Hello all, I have an actuator to lift a table, with certain amount of wait on it. Since I have mounted the actuator in an angle, I had to analyze the load on the actuator. However, the velocity at which I am lifting the table is bare minimum compared to the load on the table. So I had the feeling that the static analysis would be sufficient to find the load on the actuator, therefore choose the appropriate actuator. After getting the static load, through finite element analysis just for my confidence I ran the simulation for the complete articulation of the table using kinematic analysis. In theory I was expecting the values to be almost same. But the kinematic analysis gave more than 1.5 times the load that was observed in static analysis. Shouldn't the force values be the same? Since acceleration is very less, the push force required by the actuator be just above the static load that is acting on it? Where am I going wrong in physics?