Unit Weight

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

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Unit weight, abbreviated as \(\gamma\), is the ratio of the total weight to the total volume.

 

Unit Weight formula

\(\large{ \gamma =  \frac{ W_t  }{ V_t }  }\)
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ \gamma }\)  (Greek symbol gamma) = unit weight \(\large{ \frac{lbm}{ft^3} }\) \(\large{ \frac{N}{m^3} }\)
\(\large{ V_t } \) = total volume of soil \(\large{ft^3}\) \(\large{m^3}\)
\(\large{ W_t }\) = total weight of soil \(\large{lbf}\) \(\large{N}\)

 

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