The first question is, what is the soil phase? So the soil phase is the homogeneous part of the soil system different from other parts of the soil system for example solid and water are the two different homogeneous parts of the soil.
Now the second question arises, what is the phase diagram? So the phase diagram is nothing but a simple diagrammatic representation of real soil.
Three-Phase Diagram Of Soil
As we know that soil mass consists of three constituents that is solid particles, water, and air, these three constituents are mixed together and form a complex material.
For better understanding and convenience, the actual soil mass diagram (complex material) is simplified in a simple diagram, this diagram is called a three-phase diagram of soil.
In the Three-Phase Diagram Of Soil the solid particles, water, and air are separated and placed at the lower layer, medial layer, and upper layer respectively.
Three-Phase Diagram In Terms Of Voids Ratio
Three-Phase Diagram In Terms Of Porosity
Two-Phase Diagram Of Soil
As we all know that soil mass has voids and these voids are filled with air or water, or partly with air and partly with water, and form a three-phase system.
When the soil mass becomes completely dry (having only air) or the soil has no air that soil becomes fully saturated, then the three-phase system of soil becomes a two-phase system.
This actual two-phase system(complex material) is simplified in a simple diagram, this diagram is called a Two-Phase Diagram Of Soil.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
What is a 3-phase diagram?
The three-phase diagram is a simple diagrammatic representation of the three-phase system of soil for better understanding and convenience.
What are the 3 phases of soil?
The three-phase of soil is solid, water, and air.
What is the use of a phase diagram of soil?
The main use of a phase diagram of soil is, in the study of the various terms in soil engineering and is also used for easy understanding and convenience in calculation problems.
What is 2 phase diagram of soil?
The two-phase diagram of soil is a simple diagrammatic representation of the two-phase system of soil.
What is the volume of voids in the three-phase diagram of soil?
The volume of void in the three-phase diagram of soil is the sum of the volume of water and the volume of air.