How to install a Fortran Compiler for MSC.Marc

In this post I’ll discuss all the necessary steps to install the Intel Fortran compiler for MSC.Marc. At first we have to find out the necessary tools to compile fortran subroutines on Windows. In every Release Guide of MSC.Marc there is a table which versions of the Intel Compiler are compatible. Make sure to download this specific versions as even newer compiler versions may lead to problems. For MSC.Marc 2016 the Fortran Version is Intel XE2015 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2013. Be sure to uninstall all versions of MSC.Marc before continuing with the following steps.

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Initial Release of Tensor Toolbox for Fortran

Tensor Toolbox for Modern Fortran (ttb) is a Fortran module to add Tensor features to Fortran. It provides derived data types from general arrays for rank 2 and rank 4 tensors (and it’s symmetric variants). Computation of the deviatoric part, fourth-order identity tensor, dot product, double-dot product, etc. is available without constructing any loops by the user. For further information read the full post or have a look at the ttb-repository.

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