Total Volume of Soil

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

partially saturated soil 1Total volume of soil, abbreviated as \( V_t \), is the volume of soil plus the total volume of air and water.

 

Total Volume of Soil formulas

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

 

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