I'm trying to simulate the launch of CubeSat which is essentially a lifting simulation.
Now I am having trouble as to which force to use.
One option is using Linear Dynamic->Base Excitation Force.
Second option is using Static->Gravity Force.
In this paper (page 68) https://web.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-031212-121649/unrestricted/Mechanical,_Power,_and_Thermal_Subsyst… Option 1 is used.
The second option would be the more logical option I'm guessing though.
I've ran the simulation using both methods and I get very similar but slightly different results. Which force should I use to best simulate static loads acting on the CubeSat during launch.