# Volume of Solid Soil

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

## Volume of Solid Soil formulas

 $$\large{ V_s = \frac{W_s}{G_s\;Y_w} }$$ $$\large{ V_s = \frac { V_t} { 1 \;+\; e} }$$

### Where:

 Units English Metric $$\large{ V_s }$$ = volume of solid soil $$\large{ft^3}$$ $$\large{m^3}$$ $$\large{ G_s }$$ = specific gravity of soil $$\large{dimensionless}$$ $$\large{ V_t }$$ = total volume of soil $$\large{ft^3}$$ $$\large{m^3}$$ $$\large{ W_s }$$ = weight of soil $$\large{lbf}$$ $$\large{N}$$ $$\large{ Y_w }$$ = unit weight of water $$\large{lbf}$$ $$\large{N}$$ $$\large{ e }$$ = void ratio $$\large{dimensionless}$$

## Related Volume of Solid Soil formula

 $$\large{ V_s = \frac { V_v} { e} }$$ (void ratio)

### Where:

 Units English Metric $$\large{ V_s }$$ = volume of solid soil $$\large{ft^3}$$ $$\large{m^3}$$ $$\large{ e }$$ = void ratio $$\large{dimensionless}$$ $$\large{ V_v}$$ = volume of voids $$\large{ft^3}$$ $$\large{m^3}$$