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Since 1939, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting recognition of mass properties as a specialized discipline. One principal method of accomplishing this is to make technical content available to its members. The SAWE publishes technical papers and proceedings from International Conferences through its "Weight Engineering Journal" and on the Internet. The SAWE developed and promotes the use of engineering recommended practices for the mass properties profession. The SAWE has produced college level textbooks covering aircraft and marine mass properties engineering. The SAWE also publishes the "Weight Engineer's Handbook", a collection of engineering formulas and data, used as a reference by engineers of all disciplines.

Technical papers, textbooks, SAWE Handbook and Recommended Practices are available for purchase from the Society.

 

Papers

Over 2,000 technical papers have been presented at SAWE Annual International Conferences, dating from the first such conference in 1941. SAWE technical papers cover the current state of advancement or an evolving aspect of the profession, fundamental concepts in mass properties engineering, and advancements in other fields and disiplines. 

 

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SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - Conference Proceedings Packages

2016 - 75th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - Conference Proceedings

2016 SAWE International Conference - Conference Proceedings
Year: 
2016

SAWE Papers:

  • 3651. Reducing Variation during Actual Aircraft Weighing
  • 3655. Weight and Structural Optimization in Aircraft Design
  • 3659. Weight and CG Curtailment
  • 3660. Development of a Conceptual Flight Vehicle Design Weight Estimation Method Library
  • 3662. Minimizing Mass of a Spacecraft Structure
  • 3664. Advanced Lightweight 3D Structures (AL3DS) Manufacturing Design Concept
  • 3666. Weight Distribution for On-Shore Modules
  • 3669. Light Ship or Load? Uncertainty in Shipboard Weight Surveys
  • 3670. Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission Mass Properties Optimization and Analysis
  • 3671. Model Based Mass Properties Engineering at JPL
  • 3672. Weight's Importance in Machine Design
Pages: 
330
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2017 - 76th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - Conference Proceedings

2017 SAWE International Conference - Conference Proceedings
Year: 
2017

Technical Papers:

  • 3673. A Recommended Weight Margin Approach for Wet Undersea Vehicles
  • 3674. A Weight Analysis of Civil War Ironclad CSS Virginia
  • 3675. Weight Management During Engineering Development - 2016 Sawe Survey Results
  • 3676. Weight Control: Idealistic vs. Realistic
  • 3677. Considerations for Reviewing Ship and Submarine Weight Reports
  • 3678. Submarine Static Stability
  • 3679. Design and Optimization of an Aluminum Structure Assembled by Elastic Fastening
  • 3680. Designing Mass-Optimized Parts Using Solidthinking Inspire with Application to the Hyperloop Deployable Wheel System
  • 3681. Simultaneous Use of Multiple Load Measuring Devices for Weighings in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
  • 3682. Allowane Versus Contingency in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
  • 3685. Design of an internal aerodynamic load cell for static for oscillating airfoils
  • 3685. Design of an internal aerodynamic load cell for static for oscillating airfoils
  • 3686. Statistical Mass Properties Predictions for a Production Program
  • 3687. An Updated Initial Parametric Weight Equation Compendium
  • 3688. Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Two Historic Inclining Experiments
  • 3690. Weight Optimization of Environmental Control System of Corporate Jets
  • 3691. Methods to Evaluate the Mass Properties of a Scale Model Aircraft
  • 3692. Aircraft Systems Physics-Based Weight Estimation Methods for Conceptual Design
  • 3693. A Random Method for Picking Module Stowage Solutions for Barges

Presentations:

  • 3683. Capability Assessment of a MPE Organization
  • 3684. Appurtenance Buoyancy
  • Technical Forum: Collaborative and Model Based Aspects of Engineering

 

 

Pages: 
470
Price: 
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2018 - 77th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - Conference Proceedings

2018 SAWE International Conference - Conference Proceedings
Year: 
2018

Technical Papers:

  • 3694. Using Knowledge Analytics to Search and Characterize Mass Properties Aerospace Data
  • 3696. A Novel Approach for an Autonomous Weighing System through Fuselage Interface Loads
  • 3697. The Case for In-Service Mass Properties of Missiles and Space Vehicles
  • 3698. Weights, Center and Inertia Modeling of the Sinking Analyses of the El Faro
  • 3699. The Health of Mass Properties Engineering in Aerospace, Marine, Offshore, Land Vehicles and Allied Industries – Results of a 2018 Industry Survey
  • 3700. On Techniques for Correcting Entrained Air Errors during MOI Measurement of Aircraft Control Surfaces
  • 3701. Mass Properties in Support of Class Analysis (a.k.a. MP End of Days)
  • S3702. Uncertainty Modelling in a Wing Weight Convergence Simulation Framework
  • 3703. DRIFT: Drone-Rover Integrated Fire Tracker System
  • 3707. Functional Requirements for Cross Industry Recommendation Practices
  • 3708. SAWE RP-8 Past, Present and Future

Presentations:

  • 3694. Using Knowledge Analytics to Search and Characterize Mass Properties Aerospace Data
  • 3696. A Novel Approach for an Autonomous Weighing System through Fuselage Interface Loads
  • 3697. The Case for In-Service Mass Properties of Missiles and Space Vehicles
  • 3698. Weights, Center and Inertia Modeling of the Sinking Analyses of the El Faro
  • 3700. On Techniques for Correcting Entrained Air Errors during MOI Measurement of Aircraft Control Surfaces
  • 3701. Mass Properties in Support of Class Analysis (a.k.a. MP End of Days)
  • S3702. Uncertainty Modelling in a Wing Weight Convergence Simulation Framework
  • 3707. Functional Requirements for Cross Industry Recommendation Practices
  • 3708. SAWE RP-8 Past, Present and Future
  • Bonafante - Contractual Mass Properties
  • Fisher - Product Development Weight Management
  • Kachurak - AWESM
  • Mazundar - Inclining Standards
  • Vendor Presentations

 

Pages: 
297
Price: 
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2019 - 78th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - Conference Proceedings

2019 SAWE International Conference - Conference Proceedings
Year: 
2019

Technical Papers:

  • 3695.  Mass Properties Considerations on the Appalachian Trail
  • 3710.  Application of the Law of Propagation of Uncertainties to a Weight and CG Measurement System
  • 3711.  A Century of Submarine Mass Properties
  • 3713.  Inspiring Future Mass Properties Engineers: NASA’s Orion Ascent Abort-2 and the Office of STEM Engagement
  • 3714.  Weight and Design Data for World War II – Era United States Military Aircraft
  • 3715.  Negligible Weight Quantification for Surface Ship Weight Surveys
  • 3716.  A Methodology of Determining Parametric Equations from Data
  • 3717.  Evaluating a CoG Envelope Using a Probabilistic Approach
  • 3718.  Center of Buoyancy and Center of Gravity Measurements of a Submersible Vehicle
  • 3719.  Modernising Ship Stability: Lightship Evolution Diagnostics with In-Service Stability Measurements
  • 3720.  A Practical And Proactive Way Of Managing Weight & Center Of Gravity Uncertainty Using The Successive Principle
  • 3721.  A Weight and Center of Gravity Instrument for Measuring Large Spacecraft
  • 3724.  Methods and Processes for Robust Mass Properties Management in the Automotive Industry with a Main Focus on Weight Uncertainties
  • 3727.  Trifilar Pendulum: Non-Small Oscillations and Calibration
  • 3728.  Investigation on the Mass Properties of Cars
  • 3729.  Application of  SAWE “Developing Basic Parametric Methods" Course
  • S3725. HERMES - Hazard Examination and Reconnaissance Messenger for Extended Surveillance
  • S3726. Toolchain Integration for Space Habitat Design
  • S3730. Path of a Future Engineer

Presentations:

  • 3695.  Weight Considerations on the Appalachian Trail
  • 3710.  Application of the Law of Propagation of Uncertainties to a Weight and CG Measurement System
  • 3711.  A Century of Submarine Mass Properties
  • 3713.  Inspiring Future Mass Properties Engineers: NASA’s Orion Ascent Abort-2 and the Office of STEM Engagement
  • 3714.  Weight and Design Data for World War II – Era United States Military Aircraft
  • 3715.  Negligible Weight Quantification for Surface Ship Weight Surveys
  • 3716.  A Methodology of Determining Parametric Equations from Data
  • 3717.  Evaluating a CoG Envelope Using a Probabilistic Approach
  • 3718.  Center of Buoyancy and Center of Gravity Measurements of a Submersible Vehicle
  • 3719.  Modernising Ship Stability: Lightship Evolution Diagnostics with In-Service Stability Measurements
  • 3720.  A Practical And Proactive Way Of Managing Weight & Center Of Gravity Uncertainty Using The Successive Principle
  • 3721.  A Weight and Center of Gravity Instrument for Measuring Large Spacecraft
  • 3724.  Methods and Processes for Robust Mass Properties Management in the Automotive Industry with a Main Focus on Weight Uncertainties
  • 3727.  Trifilar Pendulum: Non-Small Oscillations and Calibration
  • 3728.  Investigation on the Mass Properties of Cars
  • 3729.  Application of  SAWE “Developing Basic Parametric Methods" Course
  • S3725. HERMES - Hazard Examination and Reconnaissance Messenger for Extended Surveillance
  • S3726. Toolchain Integration for Space Habitat Design
  • S3730. Path of a Future Engineer
  • Boze-Hargrave-Tam MPE Certification
  • Cutright - AA2 MPs and FTOs
  • DiSano - Functional Small Parts Made from Thermoplastic Composites
  • Maloy - Phase Coding of Loading Condition of Topsides
  • Tech Forum - Weight Control
  • Ward - Leibherr Mining Truck
  • Vendor Presentations
Pages: 
413
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2020 - SAWE Tech Fair - Conference Proceedings

2020 SAWE Tech Fair - Conference Proceedings
Year: 
2020

Video Links:

  •     2020 SAWE Tech Fair – Day 1 – Technical Sessions 1 & 2 – June 22, 2020
  •     2020 SAWE Tech Fair - Day 2 - Technical Sessions 3 & 4 – June 23, 2020
  •     2020 SAWE Tech Fair - Day 3 - Technical Sessions 5 & 6 – June 24, 2020
  •     2020 SAWE Tech Fair - Day 4 - Technical Sessions 7 & 8 – June 25, 2020
  •     2020 SAWE Tech Fair - Standards and Practices Opening Session – June 29, 2020
  •     2020 SAWE Tech Fair - Standards and Practices Closing Session – July 3, 2020

NOTE:  The video links will be available to view until early September, 2020.

    
Papers:

  •     3709. A Wing Weight Estimation Method Based on Wing-box Beam Design, Bai, Lu, Deng Zhi, Zhang Xintan, Xia Ming, and Wang Jianli
  •     3732. Class II & 1/2 Mass Estimation of Light Aircraft Composite Wings, Nuño, Manuela, and Schröder K. U.
  •     3734. Dynamic Computer Simulation of Aircraft Buoyancy, Stubbers, Peter
  •     3735. Weight and Balance Challenges for Hybrid Electric Propulsion System, de Paula, Vera, and Dr. Vogel Florian
  •     3736. Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power System Weight Challenges in VTOL Aircraft, Ray, Greg, and Rainville Joseph D.
  •     3737. Use of Mass Growth Allowance to Dynamically Manage Mass Risk, Karajeh, Zaid
  •     3739. Rotorcraft Mass Assessment in an Integrated Design Framework, Schwinn, Dominik B., and Weiand Peter
  •     3741. Finding the Balance Between Accuracy and Practicality in Deadweight Survey, MacFarlane, Colin, and Bucci Manuela
  •     3743. FVA30: Application of Probabilistic Mass Estimation Methods to the Design of a Touring Motor Glider, Konersmann, M., Schmidt M., Neveling S., Scholjegerdes M., Diekmann F., Moxter T., and Nuño Miquel
  •     3749. One Fits All? A Comparison of Weight Estimation Methods for Preliminary Aircraft Design, Kluender, Arthur, and Gobbin Andreas
  •     3752. A Portable Device for Measuring the Cog: Design, Error Analysis and Calibration, Previati, Giorgio, Ballo Federico, and Gobbi Massimiliano
  •     3753. Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of the Flexibility of the Test Rig on Inertia Property Measurement, Previati, Giorgio, Mastinu Gianpiero, and Gobbi Massimiliano
  •     3758. Strategies for the Grid Stiffened Composite Panel Topology Optimization for Minimum Weight, Talele, Mohit, and Elham Ali
  •     3760. Design for Positive Static Margin for a Radio-Controlled Box-Wing Aircraft, Bellerjeau, Charlotte

    Presentations:

    •     Corporate Sponsor Presentation GEC  Matthew Bailey
    •     Corporate Sponsor Presentation Huntington Ingalls Industries David Cash
    •     Corporate Sponsor Presentation Lockheed Martin Glen Richbourg
    •     Corporate Sponsor Presentation Space Electronics Bob Cipolli
    •     Keynote Speech Dr. Daniel P. Raymer: Why Weights Engineering is So Dang Important, and Why Weights Engineers Get All the Blame
    •     Mass Properties Forum The Role of Statistics in Mass Properties Engineering Manuela Bucci and Robert Zimmerman
    •     Presentation Paper 3735 Weight and Balance Challenges for Hybrid Electric Propulsion System Vera de Paula
    •     Presentation Paper 3736 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power System Weight Challenges in VTOL Aircraft Joseph Rainville and Greg Ray
    •     Presentation Paper 3737 Use of Mass Growth Allowance to Dynamically Manage Mass Risk Zaid Karajeh
    •     Presentation Paper 3741 Finding the Balance Between Accuracy and Practicality In Deadweight Audits Manuela Bucci
    •     Presentation Paper 3747 CFRP Density Uncertainties and its Overall Mass Impact Joerg Eichhorn
    •     Presentation Paper 3751 Development of the Mass Properties Engineer Certification Program Andreas Schuster
    •     Presentation Paper 3752 A Portable Device for Measuring the COG Design, Error Analysis and Calibration Giorgio Previati
    •     Presentation Paper 3753 Theoretical and experimental evaluation of the flexibility of the test rig on inertia property measurement Giorgio Previati
    •     Presentation Paper S3743 FVA 30 Structural Design of a Touring Motor Glider using Probabilistic Mass Estimation Methods Matthias Konersmann
    •     Presentation Paper S3749 One fits all A comparison of weight estimation methods for preliminary aircraft design Arthur Klünder
    •     Presentation Paper S3760 Design for Positive Static Margin of a Radio-Controlled Box-Wing Aircraft Charlotte Bellerjeau
    •     2020 SAWE Tech Fair Awards

    Other Tech Fair Sponsors and Representatives:

    • Aerospace Corporation - Richard Manning
    • Altair - Rocco Cipolli
    • BAS Shipweight - Runar Aasen
    • Intercomp - Johnny Redman
    • Resonic - Robert Klopper

    Standards and Practices Presentations:

    •     Airline Affairs Workshop
    •     Marine Workshop
    •     Military Aircraft Workshop
    •     Missile and Space Workshop
    •     Opening Session

     

    Pages: 
    197
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    2021 - SAWE Tech Fair - Conference Proceedings

    2021 SAWE Tech Fair - Conference Proceedings
    Year: 
    2021

    Papers:

    • 3762. Artificial Intelligence Techniques for  Ship Weight Estimation and Calculation - Malla, Upendra 
    • 3765. Mass Properties and Automotive Directional Stability - Wiegand, Brian Paul
    • 3768. Mass Properties Reporting - Ma,Yiyuan; Yan, Jin; Elham, Ali 
    • 3771. A Look at Inclining Experiment Heel Angles: Measurement Tools and Sensitivity - Tellet, David 
    • 3772. Scenario-based Prediction of Lightweight Costs - an Approach across Industries - Wätzold, Florian
    • 3774. Weight Control For Floating Wind Installation - Crowle, A.P.; Thies, P.R.

     

    Pages: 
    173
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    2022 - SAWE Technical Forum: WEIGH - Weight Estimating in Great Haste

    SAWE Technical Forum: WEIGH - Weight Estimating in Great Haste - March 25, 2022
    Year: 
    2022

    SAWE Technical Forum: WEIGH - Weight Estimating in Great Haste
    March 25, 2022

    Facilitated by:

     

    Manuela Bucci
    Naval Architect MSc CEng MRina
    Tymor Marine Limited

    John Nakai
    Senior Engineering Specialist
    The Aerospace Corporation

     

     

     

     

     

    As mass properties engineers, we must periodically verify the predicted or standardized mass properties of a vehicle, vessel, or other item by measurement. We must:

    · inspect and inventory what is or is not on the vehicle, vessel, or item to be measured

    · correlate the as-measured configuration to the predicted (or a standard) configuration

    · obtain, measure, or estimate the relevant mass properties of the items that differ between the predicted or standard configuration and the as-measured configuration

    · perform the measurement tests and collect data

    · compute final mass properties results from the predicted, measured, and estimated data collected

     

    Often, we face very limited time and other resources to perform the above processes.

    · Maritime Weight Engineers often must make on-the-spot weight estimates of onboard or missing items during ship inspections

    · This situation may also be encountered by mass properties engineers in other construction and transportation industries

     

    This forum will explore strategies and practices in optimizing on-the-spot weight estimates during an inspection, when only visual observation and very limited data about any item are available on site due to time and resource constraints.

    · This type of weight estimating will be compared to weight estimating during various stages of design, where databases are accessible.

    · The importance of the number of items to be estimated to achieve acceptable overall weight accuracy will be also discussed.

     

    The forum’s leaders are interested in discussing practices, tips, and shared experiences for this type of weight estimation among the participants.

     

     

    This product is a link to the video recording of the Zoom Fourm that took place on March 22, 2022.

    This video length is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

     

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    Publications

    JournalWeight Engineers HandbookTextbook CoverMarine Vehicle Weight EngineeringStandards and Recommended Practices

    Weight Engineering Journal

    journal coverWeight Engineering is a periodic publication, which reports topics of interest from both the international office and individual chapters. Feature articles are also included, as are "specials" from time to time. A post conference issue is published annually and includes abstracts of the papers presented at the annual conference, as well as a full reprint of the paper selected as the "best paper" at the conference. Advertisements are encouraged from vendors and suppliers who wish to address the weight engineering community.

    Journal Index

    Journal Covers and Article Index

    Weight Engineering - Spring 2022

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 81 - Spring 2022 - No. 2

    Winter 2022 Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    FEATURES

    Why I took the Mass Properties Certification Exam
    by Robert Zimmerman

    Floating Wind Weight Estimating for Installation
    by A.P Crowle, P.R. Thies

    Mass Properties Reporting
    by Y. Ma, J. Yan, and A. Elham

    OTHER

    President's Message
    SAWE Corporate Partners 
    In Memorium: Richard W. Wood
    In Memorium: Patrick David Borden
    In Memorium: Glennis Martin Walley
    In Memorium: Harry Joseph Wellens


      
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    $30.00
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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2022

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 81 - Winter 2022 - No. 1

    Winter 2022 Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    SAWE 2021 Tech Fair

    Training Classes
    Technical Tracks
    Exhibitors, Sponsors and Vendors 
    Honors and Awards
    Tech Fair Registrants

    L.R. “MIKE” HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER

    Mass Properties and Automotive Directional Stability
    by Brian Paul Wiegand, P.E.

     

    OTHER

    President's Message
    SAWE Corporate Partners

      
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    Weight Engineering - Summer 2021

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 80 - Summer 2021 - No. 3

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES AND FEATURES

    SAWE Paper 3753, Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of the Flexibility of the Test Rig on Inertia Property Measurement
    by Giorgio Previati, Gianpiero Mastinu, Massimiliano Gobbi

    Meet our 2021 SAWE Scholarship Winners
    by Dr. Donna Gerren

    SAWE Technical Forum: Persuading Leaders and Peers of the Values of Mass Properties
    Transcribed by Peter Stubbers

    OTHER

    President's Message
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    2021 SAWE BOD Meeting Minutes
    Index of Advertisers

      
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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2021

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 80 - Winter 2021 - No. 2

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES AND FEATURES

    "Why Can't These Guys Play at Night?": A Selection of
    Engineering Jokes
      by SAWE Membership 


    SAWE Paper 3734, Dynamic Computer Simulation of
    Aircraft Buoyancy 
    by Peter Stubbers 


    SAWE Technical Forum: Fatigue Life versus Weight
    Transcribed by Peter Stubbers

    OTHER

    SAWE Corporate Partners
    From the Editor
    President's Message
    Index of Advertisers

      
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    Weight Engineering - Fall 2020

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 80 - Fall 2020 - No. 1

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES AND FEATURES

    2020 Tech Fair

    Can Good Acquisition and Good Engineering Happily Coexist?
    by David Tellet

    OTHER

    SAWE Corporate Partners
    From the Editor
    President's Message
    Index of Advertisers

    Printed versions are available from LuLu.com
      

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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2020

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 79 - Winter 2020 - No. 2

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES AND FEATURES

    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

    OTHER

    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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    Weight Engineering - Fall 2019

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 79 - Fall 2019 - No. 1

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES AND FEATURES

    78th Internationals SAWE Conference 

    Application of the Law of Propagation of Uncertainties to a Weight an CG Measurement System
    by Angie Emmett

    OTHER

    President's Message
    Index of Advertisers
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    In Memorium - Barry Stewart

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    Weight Engineering - Summer 2019

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 78 - Summer 2019 - No. 3

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES AND FEATURES

    Path to be an Engineer 
    by Brittany Johnston

    New Mass Properties Engineers’ Aerospace Ballasting Challenge Facilitated by the SAWE Community
    by Amanda Cutright and Brendan Shaughnessy

    OTHER

    From the Editor
    President's Message
    Out-Going President's Message
    Index of Advertisers
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    In Memorium - Alan Richard Levesque
    In Memorium - Ian MacConochie

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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2019

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 78 - Winter 2019 - No. 2

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES AND FEATURES

    Hampton Roads Chapter Holds Regional Conference
    by Nick Marickovich

    Making a Thriving Career in Mass Properties Engineering
    by Robert Zimmerman

    SAWE Paper 3699, The Health of Mass Properties Engineering in Aerospace, Marine, Off shore, Land Vehicles, And Allied Industries: Results of a 2018 Industry Survey
    by Bill Boze and Clint Stephenson

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

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    Weight Engineering - Fall 2018

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 78 - Fall 2018 - No. 1

    2018 Fall Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    77th INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE

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

    L.R. “MIKE” HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER

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

    ARTICLES AND FEATURES

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

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

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    Weight Engineering - Spring 2018

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 77 - Spring 2018 - No. 3

    2018 Winter Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES

    State of the Art Precision Casting for Electronic Vehicle Weight Reduction by EVOCAST SIIC Group
    The Myths of Weight Control by Franklin Johnson
    A Path to an Enduring Career in Mass Properties by Dominic Cimino
    Simultaneous Use of Multiple Load Measuring Devices For Weighings in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry by Dave Bennett
     
    OTHER
     
    President's Message
    Index of Advertisers
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Jeff Cerro Named 2018 PEC Engineer of Year
    In Memoriam: Rens Swan

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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2018

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    Volume 77 - Winter 2018 - No. 2

    2018 Winter Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES

    The Value of Mass Properties Engineering by Roger L. Belt
    Statistical Mass Properties Predictions for a Production Program by Ricardo Roy
    A Mentoring Odyssey by Robert Zimmerman
    Methods to Evaluate the Mass Properties of a Scale Aircraft by Eetu Kohtanen, University of Georgia, R. Benjamin Davis, University of Georgia
     
    OTHER
     
    In Memoriam - Jim Valentine
    President's Message
    Index of Advertisers
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Texas Regional Highlights
    SAWE Adopts New Media Strategy

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    Weight Engineering - Fall 2017

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    Volume 77 - Fall 2017 - No. 1

    2017 Fall Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    76th INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE

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

    L.R. “MIKE” HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER

    Submarine Static Stability by David Tellet
     
     
    OTHER
     
    In Memorium - Rex M. Chrisco
    President's Message
    Index of Advertisers
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Chapter Reports

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    Weight Engineering - Spring 2017

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    Volume 76 - Spring 2017 - No. 3

    2017 Spring  Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES

    Weight and CG Curtailment by Patrick Brown
    Advanced Lightweight 3D Structures (AL3DS) Manufacturing Design Concept by Max L. Feldman, Jonathan Sobol, and Dr. Donna Geren
    Integrated Product Design and Weight Engineering by Dhiren Verma
    Weight Distribution for On-Shore Modules by Robert J. Hundl
     
    OTHER
     
    In Memorium – Burton L. Walker, Jr
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Chapter Reports
    Journal Cover Material Needed
    Index of Advertisers
     
     

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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2017

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    Volume 76 - Winter 2017 - No. 2

    2017 Winter Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES

    Weight's Importance in Machine Design by Jacob A. Hundl
    Reducing Variation During Actual Weighing by Keith Rebhorn
    Light Ship or Load? Uncertainty in Shipboard Weight Surveys by Nicholas E. Marickovich, David S. Cash, and Alan N. Titcomb
    A Recommended Weight Margin Approach for Wet Undersea Vehicles by William Boze
     
    OTHER
     
    In Memorium – Roger Preston Bullock
    Journal Cover Material Needed
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Index of Advertisers
    Chapter Reports
     
     

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    Weight Engineering - Fall 2016

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    Volume 76 - Fall 2016 - No. 1

    2016 Winter Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    75rd INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE
     
    Training Classes
    Special Events
    Conference Opening Speaker
    Technical Tracks
    Standards/Practices Workshops
    Exhibitors and Sponsors
    From the Host’s Point of View
    Honors and Awards
    Conference Registrants and Guests
    Minutes of BOD Meeting
     
    L.R. “MIKE” HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER
     
    Development of a Conceptual Flight Vehicle Design Weight Estimation Method Library
    by Andy Walker
     
    OTHER
     
    In Memoriam - Robert Chitwood
    In Memoriam - Anne Ljone
    President's Message
    Thank You Note
    Good Leaders Ask Dumb Questions by Walt Grassl
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Index of Advertisers
    Chapter Reports
     

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    Weight Engineering - Spring 2016

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    Volume 75 - Spring 2016 - No. 3


    2016 Spring Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES

    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

     

    OTHER

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

      

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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2016

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    Volume 75 - Winter 2016 - No. 2


    2016 Winter Journal

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    ARTICLES

    Side Loaded Ground Cargo Transport by Ian "Mac" MacConchie
    A Day with FIFI by Norbert Carroway
    Mass Properties Flow of Information by Vera de Paula, Fabiano Abrantes, Marelo de Matos, and Steven Mayer
    Engine Integration to Aircraft of Corporate Jets by Ragaa Mitry
    Buoyancy Effects on Mass Properties Analysis by J. Gregory Montgomery
     

    OTHER

    In Memorium - Brian Herbert Fowler by Jim Miles
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Journal Cover Material Needed
    MLP/ESD Fact Sheet
    How to Load Vehicles Safely?
    2015 Western Regional Conference by Jim Valentine
    Index of Advertisers
    Chapter Reports

      

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    Weight Engineering - Fall 2015

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    Volume 75 - Fall 2015 - No. 1


    2015 Fall Journal Cover

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    74rd INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE

    President’s Message
    Training Classes
    Special Events
    Conference Opening Speaker
    Technical Tracks
    Standards/Practices Workshops
    Exhibitors and Sponsors
    From the Host’s Point of View
    Honors and Awards
    Conference Registrants and Guests
    Minutes of BOD Meeting

    L.R. “MIKE” HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER

    Weights Engineering of Historic Vessels by Sean Kery

    OTHER

    Mass Properties as a Systems Engineering Discipline by Robert Zimmerman
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Index of Advertisers
    Chapter Reports

      

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    Weight Engineering - Spring 2015

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    Volume 74 - Spring 2015 - No. 3


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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Articles

    Commemorative Air Force U-3A "Blue Canoe" Painted and Weighed by John Johnston, Jerry Pierson, and Valentin Velasquez
    The Cessna 310 Stars in a TV Western by Victor Graham
    Differences Between Marine and Offshore Weight Control by Andy Schuster
    The Mysterious Art of Weight Estimation of Large Civil Aircraft by Judi Cheeseman
    In-Service Weight Control for Submarines by David Tellet

    Other

    In Memorium – William J. Giesler
    Lightweight Composite Approved for Ship
    Weight Engineer's Handbook
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Index of Advertisers
    SAWE International Conference Sites
    Chapter Reports

      

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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2014-2015

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    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    Volume 74 - Winter 2014-2015 - No. 2


    2015 Winter Journal Cover

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Articles

    Boeing F-15 SIlent Eagle Demonstrator Makes First Flight
    Dreams of the Past by Norbert Carraway
    The Gyrauto:1935 courtesy of Brian Wiegand
    The SAWE Is Now ANSI Accredited
    SAWE POWER 2014
    Hardware-Based Non-Optimum Factors for Launch Vehicle Structural Design by Chauncey Wu and Jeff Cerro
    Inflatable Antenna for Cubesat: Design, Fabrication, Deployment, and Test by Alessandra Babuscia

    Other

    In Memorium – Charles Robert Wanker
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Index of Advertisers
    SAWE Ed Payne Award Winners
    SAWE Society Heritage
    Chapter Reports

      

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    Weight Engineering - Fall 2014

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    Volume 74 - Fall 2014 - No. 1


    2014 Spring Journal Cover

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    73rd INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE
     
    Past President’s Message
    Training Classes
    Special Events
    Conference Opening Speaker
    Technical Tracks
    Standards/Practices Workshops
    Exhibitors and Sponsors
    From the Host’s Point of View
    Silent Auction Summary
    A Ride in the Goodyear Blimp by Norb Carraway
    Honors and Awards
    Conference Registrants and Guests
    Minutes of BOD Meeting
     
    L.R. “MIKE” HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER
     
    Inertia Uncertainty Coordinate Transformation
    by Adam M. Tahir and John H. Nakai
     
    OTHER
     
    In Memory – Roger L. Belt
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    ALE Completes World's Heaviest Load-Out
    On Fuel Economy by Dee-Ann Durbin
    Chapter Reports
    Index of Advertisers

      

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    Weight Engineering - Spring 2014

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    Volume 73 - Spring 2014 - No. 3


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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Articles

    Why Mass Properties Engineers Matter
    by Robert Zimmerman
    Boeing Phantom Ray Completes First Flight
    Boeing Press Release
    Proposal for an Update to SAWE RP-8A for Rotorcraft
    by Johann Wenzl, Wolfgang Baldauf, and
    Michael Illsley
    SAWE Houston Marine and Offshore Weights Workshop
    Guidelines for Submarine Weight Moment of Inertia Calculations
    by David Tellet
    Offshore Wind Turbine Design and the Importance of Weight Management in Guiding Design
    by John Capin

    OTHER

    Index of Advertisers
    SAWE Membership Campaign
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Chapter Reports

     

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    Weight Engineering - Winter 2013-14

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    Volume 73 - Winter 2013-14 - No. 2


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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Articles

    Antitrust Law and the SAWE
    by Alan Titcomb

    Commemorative Air Force B-25 "Yellow Rose" Painted and Weighed at L3/PID in Waco, Texas
    by John Johnston, Lori Kleine, Jerry Pierson, and Valentin Velasquez

    Mass Properties Measurements of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover 
    by Keith Fields

    Estimation of Electrical Cable Lengths and Centers of Gravity
    by Robert Chitwood

    A Flight in Another Classic Plane
    by Jerry Pierson

    OTHER

    SAWE Membership Campaign
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Index of Advertisers
    Chapter Reports

     

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    Weight Engineering - Fall 2013

    WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    Volume 73 - Fall 2013 - No. 1


    2013 Fall Journal Cover

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    72nd INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE

    President’s Message
    Training Classes
    Special Event Photos
    Technical Tracks
    Standards/Practices Workshops
    Exhibitors and Sponsors
    From the Host’s Point of View
    Honors and Awards
    Conference Registrants and Guests
    Minutes of BOD Meeting

    L.R. “MIKE” HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER

    Revisiting Seawater Density and its Impact on Submarine Design
    by David Tellet

    OTHER

    In Memory – Edward I. Seiden
    SAWE Membership Campaign
    SAWE Corporate Partners
    Chapter Reports

     

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    Weight Engineering - Spring 2011

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    Volume 70 - Spring 2011 - No. 3

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TECHNICAL ARTICLES

    Explosion Welding and Bimetal Transitions for Weight Management
    by Michael Blakely
    Methods and Benefits of Detailed Wire Weight Accounting
    by Andrew Fluegel and Nick Naschansky
    A Practical Method to Improve Moment of Inertia Measurement Accuracy for FORMOSAT-3 Satellites
    by Moutaz Alchalabi, Rebel LeBoeuf and Chris Sheretz
    THE DYNOSPHERE: 1932
    From Popular Science, May 1932, and Modern Mechanix, July 1932 - Courtesy of Brian Paul Wiegand
    The Secret Life of the Center of Gravity
    by Robert L. Zimmerman and Kristen M. Terry

    OTHER

    UK Chapter Student Technical Paper Competition
    In Memoria - Joe Lotta
    In Memoria - Rogers Engle
    Index of Advertisers
    Chapter Reports

    The Uncomfort Zone: Keeping the Ball Rolling by Robert Evans Wilson

    Weight Engineering - Winter 2011

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    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 70 - Winter 2011 - No. 2

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    2010 SAWE REGIONAL CONFERENCES

    Southwest Regional
    Houston Regional

    TECHNICAL PAPERS

    The Mystery of Automotive Poi Values
    by Brian Paul Wiegand, P.E.
    An Expanded Study of SAWE Paper 3468 - Quantifying Uncertainty and Risk in Vehicle Mass Properties Throughout the Design Development Phase
    by William Bose and Elizabeth Heaney

    OTHER

    Third Annual Northrop Grumman Apprentice School - High School Boat Design Competition
    Index of Advertisers
    New Social Network for Engineers
    by Brian Paul Wiegand, P.E.
    Weight Versus Money Control
    by Robert Zimmerman
    In Memoria - Nancy Boynton
    Press Release - Mazda2 Drops Weight to Deliver Driving Dynamics
    USS Constitution "Old Ironsides"
    by Dominick Cimino
    Press Release - Moby Air
    Press Release - Loadmasters Launches New 'Load and Trim' Service
    Chapter Reports

    The Uncomfort Zone: Be a Copy Cat by Robert Evans Wilson
    The Uncomfort Zone: Don't Get Stuck in Reverse by Robert Evans Wilson

    Weight Engineering - Fall 2010

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    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 70 - Fall 2010 - No. 1

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    69th INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE

    Training Classes
    Technical Tracks
    Government/Industry Workshops
    Social Events by Rae Balson
    Exhibitors and Sponsors
    Honors and Awards
    Silent Auction
    From the Hosts' Point of View
    Registrants and Guests
    Minutes of BOD Meeting

    L.R. "MIKE" HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER

    Simulation-based Transitional Stability Criteria for Submarines
    by David Tellet

    OTHER

    From the President
    Index of Advertisers
    Chapter Reports
    In Memoria - Lawrence "Digger" Robertson
    Press Release - SBM Offshore/GustoMSC
    The Uncomfort Zone: The Main Ingredient by Robert Evans Wilson

    Weight Engineering - Spring 2010

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    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 69 - Spring 2010 - No. 3

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Interview with Shoiciro Tozuka of Fuji Heavy Industries
         by Patrick Mitchell
    Index of Advertisers
    Team Buffalo Works Final Report: An SAE Adventure
         by Jacob Bingenheimer, Joshua Chippeaux,
             Joe Heincker, Neal Hockersmith, Wesley Smith
    Design of Composite Stiffened Panels for D&DT and Reliability Without Weight Penalty
         by Dr. Jerry Hoursner and Dr. Rose Ragalini
    ISO 19001-5 Offshore Oil Weight Control Standard
         by Andy Schuster
    Your Academic Committee at Work
         by William Boze
    Principles of Aircraft Flotation Analysis
         by Dr. Paul Sinclair
    In Memoria - Lawrence "Larry" Crook
    The Prince of Wales visits M&I Materials Limited
    Chapter Reports
    It's the Life
    by Larry Jodry

    Weight Engineering - Winter 2010

    Winter 2010 Journal CoverWEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 69 - Winter 2010 - No. 2

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Chesapeake Bay Regional Conference
    Southwest Regional Conference
    E-Standards for Mass Properties Engineering
    Abstracts of Papers from 68th International SAWE Conference

    OTHER

    2nd Annual High School Boat Design Competition - Hampton Roads Chapter
    It's the Life
    by Larry Jodry
    Swiss Pilots Aim to Circle World in Solar-Powered Plane by Christian Spillman
    G/I Committee to Become the SAWE Standards and Practices Committee
    A Couple Mass Properties Issues Right Out of England by Ian 'Mac' MacConochie
    LOADMASTERS Press Release
    Index of Advertisers
    In Memoria - Bruce Foster Bauer
    In Memoria - David Allen Davis
    In Memoria - William "Bill" Wilson
    Chapter Reports
    The Uncomfort Zone: The Pleasure Principle by Robert Evans Wilson

    Weight Engineering - Fall 2009

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    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 69 - Fall 2009 - No. 1

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    68th INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE

    President's Opening Remarks
    Training Classes
    Technical Tracks
    Government/Industry Workshops
    Exhibitors and Sponsors
    Honors and Awards
    From the Hosts' Point of View
    Registrants and Guests
    Minutes of BOD Meeting

    L.R. "MIKE" HACKNEY AWARD WINNING PAPER

    Quantifying Uncertainty and Risk in Vehicle Mass
    Properties Throughout the Design Development Phase
    by William Boze and Patrick Hester, PhD

    OTHER

    Index of Advertisers
    Market Your Meeting by Mary Boone
    It's the Life by Larry Jodry
    In Memoria - Robert Forrest Pence
    In Memoria - William H. Statler
    Chapter Reports
    The Uncomfort Zone: What Drives Your Desire? by Robert Evans Wilson

    Weight Engineering - Spring 2009

    Spring 2009 JournalWEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 68 - Spring 2009 - No. 3

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    TECHNICAL

    Weight Control Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability
    by Kenneth LaSalle
    Modernizing Inclining Experiment Tools and Methods
    by David Tellet
    Hampton Roads Chapter Open Forum on the State-of-the Art of Weight Engineering

    OTHER

    It's the Life by Larry Jodry
    Index of Advertisers
    Chapter Reports
    The Uncomfort Zone: Defeating the De-Motivator by Robert Evans Wilson

    Weight Engineering - Winter 2008

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    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING


    Volume 68 - Winter 2008 - No. 2

    TABLE OF CONTENTS


    REGIONAL CONFERENCES
    SAWE Air Capitol Regional Conference
    SAWE Air Capitol Regional Conference Training
    33rd SAWE Southwest Regional Conference


    67th INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE
    Abstracts of Papers Presented


    SPECIAL PAPER
    Making the Transition from the Comfort Zone to the Unknown
    by Todd Brown, Richard Raines, and Gerry Tschabold


    OTHER


    Index of Advertisers
    The Uncomfort Zone: Will You Freak Out or Hunker Down? by Robert Evans Wilson
    Chapter Reports
    Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle
    The Crash of Flight 143, or the Boeing 767 Glider by Peter Banks
    It's the Life by Larry Jodry
    SAWE Adventure Tour - 2008 by Werner Sellner
    International Conference on Light Weight Design for Marine Structures

    Weight Engineering - Fall 2008

    Weight Engineering Cover - Fall 2008WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    Volume 68 - Fall 2008 - No. 1

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    67th International SAWE Conference

    L.R. "Mike" Hackney Award Winning Paper
    Using a Two-Plane Spin Balance Instrument to Balance a Satelite Rotor About Its Own Bearings
    by Kurt Wiener, Paul Kennedy, Daniel Otlowski, and Brandon Rathbun

    OTHER

    Index of Advertisers
    How Does Your Garden Grow? by Robert L. Zimmerman
    The Uncomfort Zone: What's Pushing Your Buttons? by Robert Evans Wilson
    Chapter Reports
    It's the Life by Larry Jodry
    In Memoria - Jack Wisniewski
    In Memoria - Burt Giske
    Seattle Conference Survey

    Weight Engineering - Spring 2008

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    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Another Approach to Streamlining an "Eighteen Wheeler"
    by Mac MacHonochie

    Effect of Unstable Modern Fighter Aircraft Design on Mass Control
    by Roland Reinartz

    Ship Inclining Experiment Accessory Kit
    by Andreas Schuster, Thomas Oole, and William Fox

    OTHER

    Index of Advertisers
    Officer and Committee Reports
    Chapter Reports
    It's the Life by Larry Jodry
    In Memoria - Selby Atkins
    In Memoria - Robert Anderson
    In Memoria - Billy Coker
    In Memoria - Charles Pullen
    In Memoria - Frank Piasecki

    Weight Engineering - Winter 2007

    Weight Engineering Cover - Winter 2007WEIGHT ENGINEERING
    SAWE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WEIGHT ENGINEERING

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    2007 Regional Conference, Seattle, Washington
    by Patrick Mitchell

    SAWE Texas Chapter Hosts Regional
    by Aaron Wheeler

    66th INTERNATIONAL SAWE CONFERENCE

    President's Awards
    Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Conference
    Minutes of BOD Meeting

    SPECIAL MERIT AWARD WINNING PAPER

    Submarine Equilibrium: Where Weight and Volume Meet
    by David Tellet

    OTHER

    Using MPEX as a Standard Neutral File Format for Mass Properties Engineering Data
    by Jeffrey Cerro and Gerald Fleck
    Index of Advertisers
    First Submerged UUV Recovery by a Submarine
    It’s The Life by Larry Jodry
    Commentary: A Call to Action
    Officer and Committee Reports
    Chapter Reports
    Mr. Overweight
    In Memoria - Angelo Karadimos
    In Memoria - Bill Nagy
    In Memoria - Ronald J. Spivy
    In Memoria - Bill Crenshaw
    Structure in Rocketry
    by Mac MacConochie

    Suggestions for Conference Photographers

    To ensure that we use the highest quality photographs possible in the Journal, we thought that it might be advantageous to put forth the following tips for conference photographers.

    • Make sure the subject does not blend with the background.
    • Candid photographs may be fine for some things, but not for conference presenters. (They invariably have their mouths open.) The photographs of the presenters should be posed, preferably in front of a light colored, flat finish surface. In order that the presenters are readily identifiable, they should be facing the photographer and close enough that the presenters occupy as much of the photograph as possible.
    • If necessary, be sure to match the flash to the type of lens and lens setting. A wide-angle lens with the wrong type of flash will produce pictures with dark corners. If the flash and lens and lens f-stop settings are not close together, the pictures could be either too light or too dark. Point and shoot cameras do not have flash units capable of taking long shots.
    • Watch the background! You could end up with photos of people with plants growing out of their heads. Polished wood paneling on the walls can produce flash reflections like a mirror. A projection screen can also confuse an automatic flash.
    • Ensure that photographers test their cameras, indoors and outdoors, before the conference begins. Many photographs received from recent conferences were out of focus. This could be a problem with an auto-focus camera or a photographer with a minor vision problem using a manual-focus camera. Electronic enhancement cannot improve the focus.
    • Ensure that the number of photographers is adequate to cover the technical sessions and the social events. Ensure that enough photographers make a commitment to be available throughout the duration of the conference.
    • There should be two photographers available for the authors’ breakfast each morning, or when the presenters gather before a track/workshop. These are the best times to get group photos of the chairmen and the authors.
    • Prior to the conference, prepare a checklist of the chairmen, authors, presenters, officers, etc. to be photographed. Ensure that photographers identify, by name, the people in the photographs they take (in the right order) immediately after taking them. Review the checklist after each day to ensure that you do not miss anyone, or waste time by taking unnecessary photos of the same person.
    • The importance of taking good pictures of the sponsors’/vendors’ displays cannot be over emphasized. Ensure that photos are taken by more than one photographer, or at least with more than one camera. This is an area where extra time should be invested to ensure that good quality photographs are obtained. The photographs should also include the vendors’ representatives. Do not forget to get their names!!
    • Our current printer requires everything in an electronic format and requires that digital photos have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. A photograph that looks good on a computer monitor, typically 72 dpi, does not necessarily look good printed at 600 dpi.
    • This suggestion is for the Conference Host as well as the photographers. Request that the recipients of any awards remain after the awards banquet for a photo session. There have been occasions when there were NO usable photographs of the award recipients from the awards banquet. Having no usable photographs from the awards banquet can result in photographs as much as 15 years old being used in the awards write-ups.
    • The quality of digital photos usually cannot be improved without introducing flaws (“artifacts”) to some extent. Electronic enhancement cannot make up for poor photography.

     

    Journal Cover Material Needed

    We are running very short of cover photographs for the cover of Weight Engineering, the Journal of the SAWE.

    We have used aircraft photos on the last three issues and need to have some variety, i.e., ships, rockets, satellites, ground vehicles, etc.

    Each photo should be accompanied by a short (one paragraph) write-up to go on the Table of Contents page. If you wish, a longer article on the subject of the photograph can be sent to be used in the Journal.

    We will consider all contributions. Thanks for your help.

     

    Nick Marickovich
    SAWE
    International Vice President/Publications

    [Contact]

     

     

    SAWE Weight Engineers Handbook

    $120.00

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    The SAWE Weight Engineers Handbook contains technical information for generally used materials, engineering formulas, as well as other general engineering reference material of use to both mass properties engineers and engineers in other related disciplines. This 380-page handbook was updated in 2011 and is available in either CD or hardcopy format.

    Members may download the SAWE Weight Engineers Handbook for free. 

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    Introduction to Aircraft Weight Engineering

    $120.00

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    The textbook Introduction to Aircraft Weight Engineering includes 265 pages, and is segregated into 31 chapters covering topics important to anyone involved in any aspect of weight engineering.

    All sales proceeds go directly into the Scholarship Fund.

    Marine Vehicle Weight Engineering

    $130.00

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    Weight Engineering is a fundamental and vital field in the design, construction, and operation of all marine vehicles, from sailboats to aircraft carriers. The Marine Vehicle Weight Engineering textbook provides both the novice and experienced weight engineer or naval architect with a complete view of how weight engineering (or mass properties engineering) is accomplished for military and commercial marine vehicles.

    The topics covered include Ship Design Requirements; Ship Weight Estimating Process; Weight Control and Improvement Programs; Weight and Center of Gravity Computation; Weight Measurement and Validation; and Basic Surface Ship and Submarine Naval Architecture.

    Moments of Inertia and Products of Inertia of a Rigid Body

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    Moments of Inertia and Products of Inertia of a Rigid Body
    Design Principles of Measurement Systems

    Giorgio Previati, Massimiliano Gobbi, Gianpiero Mastinu 

    Politecnico Di Milano
    Department Of Mechanical Engineering
    Milano, Italy
     

    Textbook CoverA book on moments and products of inertia for mass properties engineers. It is not a manual, but rather a reference handbook of principles of physics and the means of achieving technical solutions to obtain measurements of the rigid body's mass properties, with emphasis on the body's Moments of Inertia and Products of Inertia, and their associated uncertainty.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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