What Is The Density Of Sand And Aggregate Per Cubic Meter. How Is It Calculated?


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Danielle Joynson Profile
The density of sand can differ depending on how much there is and if it is wet or dry sand. However, in most cases the density is recorded as 2.65 grams per cubic centimeter. It is important when carrying out certain projects like the one you mentioned above to discover how much the sand weighs. There is a calculation you need to carry out in order to do this. Before you do this you need to understand that it is quite complex, therefore ensure that you have the appropriate tools and equipment to do this calculation.

  • Calculating the weight of sand: Step 1
The first thing you need to do when calculating the weight of sand, you must fill up a gallon of sand into a bucket. It is important that it is a gallon because it is easier to measure it in this way. Continue to go through the sand by filling up the buckets and counting them so you know how many gallons you have. This will give you the volume of the sand.

  • Step 2
The next part of the process involves changing the volume in gallons that you have into units of cubic feet. In order to do this you must divide the volume by the number that is equal to one cubic foot. In this case it is 7.481. Once you have this figure you can divide the volume of gallons by 7.481 in order to get per cubic foot.

  • Step 3
Lastly you will have to multiply the volume you have calculated by the weight density of the sand, of which I mentioned above. This should then calculate the overall weight of the sand and you will have the measurement you are looking for.
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Sana Rashid answered
There can be a number of answers depending on which type of sand you are talking about. Here is a general table:
Please also note that the density of sand depends on:
1) grain size
2) moisture content
3) how tightly the grains are bound

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