Phase Relationships for Soils

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Phase Relationships for Soils
1010402Phase Relationships for Soils
Soil as a Three-Phase System A soil may be described as a three-phase system consisting of soil solids, voids containing pore water, and empty voids filled with air. A saturated soil may be assumed to have only two of these phases, as voids are completely saturated with water. The default value of specific weight (weight per unit volume) of water is taken as γw = 62.4 lb/ft3 (9810 N/m3). The weight of water is converted to an equivalent volume by dividing by γw
Indranil Goswami: Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition. Phase Relationships for Soils, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export