# Bulk Density

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical

Bulk density, abbreviated as Y, also called dry bulk density, apparent density or volumetric density, is the total weight of dry soil to the total volume of soil.

## Bulk Density formula

 $$\large{ Y = \frac{W}{V_t} }$$ (dry soil)

### Where:

$$\large{ Y }$$ = bulk density

$$\large{ W }$$ = total weight

$$\large{ V_t }$$ = total volume of soil