Where are the fixtures and loads to be applied in Leaf spring?

I am analyzing Leaf spring in ANSYS Workbench. The problem is where are fixtures and loads to be applied. I applied them as shown in picture.

Also do i have to consider frequency or oscillations?
The model used is Leaf Spring.

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I just saw a pdf containing info about that! let me look for it Ill let you know I cant remember where I saw that haha

 
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A leaf spring test must take into consideration strength but also fatigue.
In the two ends of the spring you should add a pin constraint in one end and a sliding in the other. The load can be applied in the center but it is not always vertical to the leaf spring.
Also when the vehicle is turning loads are applied sideways.

 
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