Structural Engineering- STAAD plate results? Home › Forums › Technical Discussion › Structural Engineering- STAAD plate results? This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 8 months, 1 week ago by Vijay Solanki. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts September 17, 2021 at 2:07 pm #3124 Punit PatelParticipant How to interpret plate results in STAAD? September 17, 2021 at 2:50 pm #3126 Vijay SolankiParticipant Plate results are interpreted through local axis. While designing it is advised to consider the torsional moment in addition with the major moments. = Mx + Mxy If you have Z-axis upward, positive value of Mx or My indicates tension on the upper surface, and the reverse is true for if Z-axis downward. This is a general explanation. For detailed explanation please refer the following link or STAAD technical help. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.