I have a concept here showing an Optical Window Assy and would like to get some tips/advise on how to best set this up to run this type of analysis. Basically, as I show in the Power Point File- it will have a thermal load of 75 deg C with a 1,000 psi pressure normal to the window as shown. The bondline between the Metal and the Glass is where I am having the most difficulty. It's such a thin bondline (approx .007 inches thick). One big question I have is can I model this separately as a Shell Mesh and then place it into my assy somehow? Also since this is almost symetrical would a 2D simplification be the way to go? What technique would give me the most accuracy? Run time could also be an issue, but I have not done this enough to know which procedure is the most efficient/accurate. I have so many other questions but felt it's best to seek the help of the pro's to see what reponse I get back, and go from there.
Thanks in advance,