A moist sample has a total density of 2040kg/m^3, water content of 20%, and specific gravity of solids (Gs) of 2.
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# A moist sample has a total density of 2040kg/m^3, water content of 20%, and specific gravity of solids (Gs) of

2.65

a) Calculate the degree of saturation

b) if the total mass of the sample if 600g, calculate the volume of voids.

c) Calculate the volume of water to be removed, for the new water content to be 10%

Hi, I have attached required... View the full answer a)
Calculate the void ratio.
Gw 1 w
bulk 1 e
2.65 1, 000 1 0.20 2040 1 e
e 0.559
Calculate the degree of saturation.
Se wG
S 0.559 0.20 2.65 0.948 94.8%
b)
Find the porosity.
e
n
1 e
0.559...

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