Designing for the lightest weight conflicts with the reality that our products have to be usable over their lifetime. Flexure, friction, rolling resistance, and impact resistance all need to be considered before a product is released for production. Combating these forces and movements often requires additional or larger structure to ensure a product’s survival out in “the world”. How do we, as mass properties engineers, accurately predict structural and dynamic systems weight based on system life requirements?
Answering this question is the subject of the second SAWE Virtual Forum. The Society of Allied Weight Engineers is holding a one-hour Virtual Forum on Fatigue Life vs Weight on Friday, November 20th at 8 AM PST (11 AM EST, 4PM CEST) to discuss this looming problem. Join us and let the SAWE know your experiences and opinions on how best to account for component life requirements in the weight of structural and dynamic components.
Join Forum Leader Josh Elmore of the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command, Aviation and Missile Center, and the SAWE Leadership in this 2020-2021 SAWE Virtual Forum via Zoom (link below) and let your voice be heard. Be involved in solving a problematic aspect of mass properties engineering that impacts not only our ability to control weight, but our relationships with our management and customers.
To join the meeting, first you must register using the link below.
After registering, you will receive an email from Bill Boze (SAWE Executive Director) with the subject “Tech Forum – Fatigue Life vs Weight Confirmation”. Save this email, as it has the information required to actually join the meeting. Please note that to join the meeting, you MUST use the Zoom desktop client or mobile app. You will not be able to join using the web client.