Total Weight of Soil

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Total weight of soil, abbreviated as $$W_t$$, is the total weight of soil plus the total weight of water.

Total Weight of Soil formula

 $$\large{ W_t = W_s + W_w }$$

Where:

 Units English Metric $$\large{ W_t }$$ = total weight of soil $$\large{lbf}$$ $$\large{N}$$ $$\large{ W_s }$$ = weight of soil $$\large{lbf}$$ $$\large{N}$$ $$\large{ W_w }$$ = weight of water $$\large{lbf}$$ $$\large{N}$$