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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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

Shim,; Wallace,; Kalyanam,; Benson,

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.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, Circumferential Crack, LBB, Nuclear, PWSCC, SIF, xLPR

2014

Shim,; Xu,; Kerr,

Effect of Weld Residual Stress Fitting on Stress Intensity Factor for Circumferential Surface Cracks in Pipes Journal Article

J. Pressure Vessel Technology, 137 (1), pp. 011403, 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, Nuclear, PWSCC, SIF, Welds, WRS, xLPR

Shim,; Xu,; Lee,

Closed-Form Stress Intensity Factor Solutions for Circumferential Through-Wall Cracks in Cylinder Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2014-28049), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: SIF

2012

Shim,; Wilkowski,; Kalyanam,; Brust,

Effect of Weld Residual Stress Fitting on Stress Intensity Factor for Circumferential Surface Cracks in Pipe Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference , (PVP2012-78180), 2012.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, SIF, WRS

2011

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

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

Huh,; Shim,; Choi,; Park,

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.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, COD, SIF, TWC

2007

Huh,; Kim,; Shim,; Wilkowski,; Yang,

Stress Intensity Factors of Slanted Through-Wall Cracks in Plate and Cylinder Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2007-26209), 2007.

BibTeX | Tags: SIF, TWC

2004

Rudland,; Wilkowski,; Wang,; Norris,

Analysis of Circumferential Through-Wall Crack K-solutions for CRDM Nozzles Journal Article

International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 81 , pp. 961-971, 2004.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, SIF, TWC

2003

Rudland,; Wilkowski,; Wang,; Norris,

Analysis of Weld Residual Stresses and Circumferential Through-Wall Crack K-solutions for CRDM Nozzles Proceeding

Proceedings of the Vessel Head Penetration Inspection, Cracking and Repair Conference, (NUREG/CP-0180), 2003.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, SIF, TWC, WRS

1993

Stonesifer,; Brust,; Leis,

Mixed Mode Stress Intensity Factors For Interacting Semi-Elliptical Surface Cracks in a Plate Journal Article

Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 45 (3), pp. 357-380, 1993.

BibTeX | Tags: SIF

Leis,; Brust,

Mixed Mode Stress Intensity Factors For Interacting Semi-Elliptical Surface Cracks in a Plate Journal Article

Nuclear Engineering and Design, 142 , pp. 69-75, 1993.

BibTeX | Tags: SIF

1992

Stonesifer,; Brust,; Leis,

Stress Intensity Factors For Long Axial OD Surface Cracks in Large R/t Pipes Journal Article

ASTM STP 1131, pp. 29-45, 1992.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, SIF