# How to Calculate and Solve for Air Content of the Soil | Soil Mechanics and Foundation

The image above represents air content of the soil. To calculate air content of the soil, two essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Volume of the Air (Va)Â andÂ Volume of the soil (V).

The formula for calculating air content of the soil:

A =Â VaÂ /Â V

Where:

A = Air Content of the Soil
VaÂ = Volume of the Air
V = Volume of the Soil

Let’s solve an example;
Find the air content of the soil when the volume of the air is 20 and the volume of the soil is 24.

This implies that;

Va = Volume of the Air = 20
V = Volume of the Soil = 24

A =Â VaÂ /Â V
So, A = 20Â /Â 24
A = 0.83

Therefore, theÂ air content of the soil is 0.83.

### Calculating the Volume of the Air when the Air Content of the Soil and the Volume of the Soil are Given

Va = A x V

Where;

VaÂ = Volume of the Air
A = Air Content of the Soil
V = Volume of the Soil

Let’s solve an example;
Find the volume of the air when the air content of the soil is 12 and the volume of the soil is 3.

This implies that;

A = Air Content of the Soil = 12
V = Volume of the Soil = 3

That is, Va = A x V
Va = 12 x 3
Va = 36

Therefore, theÂ volume of the airÂ isÂ 36.

### Calculating the Volume of the Soil when the Air Content of the Soil and the Volume of the Air are Given

V = Va / A

Where;

V = Volume of the Soil
A = Air Content of the Soil
Va = Volume of the Air

Let’s solve an example;
Find the volume of the soil when the air content of the soil is 5 and the volume of the air is 25.

This implies that;

A = Air Content of the Soil = 5
Va = Volume of the Air = 25

V = Va / A
That is, V = 25 / 5
V = 5

Therefore, theÂ volume of the soilÂ isÂ 5.

### How to Calculate Air Content of the Soil Using Nickzom Calculator

Nickzom Calculator â€“Â The Calculator Encyclopedia is capable of calculating the air content of the soil.

To get the answer and workings of the air content of the soil using the Nickzom Calculator â€“ The Calculator Encyclopedia.Â First, you need to obtain the app.

You can get this app via any of these means:

To get access to theÂ professionalÂ version via web, you need toÂ registerÂ andÂ subscribeÂ forÂ NGN 2,000Â perÂ annumÂ to have utter access to all functionalities.
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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to theÂ Calculator Map,Â then click onÂ AgriculturalÂ underÂ Engineering.

Now, Click on Soil Mechanics and Foundation underÂ Agricultural

Now, Click on Air Content of the Soil underÂ Soil Mechanics and Foundation

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the air content of the soil according to the respective parameters which is the Volume of the Air (Va)Â andÂ Volume of the soil (V).

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the Volume of the Air (Va)Â  is 20 andÂ Volume of the soil (V) is 24.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above,Â Nickzom Calculatorâ€“ The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the air content of the soil and presents the formula, workings and steps too.