# Volume of Solid Soil

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

## Volume of Solid Soil formulas

 $$\large{ V_s = \frac{W_s}{G_s\;Y_w} }$$ $$\large{ V_s = \frac { V_v} { e} }$$ (void ratio) $$\large{ V_s = \frac { V_t} { 1 \;+\; e} }$$

### Where:

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

$$\large{ G_s }$$ = specific gravity of soil

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

$$\large{ W_s }$$ = weight of soil

$$\large{ Y_w }$$ = unit weight of water

$$\large{ e }$$ = void ratio

$$\large{ V_v}$$ = volume of voids