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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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

2011

Shim,; Rudland,; Harris,

Modeling of Subcritical Crack Growth Due to Stress Corrosion Cracking - Transition from Surface Crack to Through-Wall Crack Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2011-57267), 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: SCC, TWC

Ogawa,; Hojo,; Shim,; Ogawa,

Sensitivity Analysis of SCC Crack Extension Simulation Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2011-57454), 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: SCC, sensitivity analysis

2010

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

Rudland,; Shim,; Csontos,

Natural Flaw Shape Development Due To Stress Corrosion Cracking Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2008-61205), 2008.

BibTeX | Tags: SCC

Kurth,

Probabilistic Mechanics Analysis Of The Impact Of Stress Corrosion Cracking On Pipeline Leak Before Break Proceeding

62nd Meeting of the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology, Virginia Beach, VA, 2008.

BibTeX | Tags: LBB, probabilistic, SCC

Beavers,; Brongers,; Agrawal,; Tallarida,

Prevention of Internal SCC in Ethanol Pipelines Conference

NACE, Corrosion 2008 Conference and EXPO, New Orleans (LA), 2008.

BibTeX | Tags: Ethanol, pipelines, SCC

2007

Brossia,; Scott,; Beavers,; Brongers,; Edgemon,; Berman,; Frankel,; Stock,; Wiersma,

Inhibition of Stress Corrosion Cracking of Carbon Steel Storage Tanks at Hanford Conference

NACE, Corrosion 2007 Conference & EXPO, Nashville (TN), 2007.

BibTeX | Tags: Carbon Steel, Inhibitors, SCC, Storage Tanks

2006

Brongers,; Kovacs,; Beavers,; Agrawal,

Stress Corrosion Testing of SA455 Carbon Steel in Meth-Reaction Inhibited Agricultural Ammonia Solutions Technical Report

DNV Report to Iowa Department of Transportation (80537701), 2006.

BibTeX | Tags: Ammonia, Carbon Steel, Inhibitors, SCC, Testing

2005

Kane,; Sridhar,; Brongers,; Beavers,; Agrawal,; Klein,

Stress Corrosion Cracking in Fuel Ethanol: A Recently Recognized Phenomenon Conference

NACE International, Materials Performance, 2005.

BibTeX | Tags: Carbon Steel, Ethanol, SCC

2004

Kupperman,; Sheen,; Shack,; Diercks,; Krishnaswamy,; Rudland,; Wilkowski,

Barrier Integrity Research Program: Final Report Technical Report

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/CR-6861), 2004.

BibTeX | Tags: COD, SCC

2000

Brongers,; Beavers,; Jaske,; Delanty,

Influence of Metallurgy on Ductile Tearing During Hydrostatic Testing of Line-Pipe Steels with Stress-Corrosion Cracks Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2000 International Pipeline Conference, Calgary (Canada), IPC00 (0048), 2000.

BibTeX | Tags: Ductile, Hydrotesting, Metallurgy, pipelines, SCC

Brongers,; Koch,; Agrawal,

The Use of Atomic Force Microscopy to Detect Nucleation Sites of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Type 304 Stainless Steel Book Chapter

Testing, American Society For; Materials, (Ed.): ASTM STP 1401 , Environmentally Assisted Cracking: Predictive Methods For Risk Assessment And Evaluation Of Materials, Equipment and Structures, West Conshohocken (PA), 2000.

BibTeX | Tags: Atomic Force Microscopy, Intergranual, Nucleation, SCC, Stainless Steel, Type 304

Brongers,; Beavers,; Jaske,; Delanty,

Effect of Hydrostatic Testing on Ductile Tearing of X-65 Line-Pipe Steel with Stress-Corrosion Cracks, Journal Article

Corrosion, 56 (10), pp. 1050-1058, 2000.

BibTeX | Tags: Ductile, Hydrotesting, Metallurgy, pipelines, SCC

Brongers,; Beavers,; Jaske,

Effect of Hydrostatic Testing on Ductile Tearing of X-65 Line-Pipe Steel with Stress-Corrosion Cracks Conference

(355), NACE Corrosion/2000, Orlando (FL), 2000.

BibTeX | Tags: Ductile, Hydrotesting, Metallurgy, pipelines, SCC

1999

Koch,; Agrawal,; Brongers,

Characterization of Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking Initiation in Type 304 Stainless Steel Using Scanning Probe Microscopy Conference

(450), NACE, CORROSION/99, San Antonio (TX), 1999.

BibTeX | Tags: Atomic Force Microscopy, Intergranular, Nucleation, SCC, Stainless Steel, Type 304

1998

Koch,; Agrawal,; Brongers,; Phelps,

Characterization of the Early Stages of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Type 304 Stainless Steel Technical Report

Electric Power Research Institute Palo Alto (CA), (TR 112117), 1998.

BibTeX | Tags: Atomic Force Microscopy, Intergranular, Nucleation, SCC, Stainless Steel, Type 304

1983

Abou-Sayed,; Ahmad,; Brust,; Kanninen,

An Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics Prediction of Stress Corrosion Cracking in a Girth Welded Pipe Journal Article

Fracture Mechanics: 14th Symposium ASTM-STP 791, 1983.

BibTeX | Tags: Elastic-plastic Fracture, SCC