Water Content

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

partially saturated soil 1Water content, abbreviated as w, also called moisture content, a dimensionless number, is the ratio of weight of soil to the weight of water or the quantity of water contained in a material.

 

water content formulas

\(\large{ w = \frac{W_w}{W_s } }\)
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ w }\) = water content (% moisture contemt) \(\large{dimensionless}\)
\(\large{ W_s} \) = weight of solid \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\)
\(\large{ W_w }\) = weight of water \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\)

 

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