurth,; Kalyanam,; Kurth-Twombly,; Wilkowski,; Brust,; Mitsuya,; Hattery,

Probability of Brittle Fracture in Gas Pipelines Proceeding

Proceedings of the 10th International Pipeline Conference IPC2014, (IPC2014-33728), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: Brittle Fracture, Charpy, Line-pipe, Probability

Helton,; Pilch,; Sallaberry,

Probability of loss of assured safety in systems with multiple time-dependent failure modes: Representations with aleatory and epistemic uncertainty Journal Article

Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 124 , pp. 171-200, 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: aleatory, epistemic, Probability, Weak Link/Strong Link

2013

Kurth,

Non-Standard Simulation Methods for Performing Extremely Low Probability Assessments Proceeding

Proceedings of the 13th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on FFM (39th NFFM), , 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: Probability, rare events

Shim,

Recent Developments in Deterministic LBB Analysis Methods for Probabilistic Assessment Applications Presentation

25.10.2013.

BibTeX | Tags: LBB, Nuclear, Probability

Kurth,; Shim,

Probabilistic Assessment of Crack Growth for Transitioning Cracks Presentation

25.10.2013.

BibTeX | Tags: LBB, Probability

2011

Kurth,; Kalyanam,; Kurth-Twombly,; Wilkowski,; Brust,; Hattery,

Final Report on Probability of Brittle Fracture Occurring in Tokyo Gas T- and W-Series Pipelines Technical Report

Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: Brittle Fracture, Probability

2010

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

Wei,; Kurth,; Forte,

Probabilistic approach for fatigue life assessment based on S-N curve Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2010-25686), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: Probability

2006

Stein,; Sallaberry,; Webb,; Phelan,; Hadgu,

Measurement and modeling of energetic-material mass transfer to soil-pore water-Project CP-1227 final technical report. Technical Report

Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2006-2611), 2006.

BibTeX | Tags: modeling, Probability

Sallaberry,; Helton,

An introduction to complete variance decomposition Proceeding

Proceedings of the 24th conference and exposition on structural dynamics, 2006.

BibTeX | Tags: Probability, sensitivity analysis

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

Kurth,

The Use of Discrete Probability Distributions to Obtain Low Probability Event Estimates Proceeding

9th ASCE EMD/SEI/GI/AD Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability (PMC2004), Albuquerque, NM, 2004.

BibTeX | Tags: Probability

1998

Wilkowski,; Fleming,; Rudland,; Scott,

Statistical Determination of Flow Stress from the CIRCUMCK Piping Fracture Database Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1998 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 1998.

BibTeX | Tags: Fracture, Probability