May 23 Daily Question: Water Content of a Clay Soil Sample

NCEES Civil PE Specification VII.B.: Soil properties


A clay sample being tested has a wet density ρ dry of 108 pcf.

Given a Degree of Saturation S = 45% and Void Ratio e = 0.3 , calculate the Water Content w

Assume the density of water  ρ w  is 62.4 pcf.

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