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.

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2016 Canada Regional Conference
November 3-5, 2016
Montreal, Canada 

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

Weight Engineering - Spring 2016

Volume 75 - Spring 2016 - No. 3

2016 Spring Journal



Topsides, Platforms, and Hulls Conference
A Unique Method of Measuring Road Vehicle Moments of Inertia and Centre of Gravity by Jim Watson
History of the SAWE
Development and Mass Tracking of the P-17 Prospector Launch Vehicle by Jose Vivas, Naoki Oishi, and Dr. Eric Besnard



In Memorium – Terrance T. Hares by UK Chapter
SAWE Corporate Partners
Index of Advertisers
Journal Cover Material Needed
Chapter Reports


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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.