There is the project realizing analytical strength analysis of wing
structures used for rapid design estimations. The project includes written in
Fortran solver program and user-friendly desktop application. The former
provides facilities for convenient entering/editing of input data,
visualization the results, use of design history database, etc.
The distinctive feature of the project is that the solver implements
unique algorithm of Fatigue Life research being a know-how of its authors.
While the GUI application is meant for a wide spectrum of users, the solver
program by itself should not be installed at their computers (even as a binary
file). This requirement defines client/server architecture for the system:
client — desktop application (developed in Java), and solver package
sited at the server and accessible by means of Web Services (SOAP protocol).
This small project is a successful attempt of Web-based number crunching
Keywords: strength analysis & engineering design in aerospace construction,
Web Services architecture (SOAP).