Bulk Density

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

partially saturated soil 1Bulk density, abbreviated as Y, also called apparent density or volumetric density, is the ratio total weight of soil to the total volume of soil.


Bulk Density formula

\(\large{ Y =  \frac{ W_t }{ V_t }    }\)
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ Y } \) = bulk density \(\large{ \frac{lbm}{ft^3} }\) \(\large{ \frac{kg}{m^3} }\)
\(\large{ V_t } \) = total volume of soil \(\large{ft^3}\) \(\large{m^3}\)
\(\large{ W_t }\) = total weight of soil \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\)


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