Porosity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Properties

Porosity is the ratio between the pore volume of a substance and its total volume. Porosity of a measure of a rocks capacity to store fluids.

formula

\(P = \frac {V_v} {V_t } \)

Where:

\(P\) = porosity

\(V_v \) = voids volume

\(V_t \) = total volume

Solve for:

\(V_v = P   V_t \)

\(V_t = \frac { V_v} { P}   \)