Enter the total weight of dry soil (g), the total weight of moisture (g), and the total volume of wet soil (cm^3) into the Saturated Unit Weight of Soil Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Saturated Unit Weight of Soil.

## Saturated Unit Weight of Soil Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Saturated Unit Weight of Soil.

Y = (WDS + WM) / V

Variables:

- Y is the Saturated Unit Weight of Soil (g/cm^3)
- WDS is the total weight of dry soil (g)
- WM is the total weight of moisture (g)
- V is the total volume of wet soil (cm^3)

To calculate the saturated unit weight of soil, sum the total weight of dry soil and the total weight of moisture, then divide by the volume of wet soil.

## How to Calculate Saturated Unit Weight of Soil?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Saturated Unit Weight of Soil.

- First, determine the total weight of dry soil (g).
- Next, determine the total weight of moisture (g).
- Next, determine the total volume of wet soil (cm^3).
- Next, gather the formula from above = Y = (WDS + WM) / V.
- Finally, calculate the Saturated Unit Weight of Soil.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total weight of dry soil (g) = 30

total weight of moisture (g) = 20

total volume of wet soil (cm^3) = 10

Y = (WDS + WM) / V =** ** ?