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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2014

Rudland,; Benson,; Shim,

Fracture Toughness Behavior of Complex Cracks in Dissimilar Metal Welds Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2014-28105), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, Fracture Toughness

2013

Shim,; Rudland,; Brust,

Comparison of Through-Wall and Complex Crack Behaviors in Dissimilar Metal Weld Pipe Using Cohesive Zone Modeling Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference , (PVP2013-98041), 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, TWC

Rudland,; Lukes,; Shim,; Kalyanam,

Fracture Toughness Behavior of Through-Wall Cracks in Dissimilar Metal Welds Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference , (PVP2013-97143), 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, Fracture Toughness, TWC

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

2012

Brust,; Kalyanam,; Shim,

Natural PWSCC Crack Growth in Dissimilar Metal Welds With Inlay Proceeding

Proceedings of IOM3, London, 2012.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, PWSCC

Rudland,; Lukes,; Scott,; Olson,; Cox,; Shim,

Dissimilar Metal Weld Pipe Fracture Testing– Analysis of Results and Their Implications Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference , (PVP2012-78140), 2012.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, Fracture

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

2010

Rudland,; Brust,; Zhang,; Shim,

Further Welding Residual Stress and Flaw Tolerance Assessment of Dissimilar Metal Welds with Alloy 52 Inlays Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2010-25433), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, WRS

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

Summary of Weld Residual Stress Analyses for Dissimilar Metal Weld Nozzles Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2010‑26106), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, WRS

Smith,; Muransky,; Goodfellow,; Kingston,; Freyer,; Marlette,; Wilkowski,; Brust,; Shim,

The Impact of Key Simulation Variables on Predicted Residual Stresses in Pressurizer Nozzle Dissimilar Metal Weld Mock-Ups Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2010‑26025), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, WRS

Brust,; Rudland,; Shim,; Punch,; Kalyanam,; Wilkowski,

Natural PWSCC Crack Growth in Dissimilar Metal Welds With Inlay Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2010‑26108), 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW

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

Rudland,; Zhang,; Wilkowski,; Csontos,

Welding Residual Stress Solutions for Dissimilar Metal Surge Line Nozzles Welds Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2008-61285), 2008.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, Nuclear, WRS

Shim,; Rudland,; Wilkowski,; Brust,; Ogawa,

Development Of Z-Factor For Circumferential Part-Through Surface Cracks In Dissimilar Metal Welds Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2008-61110), 2008.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, DMW

1996

Scott,; Rudland,; Francini,; Rahman,; Wilkowski,

Fracture Evaluations of Fusion Line Cracks in Bimetallic Welds Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1996 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 324 (pp 101-114), 1996.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, Fracture

1995

Rudland,; Scott,; Marschall,; Wilkowski,

Material Property Evaluations of Bimetallic Welds, Stainless Steel SAW Fusion Lines, and Materials Affected by Dynamic Strain Aging Proceeding

Proceedings of the LBB 95 conference in Lyon (France), 1995.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW

Scott,; Francini,; Rahman,; Rosenfield,; Wilkowski,

C(T) and Large Diameter Pipe Fracture Evaluations of a Fusion Line Crack in a Bimetallic Weld Proceeding

SMiRT-13 Proceedings, 1995.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, Fracture

Scott,; Francini,; Rahman,; Rosenfield,; Wilkowski,

Fracture Evaluations of Fusion-Line Cracks in Nuclear Pipe Bimetallic Welds Technical Report

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/CR-6297), 1995.

BibTeX | Tags: DMW, Fracture, Nuclear