What is the difference between Case Method and CAPWAP Analysis?

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High Strain Dynamic Testing consists of two main types, namely Dynamic Pile Monitoring and Dynamic Load Testing. Dynamic Pile Monitoring involves the use of PDA to perform real-time evaluation of Case Method pile capacity, hammer energy transfer, driving stresses and pile integrity for every blow count. On the other hand, Dynamic Load Testing is another technique that is evolved from wave equation analysis.

CAPWAP Analysis makes use of field measurements obtained by PDA and wave-equation type analytical method to predict pile performance such as static load capacity, pile-soil load transfer characteristics, soil resistance distribution, soil damping and quake values. CAPWAP Analysis is carried out on the PDA data after the test is complete.


This question is taken from book named – A Closer Look at Prevailing Civil Engineering Practice – What, Why and How by Vincent T. H. CHU.

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