Software and hardware for efficient composites processing

 

Training and Courses

Convergent provides training and short courses in the use of our software tools as well as a primer on processing fundamentals.

Courses are either given on-line, at Convergent's facilities in Vancouver, Canada, or at a customer site.

Our standard courses are described below. Upon request, Convergent can add training modules on topics that your team requires additional assistance with.

Please contact us for pricing and more information.

 

Introduction to RAVEN

This course is an introduction to the analysis techniques and capabilities of RAVEN. Attendees will be trained on how to perform simple and complex thermo-chemical analysis of composites structures during their manufacturing process.

Prerequisites:

  • No prior experience with RAVEN is required before taking the course
  • Attendees should be generally familiar with cure cycles and composites manufacturing

 Course Content:

  • Overview of RAVEN interface
  • Basic simulations:
    • Cure kinetics, gelation, vitrification, viscosity, modulus development
  • 1D drill through analysis:
    • Thermal gradients, thermal lags, exotherm prediction, property gradients
  • 2D cross section analysis:
    • Thermal distribution, edge effects, property distributions
  • Data management
  • Process inputs
    • Material characterization
    • Heat transfer coefficients
  •  Process maps

The course includes guided examples and hands on exercises using RAVEN.

Duration:

  • 1 Day

Number of attendees:

  • Maximum 10
  • For more than 10 attendees, additional instructors are required (at increased cost)
  • Conference room with projector
  • Computers for all attendees with RAVEN installed (installer and licenses will be provided)

Facility Requirements:

  • Conference room with projector
  • Computers for all attendees with RAVEN installed (installer and licenses will be provided)

 

Introduction to Process Modeling with RAVEN and COMPRO

This course is an introduction to the analysis techniques and capabilities of RAVEN and COMPRO. Attendees will be trained on how to perform simple and complex analysis of composites structures during their manufacturing process.

Prerequisites: 

  • Familiarity with cure cycles and composites manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge and experience using a commercial finite element software (ABAQUS or MARC)
  • No prior experience with RAVEN or COMPRO is required before taking the course

Course Content:

 Overview of composites process modeling

  • Thermo-chemical analysis
    • Cure kinetics, heat transfer analysis
  • Flow-compaction analysis
    • Fiber volume fraction distribution, resin pressure
  • Stress-deformation analysis
    • Spring-in, warpage, deformations, residual stresses
  • RAVEN examples and exercises
  • COMPRO examples and exercises
  • Best practices for process modeling

Duration:

  • 2 Days

Number of attendees:

  • Maximum 5
  • For more than 5 attendees, additional instructors are required (at increased cost)

 Facility Requirements:

  • Conference room with projector
  • Computers for all attendees with the following software installed:
    • RAVEN (provided)
    • COMPRO (provided)
    • A commercial finite element software (ABAQUS preferred)
    • A text editor (Notepad++ or similar)