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.

79th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 23-28, 2020
Hamburg, Germany
Privathotel Lindtner

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SAWE Conference COVID-19 Statement
The SAWE conference will be held, as scheduled  
23-28 May 2020 in Hamburg.

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Table of Contents   

President’s Invitation
Co-Chairmen’s Invitation
Hotel Layout
VP Vendor Relations Invitation
Corporate Partners
VP Technical Director’s Invitation
Technical Forum
Opening Speaker
Standards and Practices Day
SnP Luncheon Speaker
Training Program
Host Committee
Hotel & Transportation Information
Registration Information
ShipWeight Users Group Meeting

Guest Events




Hotel Reservations

Privathotel Lindtner
Heimfelder Str. 123, 21075 Hamburg Germany
Phone: +49 40 790090

Special Conference Rate:
Single Room €169/night
Double Room €209/night

Online Hotel Reservations - English

Online Hotel Reservations - German

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. 




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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SAWE Members may download the PDF version of the Winter 2020 Weight Engineering Journal for free. Log-in to your membership account is required. For more information about how to setup or access your membership account, please view our Frequently Asked Questions.
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February 15, 2020


2020-2021 SAWE International Elections are complete. Voting ended April 15, 2020.  

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When you are asked for a Token Number, enter your SAWE Member Number without any dashes. Your SAWE Member Number is will be in the voter email or can be found by viewing your member profile. For more information on where to find your SAWE Member Number, click here.


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January 13, 2020


Each year the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. sponsors the SAWE Scholarship Program.

Applicants must be children* or grandchildren (age 25 and under) of members of the SAWE worldwide who have a minimum of one year of membership as of the application deadline date. Children of deceased members are also eligible.

*For purposes of this program, children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren of members.

Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four- year college or university.

79th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 23-28, 2020
Hamburg, Germany
Privathotel Lindtner
The Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) provides opportunities to connect with engineers and industry professionals from large and small companies from around the world. SAWE conferences and technical publications support a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense, government, marine, automotive, airline and other related industries. The SAWE is focused on:
  • Providing a means for those interested in mass properties engineering to work together to further their professional goals.
  • Promoting recognition of mass properties engineering as a specialized discipline in the entire spectrum of professional engineering.
  • Serving as a medium for the exchange of current mass properties related techniques and state of the art improvements in the profession.
  • Promoting the design and manufacture of optimum weight equipment, development of new materials, and improvements in the state of the art.
  • Encouraging members to promote continuous improvement in the interrelations between mass properties engineers for mutual benefit.
  • Publicly recognizing any person or organization that significantly enhances the professionalism of the Society or develops new technology that improves the state of the art of mass properties engineering efficiencies.
  • Promoting the inclusion of mass properties engineering in the curriculum of study in institutions of higher learning.
  • Providing training for those working in the field of Mass Properties.