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 its inception in 1939, the SAWE has grown to include 22 chapters located in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Central Europe, India, 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.

75th International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

Individuals Needed for Industry Committee for Ground Vehicle Mass Properties

February 8, 2016


The SAWE is restarting the Ground Vehicles Standards and Practices Industry Committee and are trying to identify those who are interested in discussing a revision to SAWE’s Recommended Practice No. RP-5 “Mass Properties Control System for Wheeled and Tracked Vehicles”. We would like to hold an in-person meeting, a Go-To-Meeting, or a combination of both at the SAWE Annual Conference on May 24th or 25th to discuss the requirements and direction of this document moving forward. Please use this contact form if you wish to participate, so that we may ensure appropriate meeting accommodations are available at the conference.

Please forward this to anyone who may be interested in ground vehicle Mass Properties Control (i.e., truck, tanks, buses, farm equipment, ATV, motorcycle, cars, trams, etc.). Membership in SAWE is not required for participation on this committee, and we would like to include input from all of the areas within this group.


Nominations Desired for Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Richard Boynton Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ed Payne Award

February 9, 2015

SAWE Awards

Nominations for Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Richard Boynton Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ed Payne Award (for Outstanding Young Engineer) are due March 1st, 2016. Chapter Directors are responsible to canvas their chapter membership for members worthy of these awards and to submit candidates to the International Awards Committee. These prestigious awards designate an elite group of contributors to the SAWE and the field of mass properties engineering. Please review the information below and the attached nomination forms as guidance. You may also refer to the SAWE Bylaws and Operations Manual. 


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Weight Engineering - Fall 2015

Volume 75 - Fall 2015 - No. 1

2015 Fall Journal Cover



President’s Message
Training Classes
Special Events
Conference Opening Speaker
Technical Tracks
Standards/Practices Workshops
Exhibitors and Sponsors
From the Host’s Point of View
Honors and Awards
Conference Registrants and Guests
Minutes of BOD Meeting


Weights Engineering of Historic Vessels by Sean Kery


Mass Properties as a Systems Engineering Discipline by Robert Zimmerman
SAWE Corporate Partners
Index of Advertisers
Chapter Reports


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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.