# Density Ranges for Different Soil Types

# Representative Densities of Commonly Encountered Soil Types

# Notation and Units

## Metric and Imperial Units

The above values have been provided with both imperial and metric units. As with all calculations care must be taken to keep consistent units throughout. A guide to Soil Types has been provided by StructX and additional information has been provided below.

# Notation

- ρ = bulk density (the ratio of the total mass to the total volume), ib/ft
^{3}or kg/m^{3} - ρ
_{sub}= submerged bulk density (the ratio of the total submerged mass to the total volume), ib/ft^{3}or kg/m^{3}