The SAWE Weight Engineer’s Handbook, is being completely reformatted and revised by a dedicated group of Gulfstream Mass Properties Engineers. The committee is looking for your input about things to add, and any corrections or improvements that you may have to offer. For example, the Houston Chapter is working on a completely new section for the Offshore Industry, with help from members in the Canadian Chapter and the UK. Please contact Damian Yanexz (Damian.Yanez@gulfstream.com) or Andy Schuster at ( firstname.lastname@example.org )with your thoughts.
The project plan is to have a Working Draft done by the middle of December, and a Committee Draft done by the middle of February. The Committee Draft will receive a peer review by the VP Technical Director’s team, and a functionality review by SAWE’s Corporate Steering Council (made up of SAWE Inc officers and Corporate Partners). The committee has a MS Word template available for any material that you would like to contribute.
If you would like to help the committee reformat the existing handbook into the new format, please contact Damian at the email above so he can get you started.
The society is very appreciative of this monumental effort by the Gulfstream team. Many of the tables, figures and data were published in the 1940 edition. (you can find a copy in some libraries such as Seattle’s main public library). This conversion will help us to use modern software tools to make the information more accessible.