Specific Volume

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Specific volume, abbreviated as \(\upsilon\) (Greek symbol upsilon), is the volume in a unit of mass.  Specific volume is a intensive variable whose physical quantity value does not depend on the amount of the substance for which it is measured.  Specific volume is the reciprocal of density, a substance with a higher density will have a lower specific volume.


Specific Volume formulas

\(\large{  \upsilon = \frac{V}{m}   }\)    
\(\large{  \upsilon = \frac{1}{\rho}   }\)   
\(\large{  \upsilon = 1 \;+\; e   }\) (soil)


\(\large{ \upsilon }\)  (Greek symbol upsilon) = specific volume

\(\large{ \rho }\)  (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ e } \) = void ratio

\(\large{ V }\) = volume


Tags: Equations for Volume Equations for Soil