What kind of support should I use at the top of a landing gear for explicit analysis.
Hello Everyone! I am new to the explicit dynamics module. I am doing impact analysis of a main landing gear as it lands at a certain velocity. The top of the landing gear is a beam of sorts which is supposedly attached to an aircraft which is not in the model. I am confused about what kind of support I should use at the top so that it represents its attachment to the aircraft and still have it move downwards to the platform/ground in the analysis. Also I want to apply a weight in the downward direction at the middle but someone told me I am making a novice mistake by applying a force and fixed support at the same beam and it will not contribute to the analysis. A picture of model taken during static structural is and the new model is attached. Can I use these settings for explicit dynamics? And is the force in the middle contributing to the analysis considering there is a fixed support right under it?
I will be very grateful. Thanks in Advance.