Wet Bulk Density of Soil

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partially saturated soil 1Wet bulk density of soil, abbreviated as \(Y_{sat}\), is the ratio between the total mass of soil and the total volume of soil.


Wet bulk density of soil formulas

\(\large{  \rho_{sat} = \frac { m_l \;+\; m_s} {V_t } }\)
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ \rho_{sat} }\)  (Greek symbol rho) = saturated bulk density of soil \(\large{ \frac{lbm}{ft^3} }\) \(\large{ \frac{kg}{m^3} }\)
\(\large{ m_l }\) = mass of liquid \(\large{lbm}\) \(\large{kg}\)
\(\large{ m_s }\) = mass of solid \(\large{lbm}\) \(\large{kg}\)
\(\large{ V_t } \) = total volume of soil \(\large{ft^3}\) \(\large{m^3}\)


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