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    I am a graduate student in Civil Engineering at Northwestern University,
    looking for literature on analytical solutions to a long, thin rod
    embedded in another material (e.g., soil) and subjected to local
    transversal displacements of the surrounding medium. As the surrounding
    material locally displaces (e.g., along a slip surface in soil), the rod
    will deform by shearing transversely to its long axis. The question is,
    how much will the rod deform?

    I have searched extensively through literature on design of 1) pipelines
    (to uplift forces and/or lateral loading/lateral spreading), 2) piles to
    lateral loads, including soil dowels (used for slope stabilization), 3)
    and soil nails. Most of the design methods have approached solutions
    strictly with theory of elasticity (small displacements). However, I am
    interested in predicting large plastic deformations (relative to the
    radius of the rod).

    Have I overlooked anything in the literature? If you can direct me to
    any published papers or any ongoing research in this area, it would be
    greatly appreciated. If you need further clarifications on my question,
    please respond to me directly at
    Thank you for your time.

    Charles Pierce
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Northwestern University