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

Botros,; Clavelle,; Uddin,; Wilkowski,; Guan,

Next Generation Ductile Fracture Arrest Analyses for High Energy Pipelines Based on Detail Coupling of CFD and FEA Techniques Proceeding

Proceedings of the 2018 International Pipeline Confererence, 2018.

BibTeX | Tags: Ductile Fracture, FEA

2016

Wilkowski,; Krishnaswamy,; Uddin,; Punch,; Hioe,

Development Towards a Novel Approach for Assessment of Corroded Pipe Proceeding

Proceedings of the International Pipeline Conference 2016, Calgary (Canada), IPC2016 (64315), 2016.

BibTeX | Tags: Corrosion, Ductile Fracture, Elastic-plastic Fracture, Failure Criterion, FEA, Line-pipe, SENT

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

2015

Shim,; Uddin,; Kalyanam,; Brust,; Young,

Application of Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM) to Stress Intensity Factor Solutions Proceeding

Proceedings of ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Boston MA , PVP2015 (45032), 2015.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, Line-pipe, SIF, XFEM

2014

Hiroaki,; Hitoshi,; Wenwei,; Shim,; Wilkowski,

Verification for Newly Developed Automatic 3D Finite Element Crack Propagation System Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2014-28602), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: 3D, Dynamic Crack Propagation, FEA

Cho,; Choi,; Huh,; Shim,; Choi,

Plastic Limit Loads for Slanted Through-Wall Cracks in Cylinder and Plate Based on Finite Element Limit Analysis Journal Article

ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 136 (3), pp. 031201, 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, TWC

2013

Brust,; Shim,

Corrosion Crack Growth Modeling Approaches Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, (IMECE2013-63554), 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, SCC

Shim,; Han,; Huh,

Finite Element Loads for Non-Idealized Through-Wall Cracks in Thick-Walled Pipe Journal Article

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 265 , pp. 918-931, 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, Nuclear, TWC

2011

Jang,; Cho,; Choi,; Kim,; Huh,; Shim,; Choi,; Park,

Plastic Limit Loads for Slanted Circumferential Through-Wall Cracked Pipes Based on Finite Element Limit Analysis Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2011-57583), 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, FEA

Brust,; Rudland,; Zhang,; Shim,; Wilkowski,

Modeling Crack Growth in Weld Residual Stress Fields Using the Finite Element Alternating Method Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2011-57935), 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, modeling, WRS

2010

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

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

Rudland,; Csontos,; Shim,

Stress Corrosion Crack Shape Development Using AFEA Journal Article

ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 132 (1), pp. 011406, 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, SCC

2009

Csontos,; Rudland,; Shim,

Advanced Finte Element Flaw Growth Analysis of Stress Corrosion Cracks in Dissimilar Metal Butt Welds Proceeding

TMS 2009 138th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 2009.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, FEA, SCC

2008

Huh,; Shim,; Choi,; Wilkowski,; Yang,

Stress Intensity Factors for Slanted Through-Wall Cracks Based on Elastic Finite Element Analyses Journal Article

Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 31 (2), pp. 197-209, 2008.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, SIF, TWC

2007

Kim,; Oh,; Song,; Shim,

Finite Element Ductile Failure Simulations of Tensile and Bend Bars Made of API X65 Steels Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2007-26218), 2007.

BibTeX | Tags: Ductile Fracture, FEA

2001

Feng,; Miura,; Ghadiali,; Brust,; Santos,; Choi,; Wilkowski,

Pipe-System Boundary Conditions Restraint of Induced Bending Effects from Axial Loads on COD for LBB Applications – Finite Element Round Robin Results Presentation

01.08.2001.

BibTeX | Tags: COD, FEA, LBB

2000

Rudland,; Wang,; Wilkowski,

Comparison of Estimation Schemes and FEM Analysis Predictions of Crack Opening Displacement for LBB Applications Book Chapter

Mohan, R (Ed.): 1 (401-1), pp. 157-162, Assessment Methodologies for Preventing Failure: Deterministic and Probabilistic Aspects and Welding Residual Stress , 2000.

BibTeX | Tags: COD, FEA, LBB

1997

Mohan,; Wilkowski,; Bass,; Bloom,

Finite Element Analyses to Determine the R/t Limits for ASME Code Case N-494 FAD Curve Procedure Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1997 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 350 (pp 77-88), 1997.

BibTeX | Tags: FAD, FEA

Wang,; Brust,; Atluri,

The elastic-plastic finite element alternating method and the prediction of fracture under WFD conditions in aircraft structures – Part I, Theory Journal Article

Computational Mechanics, 19 (5), pp. 356-369, 1997.

BibTeX | Tags: Elastic-plastic Fracture, FEA

Wang,; Brust,; Atluri,

The elastic-plastic finite element alternating method (EPFEAM) and the prediction of fracture under WFD conditions in aircraft structures. Part II: Fracture and the T*-integral parameter Journal Article

Computational Mechanics, 19 (5), pp. 370-379, 1997.

BibTeX | Tags: Elastic-plastic Fracture, FEA

Wang,; Brust,; Atluri,

The elastic-plastic finite element alternating method (EPFEAM) and the prediction of fracture under WFD conditions in aircraft structures. Part III: Computational predictions of the NIST multiple site damage experimental results Journal Article

Computational Mechanics, 20 (3), pp. 199-212, 1997.

BibTeX | Tags: Elastic-plastic Fracture, FEA

1995

Krishnaswamy,; Brust,; Ghadiali,

A Finite Element Algorithm To Study Creep Crack Growth Based On The Creep Hardening Surface Journal Article

International Journal For Numerical Methods in Engineering, 38 (6), pp. 969-988, 1995.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA

1994

Olson,; Wolterman,; Wilkowski,

Margins for Dynamic FEM Analysis of Cracked Pipe Under Seismic Loading for the DOE New Production Reactor Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1994 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 280 (pp. 119-134), 1994.

BibTeX | Tags: Dynamic Crack Propagation, FEA, Nuclear, seismic loads

Olson,; Wolterman,; Wilkowski,

FEM Predictions of the HDR Circumferentially Cracked Pipe Experiments Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1994 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 280 (pp. 165-182), 1994.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, FEA

1993

Krishnaswamy,; Brust,; Ghadiali,

Finite Element Analysis Of History Dependent Damage In Time Dependent Fracture Mechanics Journal Article

ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 115 , pp. 339-347, 1993.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, Fracture

Brust,; Ahmad,; Brickstad,; Faidy,; Gilles,

Comparisons Between Finite-Element Analysis Predictions and Pipe Fracture Experiments Journal Article

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 143 , pp. 201-215, 1993.

BibTeX | Tags: experiment, FEA

1981

Brust,; Kanninen,

Analysis of Residual Stresses in Welding by Thermal-Plastic Finite Element Computations - Applications to Heat Sink Welding Proceeding

ASME Failure Prevention and Reliability, 1981.

BibTeX | Tags: FEA, thermal fracture