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.

November 8, 2018

SAWE Awards

Nominations for Honorary Fellow, Fellow, Richard Boynton Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ed Payne Award (for Outstanding Young Engineer) are due March 1st, 2019. 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. 




Volume 78 - Fall 2018 - No. 1

2018 Fall Journal



Training Classes
Technical Tracks
Standards/Practices Workshops
Exhibitors and Sponsors
Honors and Awards
Conference Registrants and Guests
Minutes of BOD Meeting
Special Events


On Techniques for Correcting Entrained Air Errors During MOI Measurement of Aircraft Control Surfaces
by Daniel Otlowski


SAWE Mass Properties Certification Program
Time to Inspire by Rod Van Dyk

President's Message
Index of Advertisers
SAWE Corporate Partners
In Memorium - Daniel Weiler

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Hampton Roads Fall Regional Conference and Planning Meeting
November 29 - December 1, 2018
Hilton Norfolk - "The Main"
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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The Hampton Roads Coastal Virginia Regional Conference and Planning Meeting has officially been rescheduled for Thursday, 11/29 – Saturday, 12/1.

We have maintained the same days of the week and conference rooms as originally reserved with the hotel.  Everyone’s registration has been moved to the new dates.  If you cannot attend, please contact one of our co-chairs via the contact information at the bottom of the conference website. 

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2018 Hampton Roads Regional Conference Flyer (click to download)

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.