GRLWEAP14 Wave Equation Analysis

GRLWEAP14 is the pile driving simulation software of choice worldwide for pile driving professionals:

  • Simulates the pile response to pile driving equipment
  • Calculates soil resistance, dynamic pile stresses, and estimated capacities based on field observed blow count, for a given hammer and pile system
  • Helps select appropriate hammer(s) and driving system with known piling, soil and capacity requirements
  • Determines whether a pile will be overstressed at a certain penetration or if refusal will likely occur before a desired pile penetration is reached (driveability analysis)
  • Estimates the total driving time
  • Provides Summary Reports in traditional US or SI Unit measurements
  • Available in professional, offshore wave, or network versions
  • Software license download, no USB key or shipping required – Contact for promotional offer and additional details
Categories: Driven Piles

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GRLWEAP continues to be the software of choice for industry-leading piling professionals around the world. Developed by the founders of Pile Dynamics, Inc., this wave equation analysis program includes new innovations with its latest release, GRLWEAP14.

GRLWEAP14 simulates motions and forces in a foundation pile when driven by either an impact or a vibratory hammer. Its features help improve the accuracy of predicted driving stresses, bearing capacities, blow counts and installation time when matched with field observation and measurement results defined by the Pile Driving Analyzer® system (PDA).

In addition, it estimates the total driving time. This pile simulation and analysis allows the user to investigate which hammer is likely to be sufficient and economic for a certain pile and soil condition prior to mobilizing the hammer to the job.

When Wave Equation Analysis is used instead of Dynamic Formulae, several codes and standards of practice allow a leaner foundation design translating to lower factor of safety or higher resistance factor.

GRLWEAP14 includes drivability analysis, various stroke options for diesel hammers, soil sensitivity analysis, models for parallel or composite piles and seven static analysis options. The analysis of battered (driven at an angle) piles has been enhanced in GRLWEAP14. When the angle is horizontal, GRLWEAP may be used to simulate the installation of culverts.

GRLWEAP 14 is available in Professional and Offshore Wave Versions. Find out which version of GRLWEAP is right for you. GRLWEAP Offshore Wave Version includes exclusive features designed for challenging situations (free riding hammers, nonuniform and battered piles) and special analysis options such as fatigue output tables.

GRLWEAP14’s user-friendly interface includes more than 1000 preprogrammed hammers, extensive help, and numerous automatic features.

GRLWEAP Software Specifications



Works with Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11.