Volume of Void

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

partially saturated soil 1Volume of void, abbreviated as V_v, is the ratio of total volume of soil minus volume of solid soil.

 

Volume of Void formulas

\(\large{ V_v =  V_t - V_s  }\)   
\(\large{ V_v =  V_w + V_a  }\)  
\(\large{ V_v = n \;  V_t }\) (porosity)
\(\large{ V_v = e \;  V_s }\) (void ratio)
\(\large{ V_v =  \frac{ e \; V_t }{ 1 \;+\; e }  }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ V_v }\) = volume of void

\(\large{ n }\) = porosity

\(\large{ V_t } \) = total volume of soil

\(\large{ e }\) = void ratio

\(\large{ V_a } \) = volume of air

\(\large{ V_s } \) = volume of solid soil

\(\large{ V_w } \) = volume of water

\(\large{ w } \) = water content

 

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