A diagram of the setup is displayed below.
|Diagram by Susa|
The reason behind using a more complicated test to determine values we can determine using a simpler test is that when using the computer and MATLAB to perform simulations being able to input a single water height is much simpler. We plan to continue improving our constant head test techniques as we test all the sands we have tested with the falling head test. If we find that both tests produce the same K values then we will continue to use just the falling head test in the lab while simulating constant head tests using MATLAB.