Welcome to Ryan Beemer’s Research Website at UMass Dartmouth

Research Interests
  • Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
  • Offshore Foundations and Anchors
  • Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Calcareous Sediments

Select Publications

Aubeny, C. P., Gilbert, R. B., Randall, R., Zimmerman, E., McCarthy, K., Chen, C.-H., Drake, A., Yeh, P., Chi, C.-M., and Beemer, R. D. (2011). The Performance of Drag Embedment Anchors (DEA). College Station, TX.

Beemer, R. D., and Aubeny, C. P. (2012). “Digital image processing of drag embedment anchors in translucent silicate gel.” Proc. GeoManitoba, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Winnepeg.

Beemer, R. D., Aubeny, C. P., and Biscontin, G. (2019a). “Centrifuge 2D gravity on a vertical rotational reference frame.” Int. J. Of Phys. Modell. in Geotech., ICE Virtual Library, 19(1), 15–26.

Beemer, R. D., Bandini-Maeder, A. N., Shaw, J., and Cassidy, M. J. (2019b). “Volumetric particle size distribution and variable granular density soils.” Geotech. Test. J., ASTM International.

Beemer, R. D., Murali, M., Aubeny, C. P., and Biscontin, G. (2018). “Use of a MEMS accelerometer to measure orientation in a geotechnical centrifuge.” Int. J. of Phys. Modell. in Geotech., ICE, 18(5), 253–265.

Beemer, R. D., Shaughnessy, E., Ewert, K. R., Boardman, N., Biscontin, G., Aubeny, C. P., and Grajales, F. J. (2016). “The use of sodium pyrophosphate to improve a translucent clay simulate.” Proc. Geo-Chicago 2016, ASCE, Chicago, 83–93.

Li, L., Beemer, R. D., and Iskander, M. (2021). “Granulometry of Two Marine Calcareous Sands.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 147(3), 04020171.

Murali, M., Grajales, F. J., Beemer, R. D., Aubeny, C. P., and Biscontin, G. (2019). “Capacity of short piles and caissons in soft clay. (Accepted: 23 January 2019).” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., ASCE.