Degree of Saturation

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

partially saturated soil 1Degree of saturation, abbreviated as S, a dimensionless number, is the ratio of volume of water to the volume of voids.

 

Degree of Saturation formulas

\(\large{ S = \frac{V_w}{V_v } \; 100 }\)   
\(\large{ S =  \frac{w \; G_s }{ e }  }\)  

Where:

\(\large{ S }\) = degree of saturation (expressed as %)

\(\large{ G_s } \) = specific gravity of soil

\(\large{ e }\) = void ratio

\(\large{ V_v }\) = volume of voids (air and water)

\(\large{ V_w} \) = volume of water

 

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