# Uniformity Coefficient

Uniformity coefficient, abbreviated as \(C_u\), also called coefficient of uniformity, 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 greater than 4 to 6. If less than 4 it is classified as poorly graded.

## Uniformity Coefficient formula

\(\large{ C_u = \frac{ D_{60} }{ D_{10} } }\) |

### Where:

\(\large{ C_u } \) = uniformity coefficient

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

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

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