Weight of Water

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

partially saturated soil 1Weight of Water Formula

\(\large{ w = \frac{ S \; e \; V_t \; \gamma_w }{ 1 \;+\; e }   }\)  

Where:

 Units English Metric
\(\large{ W_w }\) = weight of water \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\)
\(\large{ S }\) = degree of saturation (expressed as %) \(\large{dimensionless}\)
\(\large{ V_t } \) = total volume of soil \(\large{ft^3}\) \(\large{m^3}\)
\(\large{  \gamma_w } \)  (Greek symbol gamma) = unit weight of water \(\large{ \frac{lbf}{in^2} }\) \(\large{ \frac{N}{m^3} }\)
\(\large{ e }\) = void ratio \(\large{dimensionless}\)

 

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