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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Benson,; Young,; Shim,; Brust,

Crack Opening Displacement Model for Throughwall Axial Cracks in Cylinders Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2013-98008), 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: COD, TWC


Huh,; Shim,; Yoo,; Choi,; Park,

Estimates of Elastic Crack Opening Displacements of Slanted Through-Wall Cracks in Plate and Cylinder Journal Article

ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 132 (2), pp. 021401, 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: COD, TWC


Shim,; Kurth-Twombly,; Brust,; Wilkowski,; Csontos,; Rudland,

Crack-Opening Displacement and Leak-Rate Calculations for Full Structural Weld Overlays Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2009-77966), 2009.

BibTeX | Tags: COD, weld overlay


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


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


Rudland,; Wang,; Wilkowski,

Comparison of Crack-Opening Displacement Predictions for LBB Applications Journal Article

International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 79 , pp. 209-219, 2002.

BibTeX | Tags: COD, LBB


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


BibTeX | Tags: COD, FEA, LBB


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


Wilkowski,; Rahman,; Brust,; Ghadiali,; Miura,

Recent Evaluations of Crack-Opening-Area in Circumferentially Cracked Pipes Proceeding

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

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, COD