The Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) goals are to promote mass properties engineering as a specialized discipline and to provide a means for those interested in mass properties engineering to work together to further their professional goals. Since it's inception in 1939, the SAWE has grown to include 22 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Central Europe, and the United Kingdom and has members from over 22 countries. The Society promotes technical interchange between its members through international and regional conferences, the Weight Engineering Journal, specialized training, technical papers and a growing number of professional publications.

73rd International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

Weight Engineering - Winter 2013-14

WEIGHT ENGINEERING
SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING
Volume 73 - Winter 2013-14 - No. 2


2013 Winter Journal Cover

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Articles

Antitrust Law and the SAWE
by Alan Titcomb

Commemorative Air Force B-25 "Yellow Rose" Painted and Weighed at L3/PID in Waco, Texas
by John Johnston, Lori Kleine, Jerry Pierson, and Valentin Velasquez

Mass Properties Measurements of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover 
by Keith Fields

Estimation of Electrical Cable Lengths and Centers of Gravity
by Robert Chitwood

A Flight in Another Classic Plane
by Jerry Pierson

OTHER

SAWE Membership Campaign
SAWE Corporate Partners
Index of Advertisers
Chapter Reports

 

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2014-2015 SAWE International Elections

SAWE Vote

2014-2015 SAWE International Elections are now open. Voting ends April 15, 2014. Click the link below to vote online.

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If you are asked for a Token Number, enter your SAWE Member Number. Your SAWE Member Number is will be in the voter email sent to all current members or on the mailing label of the Conference Announcement and Officer Candidate material (US Members see important note below). For more information on where to find your SAWE Member Number, click here.

  

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2014 SAWE Scholarship Program Applications

SaweScholarship

Each year the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. sponsors the SAWE Scholarship Program.

Applicants must be children* or grandchildren (age 25 and under) of members of the SAWE worldwide who have a minimum of one year of membership as of the application deadline date. Children of deceased members are also eligible.

*For purposes of this program, children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren of members.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four- year college or university.

SAWE Response to FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 120-27F


FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published draft Advisory Circular (AC) 120-27F “Aircraft Weight & Balance Control” for comment on November 7, 2013.  We, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE), are volunteering to lead an industry solution in the establishment of standard crew, passenger, and baggage weights, and respectfully submit the following comments.  

The SAWE goals are to promote mass properties engineering as a specialized discipline and to provide a means for those interested in mass properties engineering to collectively further their professional goals. Since its inception in 1939, the SAWE has grown to include 22 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Central Europe, and the United Kingdom and has members from over 22 countries. The Society promotes technical interchange between its members through international and regional conferences, the Weight Engineering Journal, specialized training, technical papers and a growing number of professional publications.

 

2014 Award Nominations

SAWE Awards Nominations for Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Richard Boynton Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ed Payne Award (for Outstanding Young Engineer) are due March 1, 2014.

Any SAWE member may make a nomination. These prestigious awards designate an elite group of contributors to the SAWE and the field of mass properties engineering.

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Call for Papers and Instructions to Authors

The SAWE is actively soliciting papers and presentations for the following Regional and International Conferences.