My CAPWAP® analysis shows a total capacity (Ru) greater than the applied force (FMX). Is that possible?


Theoretically, the mobilized capacity for a fixed end pile, no skin friction and “infinite” end bearing, is equal to two times the impact force. In practice, a mobilized capacity higher than approximately 1.3 times the impact force is unusual. Furthermore, it is unlikely for the mobilized capacity to exceed 1.6 times the impact force (FMX).