Does iCAP® replace the traditional CAPWAP®?


No. Although iCAP® is based on signal matching, it has been devised primarily for driven piles of moderate length (say less than 30 or 40 m), with known uniform pile cross sectional properties, and set per blow between 2.5 and 10 mm (30 and 120 blows/ft). iCAP does not use the more sophisticated CAPWAP® features like radiation damping, residual stress analysis, slacks or impedance changes. The analyst should use engineering judgment to decide whether iCAP is sufficient for a reasonable capacity estimate, or whether the full featured CAPWAP program is needed.