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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2017

Kurth,; Sallaberry,; Brust,; Kurth-Twombly,; Young,; Scott,

Benchmarking Probabilistic Code for LBB Analysis for Circumferential Cracks Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2017-65384), 2017.

BibTeX | Tags: Circumferential Crack, LBB, probabilistic

Sallaberry,; Kurth,; Brust,; Kurth-Twombly,

Proposed Approach Of Scenario Analysis Using A Probabilistic Code, Proceeding

(PVP2017-65989), 2017.

BibTeX | Tags: probabilistic, risk

2014

Benson,; Brust,; Kurth,; Broussard,

Weld Residual Stress Inputs For A Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Code Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2014-28030), 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: probabilistic, WRS

Helton,; Hansen,; Sallaberry,

Conceptual structure and computational organization of the 2008 performance assessment for the proposed high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Journal Article

Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 122 , pp. 223-248, 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: nuclear waste, PA, probabilistic

Helton,; Gross,; Hansen,; Sallaberry,; Sevougian,

Expected dose for the seismic scenario classes in the 2008 performance assessment for the proposed high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Journal Article

Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 122 , pp. 380-398, 2014.

BibTeX | Tags: nuclear waste, probabilistic, uncertainty analysis

2010

Wei,; Kurth,; Rice,; Forte,

Equivalency-based probabilistic approach for S-N and fatigue crack growth data Proceeding

International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials VIII, 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: probabilistic

2009

Rudland,; Kurth,; Scott,; Cox,

Continuing Development Of PRO-LOCA For The Prediction Of Break Probabilities For Loss-Of-Coolant Accidents Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, (PVP2009-77053), 2009.

BibTeX | Tags: LBB, LOCA, probabilistic

Helton,; Sallaberry,

Conceptual basis for the definition and calculation of expected dose in performance assessments for the proposed high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Journal Article

Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 94 (3), pp. 677-698, 2009.

BibTeX | Tags: nuclear waste, probabilistic

2008

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

Helton,; Sallaberry,; Hansen,

Yucca Mountain 2008 Performance Assessment: Conceptual Structure and Computational Organization. Technical Report

Sandia National Laboratories (SAND2008-3073C), 2008.

BibTeX | Tags: nuclear waste, probabilistic

2004

Kurth,; Brust,

Advanced Probabilistic Analysis Methods for Calculating the Reliability of a Carbon-Carbon Shell for the Earth Entry Vehicle Proceeding

9th ASCE EMD/SEI/GI/AD Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability (PMC2004), Albuquerque, NM, 2004.

BibTeX | Tags: probabilistic, reliability

2002

Kurth,; Abbott,; Brust,

Risk Based Aspects of Fatigue and Corrosion Fatigue in Aircraft Structures Proceeding

ASTM Symposium on Probabilistic Aspects of Life Prediction, 2002.

BibTeX | Tags: fatigue, probabilistic, risk

Wilkowski,; Scott,; Rahman,; Rudland,; Wolterman,; Krishnaswamy,; Fairbanks,

Considerations for Probabilistic Analyses to Assess Potential Changes to Large-Break LOCA Definition for ECCS Requirements Proceeding

Proceedings of ICONE-10 conference, 2002.

BibTeX | Tags: LOCA, probabilistic

2001

Kurth,; Brust,

Probabilistic Failure Assessment of a Carbon-Carbon Shell for the Earth Entry Vehicle Concept Proceeding

Symposium on Computation & Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics, 10th International Congress on Fracture, Honolulu, HI, 2001.

BibTeX | Tags: probabilistic

1996

Ghadiali,; Rahman,; Choi,; Wilkowski,

Deterministic and Probabilistic Evaluations for Uncertainty in Pipe Fracture Parameters In Leak-Before-Break and In-Service Flaw Evaluations Technical Report

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/CR-6443), 1996.

BibTeX | Tags: deterministic, Fracture, LBB, probabilistic

1995

Rahman,; Ghadiali,; Wilkowski,

Uncertainty Analyses for Probabilistic Pipe Fracture Evaluations in LBB Applications Proceeding

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

BibTeX | Tags: LBB, probabilistic

Rahman,; Ghadiali,; Wilkowski,; Paul,

A Computer Model for Probabilistic Leak-Rate Analysis of Nuclear Piping and Piping Welds Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1995 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 1995.

BibTeX | Tags: leak rate, Nuclear, probabilistic, Welds

Rahman,; Ghadiali,; Paul,; Wilkowski,

Probabilistic Pipe Fracture Evaluations for Leak-Rate Detection Applications Technical Report

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/CR-6004), 1995.

BibTeX | Tags: leak rate, probabilistic

1993

Rahman,; Wilkowski,; Ghadiali,

Pipe Fracture Evaluations for Leak-Rate Detection: Probabilistic Models Proceeding

Proceedings of the ASME 1993 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference, 266 (pp 243-254), 1993.

BibTeX | Tags: PFM, probabilistic