# Curvature Coefficient

Curvature coefficient, abbreviated as \(C_c\), also called coefficient of curvature, a dimensionless number, classifies a soil as well graded or poorly graded. For the soil to be well graded for a given sample, the range must be between 1 and 3.

## Curvature Coefficient formula

\(\large{ C_c = \frac{ D_{30}^2 }{ D_{60} \; D_{10} } }\) |

### Where:

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\(\large{ C_c } \) = curvature coefficient | \(\large{dimensionless}\) | |

\(\large{ D_{10} } \) = is the sieve diameter (grain size) which there are 10% of particles go through. | \(\large{in}\) | \(\large{mm}\) |

\(\large{ D_{30} } \) = is the sieve diameter (grain size) which there are 30% of particles go through. | \(\large{in}\) | \(\large{mm}\) |

\(\large{ D_{60} } \) = is the sieve diameter (grain size) which there are 60% of particles go through. | \(\large{in}\) | \(\large{mm}\) |

Tags: Coefficient Equations Soil Equations Geotechnical Equations