In this section you will learn about:
- sequencing your results
- possible stages of results
To help your reader understand your results report them in the same sequence as you set up the methods in the Methodology chapter. Group numerical results and experimental results separately.
Follow section headings used in the Methods section to report results as shown in the following example
From 6.1 Methods
The experimental testing in this thesis aims to measure the ultimate behaviour of post-tensioned slabs with and without steel decking. For this purpose, three types of samples have been prepared. One with Stramit Condeck, another with Stramit Primeform, and the third without any steel decking, which can be used as the control specimen.
|Methods (Chapter 6)||Experimental Results (Chapter 8)|
|6.2 Additional Test Specimens (including solid slabs)||8.4 Solid Slab
|6.3 Stramit Condeck Steel Decking||8.5 Condeck Slab
|6.4 Stramit Primeform Steel Decking||8.6 Primeform Slab
The Results section can move through a number of stages, most of which occur more than once, e.g. Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5. The following example shows each stage.
The load deflection curves obtained from the tests on the slabs condeck and primeform decking are shown below in their various subsections.
|Stage 2||Reference to a figure or table||
The principal material properties measured in these tests are reported in Table 8.3
|Stage 3||Simple statement of result||
The ultimate load of the solid slab was measured as 42.097kN at a deflection of 170mm (span/35)
|Stage 4||Statement of result by comparison between results||
The Primeform slab concrete crushing failure was observed at a load of approximately 54kN (Figure D.36), similar to the Condeck slab
|Stage 5||Comment on results||
Cracking was observed at a load of 40kN. This cracking that was observed was only on the sides of the slab (Figure D.28), so by the time it was visible, there may have already been cracking developing on the underside of the slab
Save interpretations of results for the Discussion section.