RAVEN is a free-standing software that runs under Microsoft Windows. The software includes everything you need to perform quick and simple process simulation.
RAVEN can perform simulations in 0D, no spatial dimension, or 1D, one spatial dimension:
- A 0D simulation returns critical material properties as function of time for a prescribed cure cycle at a material point.
- A 1D simulation allows you to evaluate the effect of tool and part thickness, and heat transfer boundary conditions on the temperature profile and property evolution through the thickness of a tool-part assembly.
The table below outlines what is required to perform 0D, 1D, and 2D simulations with RAVEN.
The table below shows the Material Data Sets for curing materials required to perform simulations with RAVEN and COMPRO 3D. Data sets are developed for neat resins and converted to ply properties using micro-mechanics models.
Convergent develops material data sets on demand as a service.
|Material Data Sets||RAVEN||COMPRO 3D||Comments|
- Cure (or crystallization) kinetics
- Glass-transition temperature evolution
- Specific heat capacity
|Required for cure and material property evolution simulations.|
|Viscosity||Required to predict viscosity evolution in both RAVEN and COMPRO, as well as to predict saturated resin flow in COMPRO.|
- Modulus development
- Thermal expansion
- Cure shrinkage
| ||Required for residual stress and deformation predictions in COMPRO.|