# Total Volume of Soil

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical

## formulas that use Total Volume of Soil

 $$\large{ V_t = V_s + V_v }$$ $$\large{ V_t = V_s + V_w + V_a }$$ $$\large{ V_t = \frac { V_v} { n} }$$ (porosity)

### Where:

$$\large{ V_t }$$ = total volume of soil

$$\large{ n }$$ = porosity

$$\large{ V_a}$$ = volume of air

$$\large{ V_s }$$ = volume of solid soil

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

$$\large{ V_w}$$ = volume of water