The Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) is an international organization whose purpose is to promote the mass properties discipline and provide members and industry a medium for exchanging practices and experiences with the objective of fostering a higher degree of quality in mass properties control. Regular chapter meetings, regional and international conferences, plus an array of technical papers, reference books, industry standards and training curriculum provide mass properties engineers and industry that opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and broaden the capability of the mass properties engineer, organization or program.  The Society is organized into 22 chapters with members from across the United States, Brazil, Europe, United Kingdom, and Canada.

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

Papers solicited deal with current issues and recent advances in Mass Properties and related engineering disciplines. Our Technical sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Mass Properties Life Cycle Management
  • Marine Systems Design
  • Ground Systems Design
  • Flight Technology Manned
  • Flight Technology Unmanned & Space
  • Advanced Design
  • System Verification


Since 1939, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting recognition of mass properties as a specialized discipline. The principal means for accomplishing this objective is the annual conference for presentation of papers and discussion of engineering standards and recommended practices. Papers and reports are published and distributed.


Abstracts should include the paper title, author's name, position and company affiliation. They should be 250 - 350 words in length and should contain a statement of the problem or objective, the method of approach, and a summary of conclusions. The abstract should not deal with specific data. To submit abstracts or for more information, please use our contact form.



Volume 76 - Spring 2017 - No. 3

2017 Spring  Journal



Weight and CG Curtailment by Patrick Brown
Advanced Lightweight 3D Structures (AL3DS) Manufacturing Design Concept by Max L. Feldman, Jonathan Sobol, and Dr. Donna Geren
Integrated Product Design and Weight Engineering by Dhiren Verma
Weight Distribution for On-Shore Modules by Robert J. Hundl
In Memorium – Burton L. Walker, Jr
SAWE Corporate Partners
Chapter Reports
Journal Cover Material Needed
Index of Advertisers

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We are running very short of cover photographs for the cover of Weight Engineering, the Journal of the SAWE.

We have used aircraft photos on the last three issues and need to have some variety, i.e., ships, rockets, satellites, ground vehicles, etc.

Each photo should be accompanied by a short (one paragraph) write-up to go on the Table of Contents page. If you wish, a longer article on the subject of the photograph can be sent to be used in the Journal.

We will consider all contributions. Thanks for your help.


Robert W. Ridenour
International Vice President/Publications