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,; 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

2013

Rudland,; Shim,; Xu,

Simulating Natural Axial Crack Growth in Dissimilar Metal Welds due to Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2013-97188), 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, DMW, PWSCC

Brust,; Rudland,; Rathbun,; Shim,; Punch,

Weld Residual Stress Analyses and Axial PWSCC Predictions in a Double Vee Groove Large Diameter Nozzle Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference , (PVP2013-98065), 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: Axial Crack, PWSCC, WRS

2012

Brust,; Kalyanam,; Shim,

Natural PWSCC Crack Growth in Dissimilar Metal Welds With Inlay Proceeding

Proceedings of IOM3, London, 2012.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, PWSCC

Shim,; Kalyanam,; Brust,; Wilkowski,; Smith,; Goodfellow,

Natural Crack Growth Analyses for Circumferential and Axial PWSCC Defects in Dissimilar Metal Welds Journal Article

Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 134 (5), pp. 051402, 2012.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, PWSCC

2011

Brust,; Rudland,; Shim,; Wilkowski,

PWSCC Crack Growth Modeling Approaches Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2011-57974), 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: modeling, PWSCC

Rudland,; Brust,; Shim,; Wilkowski,

PWSCC Crack Growth Mitigation With Inlay Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2011-57954), 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: PWSCC

2010

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

2009

Fredette,; Scott,; Brust,

An Analytical Evaluation of the Effect of Full Structural Weld Overlay as a Stress Improving Mitigation Strategy to Prevent Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking in Pressurized Water Reactor Piping Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2009-77327), 2009.

BibTeX | Tags: modeling, Nuclear, PWSCC, weld overlay

2007

Brust,; Scott,

Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking (PWSCC) in Bimetal Nuclear Pipe Welds - Analysis Considerations Proceeding

Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology , 2007.

BibTeX | Tags: PWSCC

Brust,; Scott,

Weld Residual Stresses and Primary Water Stress Corrosion Cracking in Bimetal Nuclear Pipe Welds Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP 2007-26297), 2007.

BibTeX | Tags: PWSCC, WRS

2005

Wilkowski,; Wolterman,; Rudland,

Impact of PWSCC and Current Leak Detection on Leak-Before-Break Acceptance Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2005 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2005-71200), 2005.

BibTeX | Tags: LBB, PWSCC

2003

Rudland,; Wolterman,; Wilkowski,

Impact of PWSCC and Current Leak Detection on Leak-Before-Break Proceeding

Proceedings of USNRC conference of Vessel Penetration Inspection, Cracking and Repairs, 2003.

BibTeX | Tags: LBB, PWSCC