Advanced Finite Element Simulation with MSC Marc

Application of User Subroutines

  • Zia Javanbakht
  • Andreas Öchsner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 1-119
  3. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 121-179
  4. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 181-209
  5. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 211-270
  6. Zia Javanbakht, Andreas Öchsner
    Pages 271-326
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 327-333

About this book


This book offers an in-depth insight into the general-purpose finite element program MSC Marc, which is distributed by MSC Software Corporation. It is a specialized program for nonlinear problems (implicit solver) which is common in academia and industry. The primary goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive introduction to a special feature of this software: the user can write user-subroutines in the programming language Fortran, which is the language of all classical finite element packages. This subroutine feature allows the user to replace certain modules of the core code and to implement new features such as constitutive laws or new elements. Thus, the functionality of commercial codes (‘black box’) can easily be extended by linking user written code to the main core of the program. This feature allows to take advantage of a commercial software package with the flexibility of a ‘semi-open’ code. 


Finite Element Numerical Simulation Subroutine Implementation MSC Marc MSC Software Corporation Fortran Programming Fortran Subroutines Commercial Codes Marc/Mentat

Authors and affiliations

  • Zia Javanbakht
    • 1
  • Andreas Öchsner
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith School of EngineeringGriffith University Griffith School of EngineeringSouthport QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus)Griffith School of Engineering Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus)Southport QueenslandAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47667-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47668-1
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