Degree of Saturation

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical

partially saturated soil 1formulas that use Degree of Saturation

\(\large{ S = \frac{V_w}{V_v }  \; 100  }\)   
\(\large{ S =  \frac{w \; SG }{ e }  }\)  

Where:

\(\large{ S }\) = degree of saturation (expressed as %)

\(\large{ SG } \) = specific gravity of soil and rock

\(\large{ e }\) = void ratio

\(\large{ V_v }\) = volume of voids (air and water)

\(\large{ V_w} \) = volume of water

 

Tags: Equations for Volume Equations for Soil & Rock Classification