Weight of sand per cubic foot | how much does 1 cubic foot of sand weight

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There are different types of sand having different densities. The weight of sand per cubic foot depends on the density of sand.

We can calculate the weight of different types of sand by the standard formula which is given by,

Weight of sand = Volume of sand x Density of sand

From the above formula,

To calculate the weight of sand in kg per cubic foot, the volume of sand should be in feet cube and the density of sand must be in kg/ft3. The density of sand is calculated in the laboratory with the help of different apparatus given below at the last of this article.

The dry density of different types of sand in gram/cm3

Weight of sand per cubic foot | how much does 1 cubic foot of sand weigh

Changing above value in lb/ft3 as,

1 g/cm3 = 62.428 lb/ft3

We get,

The dry density of different types of sand in lb/ft3

S.NSand TypeDry Density lb/ft3
1Sand94.89
2Silt Loam79.9
3Sandy Loam89.89
4Clay74.91
5Clay Loam79.9
6Loam84.9
7Concrete149.82

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If we take the volume of 1 cubic foot of sand and density of sand 94.89 lb/ft3. Then the weight of sand per cubic foot will be,

Weight = Volume x Density

= 1 x 94.89

= 94.89 lb

If we convert 94.89 lb into kg, then it will be 43.04138 Kg. Because 1 lb is equal to 0.4535 Kg

Weight of sand per cubic foot

S.NSand TypeWeight (lb)Weight (Kg)
1Sand94.8943.041
2Silt Loam79.936.24
3Sandy Loam89.8940.77
4Clay74.9133.97
5Clay Loam79.936.24
6Loam84.938.50
7Concrete149.8267.95
Weight of sand per cubic foot | how much does 1 cubic foot of sand weigh

Unit weight of different types of sand in Kg/m3

Weight of sand per cubic foot | how much does 1 cubic foot of sand weigh-Unit weight of different types of sand in Kg/m3

Different types of soil, classification with their dry unit weight and saturated unit weight are given below

Weight of sand per cubic foot | how much does 1 cubic foot of sand weigh-Different types of soil, classification with their dry unit weight and saturated unit weight are given below

I hope this article on “Weight of sand per cubic foot” remains helpful for you.

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