# Sphericity of soil particles (related to the volume)

## Description

Sphericity is a measure of how spherical (round) an object is. The sphericity of a sphere is 1 and, by the isoperimetric inequality, any particle which is not a sphere will have sphericity less than 1.

The sphericity of a particle is the ratio of the actual volume of a particle to the volume of the sircumscrimbing sphere.

## Variables

ψ | Sphericity (dimensionless) |

V_{p} | Actual volume of a particle (measured by immersion in water) (m^{3}) |

V_{cs} | Volume of sircumscrimbing sphere (the diameter of the sphere considered the longest dimension of the particle) (m^{3}) |

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