I am trying to create a nonlinear dynamic simulation of a table leg touching the ground at 1m/s for 0.005 s.
I have created a surface which I have defined as rigid body, in contact with the leg at the bottom (no penetration & with friction).
The rigid surface is fixed.
I have applied an initial velocity of 1m/s in the vertical direction to the leg.
I have applied gravity load.
There are some fixtures bolted to the top of the leg which weigh 5 kg. I am trying to simulate this weight by using a remote load direct. Is that the correct way to do this?
I am concerned that the way I am applying the weight is wrong. The weight should be acting for the whole duration of the analysis.
Any advice would be appreciated