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.

2020 SAWE Tech Fair
June 22, 2020 - July 10, 2020

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Week 1: Technical Content  |  June 22-25, 2020

  • Technical Paper Presentations
    • Mass Properties Measurement
    • Buoyant Systems
    • Structural Materials
    • Future Aircraft Trends
    • Mass Properties Systems Engineering
    • Looking to the Future
  • Mass Properties Forum, Statistical Application
  • Vendor & Sponsor Presentations

Week 2: Standards & Practices  |  June 29 - July 3, 2020

  • Recommended Practices status updates
  • Discussion on standard airline passenger weight guidelines
  • Industry Workshops

Week 3: Training |  July 6-10, 2020

  • Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS)
  • Designing the Aircraft of the Future
  • Marine Vehicle Weight Estimating Methodology
  • Structural Weight Optimization for Mass Properties Engineers
  • Developing Basic Parametric Models

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Volume 79 - Winter 2020 - No. 2



SAWE's Mass Properties Certification Program Development
by Andy Schuster and John Hargrave 

SAWE Paper 3719, Modernizing Ship Stability: Lightship Evolution Diagnostics with In-service Stability Measurementsby by Colin MacFarlane and Manuela Bucci


President's Message
Index of Advertisers
Jeff Cerro named AIAA Associate Fellow

SAWE Corporate Partners
SAWE 2019 Scholarship Awards
SAWE Award Nominations Reminder


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March 31, 2020

SAWE Awards

Nominations for Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Richard Boynton Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ed Payne Award (for Outstanding Young Engineer) are due April 15th, 2020. 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.