Hi Patrick, VMS has no direction or sign (tension /
compression) so this isn't the best tool to evaluate the
compressive nature of the results. A P1 or P3 plot will tell you
this ("-" stresses are compressive) To check the C-M results, note
the equation at the beginning of the Design Check Wizard, then note
the areas of low SF. Create a P1 & P3 plot and Probe the stress
in the areas of low SF. Plug these numbers in the equation and see
if you get the same results. If not, can you send me the model?
Thanks!