Relative Density is the ratio of the density of a substance to a specified reference density. Where: Dr = Relative Density (dimensionless) ρs = bulk density of soil (kg/m3 or lb/ft3) ρref = bulk density of reference (kg/m3 or lb/ft3) Often, the reference density is that of water, 62.4 lbs/ft3 or 1000 kg/m3. Alternatively, the […]

## How to Calculate Specific Gravity

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Specific Gravity is the ratio of the density of a soil to the density of water. Where: SG = Specific Gravity (dimensionless) ρs = bulk density of soil (kg/m3 or lb/ft3) ρw = bulk density of water (kg/m3 or lb/ft3) = 1000 kg/m3 (62.4 lb/ft3) Specific Gravity of Various Substances Substance Specific Gravity Water 1.0 […]

## How to Calculate Bulk Density

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## How to Calculate Degree of Saturation

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## How to Calculate Soil Porosity

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