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Ryan Beemer, PhD

Assistant Professor

Civil & Environmental Engineering



Violette Research 220A


2016Texas A&M UniversityPhD
2011Texas A&M UniversityMS
2008Washington State UniversityBS


  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering



Physical and mechanical properties of soils including weight-volume relationships, index and classification properties, compaction, permeability and consolidation characteristics. Effective stresses and soil strength parameters are also discussed. Previously offered as CEN 403.

Subsurface investigation and characterization based upon current methods of laboratory and in situ testing. Bearing capacity theory and geotechnical design of shallow foundations. Introduction to analysis and design of deep foundations and earth retaining structures. Previously offered as CEN 423.


Research Interests

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

Select publications

Beemer, R. D., Bandini-Maeder, A., Shaw, J., Cassidy, M. J. (2019).
Volumetric Particle Size Distribution and Variable Granular Density Soils
Geotechnical Testing Journal

Murali, M.. Grajales, F. J., Beemer, R. D., Aubeny, C., Biscontin, G. (2019).
Capacity of Short Piles and Caissons from Geotechnical Centrifuge Tests
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 145(10)

Beemer, R. D., Biscontin, G., Murali, M., Aubeny, C. (2018).
Use of a MEMS Accelerometer to Measure Orientation in a Geotechnical Centrifuge
International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 18(5)

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