I'm currently writing a thesis. I'm simulating a problem using CFD model. The model has been validated by using it to investigate similar problem with known results. The model vs. experimental results are showing good consistency.
As for my problem, I've modeled it and I've got the results. I've spent few weeks designing, building and testing the experimental equipment but I've concluded the experimental equipment must be rebuilt using different components and I don't have time.
So, where in the paper do I report the failed experiment and how do I put it in words that it failed?
Here is the main structure of my paper.
2: Literature Review
3:1 Model observation
3:2 Experimental observation
4: Results and discussion
4:1 Model validation
4:2 Problem Results (Here I was going to compare model vs. experiment)
5: Conclusion and future work.