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Call for Papers

The SAWE is actively soliciting papers and presentations for the following International Conference:

Papers solicited deal with current issues and recent advances in Mass Properties and related engineering disciplines. Our Technical sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Mass Properties Life Cycle Management
  • Marine Systems Design
  • Ground Systems Design
  • Flight Technology Manned
  • Flight Technology Unmanned & Space
  • Advanced Design
  • System Verification

Background

Since 1939, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting recognition of mass properties as a specialized discipline. The principal means for accomplishing this objective is the annual conference for presentation of papers and discussion of engineering standards and recommended practices. Papers and reports are published and distributed.

Abstracts

Abstracts should include the paper title, author's name, position and company affiliation. They should be 250 - 350 words in length and should contain a statement of the problem or objective, the method of approach, and a summary of conclusions. The abstract should not deal with specific data. To submit abstracts or for more information, please contact the Technical Committee.

 

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Call for Papers and Instructions to Authors

81stAnnual International Conference on Mass Properties
May 21-26, 2022
Savannah, Georgia

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Call For Papers

Non-members are welcome to make presentations and/or attend!

Papers solicited deal with current issues and recent advances in Mass Properties and related engineering disciplines. Our Technical sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Mass Properties Life Cycle Management
  • Marine Systems Design
  • Ground Systems Design
  • Flight Technology Manned
  • Flight Technology Unmanned & Space
  • Advanced Design
  • System Verification

Abstracts

Abstracts should include the paper title, author's name, position and company affiliation.  They should be 250-350 words in length and should contain a statement of the problem or objective, the method of approach, and summary of conclusions.  The abstract should not deal with specific data.

 

Download 2022 Conference Call for Papers with Authors Instructions ]

Download 2022 Conference Call for STUDENT Papers with STUDENT Authors Instructions ]

Download SAWE Conference Presentation Template ]

These instructions provide information you need to prepare a technical paper and make a presentation of it at the Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc. The instructions are organized in six parts:

  1. Timetable and points of contact for authors
  2. Required format for a technical paper
  3. Things to consider while writing a technical paper
  4. Preparing for the conference
  5. Guidance for clear writing (Appendix A)
  6. Best Paper Award (Appendix B)

Part 1, the timetable and points of contact, is specific to this year's conference and your point of contact in the Society. Your point of contact in the Society has the official title of Technical Track Co-chairman. Parts 2-5 are generic. They apply to any author participating in any SAWE conference.

Submitt Paper Abstracts Online ]

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR SAWE AUTHORS

 

September 2021

SAWE issues the Call for Papers for the 2022 international conference.

Sep-Nov 2021

Tell the Vice President – Technical Director (VPTD) that you intend to write a paper for the conference. Give him your paper title and a preliminary abstract if possible.

17 Dec 2021

Your final abstract should be in the Technical Director’s hands, if possible, for use in assigning your paper to a conference technical track. Abstracts will still be accepted after this date; however, the December cutoff decides which papers will be listed in the formal conference announcement.

Jan. 2022

The Vice President – Technical Director will begin assigning authors their SAWE Paper and category numbers.

Feb. 2022

Conference Announcement and registration materials are sent out. When you receive your material, complete the registration on-line or mail the forms as noted in the announcement instructions. All authors MUST register for the conference.

11 April 2022

Forward one copy of your finished paper to the Vice President – Technical Director (an electronic copy is required, 1) PDF for judging and official purposes and 2) Microsoft Word®format for publication in SAWE journal). The VPTD will create a PDF copy if the author is unable to do so. You must meet this date to be eligible for the Best Paper Award. Make sure you include a short biography of yourself in the paper; as it will be used to introduce you at your track. Notify your Track Co-chairmen of your audio-visual/computer equipment needs for presenting the paper.

E-mail: robert.zimmerman@sawe.org

Or submit your paper to the SAWE website using the following URL:

https://www.sawe.org/technical/papers/submittal

22 May 2022

Hotel Check-in, Conference Registration, Evening conference opening reception, where you can meet your track co-chairs.

23-25 May 2022

Group photographs will be taken just prior to scheduled session/track for all chairman and presenters. Please attend this event to assist in the taking of group photographs and the final planning of the day’s schedule.

For additional information contact the Vice President – Technical Director:
Home: 1-303-838-6641
Mobile: 1-720-499-7115
E-mail: robert.zimmerman@sawe.org

NOTE: Most dates above are “no-later-than” dates. Papers and materials received BEFORE the deadlines are appreciated.


 

81st SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

The 2022 Conference Program is accessible online to all registered attendees!
Use the SAWE Attendee Hub website or app to access the conference program, agenda technical content, etc.
(use registered name, email or phone requried for access)


Attendee Hub is also available in Google Play Store for Android and App Store for Apple by searching "Cvent Events".  Then search for "81st International Conference on Mass Properties" within the app.

Attendee Hub walk-through video

Conference Announcement

Table of Contents

President's Welcome

Co-Chairmen’s Welcome

Schedule/Inquiries

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Supporting Organizations

Technical Program

Technical Forum

Opening Session Speaker

Standards and Practices Day

S&P Luncheon Speaker

Training Program

Mass Properties Certification

ShipWeight Users Group Meeting

Host Committee & Chapter

Hotel & Transportation Information

Registration Information

Click to Open Announcement

Additional Information

Sponsors / Exhibitors

Guest Events

Students

Authors / Presenters

The Desoto Hotel Website 

Reserve Room - SAWE Rate
(Group Code:  SAWE)

US Govt Per Diem Rate
(limited availability, Govt ID required at check-in)

Area Map

Savannah Weather


Conference Sponsors


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Conference Exhibitors


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2022 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAWE Logo
SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
81st Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-25, 2022
Savannah, Georgia
The DeSoto Hotel
 

 
On behalf of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers, we are proud to invite your company to participate as a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the SAWE 2022 International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering in Savannah, Georgia.  During this event, you can meet and present your concepts, products, services and employment opportunities to all the participants and decision makers in the global mass properties community.  Your support helps ensure the future of our critical discipline.  Help us help you!

 Conference Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through various tiers of Conference Sponsorship:

Tier Diamond Emerald Ruby Pearl Exhibitor Break
Cost (USD) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,600 $2,500 $550
Benefits            
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X X    
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X X    
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X X    
 Company Name on Announcement X X X X X X
Splash Page on Conference App Launch 3 X          
Push Notifications in Conference App3 2/day 1/day     1/day  
Sponsor & Exhibitor Listing 3 X X X X X X
Banner Ads in Conference App 3 5 3     1  
Map Pins in Conference App 3         X  
Registration - 4 packages 4 X          
Registration - 3 packages 4   X        
Registration - 2 packages 4     X   X  
Registration - 1 package 4       X    
Exhibition Space X       X  

 

  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. Marketing and Attendee Engagement features in SAWE Conference mobile app
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration

 

Events Level

Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Welcome Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $550/event.
Note: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

2022 Conference Sponsors

2022 Conference Exhibitors

 

Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration 

81st SAWE International Conference General Registration

 

82nd SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

82nd SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

Conference Website (TBA)

May 20-24, 2023
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

 

2023 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAWE Logo
SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
82nd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 20-24, 2023
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

 
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.

 

 Conference Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through various different tiers of Conference Sponsorship:

Tier Diamond Emerald Ruby Pearl Exhibitor Break
Cost (USD) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,600 $2,500 $550
Benefits            
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X X    
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X X    
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X X    
 Company Name on Announcement X X X X X X
Splash Page on Conference App Launch 3 X          
Push Notifications in Conference App3 2/day 1/day     1/day  
Sponsor & Exhibitor Listing 3 X X X X X X
Banner Ads in Conference App 3 5 3     1  
Map Pins in Conference App 3         X  
Registration - 4 packages 4 X          
Registration - 3 packages 4   X        
Registration - 2 packages 4     X   X  
Registration - 1 package 4       X    
Exhibition Space X       X  

 

  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. New for 2021:  Marketing and Attendee Engagement features in SAWE Conference mobile app
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration

 

Events Level

Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Welcome Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $550/event.
Note: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

2023 Conference Sponsors

TBD

2023 Conference Exhibitors

 

Registration - TBA

82nd SAWE International Conference Registration

 

Conferences

Regular chapter, regional and international meetings provide an opportunity for mass properties engineers to meet and to discuss mutual problems, procedures and specifications, thus broadening their individual horizons and becoming better informed.

 

 

Previous Conferences & Events

Previous SAWE Conferences and Events

2022-03-21 SAWE Virtual Forum: Parametrics – WEIGH - Weight Estimating in Great Haste

SAWE Technical Forum: WEIGH - Weight Estimating in Great Haste

March 25, 2022 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT 

Facilitated by:

Manuela Bucci

Naval Architect MSc CEng MRina

Tymor Marine Limited

John Nakai

Senior Engineering Specialist

The Aerospace Corporation

 

Registration is closed.

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.

 

Please join us to share your experiences, tips, and strategies, and to creatively brainstorm possible ways to improve associated methods and tools for Weight Estimating in Great Haste. Participants from all industry sectors represented in SAWE are invited!

 

 

Zoom Instructions

To join the meeting, you must register using the link below.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation. Save this email, as it has the links required to join the meeting along with Add to Calendar links and dial-in instructions.
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.

After the conclusion of this forum, a link to the recording will be provided to SAWE member registrants, allowing members who miss the Zoom meeting to be able to view it later. 

Not a SAWE member?  Join Here!


Registration is closed.

 

2022-01-21 SAWE Virtual Forum: Parametrics – Description and Utilization in Mass Properties

SAWE Technical Forum: Parametrics – Description and Utilization in Mass Properties

January 21, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT 

Facilitated by: Doug Fisher, Collins Aerospace
Panelists:  Andrew Walker, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and David Hansch, Newport News Shipbuilding

Registration is closed

Kicking off 2022 with a bang, the Society of Allied Weight engineers is hosting a Virtual Forum on Parametrics – Description and Utilization in Mass Properties.  The Forum will commence on January 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM EST via Zoom (see information below).  This forum will explore what Mass Properties parametrics are, how to effectively use parametrics in your mass properties determinations, how accurate are parametrics, and what are the pitfalls in using parametrics.  Leading this exposition and ensuing discussions are industry leaders Douglas Fisher from Collins Aerospace, Andrew Walker from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, and David Hansch from Newport News Shipbuilding.

      

 

Zoom Instructions

To join the meeting, you must register using the link below.

After registering, you will receive an email with the subject "SAWE Technical Forum Confirmation". Save this email, as it has the links required to join the meeting along with Add to Calendar links and dial-in instructions.
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.

After the conclusion of this forum, a link to the recording will be provided to all registrants.  So even if you miss the Zoom meeting you’ll be able to view it later.  


Registration is closed

 

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2021 SAWE Virtual Tech Fair

Technical Sessions: November 1-2, 2022
Standards & Practices: November 3-4, 2022
Training:  November 5-12, 2022

Registration fees:
General Registration:  $249
Retiree or Student:  $29
Cost includes access to download recorded proceedings and papers following the event.

Registration is now closed, but 2021 Tech Fair attendees can access any missed session recordings and access shared presentations and papers by logging in to the 2021 Tech Fair Attendee Hub thru January 31, 2022

Check out SAWE 2021 Tech Fair Sponsor/Exhibitor Benefits!

SAWE President's Message

On behalf of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers I would like to personally invite you to join us for our 2021 International Virtual Tech Fair on Mass Properties, November 1st to 12th.  Once again this year, due to travel restrictions for our members, we have opted for an online experience.  Last year’s Virtual Tech Fair was very successful, and our Technical Team has put together another exciting and informative program including technical papers, sponsor presentations, standards and practices workshops, and training classes that only SAWE can offer.  We will also provide ample opportunities to connect with your peers and learn from experts in the field of mass properties.  

Registration is now open, so don’t delay!  Feel free to contact me with any questions at Damian.Yanez@sawe.org.  I look forward to seeing you there!

 

All sessions will be virtual thru a single website/portal called Tech Fair Attendee Hub.  Here's a quick video introduction/tutorial on how to get around once registered.


Training Schedule: November 5-12, 2022

Class Name Instructor Dates Cost
Developing Basic Parametrics Methods Walker November 5th and 6th
10am - 2pm
$600
Structural Weight Optimization for MP Engineers Bishnoi November 8th and 9th
10am - 2pm
$650
Aircraft Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Smoot November 11th and 12th
10am - 3pm
$750

Technical & Standards and Practices Schedule
All times listed in US Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)

Monday Nov 1st Tuesday Nov 2nd Wednesday Nov 3rd Thursday Nov 4th
Technical Track, hosted by Robert Zimmerman, Co-host TBD Standards and Practices Agenda, hosted by Doug Fisher
10 am – 1 pm
Technical Session
10 am – 11:30 am
Mass Properties Forum
10 am – 10:15 am
Opening Remarks
11:30 am – 1 pm
Technical Session
10:15 am – 1 pm Industry Breakout Sessions:

Civil Aircraft
Missiles & Space
Offshore & Ground Vehicles
10:15 am – 1 pm Industry Breakout Sessions:

Marine
Military Aircraft
1pm – 2pm
Awards and Invitation to Savannah


Technical Agenda Session Details

Monday, November 1, 2021
Time (EDT) Session 1 - Opening, and Vehicle Mass Properties
10:00 - 10:10 Opening Remarks, Intro to Tech Fair 2021
Damian Yañez & Robert Zimmerman (SAWE)
10:10 - 10:15 Vendor-Sponsor
B&A Software AS - Runar Aasen
10:15 -10:45 Paper 3765
Mass Properties and Automotive Directional Stability
Brian Wiegand - Retired
10:45 - 10:50 Corporate Partner
HII - David Cash
10:50 - 11:20 Paper 3762
Artificial Intelligence Techniques for the Ship Weight Estimation
Upendra Malla - Eastern Shipbuilding Group
11:20 - 11:25 Corporate Partner
Lockheed Martin - Jonathan Curtis
11:25 - 11:30

Break

 

Monday, November 1, 2021
Time (EDT) Session 2 - Mass Properties Management
11:30 - 11:35 Welcome Back
Introduction of Session 2 Panelists
11:35 - 11:40 Corporate Partner
Altair - Rocco Cappiello
11:40 - 12:10 Paper 3771
A Look at Inclining Experiment Heel Angles: Measurement Tools and Sensitivity 
David Tellet - Retired
12:10 - 12:15 Vendor-Sponsor
TBD
12:15 - 12:45 Paper S3774 
Weight control for floating wind installations
Alan Crowle - University of Exeter

 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time (EDT) Session 3 - Mass Properties Engineering Solutions
10:00 - 11:30 Mass Properties Forum
Overcoming Challenges in Mass Properties Engineering
Patrick Borden (Geocent) & Robert Zimmerman (SAWE)
11:30 - 11:35 Corporate Partner
Intercomp Company - Johnny Redman
11:35 - 12:05 Paper S3772
Scenario-Based Prediction of Lightweight Costs - An Approach across Industries
Florian Waetzold - Technical University of Berlin
12:05 - 12:10 Corporate Partner
Raptor Scientific - Bob Cipoli
12:10 - 12:40 Paper 3768
Initial Weight Estimation of Twin-Fuselage Configuration in Aircraft Conceptual Design
Yiyuan Ma - Technische Universität Braunschweig
12:40 - 12:45

Break

 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time (EDT) Session 4 - SAWE Awards
12:45 - 12:50 Welcome Back
Introduction of Session 4 Presenters
12:50 - 12:55 Publication Awards
Nicholas Marickovich
12:55 - 13:00 President's Awards
Damian Yañez
13:00 - 13:10 Technical and Student Paper Awards
Robert Zimmerman
13:10 - 13:25 Significant Achievement Awards (OYE, Fellow, HF)
Robert Hundl
13:25 - 13:30

Outgoing Officer, Conf Chair, Misc Awards
Damian Yañez, William Boze

13:30 - 13:35 Invitation to Savannah - Post Technical Session Happy Hour Invitation
Damian Yañez

 

Standards & Practices Session Details

Date and Time (EDT)

Civil Aircraft

Marine

Military Aircraft

Missiles and Space

Offshore and Ground Vehicles

Wednesday, Nov 3
10:00 - 10:15

Welcome to Standarnds and Practices Industry Session - Day 1
Guidance on Joining and Moving Between Industry Sessions

Wednesday, Nov 3
10:15 - 13:00

IC Session Chaired by IC Leader

   

IC Session Chaired by IC Leader

IC Session Chaired by IC Leader

Thursday, Nov 4
10:00 - 10:15

Welcome to Standards and Practices Industry Session - Day 1
Guidance on Joining and Moving Between Industry Sessions

Thursday, Nov 4
10:15 - 13:00

 

IC Session Chaired by IC Leader

IC Session Chaired by IC Leader

   

 

 

2021-04-29 Cross Chapter Mtg Presentation: Analyzing the sinking of the USS San Diego using a time-based progressive flooding software

SAWE Cross Chapter Meeting
Hosted by Capital Region Chapter

April 29, 2021 - 11:30 AM EDT 

Presentation: Analyzing the sinking of the USS San Diego using a time-based progressive flooding software
 by Mr. John Rosborough

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USS SAN DIEGO ACR 6; Flooding and Capsize Investigation

The USS San Diego was the only major USN warship sunk during WWI. After being damaged off the coast of NY it flooded and capsized in about 25 minutes with the loss of only 6 crew. The USN Board of Inquiry investigating the event worked to determine how this loss could have occurred. Was it sabotage, mine or torpedo damage, and were the proper damage control procedures followed? The Captain and crew appear to have done their best before, during, and after the event. As the centennial of the 19 July 1918 sinking approached, the Naval History and Heritage Command embarked on a series of surveys and studies to evaluate the condition of the wreck and to perhaps address the question of how an armored cruiser could be lost in such a manner. The presentation provides an overview of the modeling and simulation efforts to investigate the 100-year-old mystery and answer the question of how such a capsize could occur.

Speaker Bio:

John Rosborough has 45 years of experience working in support of the US Navy. He has worked at NAVSEA, the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and NSWC Carderock Division where he was Branch Head for Stability & Weight Control Branch from 2001 to 2017. While employed by the Navy, he worked on new designs and in-service ship stability for amphibious ships, combatants, SWATHs, and aircraft carriers. Since 1977 he has been maintaining and improving the Ship Hull Characteristics Program (SHCP), creating pre and post processing software for stability model visualization and results analysis. This includes the software development oversight of the Flooding Casualty Control Software (FCCS), a joint USN & USCG effort, and the Advanced Stability Algorithms (ASA), a time-based progressive flooding software.

 

Zoom Instructions

To join the meeting, you must register using the link below.

After registering, you will receive an email with the subject "SAWE Capital Cross Chapter Meeting 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.

After the conclusion of this forum, a link to the recording will be provided to all registrants.  So even if you miss the Zoom meeting you’ll be able to view it later.  


Register for Virtual Forum

 

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2021-03-26 Virtual Forum: Preliminary Design Mass Properties Estimation

 

Virtual Forum: Preliminary Design Mass Properties Estimation

March 26, 2021 - 11:00 AM EST 

 

The SAWE is continuing its series of virtual, Zoom-based Mass Properties Forums with the fourth installment, “Preliminary Design Mass Properties Estimation”. This forum topic was the most requested topic in a survey of SAWE membership and prior Forum attendees.

A panel of industry Subject Matter Experts will start the discussions by expounding on how they would approach deriving the initial mass properties upon presentation of an RFP, ultimately resulting in delivery of preliminary mass properties to their proposal customer. These mass properties would include Not-To-Exceed mass, a preliminary analysis of Center of Gravity bounds, and if applicable, initial estimation of Moments and Products of Inertia. Following these introductory remarks by the panel, the Forum will proceed to questions, comments, and further examples from the audience.

Zoom Instructions

To join the meeting, you must register using the link below.

After registering, you will receive an email with the subject "SAWE Forum: Preliminary Design Mass Properties Estimation - Zoom Meeting 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.

After the conclusion of this forum, a link to the recording will be provided to all registrants.  So even if you miss the Zoom meeting you’ll be able to view it later.  


Register for Virtual Forum

 

 

2021-01-29 CMPE Workshop: Exam Development

 

SAWE Workshop: Certified Mass Properties Engineer Question Development

January 29, 2021 - 10:00 AM CST 

 

Do you feel there are "Mass Properties 101" basics that every Mass Properties engineer should be knowledgeable about regardless of industry?

The SAWE Mass Properties Engineer Certification Committee is hosting an exam question brainstorming workshop where you can help shape the questions included on an Associate-Level Certified Mass Properties Engineer exam.  This exam will be non-industry specific, and will be geared toward members who have either a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience OR 5 years of applicable MPE experience.

The workshop will be virtual with "breakout rooms" for different Mass Properties topics:

  • Verification
    • check that MP data you or others evaluated are to the required accuracy
    • How to identify anomalies or errors in the MP data
  • Analysis
    • Be familiar with statistical and probability tools and methods:
      • Basic statistical variables: skew, mean, median, standard deviations, probability distributions.
      • Error analysis, precision, accuracy, sensitivity, bias.
      • Forecasting, extrapolation, curve fitting, confidence bounds, probability calculations. 
      • Data analysis: exploratory data analysis, Monte Carlo method, ANOVA, risk analysis
  • Component Knowledge
    • Basic knowledge
      • Sizing
      • weight driving requirements
      • history of technology
      • different design solutions
      • material constraints
      • manufacturing constraints
      • interaction between components
  • Systems Engineering
    • Basic Systems Engineering working knowledge
      • Difference between MPCP, SEMP, TEMP
  • Engineering Knowledge Other Engineering Topics
    • Math - Tensor calculus, Probability, statistics, scientific experimentation,
    • Physics and Chemistry
    • Engineering University Classes – Strength of Materials, Statics & Dynamics, Fluid, electricity, metallurgy
    • Economics
  • Mass Modeling
    • Basic concept knowledge of part/drawing indenture and work breakdown structure
    • General understanding of 3D-models and tools

 

Not only is this an opportunity to help shape the knowledge base required for future Certified Mass Properties Engineers, this is also an opportunity to get to know your mass properties colleagues in an interactive setting.

If you are unable to attend the workshop but still want to submit questions, please submit them to Anjie.L.Emmett@NASA.gov

The facilitators will send out topics, an agenda, and materials on January 20th.

Zoom Instructions - Meeting Details

To join the meeting, first you must register using the link below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the subject "SAWE Workshop: CMPE Question Development". 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.


Register for CMPE Workshop 

 

 

2021-01-15 Virtual Forum: Persuading Leaders and Peers of the Value of Mass Properties

 

Virtual Forum: Persuading Leaders and Peers of the Value of Mass Properties

January 15, 2021 - 11:00 AM EST 

 

The SAWE is excited to announce the third installment of our Virtual Forum Series.  This forum will be somewhat different than previous forums in the following way - rather than a Forum leader and a host for the meeting, there will be a forum host and a panel of mass properties experts.  We have engaged people who have moved up to group lead and then to higher management levels, people who have risen to lead mass properties groups, people who oversee mass properties, and people who have experienced both well run and poorly run mass properties organizations.  Each have a tale to tell.
 
Each panelist will expound on their “secret sauce” on how to enable a well functioning mass properties effort, and more importantly, what the overall value of having such an organization (which could even be a single person) is to their group, company, and nation.  Each panelist will have a short period of time to present their case.  After all the panelists have spoken, we will open up the floor for our audience to comment, ask questions, and discuss what they have just witnessed.  Then there we will conduct a short wrap-up with the opportunity for discussions to continue off-line.
 

Zoom Instructions

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 "SAWE Forum: Persuading Leaders and Peers of the Value of Mass Properties". 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.


Register for Virtual Forum

 

 

2020-09-15 SAWE Virtual Forum on Vendor Weight Control

79th SAWE Virtual Forum - Vendor Weight Control 

September 25, 2020

Zoom Meeting Details (SAWE Members Only)

The Society of Allied Weight Engineers is holding a 1.5 hour Virtual Forum on Vendor Weight Control on Friday, September 25th at 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT, 5PM CEST) to discuss this ongoing challenge. Join us for this forum as we share our mutual experiences and opinions on how best to ensure that vendor supplied components do not scuttle your program.

Join Forum Leader Vidas “Whidy” Kiskunas, Forum Host Robert Zimmerman, and the SAWE Leadership in this first 2020-2021 SAWE Virtual Forum via Zoom (link to be provided later) 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.

2020 SAWE Tech Fair

2020 SAWE Tech Fair
June 22, 2020 - July 10, 2020

Registration for Tech Fair is now closed
 

View Full Tech Fair Program

Week 1: Technical Content  |  June 22-25, 2020

  • Technical Paper Presentations
    • Mass Properties Measurement
    • Buoyant Systems
    • Structural Materials
    • Future Aircraft Trends
    • Mass Properties Systems Engineering
    • Looking to the Future
  • Mass Properties Forum, Statistical Application
  • Vendor & Sponsor Presentations

Week 2: Standards & Practices  |  June 29 - July 3, 2020

  • Recommended Practices status updates
  • Discussion on standard airline passenger weight guidelines
  • Industry Workshops

Week 3: Training |  July 6-10, 2020

  • Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS)
  • Designing the Aircraft of the Future
  • Marine Vehicle Weight Estimating Methodology
  • Structural Weight Optimization for Mass Properties Engineers
  • Developing Basic Parametric Models

All webinar sessions will start each day at 7AM Pacific Daylight Time.  See the Tech Fair Program for more details.

         

           

 


The Tech Fair will utilize Zoom Webinar and Zoom Meeting. 

Check Zoom.us for some basic device requirements.  A Zoom account is recommended but not required.  A basic Zoom account is free.  For the best experience use the Zoom app from a Windows or Apple computer with a webcam.  Zoom Meetings and Webinars can also be joined thru a browser interface without installing the app.  If you are using a company provided device, check with your IT department on access limitations.  

 

For security purposes, registration for SAWE Tech Fair will be done in two steps.

Step 1:  Register and pay for Tech Fair at www.sawe.org/registration.  Authors, sponsors and academic advisors will receive discount codes thru SAWE Technical Director, Vendor Relations and Academic Affairs points of contact.

Step 2:  Register for attendance to Zoom Webinars and Zoom Meetings.  When you complete Step 1, you will receive a series of emails confirming you have paid, and will include an email with a “Complete Tech Fair Zoom Registration” link.  You must register for each Zoom webinar or meeting via this link.  When you register with Zoom you will receive one or more emails (based on your content selection) confirming you have registered and including links to connect with the Tech Fair and any 2nd week workshops you have selected.  Save these emails as they also includes links that will put the Zoom webinar and meeting links into your computer’s calendar, if you so desire.

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SAWE Houston Offshore Workshop 2020

79th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering 

March 6, 2020

WHERE:
Fluor Corporation
Special Functions Room
1 Fluor Daniel Drive
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

See the Houston Chapter website for more information

 

79th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - May 2020

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

Registration is now closed

Sponsor/Exhibitor Benefits and Pricing

SAWE Conference COVID-19 Statement

 

Conference Announcement

Student Registration Info

Call for Papers

2020 Conference Sponsors

2020 Conference Exhibitors

 

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
Schedule/Inquiries
Opening Speaker
Standards and Practices Day
SnP Luncheon Speaker
Training Program
Host Committee
Hotel & Transportation Information
Registration Information
ShipWeight Users Group Meeting

Guest Events

 

 

 

 

Conference Venue

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

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

2020 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAWE Logo
SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
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.

 

 Conference Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through various different tiers of Conference Sponsorship:

Tier Diamond Emerald Ruby Pearl Exhibitor Break
Cost (USD) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,600 $2,500 $550
Benefits            
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X X    
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X X    
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X X    
 Company Name on Announcement X X X X X X
Splash Page on Conference App Launch 3 X          
Push Notifications in Conference App3 2/day 1/day     1/day  
Sponsor & Exhibitor Listing 3 X X X X X X
Banner Ads in Conference App 3 5 3     1  
Map Pins in Conference App 3         X  
Registration - 4 packages 4 X          
Registration - 3 packages 4   X        
Registration - 2 packages 4     X   X  
Registration - 1 package 4       X    
Exhibition Space X       X  

 

  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. New for 2020:  Marketing and Attendee Engagement features in SAWE Conference mobile app
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration

 

Events Level

Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Welcome Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $550/event.
Note: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

2020 Conference Sponsors

2020 Conference Exhibitors

              

Registration

79th SAWE International Conference Registration

 

2019-05 78th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - May 2019

78th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-23, 2019
Hilton Norfolk - "The Main"
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

 

Conference Website

   

Conference Program (PDF)

Conference Program - Online

Technical Track Schedule (PDF)

2018 SAWE International Conference Announcement (click to view)

 

Conference Announcement

 

2018 SAWE International Conference Announcement (click to view)

Table of Contents   

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

 

Guest Events

 

 

 

 

Please bear with us as we are using a new registration system.  One thing to be aware of is that each ticket purchased will be assigned to an "Attendee".  So if you are purchasing 3 items (for example registration, reception, training) each ticket will be labeled with Attendee 1, Attendee 2, and Attendee 3.  There is a checkbox during checkout labeled " Use Attendee #1's information for ALL attendees".  Check this box to automatically populate registration info for the primary attendee to all tickets.  

If you are registering more than one person, click on the advance copy options and select which tickets to auto-populate with the primary attendee's information.

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78th SAWE International Conference - Vendor Presentations

Call for Papers - 78th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - May 2019

78th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-23, 2019
Hilton Norfolk - "The Main"
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

 

Conference Website

2019 SAWE International Conference Flyer (Click to Download)

 

2019 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAWE Logo
SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
78th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-23, 2019
Hilton Norfolk - "The Main"
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
 

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.

 

 Conference Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through various different tiers of Conference Sponsorship:

Tier Diamond Gold Silver Bronze   Exhibitor Break
Cost (US Dollars) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,600   $2,500 $550
Benefits              
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X X      
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X X      
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X X      
Company Name on Announcement X X X X   X X
Logo on Event Guide 3 X X X X      
Company Name on Event Guide X X X X   X X
Event Guide Ad - full page 3 X            
Event Guide Ad - half page 3   X          
Event Guide Ad - quarter page 3     X        
Registration - 4 packages 4 X            
Registration - 3 packages 4   X          
Registration - 2 packages 4     X     X  
Registration - 1 package 4       X      
Exhibition Space X         X  
  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. Logos displayed wherever “78th Annual SAWE Conference” is printed
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration

 

Events Level

Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Sunday Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $550/event.
Note: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

 

Registration

https://www.sawe.org/registration/events/78th-conference-sponsor-registr...

 

2018-11 SAWE Hampton Roads Fall Regional Conference

Hampton Roads Fall Regional Conference and Planning Meeting
November 29 - December 1, 2018
Hilton Norfolk - "The Main"
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Conference Website: https://www.sawe.org/hamptonroads/2018regional/

 

The Hampton Roads Coastal Virginia Regional Conference and Planning Meeting has officially been rescheduled for Thursday, 11/29 – Saturday, 12/1.

We have maintained the same days of the week and conference rooms as originally reserved with the hotel.  Everyone’s registration has been moved to the new dates.  If you cannot attend, please contact one of our co-chairs via the contact information at the bottom of the conference website. 

Please Visit Conference Website for Latest Updates

 

 

2018 Hampton Roads Regional Conference Flyer (click to download)

Call for Presentations

 

 

2018-05 77th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

77 th SAWE Inernational Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 5-10, 2018
Irving, Texas, USA 

 

Conference Announcement

2018 SAWE International Conference Announcement (click to view)

Conference Program

2018 SAWE International Conference Program

Table of Contents Page

President’s Invitation
Co-Chairmen’s Invitation
VP Vendor Relations Invitation
Corporate Partners
VP Technical Director’s Invitation
Technical Forum 
Hotel Layout
Schedule/Inquiries 
Opening Speaker
ShipWeight User Group Meeting
VP SnP’s Invitation
SnP Luncheon Speaker
Training Program
General Information
Host Committee
Registration Information

Training Classes

Guest/Family Tours

Networking Events

Students

 

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Hotel Reservations

Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
4440 West John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, Texas 75063
(972) 929-8400
sheratondfwairport.com

Our room block has been reserved at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel. Rooms are available to our group two days pre- and post-conference from Friday, May 4 through Friday, May 11, based on hotel availability. The special conference room rate is $149 plus 15% local and state taxes per night. Sheraton Reservations can be made online at the link below or at 1-888-627-8190, use our group name – Society of Allied Weight Engineers – SAWE. The cutoff date for our guaranteed room block is April 13, 2018

Online Hotel Reservations

 

2018 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAWE Logo
SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
77th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 5-10, 2018
Irving, Texas, USA
Sheraton, DFW Airport Hotel
 

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.

 

 

 Conference Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through various different tiers of Conference Sponsorship:

Tier Diamond Gold Silver Bronze Exhibitor Break
Cost (US Dollars) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,500 $2,000 $500
Benefits            
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X X    
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X X    
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X X    
Company Name on Announcement X X X X X X
Logo on Event Guide 3 X X X X    
Company Name on Event Guide X X X X X X
Event Guide Ad - full page 3 X          
Event Guide Ad - half page 3   X        
Event Guide Ad - quarter page     X      
Registration - 4 packages 4 X          
Registration - 3 packages 4   X        
Registration - 2 packages 4     X   X  
Registration - 1 package 4       X    
Exhibition Space X       X  
  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. Logos displayed wherever “77th Annual SAWE Conference” is printed
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration

 

Events Level

Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Sunday Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $500/event.
Note: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

 

Registration

 

 

2018-03 - Southwest Regional Conference - March 8-10, 2018

Southwest Regional Conference
March 8-10, 2018
Temecula Creek Inn
Temecula, California

The Los Angeles SAWE Chapter is happy to cordially invite you to join us for the Southwest Regional Conference on March 8-10, 2018 at Temecula Creek Inn. The venue is a beautiful golf resort with nearby wineries, casinos, old town attractions, hot air ballooning, restaurants, shopping, and other local attractions.

 

Conference Website

 

 

 

2017-09 SAWE Texas Regional Conference and Planning Meeting

2017-05 76th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

Technical Tracks

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada

 

Robert Zimmerman
Vice President – Technical Director
Lockheed Martin - Retired
Werner Sellner
Deputy VP Technical Director
Sellner Aerostructures

Rick Watkins
Deputy 
VP Technical Director
Altair 

Werner Massinger
Deputy VP Technical Director
Airbus D & S

 

The Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting the exchange of technical information about Mass Properties Engineering since 1939. As we enter our 76th year of holding International Conferences, the SAWE welcomes those engineers who have created new technical information to exchange, and those who will participate in our 76th Annual Conference on Mass Properties Engineering to learn about these technical advances. The SAWE brings mass properties professionals from all around the world to partake in a meaningful interchange of ideas, culminating in two days of Technical Tracks on various aspects of mass properties.

The annual SAWE conference is an opportunity for mass properties professionals to interact and share information that is vital to excellence in mass properties execution. Plan on attending the technical sessions with the attendant paper presentations, and meet your colleagues from literally around the world.

The 2017 Conference technical sessions will include topics ranging from Aircraft Loading to Offshore Weight Engineering, in two complete days of papers, presentations, and what is fast becoming an SAWE tradition, the Technical Forum audience participation debate on one specific topic of mass properties. 

 

Call for Papers and Instructions to Authors

Submit Abstracts

 

Some of the papers planned for this conference are:

 

3673 A Recommended Weight Margin Approach for Wet Undersea Vehicles, William Boze, Newport News Shipbuilding

3674  A Weight Analysis of Civil War Ironclad CSS Virginia, Nicholas Marickovich, Newport News Shipbuilding

3675  Weight Management During Engineering Development - 2016 SAWE Survey Results, Douglas Fisher, UTC Aerospace Systems

3676  Weight Control: Idealistic vs Realism, R. Alan Bird, Fincantieri Marinette Marine

3677  Considerations for Reviewing Ship and Submarine Weight Reports, David Tellet, Retired

3678  Submarine Static Stability, David Tellet, Retired

3679 Design and Optimization of an Aluminum Structure Assembled Using Elastic Fastening, Clement Laverne, Université de Sherbrooke 

3680 Building a Team to Drive Innovation - A Hyperloop Example, Graeme Klim, Ryerson University

3681  Simultaneous use of Multiple Load Measuring Devices for Weighings in the Offshore Oil Industry, Dave Bennett, WorleyParsons

3682  Allowance vs. Contingency in the Offshore Oil Industry, Dave Bennett, WorleyParsons

3683  Capability Assessment of a MPE organization, Andreas Schuster, Meta MPE

3684  Appurtenance Buoyancy - Mass Properties Management of Offshore Systems, Andreas Schuster, Meta MPE

3685 Design of an Internal Aerodynamic Load Cell for Static or Oscillating Airfoils, Kamal Benmiloud, Université de Sherbrooke

3686 Statistical Mass Properties Predictions for a Production Program, Ricardo Roy, United Launch Alliance, Retired 

3687 An Initial Parametric Weight Compendium for Ships, David Hansch, Newport News Shipbuilding

3688 Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Two Historic Inclining Experiments, David Hansch, Newport News Shipbuilding

3690 Optimization of Environmental Control System for Corporate Jets, Ragaa Mitry, Gulfstream Aerospace 

3691 Methods to Evaluate the Mass Properties of a Scale Model Aircraft, Eetu Kohtanen & R. Benjamin Davis, University of Georgia

3692 Aircraft Systems Physics-Based Weight Estimation Methods for Conceptual Design, Ali Tfaily, Bombardier Aerospace

3693 A Random Method for Picking Module Stowage Solutions for Barges, Robert Hundl, Fluor

 

Some of the presentations planned for this conference are:

 

Weight Management of Large Offshore Oil Projects, Dave Bennett, WorleyParsons

High Performance Engineering Thermoplastics, Victor Hillyard, Ensinger 

Lesson Learned of Statistical Mass Estimation of Fighter and Trainer Aicraft, Werner Sellner, Retired 

Hybrid Aircraft, A Different Look At Transportation Kevin Tharp, Lockheed Martin Corporation 

Optimization-Driven Design for Lightweight StructuresTony Norton, Altair

 


 

SAWE Technical Form

This year we will debate:

Model Based and Collaborative Aspects in Engineering and how Mass Properties Engineers Integrate into this Environment

Moderator
Jeffrey Cerro
SAWE Honorary Fellow
NASA Langley Research Center

 

Overview: Mass Properties Engineers need to integrate with complex system developments that are growing in a more formalized manner. This brings up issues such as what the mass model looks like over time and maturity on a project, how is the data contractually prescribed, and how do MPE’s interact with the other disciplines in general throughout the product design/develop/test/operate phases.  The discussion will begin with the somewhat traditional engineering collaboration formalizations such as Product Data Management and Product Lifecycle Management. How has Mass Properties faired in those development paradigms? Then we move on to the fast growing area of performing in a “Model Based” engineering environment. What does it mean to perform Model Based product development/deployment, what in particular does it mean to the Mass Properties Engineer? Modern Systems Engineering languages tailored to integrate Mass Properties data, both static and dynamic into project based and executable models will be discussed. SAWE will be impacting what these integrations are and how they will occur, and you will be impacting that work with your participation in this year’s technical forum.

 

76th International Conference on Mass Properties Call For Papers

 

76th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties
May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada

 

The 76th International Conference on Mass Properties is seeking technical papers. This is great opportunity for you to join us in our annual technical event by presenting a technical paper. In Denver, you will join Mass Properties professionals from all around the world. An unique and enriching experience to show your innovations on Mass Properties. Regular chapter, regional and international meetings provide a welcoming opportunity for mass properties engineers to meet and to discuss mutual problems, procedures and specifications, thus broadening their individual horizons and becoming better informed.

 

Papers solicited deal with current issues and recent advances in Mass Properties and related engineering disciplines. Our Technical sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Marine Systems Design
  • Ground Systems Design
  • Flight Technology Manned
  • Flight Technology Unmanned & Space
  • Advanced Design Characterization
  • System Verification

 

Background

Since 1939, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting recognition of mass properties as a specialized discipline. The principal means for accomplishing this objective is the annual conference for presentation of papers and discussion of engineering standards and recommended practices. Papers and reports are published and distributed.

 

Abstracts

Abstracts should include the paper title, author's name, position and company affiliation. They should be 250 - 350 words in length and should contain a statement of the problem or objective, the method of approach, and a summary of conclusions. The abstract should not deal with specific data. To submit abstracts or for more information, please use our Papers and Abstracts submission form. Paper abstracts are due by 15 December 2016. Abstracts will be reviewed for paper session assignment. Final Papers are due by 1 April 2017.

 

Click here for SAWE Author Instructions

 

Standards and Practices Day

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada 

 

Andy Schuster
Vice President Standards and Practices
SAWE Honorary Fellow
Meta MPE

 

The objective of the SAWE’s Standards and Practices Committee (SnP), is to foster the development of products that make our professional activities more ef cient, more consistent, more valuable for society, of today and tomorrow, as well as clearer and more understandable to our customers.

This objective is so important that SAWE dedicates a whole day of the conference to these non-proprietary, consensus forums for the development of industry products. The work is led by Industry Committees (IC) that focus on Recommended Practices, SAWE/ANSI Standards, textbooks, and handbooks. All of these documents capture mass properties engineering knowledge such as customer requirements, best practices, experience, and product and/or process standards.

Planned SnP Events

Morning Opening Session – A kickoff to the day’s activities will be a review of the SnP over the past year, status of recommended practices, standards, textbooks, and the handbook, followed by a review of any strategic changes.

Morning Industry Committee Workshops
The Airline Affairs, Marine, Military Aircraft, Missiles and Space Systems Committees will have full day workshops for detailed discussions. Industry Committee Chairs will meet to hold their own agendas that address industry needs and opportunities, the year’s activities, and future plans. Present standards are reviewed for currency and new standards are formulated.

Planning Meetings
The Cross Industry, Ground Vehicle, and Offshore Industry Committees, as well as the Special Committees for the Handbook update, and new Textbooks will each hold short in-person planning meetings at different times during the day. These are open to all attendees, but these executive sessions are typically focused on strategic plans and the current status of specific documents.

Luncheon with Industry Speaker

Afternoon Industry Committee Workshops and Planning Meetings are continued.

Industry Committee Chair Wrap Up – where a summary of the day’s activities are presented.

Attendees are encouraged to listen and provide comments at all the meetings. However, if you have something to share with the Industry Committee, please consider providing your perspective by any of the following:

  • Preparing a technical paper that details an existing or new best practice, methodology, etc.
  • Giving a presentation to describe a current issue that is worthwhile discussing in the workshop
  • Presenting a Training Class outline based on current SAWE documents (RPs, Textbooks, etc.)

Please contact VP SnP at standards@sawe.org if you would like to contribute to the meeting. I will get you in touch with the correct Industry Committee chair, the VP Technical Director, or the VP Training .

We welcome new ideas, new participants, and new contributions. Help us improve our profession by participating in SAWE SnP activities.

 

 

 

Guest Speakers

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada 

 

Opening Session Speaker

Marc-André Valiquette
Author/Publisher of several historical books on Canadian Aviation IMAVIATION

 

Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1958, Marc-André Valiquette discovered aviation at a very young age when his father frequently took him to Dorval’s Montreal airport observation deck. In 1976, while doing his military pilot training course at CFB Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, he was able to nd information on the Avro CF-105 Arrow. Since then, he has met several people who were directly involved with this great project, either at their home or at meetings of the “Arrow-heads.” With the passing of years, his collection of documents and photographs on the Arrow, Avro, and Orenda has never ceased to grow.

In 2009, the centennial commemorative year of the rst powered ight in Canada, and 50 years after the Arrow cancelation, he took the decision to share his passion on this subject. The four volume series Destruction of a dream, the tragedy of Avro Canada and the CF- 105 Arrow was self-published over a two year period, culminating with the launch of Volume 4 in November 2011.

This will be the rst time the SAWE International Conference will be hosted in Canada. To celebrate this occasion we have asked Marc-André to tell the story about an iconic Canadian innovation whose demise had huge repercussions in the global aviation industry. It is hoped that his presentation will not only be an inspiration but also a warning for engineers, innovators, and corporate decision-makers. How can we learn from our past to be able to succeed in the future?

 


 

Standards and Practices Luncheon Speaker

 

Robert Dewar
Vice President, C Series Aircraft Program
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

 

Robert (Rob) Dewar was appointed to his current position as Vice President, C Series Aircraft Pro- gram, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft in April 2010.

As part of Bombardier’s mandate for  flawless execution, Mr. Dewar leads the teams responsible for the overall C Series aircraft product development, design, and integration, as well as production, certification, delivery, quality, schedule, and cost.

Boasting a 20-year career with Bombardier, Mr. Dewar has held several key positions in engineering and in various product development programs, most recently as Vice President C Series Integrated Product Development, having originally joined the C Series aircraft program as Director of Product Definition at the very onset of the program in May, 2004. Mr. Dewar is an integral member of the leadership team responsible for successfully bringing the game-changing C Series family of aircraft to market. His role is key in ensuring customers’ requirements and business case objectives are met.

A long time aviation enthusiast, Mr. Dewar graduated from Montreal’s McGill University with a degree in Engineering, specializing in Aerospace Structures and Combustion. Mr. Dewar began his aviation career in 1986 holding key positions over the years in both a product development capacity and sustaining program capacity for major aircraft manufacturers, including Airbus Industries, Alenia, and Embraer.

A native of Montréal, Québec, Mr. Dewar resides with his family in the Montréal area where he is currently based.

www.bombardier.com

 

Student Papers, Presentations and Events

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada 

 

SAWE International Conference Students

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Training Program

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada 

 

Jerry Pierson
Vice President – Training
Retired
Anthony Lyczko
Conference Training Coordinator
Bombardier Aerospace
Errol R. Oguzhan
Deputy VP – On-Site Training
Lockheed Martin

 

The Society of Allied Weight Engineers Training committee invites you to the 76th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties in Montreal, and is pleased to offer you these classes for your professional development. These classes are offered to expand your expertise as a Mass Properties Engineer (MPE), and we hope that many of you will register for classes in fields outside of your area of expertise or industry to broaden and expand your technical capabilities. We hope that after taking these classes you will emerge more knowledgeable and learn how special the discipline of weight engineering is across the multiple industries. This year, the Training Program will take place at the Omni Mont-Royal from May 20 through May 24, 2017. The SAWE has a long proven track record of delivering outstanding training and we hope you will enjoy training with us here in Montreal. New this year are several one-half day classes to reach out to MPE who may have more special interests.

 

Introduction to Mass Properties Measurement
Wayne Clay –SAWE Member - Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control

This is a basic class which teaches measurement of weight, center-of-gravity, and moments of inertia (MOI). Effects of gravity variation due to latitude and altitude will be explained. This class will demonstrate and teach moment of inertia measuring techniques typically used for missiles and control surfaces. The Mass Properties Measurement class will contain both a classroom presentation and a laboratory session. The class will consist of approximately three hours of lecture and ve hours of hands-on laboratory session with participants making mass properties measurements.

The classroom discussion will include mass definition and mass measurement techniques. Force measurement methods such as spring scales, load cells, strain gauges, and rebalance technology will be discussed. The MOI definition and its relationship to torque and angular acceleration and measurement techniques will be included. The definition of Product of Inertia (POI) will be discussed and how it relates to Principle Axes definition, measurement, and calculation techniques. Laboratory exercises will include mass measurement, center-of-gravity measurement, MOI measurement using a torsion rod and the bi lar method. POI measurement/calculation and principle axis measurement/calculation will be taught.

It is the intent of this class to provide the student with an understanding of the methods for measuring moment of inertia. The class will conclude with the taking of a test to verify that the class has provided the students with the basic understanding of how to measure moment of inertia of a missile or a control surface.

Basic calculators will be needed for examples and exercises. Please dress appropriately for working with measuring equipment.

 

Inclining a Ship
William Fox, P.E. – SAWE Honorary Fellow – Retired

This one-day class will discuss the inclining of a vessel in order to determine its displacement (weight) and center of gravity. The primary emphasis will be on inclining in water, but inclining in air will also be covered. A classroom session on the theory, procedure, and results of inclining will be held, followed by an actual demonstration of inclining techniques aboard a waterborne vessel.

The objectives of the class are to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of naval architecture and marine terminology, and to discuss and demonstrate the inclining of a vessel to determine its weight and center of gravity. ASTM F 1321-90, Standard Guide for Conducting a Stability Test, will be used as a text for this class. After a brief introduction to the principles of naval architecture, the theory and purpose of the inclining experiment will be presented. The lightweight survey will be described and then the inclining experiment itself will be discussed. Preparations required aboard the vessel and ashore will be described, and plans and equipment required will be discussed and demonstrated. Inclining procedures, data, and calculations will be reviewed and examples from an actual inclining will be examined in detail. Troubleshooting the results of the inclining, and matters of bias and accuracy, will be covered. Inclining of a small vessel in air will be discussed.

Following the classroom session, the class will travel to and board a vessel for a practical demonstration of an inclining. A brief light ship survey will be completed, drafts and specific gravity of the water will be taken, and inclining weight will be moved to obtain a plot of tangents and inclining moments. The resulting data will be processed and the vessel’s light ship displacement and center of gravity will be determined at the conclusion. After the inclining, the class will have lunch at a local restaurant or on board the vessel, then will return to the hotel for a summary and closing. The class will conclude with a short open-book test and exercise to con rm that the student has gained an understanding of the theory and practice of inclining a vessel. A conference room at the hotel will be provided, as will transportation to and from the inclining site.

Basic calculators will be needed for examples and exercises. Students should wear casual clothes and rubber-soled shoes, as they will be boarding a vessel.

 

Advanced Mass Properties Measurement
Paul Kennedy, SAWE Fellow, Space Electronics

This one day course is intended to provide training in the measurement of moment of inertia, center of gravity, and product of inertia, with emphasis on the various measurement methods used in industry. This class begins with a review of the de nitions, and continues with the principles of mass properties measurement.

 

Aircraft Weight & Balance Course
Tom Oole, SAWE Honorary Fellow, United States Air Force – Retired

This two-day course assumes a basic knowledge of weight and balance. The class will demonstrate and teach proper procedures for weighing and completing forms for military aircraft. The intent of this class is to provide the student with an understanding of the weight and balance system within the United States Air Force and “pitfalls” involved in weighing aircraft. Students should bring basic calculators, paper, and pens/pencils for use in examples and exercises. Students should also dress appropriately for the trip to the aircraft hangar. Wear rubber-soled, closed-toed shoes.

 

Principles of Weight Management and Weight Estimating Methods for the Offshore Oil Industry
David Bennett – SAWE Member – WorleyParsons

Due to the unique nature of design and construction of xed and floating offshore oil facilities (very few of which are identical), the oil industry relies on accurate weight management to provide data to create information that is used for structural design, cost estimating and determining the most efficient means of transporting, lifting or towing a completed platform from a fabrication facility to its installation site.

Application of proven methods – based on historical weight data and experience – are employed to determine preliminary weights for offshore structures. This early data is used to calculate estimated design and fabrication costs that are part of an overall feasibility analysis to determine the commercial viability of development of an offshore oil eld. Numerous technical (severe environmental conditions, high production rates, corrosive environments, etc.) and monetary (high weight equals high cost) challenges must be overcome before an owner is comfortable with proceeding to exploit a new oilfield from discovery to production.

With floating production facilities being installed in water depths approaching 10,000 feet, it is critical to develop the correct platform type (semi-submersible, spar, FPSO ( Floating production, storage and offloading vessel). Weight management is one of the key tools used to determine the correct production scenario.

This training course will highlight the importance of weight management in the oil industry, present several of the methods typically used to create preliminary estimates of weight and center of gravity and walk through an example of estimating preliminary weight and CG data for a floating offshore platform.

After registration, please keep an eye out for an e-mail from the instructor. He will likely be sending out a list of reading material to review before the class.

 

Aircraft Weight & Balance Course
Tom Oole – SAWE Honorary Fellow – United States Air Force – Retired

This two-day course assumes a basic knowledge of weight and balance. The class will demonstrate and teach proper procedures for weighing and completing forms for military aircraft. The intent of this class is to provide the student with an understanding of the weight and balance system within the United States Air Force and “pitfalls” involved in weighing aircraft. Students should bring basic calculators, paper, and pens/pencils for use in examples and exercises. Students should also dress appropriately for the trip to the aircraft hangar. Wear rubber-soled, closed-toed shoes.

 

Basic Mass Properties Measurement
Wayne Clay – SAWE Member – Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control

This half-day session will feature weight and balance topics and is intended to be mostly a hands on class demonstrating basic mass properties measurements. This class is geared for new engineers who have never:

  • Measured density of solids and liquids
  • Measured center of gravity of vehicles
  • Measured moments of inertia

This class is for college students and those who have never seen Moment of Inertia measured and have not had the “Introduction to Mass Properties Measurement” class.

If available, other class instructors will help out in this class with their unique discipline measurements.

 

Introduction to Marine Weight Engineering for Non-Naval Architects
Dominick Cimino – SAWE Fellow – Computer Science Corporation

The objective of this class is to provide an overview of the fundamentals of naval architecture principles and standard practices, and provide a basic understanding of the weight engineering processes relative to the marine vehicles in a marine environment with the effects of buoyancy, wind, and sea conditions. The course highlights the differences in mass properties in the Marine Industry versus the Allied Industries, as well as discusses actual examples of practical impacts of weight engineering in the Marine Industry. The course includes practical examples and class exercises.

 

Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Software Training
Harold Smoot – SAWE Fellow – Lockheed Martin

This one-day class will present the features of the Automated Weight and Balance System in a hands‐on software training class. The class will include explanations of the charts and forms (Chart A, Form B, Chart C, and Form F) explained in RP7 to maintain good operational weight and balance of military aircraft. The basic approach of the class is to give computer demonstrations followed by student exercises that provide the students with a good understanding of AWBS Version 10.0 features and capabilities. The instructor will also address students’ specific AWBS questions. All students are required to bring their own laptop computer running Microsoft Windows with AWBS 10.0 installed.

 

Developing Basic Parametric Methods
Andy Walker – SAWE Member – Lockheed Martin

The course will cover such topics as Basic Statistical Terminology, Statistical Correlation Processes, Parametric Estimation Pitfalls, and a Parametric Fighter Aircraft Wing Weight Correlation example.

 

Fuel System
Jerry Pierson – SAWE Honorary Fellow – Retired
Rod van Dyk – SAWE Member – Safran Landing Systems

This class will cover the basic fuel usage process, including fuel quantity per tank measurement, fuel gauge calibration, usable and unusable fuel, and all aspects of fuel usage determined on the ground. Some hands-on non- ammable liquid density measurements representative of fuel density measurements will be part of the class.

Class includes discussions on general operation, design, volume and center of gravity measurement, fuel sensors, fuel indicators, and fuel system operation.

 

Training Classes for May 2017

Class

Day

Instructor

Introduction to Mass Properties Measurement

Saturday May 20

Wayne Clay

Inclining a Ship

Saturday May 20

William Fox

Advanced Mass Properties Measurement

Sunday May 21

Paul Kennedy

Principles of Weight Management and Weight estimating Methods for the Offshore Oil Industry

Sunday May 21

David Bennett

Aircraft Weight and Balance – Day 1

Monday May 22

Tom Oole

Basic Mass Properties Measurements

Monday May 22 AM

Wayne Clay

Introduction to Marine Weight Engineering for Non-Naval Architects

Monday May 22 PM

Dom Cimino

Aircraft Weight and Balance – Day 2

Tuesday May 23

Tom Oole

Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS Software Training)

Wednesday May 24

Harold Smoot

Developing Basic Parametric Methods

Wednesday May 24 AM

Andy Walker

Fuel System

Wednesday May 24 PM

Jerry Pierson Rod van Dyk

 

All training class attendees will receive a course completion certi cate with the appropriate Professional Development Hours (PDH). This is being done in order to assist trainees in meeting any necessary professional development requirements that they must meet.

 

Vendors and Sponsors

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada

 

Paul Kennedy
VP Vendor Relations

Space Electronics LLC

Rod Van Dyk
Deputy VP Vendor Relations
Chapter Vendor Coordinator
Safran Landing Systems 

Claudia Rosenberger
Deputy VP Vendor Relations
usb GmbH

 

 

On behalf of the International Society of Allied Weight Engineers, I am proud to invite your company to participate as an exhibitor at the 76th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering in Montreal, Canada. During our three-day conference, exhibitors will have the opportunity to present their new concepts, products, and services to experts and decision makers in the weight engineering realm. Exhibitors will enjoy a 10’ x 8’ booth space in our fully carpeted exhibit hall along with the following benefits: 

EXHIBITOR BENEFITS

  • Company listing in the conference program
  • Promotional and advertising opportunities to help increase your company’s exposure
  • Complimentary delivery of exhibit materials to the exhibit hall on Setup Sunday*
  • Complimentary crate storage during the conference
  • Complimentary removal of exhibit materials from the exhibit hall after the conference*
  • Draped display table with chairs
  • Electrical service – standard 120 VAC
  • Two 3-day complimentary registrations for company representatives
  • Opportunity to give a company presentation during one of our technical sessions
  • Discounted admission to Sunday’s Opening Mixer
  • Discounted admission to the Standards and Practices Luncheon on Tuesday
  • Opportunity to provide training in the use of your product
  • Following the event, all exhibitors will receive a list of conference attendees

* Large shipping containers may be subject to handling fees by the conference facility 

Early registration for the conference is encouraged. Space is limited, so claim your spot by registering today!

For more information on sponsorship and exhibiting, please use this contact form.

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!   

Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration

 

Bronze Conference Sponsors

www.mayahtt.com

UTC Aerospace Systems

Burloak Technologies

SAFRAN

 

Anticipated Exhibitors

Altair Engineering 
Aventec
BAS Engineering
Ensinger
Evocast

General Electrodynamics Corporation
IAMAVIATION
i.e. Solutions

Intercomp Company
Lockheed Martin
Maya Simulation
Mecanica Solutions

Space Electronics LLC 

 

Break Sponsors

Space Electronics
Intercomp Company
Meta MPE

 


 

 

2017 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAWE Logo
SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
76th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
 

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.

 

 Conference Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through various different tiers of Conference Sponsorship:

Tier Diamond Gold Silver Bronze Exhibitor Break
Cost (US Dollars) $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,500 $2,000 $500
Benefits            
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X X    
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X X    
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X X    
Company Name on Announcement X X X X X X
Logo on Event Guide 3 X X X X    
Company Name on Event Guide X X X X X X
Event Guide Ad - full page 3 X          
Event Guide Ad - half page 3   X        
Event Guide Ad - quarter page     X      
Registration - 4 packages 4 X          
Registration - 3 packages 4   X        
Registration - 2 packages 4     X   X  
Registration - 1 package 4       X    
Exhibition Space X       X  
  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. Logos displayed wherever “76th Annual SAWE Conference” is printed
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration

Events Level


Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Sunday Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $500/event.
Note: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

 

Registration

 

 

ShipWeight North American User Group Meeting

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada 

 

ShipWeight

 

The 11th ShipWeight User Group meeting will be held in two sessions on the afternoon of Sunday, May 21st and the morning of Monday, May 22nd. This format will allow greater exibility for those who would like to attend some of the other events being held during the SAWE International Conference.

The meeting will be of interest to active ShipWeight users as well as those who are considering acquiring it. Sunday’s session will focus on the new features and improvements in ShipWeight Version 12, and Monday’s session will explore some of the more advanced features in ShipWeight. Both sessions are intended to be interactive, with questions and discussion from the group.

The meeting is also an excellent opportunity to meet other ShipWeight users in an informal setting for exchanging experiences and discussions on best practices. Last, but not least, it is a great opportunity to provide feedback to BAS Engineering as developers of ShipWeight and participate in making priorities for future development of the software. 

 

Key Information
Where

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, Canada 

When

Sunday, May 21st, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Monday, May 22nd, from 9:00 am –12:00 pm 

Registration General Conference Registration  or by email office@shipweight.com 
Cost

Per General Conference Registration. One or more day’s registration grants access automatically to the ShipWeight User Group meeting. Note, one refreshment break is included each day; meals are on your own. 

Registration Deadline Per General Conference Registration

 

 

 

Special Events

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada 

 

 

Sunday May 21

Monday May 22

Tuesday May 23

Wednesday May 24

Thursday May 25

Morning

Eastern Townships Wine Tour

Open

Aviation Museum and Ste-Anne- de-Bellevue

Guided Motorcoach City Tour

Bombardier CSeries Tour

Afternoon

Lachine Rapids Boating

Travel Home

Evening

Welcome Reception

Dinner and Live Jazz in Old Montreal at Bistro Le Modavie

Open

Awards Banquet

Hospitality Suite

Open

Open

Open

 

 

Wine Tour and Lunch in the Eastern Townships of Quebec

Sunday May 21, 2017, Wine Tour and Lunch in the Eastern Townships of Québec

We have organized a private tour of one of the most beautiful areas of “La Belle Province,” the Eastern Townships. This area is rich in old Québécois tradition in every small village and town, nestled in a picturesque landscape. From maple syrup and cheese, to wines and cider, it is truly a memorable gastronomic experience. We will have our guide take us for a beautiful three course meal featuring Québécois delicacies at the well known restaurant “Le Tire-Bouchon,” and sample two of the amazing wineries from this region of Québec.

Departure and Arrival Times:  10:00 am to 4:30 pm (Times are TBD)
Participant Cost:  $130.00 USD (lunch, taxes, and tips included)

Boating in Montreal's Lachine Rapids

Monday May 22, 2017, Boating in Montreal’s Lachine Rapids

One of the best ways of seeing the city of Montreal is from the water, on the great Saint Lawrence River. And with some nice weather, why not take in the beautiful city more refreshed with some speed and splashes? Flowing between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, the Saint Lawrence rolls and tumbles right through the heart of Montreal’s city centre. As you oat along, take in breathtaking cityscapes framed by the distant peaks of the Laurentian Mountains. Do not forget your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and a change of clothes! Shoes or sandals are also mandatory, so remember a change of footwear!

Departure and Arrival Times: Monday afternoon (Times are TBD)
Participant Cost: $60.00 USD (transportation, taxes and tips included)

Bistro Le Modavie
Bistro Le Modavie

Monday May 22, 2017 (Revised), Dinner and Live Jazz in Old Montreal at Bistro Le Modavie

We invite you to join us in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal for our evening soirée, a combination of French cuisine and live jazz at Modavie.

A fixture in the Montreal Jazz scene, Modavie’s encourages local talent, inviting an eclectic group of Montreal-based artists who cover everything from jazz to R&B and Blues.

Like the lively music accompanying it, Modavie’s food strikes all the right chords. Inspired French bistro dishes with always-fresh produce (be sure to try the lamb)!

Departure and Arrival Times:  6:00 pm to close (Times are TBD)
Participant Cost:  $65.00 USD (taxes and tips included)
* alcoholic beverages not included

Montreal Aviation Museum

Tuesday May 23, 2017, Montreal Aviation Museum and Lunch in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

The Montreal Aviation Museum is the only one of its kind in Quebec combining civil and military aircraft, artifacts and memorabilia, and has the full support of many established cultural and educational organizations, including the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and McGill University. The MAM has been restoring several historically signi cant aircraft for Canada and particularly for the province of Quebec. We will then go a short distance away to enjoy lunch outside at a peaceful waterfront restaurant, along the aptly named inlet “Quai Sera” in nearby Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. Beyond its historical and touristic charms, this small town is a thriving centre in western Montreal, allowing locals and patrons to enjoy nature, local culture, and joie de vivre without the noise from the “big city” atmosphere.

Departure and Arrival Times:  9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Times are TBD)
Participant Cost:  $75.00 USD (transportation, taxes, tips and lunch included)

Tuesday May 23, 2017, Non-SAWE Evening Recommendation: Cirque du Soleil under the Big Top

We are happy to announce that Quebec’s own Cirque du Soleil has a brand new show under the big top at Montreal’s Old Port, in celebration of the 375th anniversary of the city of Montreal. We are not of cially organizing this as a group event, but this is a “can’t miss” recommendation for the free evening on Tuesday night, especially if you have never seen a Cirque du Soleil show before. Buy your tickets, and either grab a taxi or take a nice walk to the Big Top in the old port of Montreal, which is not too far from the hotel. And make sure to get your tickets early – not only can we guarantee an amazing spectacle, but it will also sell out very quickly!!! VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

Website:  https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta
Departure and Arrival Times:  TBD
Participant Cost:  Varied based on seat selection

Wednesday May 24, 2017, Motorcoach Tour of Montreal

This 3.5 hour guided tour picks us up right at the Omni Hotel (and drops us off there as well), and includes stops at the city`s most captivating attractions where you can have time to take memorable pictures.

OLD MONTRÉAL — Enjoy a journey through time as you visit Old Montréal, nestled between the St. Lawrence Seaway and the downtown skyscrapers. It is in this part of the city where you will nd the Notre-Dame-Basilica. Built in 1824, this church is amidst the most impressive landmarks in the world.

OLYMPIC STADIUM — Created for the Summer Olympic Games in 1976, it is truly an architectural masterpiece. Its tower, integrated into the base, is the tallest inclined in the world, at 165m (539ft).

MOUNT ROYAL PARK LOOKOUT — This enchanting park offers an impressive view of the city below. It has provided many outdoor activities for over 100 years.

SAINT JOSEPH’S ORATORY — An Italian Renaissance style basilica, which is the largest in Canada and is dedicated to the country’s patron saint. Its founder, Brother André, had performed many miracles here in the early 1900’s and, still today, millions of visitors come to visit. Brother André was canonized in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. 

Departure and Arrival Times:  9:00 am to 1:00pm (Times are TBD) 
Participant Cost:  $55.00 USD (taxes and tips included) 

Bombardier's Miracle Facility

Thursday May 25, 2017, Tour of Bombardier’s Mirabel Facility

To finish yet another successful international conference by the SAWE, Bombardier is offering a tour of their Mirabel plant to our members and guests. The brand new CSeries and CRJ passenger jets are assembled and delivered at this plant! The details of this tour are still being finalized, but we will certainly inform all those registered once we have the details. ;

Departure and Arrival Times:  8:00 am to 12:00 noon (Times are TBD)
Participant Cost:  $40.00 USD (taxes and tips included)

 

Reservations for special events should be made at time of conference registration. Space is limited and is subject to availability. Payment must be received upon request of event registration and registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. All event registration information will be retained by the Special Events Chair and may be verified at time of conference check-in if desired.

Transportation is included for all events, except for Monday evening for Le Balcon Cabaret, which is within walking distance from the hotel.

 

Conference Registered Events

In addition to our technical schedule on Monday and Wednesday, Standards and Practices (S&P) schedule on Tuesday, and training classes scheduled Saturday through Wednesday, we will offer you opportunities to interact socially meeting new friends and old. The three organized events for this are the Sunday Welcome Reception, Tuesday’s Standards and Practices Luncheon, and, of course, Wednesday’s closing Awards Banquet, where the history and heritage of the SAWE will be on display. All members, attendees, and guests are invited to join us. Separate registration and payment is required for each, including for exhibitors.

  • Welcome Reception – Start the conference week off right with a drink and light hors d’oeuvres with your fellow SAWE members. Meet in the Pierre de Coubertin of the hotel and meet new people or rekindle old friendships.
  • Standards and Practices Luncheon – Enjoy a plated luncheon with our luncheon speaker. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated (just let us know on your conference registration).
  • Awards Banquet – The Awards Banquet closes our conference and allows us to honor all those who have had a part in running our Society for the past year or more. We induct our new international officers for 2017-2018, introduce the latest Fellows and Honorary Fellows, confer the Best Paper Award and Student Scholarship, and present all the other accomplishments of note. A cash bar will be available during our Silent Auction before the banquet and a limited time at the beginning of the banquet. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated (just let us know on your conference registration).

Date

Day

Event

20 May 2017

Saturday

BoD Luncheon

21 May 2017

Sunday

Welcome Reception

23 May 2017

Tuesday

SPC Luncheon

24 May 2017

Wednesday

Awards Banquet

 

 

Hotel and Transportation

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada 

 

Hotel Omni Mount RoyalLocation

 

The 76th Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers will be held at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec. Located downtown on elegant Sherbrooke Street West near McGill University, this luxury hotel dominates the Golden Square Mile’s historical district. Towering over the Mount-Royal Park, this 31 story hotel offers magni cent city views and an abundance of natural light. Sophisticated, luminous, and inviting, this environment showcases an authentic and re ned stay.

The hotel is located near many excellent restaurants, museums, and parks. Many of the city’s attractions are within walking distance, but can also be accessed using the excellent subway system (Metro).

SAWE guests will enjoy free internet service in their guest room with enrollment to the Omni Select Guest program. (This can be done prior to arrival via the omnihotels.com website or done at check in...a valid email address is required.)

The hotel has an outdoor pool, a spa, and tness center.

 

Accommodations

 

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2R6, Canada
(514) 284-1110

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/montreal-mont-royal

 

Our room block has been reserved at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. Rooms are available to our group three days pre- and post-conference from Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 27, based on hotel availability. The special conference room rate is $165 CAD plus 18% local and provincial taxes per night. Website registration information will be arranged and made available on the SAWE conference website. Omni Reservations can also be contacted at 1-800-THE-OMNI using our group name – Society of Allied Weight Engineers – SAWE.  Use group code "051617SOCALLIED". The cutoff date for our guaranteed room block is April 29, 2017.

Link for hotel reservations at SAWE rate:

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/montreal-mont-royal/meetings/society-of-allied-weight-engineers

 

Transportation

 

To and From the Airport

 

Taxi or Limousine
http://www.admtl.com/en/access/taxis-limousines

Taxi to/from downtown core is $40 CAD, at fee, one-way. Limo to downtown core is $55 CAD + taxes, at fee, one-way.

Special Notes:

  • Ask the driver for the xed rate to downtown (or airport). If they turn on the meter, they may expect you to pay that instead at the end of the trip. If they refuse for any reason, just get out and get in the next taxi.
    If paying by credit card, ensure the driver is OK with credit cards for payment. Even though taxis are required by law to accommodate electronic payments, some drivers may insist only a cash payment, or say their machine is broken once you arrive. They are also not allowed to ask for any additional fees for accepting an electronic payment.

 

Public transportation – 747 Express
http://www.stm.info/en/info/networks/bus/shuttle/more-about-747-aeroport-p-e-trudeau-centre-ville-shuttle

$10 CAD, one-way. Includes a 24 hour pass on the metro system (STM).

Should you decide to purchase a 1 or 3 day pass (or other options, see website for details), the 747 pass is included.

At the airport:

  • Bought inside the airport terminal near the 747 bus stop (international arrivals area),
  • $10 CAD cash, coins only
  • Credit Card

From downtown to the airport:

  • any metro station
  • any parking machine near the 747 bus stop (all marked with a blue “P$” symbol, using parking stall number 0747)
  • At the Tourist Welcome Office in Old Montréal
  • Credit Card

The 747 bus runs 24 hours per day between the airport and the bus station downtown, with a number of stops along the route.

Rue Peel is the correct stop for the Omni, with a short walk to the hotel. If there is not a map of the stops inside the bus, ask the driver to announce the “Rue Peel” stop.

 

While around Montreal

 

Public transportation (Métro/STM)
http://www.stm.info/en/info

Various options available, available for purchase at any Métro station either with automated machine or the information booths at the gates.

  • single ride tickets or books of 10 tickets
  • 1 or 3 day passes
  • evening only passes

Peel Station is a 3-minute walk from the Omni Hotel.

 

Taxi

Taxis are plentiful in the city of Montreal, it is very easy to ag one down from anywhere, or ask the hotel to call one for you.

Uber is currently in a “licensed test pilot” in Montreal, but it is not clear whether it will be legal in May 2017.

 

Téo (“Tay-oh”)

  • a newer “green alternative” taxi eet, all are electric cars
  • fares are the same as taxis
  • Easily identified – all of their vehicles are white with green tops
  • Also uses an Uber-like app, available free for download

 

Rental cars

If you wish to rent a car for exploring the city and beyond, they are available through hotel concierge.

 

Parking options

Self-Parking: $17.75 CAD/day (see hotel doorman for location or go to http://autoparcstanley.com/ )
Valet Parking: $29.00 CAD/24hr period incl. in/out privileges

 

Registration

76th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

May 20-25, 2017
Montreal, Canada 

 

 

General Conference Registration

Registration for the “Technical Conference” for 1,2, or 3 days is required for everyone attending or participating in any of the Technical sessions (Monday and Wednesday) and the SPC Day (Tuesday). Non-members must pay an additional fee to attend the Technical sessions and/or the SPC Day. Only by registering can you obtain a Conference Badge, which is required for admittance to these events.

Those people that are doing training only, only pay for training. Members and Non-members are welcome to our hotel events, including the Welcome Reception, SPC Luncheon, Awards Banquet, and any of the day tours planned, by signing up for “events only.”

Advance registration is strongly advised. Payment of all applicable Registration Fees by credit card, check, or cash is required prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO exceptions to this, including for exhibitor representatives. General Registration fees are as follows. Students, Retirees, Authors, and Presenters, please see the fees identified under the Special Conference Registration section.  

 

Registration Level Fee1 Registered Event Fee: Access to Conference
Papers2
Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
SAWE Members
3-Day Registration $900 $10* $10* $10 Yes
2-Day Registration $700 $40 $50 $60 No
1-Day Registration $350 $40 $50 $60 No
Non-members3
3-Day Registration $1000 $10* $10* $10 Yes
2-Day Registration $800 $40 $50 $60 No
1-Day Registration $450 $40 $50 $60 No

* ALL attendees and exhibitors must separately register and pay for the Welcome Reception and SPC Luncheon. This is to improve headcounts for food budgeting and help eliminate excess costs to the conference. Exhibitors and attendees with 3-day registrations are granted a discounted fee for each event (see the Conference Registered Events section).

  1. All registrations conducted after May 5, 2017. will incur a $50 Late Charge over and above the listed fees. We therefore encourage all parties to pre-register prior to this date, even if your company has not yet authorized your attendance or you know you will be paying your fees upon arrival at the conference instead of at the time of registration. There is no charge to cancel a registration.
  2. All qualifying registered attendees will be granted access to all SAWE papers presented at the conference by means of a password and link to allow access to them electronically. The links will be forwarded to the attendance list shortly after the conference. As a benefit of SAWE membership, members also have free access to all presented papers from past conferences one year or more previous to the current conference.
  3. Non-members registering for the conference automatically incur a $100 non-member fee. Since current SAWE membership dues are $60/year, consideration should be made to becoming an SAWE member at registration instead.

 

Special Conference Registration

Full-time students, retirees, authors of SAWE conference papers, and conference presenters (who do not submit an associated paper for the presentation) are all eligible for Special Conference Registration fees. Please note that all Registration Fees must be paid in full by credit card, check, or cash prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO to exceptions this. 

 

Registration Level Fee What does this fee include?
Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
Access to Conference
Papers
Retirees
Full-time Retiree $30 $10 $50 $60 No
Students Not Presenting a Paper
Student (no student events*) $30 Yes No Yes No
Student (includes student events*) $100 Yes No Yes No
Authors and Presenters
Author (non-student) Complimentary 1-day registration 
on day paper is presented
for one individual per paper only 
$40 $50 $60 Yes
Student Author (includes student events*) Complimentary 3-day registration
for all authors or co-authors
Yes No Yes No
Presenter (without SAWE paper submittal) Complimentary 1-day registration
for day of presentation
$40 $50 $60 No

* Details on Student Events will be posted on the SAWE website once plans have been formalized. Please check the website by early February 2017 for more information. 

 

 

Training Registration

 Class Member
One two-day class $1,000
One full-day class $500
One half-day class $250

Course registrations must be completed no later than April 30, 2017, to ensure your seat in the class, and to allow for pre-planning by the instructor and preparation of sufficient class materials. Exceptions will be considered ONLY if class space remains after the aforementioned date. Class sizes are limited, and enrollment is subject to availability. The SAWE reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if enrollment does not meet the minimum requirements.

 

 

 

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

Canada Regional Conference

Conference Registration

Sponsor Registration

www.sawe.ca

 

2016-05 75th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

Technical Tracks

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Miguel Mascaray-Rufas
Vice President – Technical Director
Airbus

Damon Dotson
Deputy 
VP Technical Director
The Boeing Company 

Werner Massinger
Deputy VP Technical Director
Airbus D & S

 

Since its inception in 1939, the purpose of the SAWE has been to promote the exchange of technical information and new ideas in Mass Properties Engineering.

The SAWE International Conference is the annual meeting that brings together mass properties professionals from throughout the world. These dedicated men and women work in close cooperation with, and address the needs of, industry, government, and other engineering and manufacturing organizations. The 2016 Technical Tracks are a result of input from these mass properties professionals with the combined efforts of the International Of cers, the 2016 Conference Committee, and the Technical Committee.

For us, the mass properties professionals, but also for the entire engineering community, the SAWE Annual event is an excellent opportunity to learn and share the latest developments in the discipline, not only attending the technical sessions and papers presentations, but also meeting colleagues from all around the world.

During our 2016 Conference, our technical sessions will include WEIGHT REPORTING ASPECTS, MASS PROPERTIES PROCESSES, MARINE INDUSTRIES MASS PROPERTIES TOPICS, WEIGHT ESTIMATION IN PRELIMINARY DESIGN, etc.

There will be two complete days dedicated to the technical presentations.

The Technical FORUM will supplement the papers and presentations: an open debate on one speci c topic of Mass Properties. 

 

Call for Papers and Instructions to Authors

Submit Abstracts

 

 

Student Papers, Presentations and Events

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

 

SAWE International Conference Students

(Click for more information)

  

Standards and Practices Day

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Andy Schuster
Standards and Practices Committee Chairman
SAWE Honorary Fellow

 

The objective of the SAWE’s Standards and Practices Committee (SPC), is to foster the development of products that make our professional activities more efficient, more consistent, more valuable for society, of today and tomorrow, as well as clearer and more understandable to our customers.

This objective is so important that SAWE dedicates a whole day of the conference to these non-proprietary, consensus forums for the development of industry products. The work is led by Industry Committees (IC) that focus on Recommended Practices, SAWE/ANSI Standards, textbooks and handbooks. All of these documents capture mass properties engineering knowledge such as customer requirements, best practices, experience, and product and/or process standards.

 

Planned SPC Events

Morning Opening Session
A kickoff to the day’s activities will be a review of the SPC over the past year, status of recommended practices, standards, textbooks, and the handbook, followed by a review of any strategic changes.

Morning Industry Committee Workshops
The Airline Affairs, Marine, Military Aircraft, Missiles and Space Systems will have full day workshops for detailed discussions. Industry Committee Chairs will meet to hold their own agendas that address industry needs and opportunities, the year’s activities, and future plans. Present standards are reviewed for currency and new standards are formulated.

Planning Meetings
The Cross Industry, Ground Vehicle, and Offshore Industry Committees, as well as the Special Committees for the Handbook update, and new Textbooks will each hold a short in-person planning meetings at different times during the day. These are open to all attendees, but these executive sessions are typically focused on strategic plans and the current status of specific documents.

Luncheon with Industry Speaker

Afternoon Industry Committee Workshops and Planning Meetings

Industry Committee Chair Wrap Up
Where a summary of the day’s activities are presented.

 

Attendees are encouraged to listen and provide comments at all the meetings. However, if you have something to share with the Industry Committee, please consider providing your perspective by:

  • Preparing a technical paper that details an existing or new best practice, methodology, etc
  • Giving a presentation to describe a current issue that is worthwhile discussing in the workshop
  • Presenting a Training Class outline based on current SAWE documents (RPs, Textbooks, etc)

We welcome new ideas, new participants, and new contributions. Help us improve our profession by participating in SAWE SPC activities.

 

Guest Speakers

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Opening Session Speaker

Robert W. Ridenour

History of the SAWE
Robert W. Ridenour

Robert W. (Bob) Ridenour graduated with a BA in Physics and Math from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE) in 1964 and an MS in Physics from SIUE in 1971. Bob joined McDonnell Aircraft in 1964. During the next forty years, he worked for McDonnell Douglas Astronautics, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, and The Boeing Company, all in St. Louis. Over his career, he worked on mass properties for: Gemini, Gemini-B for the USAF Manned Orbital Laboratory, Space Shuttle proposal, Cruise Missile proposal, F-18 Proposal, B-1 Composite Vertical Stabilizer Proposal, F18G, and others. In 1975 he was assigned to a project to develop computerized interfaces for data exchange between the structural technology disciplines (Strength, Weights, Loads, and Dynamics). He spent almost 27 years in this endeavor.

Bob has been a member of the SAWE St. Louis Chapter since 1964. He has served in several chapter of ces and on several chapter committees. He acted as the host of the 39th International Conference held in St. Louis in 1980. He has also served on several regional conference committees. Bob has been the International Vice-President - Publications since 1985. He attended ?almost? every SAWE Conference between 1986 and 2003. Bob was elected to SAWE Fellow in 1992, and to SAWE Honorary Fellow in 1994. Bob has presented papers at three International conferences and made several presentations at regional conferences.

Since his retirement in 2004, Mr. Ridenour has become more involved with his interests in history and genealogy. He is the President of the Madison County (Illinois) Genealogical Society, and the newsletter editor for that group as well. His interest in history, combined with genealogy, has led him to become a member of the Society of the War of 1812. He currently is the Vice President of the Illinois Chapter of the Society of 1812, as well as State Gravemarking Coordinator for the group. He has also become a member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and is currently the Gravemarking Coordinator for the Genl. George Rogers Clark Chapter SAR and the editor of the chapter’s newsletter.

Mr. Ridenour will enlighten us about the history of the SAWE, concentrating on the third quarter-century of the Society’s existence.

 

 

Standards and Practices Luncheon Speaker

Roger P. McNamara, II, Ph.D.

Roger P. McNamara, II,  Ph.D.
Director, Orion Launch Abort System

Dr. McNamara has supported spacecraft design and development as well as manned and expendable, launch vehicle efforts over his 37-year career with Lockheed Martin. He started his career as a mass properties and trajectory analyst for the LM Space Shuttle Mission Integration Support Contract. Subsequently, he supported expendable launch vehicles including Titan II, Titan IV, Commercial Titan, and the Athena Launch Vehicle.

Prior to joining the Orion team, Dr. McNamara lead two Ground Missile Defense programs, serving as Program Manager for both the High Performance Boost Vehicle (HPBV) Interceptor program and the Boost Vehicle Plus (BV+) Interceptor program.

Recently, Dr. McNamara was the Orion Program Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) Mission Director responsible for the timely and accurate performance of all contributing systems for the mission including the final design, development and production of the EFT-1 flight vehicle, ground equipment; the procurement of, and integration with the Delta 4 Heavy booster launch service, oversight of flight, recovery, and post flight activities.   Ensuring the successful EFT-1 mission required the integration of multiple organizations including LM, ULA, NASA, FAA, US Navy, and USAF Range Operations.

Currently, Dr. McNamara is the Director for the Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) Integrated Product Team (IPT) and the Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2)  LM Mission Director. 

 

Training Program

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Jerry Pierson
Vice President – Training
Retired
Kristian Mayville
Conference Training Coordinator
Sierra Nevada Corporation 
Errol R. Oguzhan
Deputy VP – On-Site Training
Lockheed Martin

 

The Society of Allied Weight Engineers Training committee invites you to the 75th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties in Denver, Colorado, and is pleased to offer you these classes for your professional development. These classes are offered to expand your expertise as a Mass Properties Engineer (MPE), and we hope that many of you will register for classes in fields outside of your area of expertise or industry to broaden and expand your technical capabilities. We hope that after taking these classes you will emerge more knowledgeable and learn how special the discipline of weight engineering is across the multiple industries. This year, the Training Program will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center from May 21-25, 2016. The SAWE has a long proven track record of delivering outstanding training and we hope you will enjoy training with us here in Denver, Colorado. 

Day Date Class Title
Saturday 5/21 Introduction to Mass Properties Measurement
Introduction to Aircraft Weight Engineering - Chapters 1-5 - Canceled
Sunday 5/22 Advanced Mass Properties Measurement
Introduction to Aircraft Weight Engineering - Chapters 6-14 - Canceled
Monday 5/23 Aircraft Weight and Balance - Day One
Aircraft Fuel Calibration - Canceled
Tuesday 5/24 Aircraft Weight and Balance - Day Two
Wednesday 5/25 Basic Mass Properties Measurement
Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS)

 

All training class attendees will receive a course completion certificate with the appropriate Professional Development Hours (PDH). This is being done in order to assist trainees in meeting any necessary professional development requirements that they must meet.

 

 

Introduction to Mass Properties Measurement
Wayne Clay –SAWE Member - Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control

This is a basic class which teaches measurement of weight, center-of-gravity, and moments of inertia (MOI). Effects of gravity variation due to latitude and altitude will be explained. This class will demonstrate and teach moment of inertia measuring techniques typically used for missiles and control surfaces. The Mass Properties Measurement class will contain both a classroom presentation and a laboratory session. The class will consist of approximately three hours of lecture and five hours of hands-on laboratory session with participants making mass properties measurements.

The classroom discussion will include mass definition and mass measurement techniques. Force measurement methods such as spring scales, load cells, strain gauges, and rebalance technology will be discussed. The MOI definition and its relationship to torque and angular acceleration and measurement techniques will be included. The definition of Product of Inertia (POI) will be discussed and how it relates to Principle Axes definition, measurement, and calculation techniques. Laboratory exercises will include mass measurement, center-of-gravity measurement, MOI measurement using a torsion rod and the bifilar method. POI measurement/calculation and principle axis measurement/calculation will be taught.

It is the intent of this class to provide the student with an understanding of the methods for measuring moment of inertia. The class will conclude with the taking of a test to verify that the class has provided the students with the basic understanding of how to measure moment of inertia of a missile or a control surface.

Basic calculators will be needed for examples and exercises. Please dress appropriately for working with measuring equipment.

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Advanced Mass Properties Measurement
Paul Kennedy, SAWE Fellow, Space Electronics

This class will provide training in the measurement of moment of inertia, center of gravity, and product of inertia, with emphasis on the various measurement methods used in industry and the pitfalls that can result in measurement errors. This class begins with a review of the basic principles of mass properties measurement, including weight, CG, and MOI. Students will make actual measurements of all three mass properties using state of the art equipment. It will also demonstrate the process of measuring POI by making three moment of inertia measurements with the test item oriented in different positions, rather than by spinning the object; and review the process of calculating POI.

Advanced topics include:

  • Defining scope and Reporting without confusing
  • Error sources and Measurement uncertainties
  • POI’s relationship to MOI
  • Fixturing tips, tricks, and traps
  • Specialized applications (time permitting)

It is the intent to acquire and use modern measurement equipment for demonstration. Equipment availability will be determined at a later date.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has interest in mass properties measurement and who already has a basic level of understanding of mass properties. It is recommended that you attend the “Mass Properties Measurement” training course prior to attending this course.

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Aircraft Weight & Balance Course
Tom Oole, SAWE Honorary Fellow, United States Air Force – Retired

This two-day course assumes a basic knowledge of weight and balance. The class will demonstrate and teach proper procedures for weighing and completing forms for military aircraft. The intent of this class is to provide the student with an understanding of the weight and balance system within the United States Air Force and “pitfalls” involved in weighing aircraft. Students should bring basic calculators, paper, and pens/pencils for use in examples and exercises. Students should also dress appropriately for the trip to the aircraft hangar. Wear rubber-soled, closed-toed shoes.

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Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Software Training
Harold Smoot, SAWE Member, Lockheed Martin

This one day class will present all the features of AWBS Version 10.0.4135 CPIN REV 010, including AWBS Form F of the US Air Force’s Automated Weight and Balance Software in a hands-on training class. Students will receive a complete overview of the software features to support weight control programs for military aircraft. Students are required to bring a laptop computer running at a minimum Windows 7. Apple computers are not supported. For US Citizens, a demo version of AWBS 10.0 will be provided on DVD. Your computer must either have a DVD drive or allow a USB stick. Non US Citizens should come with AWBS REV 010 previously installed or contact the instructor in advance at Harold.R.Smoot@LMCO.com.

The basic approach of the course is to give computer demonstrations followed by student exercises that will provide the students with a good understanding of the following AWBS features and functions:

  • Software Installation/Setup
  • New AWBS Database (No Data) 
  • Assign Personnel 
  • Working Aircraft
  • Multiple Databases 
  • Database Utilities 
  • Backup/Restore 
  • Repair/Compact 
  • Merge
  • Assign Personnel 
  • Assignment/Relieve
  • Master Chart A Editor 
  • Scheduler and Intervals 
  • Sorting/Highlighting/Printing of Scheduler 
  • Adding/Editing/Deleting of Intervals
  • Working Aircraft
  • Opening
  • Create/Delete
  • Exporting/Importing
  • Send Feature
  • Modification Wizard

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Introduction to Aircraft Weight Engineering -  Canceled
Dell Ruff, SAWE Member, Gulfstream

This two-day course covers approximately the first half of the SAWE textbook titled “Introduction to Aircraft Weight Engineering.” It is the intent to teach the second half of the textbook during two-days in May 2017 in Montreal. This class will give students a very complete overview of aircraft weight engineering. This class is strongly recommended for students wishing to have a more complete understanding of all aspects of aircraft weight engineering.

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Aircraft Fuel Calibration - Canceled
Steve Cook, L-3 Test Engineer

This class will cover the basic fuel usage process; including fuel quantity per tank measurement, fuel gauge calibration, usable and unusable fuel, and all aspects of fuel usage determined on the ground. As a former T-38 flight instructor for over five years, Steve will discuss the aspects of fuel usage such as tank transfer when in flight. Steve recently completed a fuel system operation and development both on the ground and in the air for a new aircraft fuel system. Some hands on non-flammable liquid density measurements representative of fuel density measurements will be part of the class.

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Basic Mass Properties Measurement
Jerry Pierson, SAWE Honorary Fellow, Retired

This half-day session will feature weight and balance topics and is intended to be mostly a hands on class demonstrating basic mass properties measurements. This class is geared for new engineers who have never:

  • Measured density of solids and liquids
  • Measured center of gravity of vehicles
  • Measured moments of inertia
  • Measured ship center of gravity and had stability explained
  • Spin balancing will be demonstrated if spin balance equipment is available

Other class instructors will help out in this class with their unique discipline measurements.

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ShipWeight North American User Group Meeting

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

ShipWeight

The 10th ShipWeight User Group meeting will be held on Monday, May 23rd. The meeting will be of interest to active ShipWeight users as well as those who are considering acquiring it.

This year’s meeting will be focused on presenting the latest features of the software, exchanging data with product models, handling margins, reporting, methods to QA your projects, and more.

The meeting is also an excellent opportunity to meet other ShipWeight users in an informal setting for exchanging experiences and discussions on best practices. Last, but not least, it is a great opportunity to provide feedback to BAS Engineering as developers of ShipWeight and participate in making priorities for future development of the software.

 

Key Information
Where

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado 

When

Monday, May 23rd, from 9:00 am– 4:30 pm 

Registration General Conference Registration
Cost

Per General Conference Registration. One Day registration permits attendance to the ShipWeight User Group meeting. Two or more day’s registration grants access automatically to the ShipWeight User Group meeting. Note, lunch is at an additional cost. 

Registration Deadline Per General Conference Registration

 

 

Vendors and Sponsors

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Paul Kennedy
VP Vendor Relations

Space Electronics LLC

Richard Manning
Chapter Vendor Coordinator
United Launch Alliance

Claudia Rosenberger
Deputy VP Vendor Relations
usb GmbH

 

On behalf of the International Society of Allied Weight Engineers, I am proud to invite your company to participate as an exhibitor at the 75th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering in Denver, Colorado. Over the three-day conference, exhibitors will have the opportunity to present their new concepts, products and services to experts and decision makers in the weight engineering realm. Exhibitors will enjoy a 10’ x 8’ both space in our fully carpeted exhibit hall along with the following benefits:

EXHIBITOR BENEFITS

  • Company listing in the conference program
  • Promotional and advertising opportunities to help increase your company’s exposure
  • Complimentary delivery of exhibit materials to the exhibit hall on Setup Sunday
  • Complimentary crate storage during the conference
  • Complimentary removal of exhibit materials from the exhibit hall after the conference
  • Draped display table with chairs
  • Electrical service – standard 120 VAC
  • Two 3-day complimentary registrations for company representatives
  • Opportunity to give a company presentation during one of our technical sessions
  • Discounted admission to Sunday’s Opening Mixer
  • Discounted admission to the Standards and Practices Luncheon on Tuesday
  • Opportunity to provide training in the use of your product
  • Following the event, all exhibitors will receive a list of conference attendees

DESKTOP DISPLAY

As an alternative to a full exhibit booth, desktop display tables are available on a first-come first-served basis. Display tables are located outside the main exhibit hall and offer an inexpensive way to showcase your company.

Early registration for the conference is encouraged. The deadline for registering and paying in full is April 1, 2016. Space is limited, so claim your spot by registering today!

For more information on sponsorship and exhibiting, please use this contact form.

  

Sponsorhip Opportunities and Registration

 

Bronze Conference Sponsors

SAWE Los Angeles Chapter
Mojave Desert Chapter
Wichita Chapter
Meta MPE, LLC

 

Exibitors

Altair Engineering 
BAS Engineering
The Boeing Company

General Electrodynamics Corporation 
i. e. Solutions, Inc.
Intercomp Company
Northrop Grumman
Space Electronics LLC 

 

Break Sponsors

Huntington Ingalls Industries
Intercomp Company
Space Electronics



 

2016 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

2016 SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAWE Logo
SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
75th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

 Conference Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through four different tiers of Conference Sponsorship:

Tier Diamond Gold Silver Bronze Exhibitor TableTop Break
Cost 
$10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1000 $2,000 $1,000 $500
Benefits      
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X X
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X X
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X X
Company Name on Announcement X X X X X X X
Logo on Event Guide 3 X X X X
Company Name on Event Guide X X X X X X X
Event Guide Ad - full page 3 X    
Event Guide Ad - half page 3   X  
Event Guide Ad - quarter page X
Registration - 4 packages 4 X    
Registration - 3 packages 4   X  
Registration - 2 packages 4     X X
Registration - 1 package 4 X X
Disk Space 5 X X X x X
Exhibition Space X X X
  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. Logos displayed wherever “75th Annual SAWE Conference” is printed
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration
  5. Disk Space on the Conference Proceedings up to 50Mb, 25Mb, and 15Mb, respectively


Events Level


Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Sunday Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $500/event.
Note
: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

 

Registration

 

 

Special Events

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Georgetown Loop RailroadSunday, May 22, 2016: (Daytime)
Georgetown Loop and Lebanon Silver Mine

Ride a private train on the Georgetown Loop, considered an engineering marvel for its time. The Loop takes you between the towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume two miles apart in a steep, narrow mountain canyon. The tracks scale an elevation of 640 feet over mountainous terrain. The route includes horseshoe curves, grades of up to 4%, and four bridges across Clear Creek, including the massive Devil’s Gate High Bridge 100 feet above the river.

The Lebanon Silver Mine tour takes you 500 feet into a mine tunnel bored in the 1870s. Your guide will point out rich veins of silver and tell you about early-day mining. The temperature inside the mine is a constant 44 degrees Fahrenheit, so bring a jacket. Closed toed shoes are recommended We will depart the hotel at 9:15 am and return to the hotel by 4:00 pm. Your fee includes lunch and all costs except alcoholic drinks and pictures.

 

Pearl Street MallMonday, May 23, 2016: (Daytime)
Celestial Seasonings, Dushanbe Tea House, and Pearl Street Mall

Visit the Celestial Seasonings headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, and unlock the mysteries of tea with a guided tea tour. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at how tea is made – from raw ingredients to finished products – plus see unique attractions like their famous Mint Room, Tea Shop and Celestial Café.

Lunch will be at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. The elaborate and creative teahouse was completely built by hand without the use of any power tools. Constructed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, as a gift to their sister city, Boulder, it was disassembled, crated up, and sent halfway around the world to be rebuilt in Boulder as a symbol of friendship and cultural exploration. Followed by shopping along the beautiful Pearl Street mall. We will board the bus at 9:30 am and be back at the hotel by 3:30 pm. The fee includes transportation only. The price of lunch is not included.

 

 

Cherokee Ranch and CastleMonday, May 23, 2016 (Evening)
Cherokee Ranch and Castle 

Join us for an enchanting experience — dinner and a tour of the Cherokee Ranch and Castle — featuring unmatched views of the Rocky Mountains, with over 3,400 acres of unspoiled land and a 1450s-style Scottish Castle built in the 1920s. The Castle is home to historic collections of fine art, furnishings, and memorabilia from around the world. Art lovers often visit to see drawings by Sir Christopher Wren, the architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The Scotch Whiskey Tasting Tour makes it an unforgettable destination. Plan to leave the hotel by 5:15 pm and return by 10:00 pm. Your fee includes all costs except alcoholic drinks.

 

Denver Botanic Gardens

Tuesday, May 24, 2016: (Daytime)
Hammonds Candy Factory and Denver Botanic Garden

Unlock your inner sweet tooth at Hammond’s Candy Factory. This tour will give you a bit of Coloradoproud history, some tidbits about nostalgic candy, a little science, and a lot of fun. See how Hammond’s famous, handcrafted candy canes, ribbon candy, and lollipops are pulled, twisted, and shaped by hand – just like they were in 1920. The Mile High City is home to their one-and-only factory location where guests can see how their candy is handmade and hand-packaged from beginning to end. It is a super sweet treat you will not find elsewhere!

Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street presents a wide range of gardens and collections that illustrate an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Distinctive gardens define and celebrate our Western identity and a unique high altitude climate and geography. Enjoy indoor waterfalls, the Orangery and the orchid display in Marnie’s Pavilion. Bus leaves at 9:30 am and returns at 4:15 pm. Fee includes admission to the Garden. We will have lunch at a nearby restaurant on our own.

 

Central City and BlackhawkWednesday, May 25, 2016: (Daytime)
Central City and Blackhawk

Gold mining then and now! The historic communities of Central City and Blackhawk take you back to their founding by miners in 1859. Gaming aficionados will appreciate the many casinos which operate 24 hours per day. We will explore the excellent Gilpin County Museum, Art Galleries, and, of course, the historic Central City Opera House. The oldest operating Opera House in the United States opened in Central City in 1878, one-half block north of the Teller House. The Teller House is home of the famous “Face on the Bar Room Floor.” Then ride the Tramway through historic Blackhawk. We will leave the hotel at 9:30 am and return at 3:30 pm. Fee includes transportation only. Lunch and gambling fees are on your own.

 



United Launch AllianceThursday, May 26, 2016: (Daytime)
ULA Launch Operations Center

Join us for a look at the Launch Operations Center at United Launch Alliance’s headquarters in Centennial, Colorado. Observe how ULA has integrated their launch operations for Atlas, Delta, and shortly, Vulcan Rockets into one consolidated facility to control every aspect of a launch campaign. We will leave the hotel at 9:00 AM for a short trip by light rail to ULA’s headquarters, returning by 1:00 PM. 

 

Reservations for special events should be made at time of conference registration. Space is limited and is subject to availability. Payment must be received upon request of event registration and registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. All event registration information will be retained by the Special Events Chair and may be verified at time of conference check-in if desired. All social events are detailed in this announcement and prices are listed below.

 

Date Day Event Fee
22 May 2016 Sunday

Georgetown Loop & Lebanon Mine Tour

$75
23 May 2016 Monday (Day)

Celestial Seasonings/Pearl Street Mall

$40
23 May 2016 Monday (Evening)

Cherokee Ranch & Castle

$100
24 May 2016 Tuesday

Hammond’s Candy Factory & Denver Botanic Garden

$40
25 May 2016 Wednesday

Central City & Blackhawk

$40
26 May 2016 Thursday

ULA Launch Operations Center

$55

 

Conference Registered Events

In addition to our technical schedule on Monday and Wednesday, Standards and Practices (S&P) schedule on Tuesday, and training classes scheduled Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, we will offer you opportunities to interact socially meeting new friends and old. The three organized events for this are the Sunday Welcome Reception, Tuesday’s Standards and Practices Luncheon, and, of course, Wednesday’s closing Awards Banquet, where the history and heritage of the SAWE will be on display. All members, attendees, and guests are invited to join us. Separate registration and payment is required for each, including for exhibitors.

  • Welcome Reception – Start the conference week off right with a drink and light hors d’oeuvres with your fellow SAWE members. Meet in the Atrium of the hotel and meet new people or rekindle old friendships.

Cost: $10 for light hors d’oeuvres (not dinner). Cash bar.

  • Standards and Practices Luncheon – Enjoy a plated luncheon with our luncheon speaker. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated (just let us know on your conference registration).
  • Awards Banquet – The Awards Banquet closes our conference and allows us to honor all those who have had a part in running our Society for the past year or more. We induct our new international officers for 2016-2017, introduce the latest Fellows and Honorary Fellows, confer the Best Paper Award and Student Scholarship, and present all the other accomplishments of note. A cash bar will be available during our Silent Auction before the banquet and a limited time at the beginning of the banquet. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated (just let us know on your conference registration).

Starting with this Diamond Anniversary Conference, the cost for the Awards Banquet is only $10.

 

Date Day Price Event
21 May 2016 Saturday $45 Board of Directors Lunch
22 May 2016 Sunday $10
Students Free 
Welcome Reception
24 May 2016 Tuesday $50
($10 for 3-day
registrations) 
SPC Luncheon
25 May 2016 Wednesday $10
Students Free 
Awards Banquet

 

Hotel and Transportation

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Location

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

The 75th Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado. This modern hotel is honored as Denver Tech Center’s only AAA Four Diamond awardee. The Hyatt-Regency Denver Tech Center offers more of what you desire in a first-class hotel. Relax in luxurious accommodations while you enjoy unparalleled services and amenities.

The hotel is located in the Denver Technological Center, with many restaurants and the RTD Light Rail line within easy walking distance. Denver is the capitol of Colorado, and the area is renowned for its many recreational opportunities.

 

Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 E Tufts Ave.
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 779-1234

Our room block has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado, for the 2016 International Conference. Rooms are available three days pre- and post-conference from Thursday, 19 May through Saturday, 28 May, based on hotel availability. The special conference room rate is $149 plus 14.75% tax per night. Website registration at the SAWE rate is available at the link below. The cutoff date for our guaranteed room block is 29 April 2016.

 

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SocAlliedWeightEngineers2016

 

Transportation

The Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center hotel is 26 miles from Denver International Airport by car. SuperShuttle or other transportation companies are a good means of commuting to and from the hotel from the airport. You are encouraged to make your reservations ahead of time to reduce the wait time at the airport.

If you decide to rent a car, the Hyatt Regency is very accessible by freeway. SAWE has arranged for $10/day self-parking at the hotel. You must indicate you are with the SAWE group at the front desk upon check-in to obtain the rate.

The Hotel provides free shuttle service within a 5 mile radius, including the RTD Belleview Light Rail Station. The Light Rail will take you pretty much anyplace you might want to go so it is likely you will not need a rental car.

 

Registration

75th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 21-26, 2016
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

 

General Conference Registration

Registration for the “Technical Conference” for 1, 2, or 3 days is required for everyone attending or participating in any of the Technical sessions (Monday and Wednesday) and the SPC Day (Tuesday). Non-members must pay an additional fee to attend the Technical sessions and/or the SPC Day. Only by registering can you obtain a Conference Badge, which is required for admittance to these events.

Those people that are doing training only, only pay for training. Members and Non-members are welcome to our hotel events, including the Welcome, SPC Luncheon, Awards Banquet, and any of the day tours planned, by signing up for “events only.”

Advance registration is strongly advised. Payment of all applicable Registration Fees by credit card, check, or cash is required prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO exceptions to this, including for exhibitor representatives. General Registration fees are as follows. Students, Retirees, Authors, and Presenters, please see the fees identified under the Special Conference Registration section.

 

Registration Level Fee1 Registered Event Fee: Access to Conference
Papers2

Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
SAWE Members
3-Day Registration $1050 $10* $10* $10 Yes
2-Day Registration $700 $10 $50 $70 No
1-Day Registration $350 $10 $50 $70 No
Non-members3
3-Day Registration $1150 $10* $10* $10 Yes
2-Day Registration $800 $10 $50 $70 No
1-Day Registration $500 $10 $50 $70 No

* For the 75th International Conference, ALL attendees and exhibitors must separately register and pay for the Welcome Reception and SPC Luncheon. This is to improve headcounts for food budgeting and help eliminate excess costs to the conference. Exhibitors and attendees with 3-day registrations are granted a discounted fee for each event (see the Conference Registered Events section).

  1. All registrations conducted after May 6, 2016, will incur a $50 Late Charge over and above the listed fees. We therefore encourage all parties to pre-register prior to this date, even if your company has not yet authorized your attendance or you know you will be paying your fees upon arrival at the conference instead of at the time of registration. There is no charge to cancel a registration.
  2. All qualifying registered attendees will be granted access to all SAWE papers presented at the conference by means of a password and link to allow access to them electronically. The links will be forwarded to the attendance list shortly after the conference. As a benefit of SAWE membership, members also have free access to all presented papers from past conferences one year or more previous to the current conference.
  3. Non-members registering for the conference automatically incur a $100 non-member fee. Since current SAWE membership dues are $60/year, consideration should be made to becoming an SAWE member at registration instead.

 

 

Special Conference Registration

Full-time students, retirees, authors of SAWE conference papers, and conference presenters (who do not submit an associated paper for the presentation) are all eligible for Special Conference Registration fees. Please note that all Registration Fees must be paid in full by credit card, check, or cash prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO to exceptions this. 

 

Registration Level Fee What does this fee include?
Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
Access to Conference
Papers
Retirees
Full-time Retiree $30 $10 $50 $70 No
Students Not Presenting a Paper
Student (no student events*) $30 Yes No Yes No
Student (includes student events*) $100 Yes No Yes No
Authors and Presenters
Author (non-student) Complimentary 1-day registration 
on day paper is presented
for one individual per paper only 
$10 $50** $70** Yes
Student Author (includes student events*) Complimentary 3-day registration
for all authors or co-authors
Yes No Yes No
Presenter (without SAWE paper submittal) Complimentary 1-day registration
for day of presentation
$10 No $70 No

* Student Events include an indoor skydiving activity as well as a half-day mass properties measurement class
** $10 with additional 1 or 2-day registration.

 

 

Training Registration

 Class Member
One two-day class $1,000
One full-day class $500
One half-day class $100

Course registrations must be completed no later than April 30, 2016, to ensure your seat in the class, and to allow for pre-planning by the instructor and preparation of sufficient class materials. Exceptions will be considered ONLY if class space remains after the aforementioned date. Class sizes are limited, and enrollment is subject to availability. The SAWE reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if enrollment does not meet the minimum requirements.

 

 

2016 Texas Chapter Training Conference

2016 Texas Chapter Training Conference
Part I: February 23-26, 2016
Part II: April 8-9, 2016
Texas State Technical College
Waco, Texas, USA

UPDATE:

Due to circumstanses beyond our control the 2016 Texas Chapter Training Conference Part II, April 8-9, 2016 has been cancelled. 

2016 Texas Chapter Training Conference

 

 

Location:

Texas State Technical College
Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center Building
605 Operations Road
Waco, Texas, 76705

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2015 Western Regional Conference

2015 Western Regional Conference
November 6-7, 2015
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
Ventura, California, USA

 

2015 SAWE Western Regional Conference

 

 

Registration:

 

 

Hotel Reservations:

The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach hotel. We have negotiated a $129 per night rate for this beachfront hotel. In order to receive the Conference rate, reservations must be made by October 15th. You can use the following Pass Key hyperlink to go directly to the reservation page: https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=13981124. An Executive King Suite is also available at $223 per night. The conference rates will be available November 2 through 11 if you would like to extend your stay.

 

2015-05 74th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

 

 

 

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Call for Papers - 74th International Conference on Mass Properties

 

74th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties
May 18-21, 2015
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

The 74th International Conference on Mass Properties is seeking technical papers. This is great opportunity for you to join us in our annual technical event by presenting a technical paper. In Alexandria, you will join Mass Properties professionals from all around the world. An unique and enriching experience to show your innovations on Mass Properties. Regular chapter, regional and international meetings provide a welcoming opportunity for mass properties engineers to meet and to discuss mutual problems, procedures and specifications, thus broadening their individual horizons and becoming better informed.

 

Papers solicited deal with current issues and recent advances in Mass Properties and related engineering disciplines. Our Technical sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Marine Systems Design
  • Ground Systems Design
  • Flight Technology Manned
  • Flight Technology Unmanned & Space
  • Advanced Design Characterization
  • System Verification

 

Background

Since 1939, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting recognition of mass properties as a specialized discipline. The principal means for accomplishing this objective is the annual conference for presentation of papers and discussion of engineering standards and recommended practices. Papers and reports are published and distributed.

 

Abstracts

Abstracts should include the paper title, author's name, position and company affiliation. They should be 250 - 350 words in length and should contain a statement of the problem or objective, the method of approach, and a summary of conclusions. The abstract should not deal with specific data. To submit abstracts or for more information, please use our Papers and Abstracts submission form. Paper abstracts are due by 15 December 2014. Abstracts will be reviewed for paper session assignment. Final Papers are due by 1 April 2015.

 

Click here for SAWE Author Instructions

 

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Technical Tracks

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Miguel Mascaray-Rufas
Vice President – Technical Director
Airbus

Werner Massinger
Deputy VP Technical Director
Airbus D & S

Since its inception in 1939, the purpose of the SAWE has been to promote the exchange of technical information and new ideas in Mass Properties Engineering.

The SAWE International Conference is the annual meeting that brings together mass properties professionals from throughout the world.  These dedicated men and women work in close cooperation with and address the needs of industry, government, and other engineering and manufacturing organizations.  The 2015 Technical Tracks are a result of input from these mass properties professionals with the combined efforts of the International Officers, the 2015 Conference Committee, and the Technical Committee.

For us, the mass properties professionals, but also for all engineering community, the SAWE Annual event is an excellent opportunity to learn and share the latest developments on the discipline, not only attending the technical sessions and papers presentations but also meeting colleagues from all around the world.

The technical content of the 2015 Conference will include weight aspects of new materials, new weight design procedures, methods for calculating mass properities, weight estimation in preliminary design, novel aircraft configurations weight estimations, etc.

There will be two complete days dedicated to the technical presentations.

The Technical FORUM will supplement the papers and presentations: an open debate on one specific topic of Mass Properties.

 

Call for Papers and Instructions to Authors

Submit Abstracts

 

Expected Technical Papers:

3631 Weighing the B-25 Classic Aircraft 
– John Johnston, Lori Kleine, Jerry Pierson, and Valentin Velasquez, L-3 Platform Integration
3632 Challenges Encountered Doing Weight Reports on Multiple Ship Conracts
– Alan Bird, Marinette Marine Corp.
3633 Methods Used for Tracking, Validating, and Reporting the Weight of Operating Space Items and Storeroom Items 
– Alan Bird, Marinette Marine Corp.
3602 Mass Properties and Advanced Automotive Design
– Brian Paul Wiegand, Northrop Grumman (Retired)
3634 Mass Properties and Automotive Crash Survival
– Brian Paul Wiegand, Northrop Grumman (Retired)
3635 Mass Properties - Flow of Information
– Vera de Paula, Embraer
3636 Grounding and Recovery of USS Guardian (MCM 6)
– Tapan Mazumdar, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
3637 Integrated Product Design and Weight Engineering
– Dhiren Verma, Altair Engineering
3638 Buoyancy Effects on Mass Properties Analysis
– J. Gregory Montgomery, Northrop Grumman
3639 Weights Engineering of Historic Vessels
– Sean Kerry, MS PE
TP-2 Why Can’t People Estimate:Estimation Bias and Strategic Mis-Estimation
- Andy Schuster and Dabiel D. Galorath, SEER Galorath
TP-3 Learning Model Proposal of Mass Properties Engineer
- Evan Vekris, AIRBUS

 

SAWE Technical Forums

This year we will debate

Weight Risk and Opportunities:
Assessment and Management

  

Standards and Practices Day

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

Andy Schuster
Standards and Practices Committee Chairman
SBM Offshore

The objective of the SAWE’s Standards and Practices Committee, or SPC, is to serve the mass properties profession by providing a non-proprietary, consensus forum for the development of industry products that respond to the needs of our members and their customers. The underlying objective of the SPC is to foster the development of products that make our professional activities more efficient, more consistent, and more valuable for the professionals of today and tomorrow, as well as clearer and more understandable to our customers. Much of this work has centered on RPs (Recommended Practices) of many types including requirements, best practices, and product and/or process standards. SPC activities are not limited to RPs alone. Past examples have included textbooks, handbooks, and industry surveys. Now the SPC has expanded into ANSI Standards.

SAWE was approved as an ANSI Standards Accredited Developer in July 2014, based on our plans to develop standards that have a national and, potentially, international implementation. The details of the process are outlined in SAWE’s RP T-02. It is also supported with materials on the SAWE Document Management System (DMS) under the member’s only page.

Planned SPC Events

The SPC is such an important activity that the SAWE dedicates an entire day to it. That day will feature the following highlights:

Opening Session – A kickoff to the day’s activities at which the year’s progress will be reviewed, our progress towards becoming an official ANSI-recognized Standards Developing Organization will be presented, and future objectives will be discussed.

SPC Breakout Sessions – During these meetings, chaired by industry and government leaders, industry needs and opportunities are reviewed, the year’s activities are presented, and future activities are planned. Present standards are reviewed for currency and new standards are formulated. Specific industry breakout sessions include: Marine, Military Aircraft, Offshore Systems, Missiles and Space Systems, and Airline Affairs.

In these sessions, sample topics of discussion include:

  • Where do the committees stand with respcect to work in progress?
  • How did the committees do with respect to the objectives established during last year’s conference?
  • What new standards are needed by industry?
  • What is the highest priority for each committee to accomplish in the coming year?

The SPC welcomes all members and visitors to participate and improve the mass properties profession as it relates to your specific industry. We always welcome new ideas, new participants, and new contributions. Help us improve our profession by participating in SAWE SPC activities.

SAWE Standards & Practice Committee Chair/Member Training class – FREE to ALL SAWE MEMBERS

To encourage young or new members to participate on or support SPCs, the senior SPC Chairs have put together one-hour training class to explain what needs to be done, how you can contribute, what to expect, etc, as a committee member and even as a co-chair. This class will be open to the public, with copies of the presentations available on the SAWE DMS. So if you cannot make the conference or the training session, you can still become familiar with how you can participate and how to support standards development. 

 

Guest Speakers

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

Opening Session Speaker

Dr. Joseph T. Arcano, Jr.

Naval Surface Warfare Center: Fostering Engineering Excellence 
Dr. Joseph T. Arcano, Jr.

Dr. Joseph T. (Tim) Arcano, Jr. is the Director of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division, the Navy’s center of excellence for ships and ship systems for over 100 years. Dr. Arcano has had a distinguished career in submarine design and engineering including serving as the Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), Deputy Chief of nuclear safety at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Technical Director for the VIRGINIA-class Submarine Program, Technical Authority for advanced submarines, and as a program manager at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Dr. Arcano earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ocean engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy, a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and an Ocean Engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Maryland. He also served for 30 years of active and Reserve commissioned service in the Navy as an engineering duty officer qualified in submarines, as a salvage diving officer, and as an acquisition professional. He retired as a Navy Captain. Dr. Arcano is also a licensed professional engineer in Maryland.

Dr. Arcano will open our conference with a presentation on the Carderock facility and how NSWC fosters engineering excellence and grows the Navy’s engineering workforce.

 

Standards and Practices Luncheon Speaker

Lane Hallenbeck

Standards and Accreditation at ANSI
Lane Hallenbeck

Mr. Lane Hallenbeck is vice president of accreditation services at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this position, he has primary responsibility for the direction and development of ANSI’s accreditation programs. These include the accreditation of Standards Development Organizations and their associated American National Standards, as well as the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies that certify products, personnel, and (in alliance with the ANSI-ASQ (American Society for Quality) National Accreditation Board – ANAB) management systems.

Mr. Hallenbeck joined ANSI in November 2000 with many years of technical leadership experience in service and manufacturing organizations involved in the telecommunications, aerospace, semiconductor, software, defense, automotive, and construction sectors. Prior to joining ANSI, he was providing consulting and training services in business process improvement and management system implementation. Previously, Mr. Hallenbeck held positions as director of audit, director of operations and vice president at ABS Quality Evaluations; earlier, he served as program manager for TRW Space & Electronics Group.

As a founding member of the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR), Mr. Hallenbeck held the position of president from 1997 to 1999. He is a former Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) board member and is a senior member of the American Society for Quality. He has been certified as a quality systems lead auditor through IRCA and ASQ, a trained TL 9000 auditor and approved TL 9000 trainer by QuEST, and qualified as a QS-9000 auditor by the AIAG Supplier Taskforce.

Mr. Hallenbeck holds an MS in technology management from Pepperdine University and a BA in life sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He and his wife, Cindy, live in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

 

 

Training Program

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

Jerry Pierson
Vice President – Training
L-3 Communications
Tapan Mazumdar
Conference Training Coordinator
Naval Sea Systems Command
Errol R. Oguzhan
Deputy VP – On-Site Training
Lockheed Martin

As the Society of Allied Weight Engineers Training committee prepares to welcome you to the 74th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties in Alexandria, Virginia, we would like to present our preliminary slate of classes for your professional development. These classes are offered to expand your expertise as a Mass Properties Engineer (MPE), and we hope that many of you will register for classes in fields outside of your area of expertise or industry. We hope that after taking these classes you will emerge more knowledgeable and learn how special the discipline of weight engineering is across the multiple industries. This year, the Training Program will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from May 16th through May 20th. The SAWE has a long proven track record of delivering outstanding training and we hope you will enjoy it with us here in Alexandria.

 

Day Date Class Title
Saturday 5/16 SAWE RP-7: Mass Properties Management and Control of Military Aircraft
Ship Inclining
Sunday 5/17 Aircraft Weight Estimating and SAWE RP-8: Weight and Balance Reporting Forms for Aircraft
Mass Properties Measurement
Principles of Weight Management and Weight Estimating Methods for the Offshore Oil Industry
Monday 5/18 Aircraft Weight and Balance
 - Day One
Tuesday 5/19 Aircraft Weight and Balance
 - Day Two
Wednesday 5/20 Advanced Mass Properties Measurement
Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Version 10 

 

SAWE RP-7: Mass Properties Management and Control of Military Aircraft
Paul Kachurak, Naval Air Systems Command

This full-day class will familiarize students with effective control of the weight and other mass properties of an aircraft. The class will also expose students to other considerations associated with mass properties management and control described in SAWE RP-07. The primary objective will be to acquaint participants with the major considerations for successful weight control during the development phases of a program, to include: concept exploration, demonstration, validation, and full-scale development. These major elements incorporate planning, organizing, staffing, subcontractor control, requirements allocation, risk reduction, data collection, analysis, tracking, controlling, weight reduction programs, validation, verification, and test support.

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Aircraft Weight Estimating and use of SAWE RP-8: Weight and Balance Reporting Forms for Military Aircraft
Paul Kachurak, Naval Air Systems Command

The objectives of this one-day course are to provide an overview of weight estimating methods and the weight estimating process for aircraft and to provide insight into the weight and balance reporting formats and requirements of SAWE Recommended Practice 8. Included will be descriptions of the many types of aircraft estimating methods, together with their applicability and limitations. Many other weight estimating considerations also will be addressed, including impacts of new technologies, estimating prototypes and derivatives, sources of weight data and estimating methods, and dealing with estimating uncertainty. Estimating aircraft center of gravity location and moments of inertia will be briefly discussed. The portion of the course devoted to RP-08 will address the three major parts contained therein. The basic RP-08 concept of allocation by function will be explained, and the important RP-08 allocation instructions will be covered. The requirements for structural increments and design information also will be addressed, along with why inclusion of those data is so important to weight estimating and weight control. 

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Principles of Weight Management and Weight Estimating Methods for the Offshore Oil Industry
Andy Schuster, Honorary Fellow

Weight Management is a critical element of design, construction, and operation of an offshore oil system. Keeping the weight and center of gravity within predefined limits can be challenging. However, application of proven principles and tools will result in achieving these goals.

The principles involved in weight management for the offshore oil industry will be presented and explained. The student will develop an understanding of technical topics such as development of preliminary and detailed weight estimates, application of weight contingencies and allowances to cover ‘known unknowns,’ control of changes to designs, and weight saving techniques. The student will develop an appreciation of how weight information is used by other project team members such as cost control, scheduling, transport and lift contractors, and others. Also, the student will learn about some of the techniques that can be used to successfully manage the weight.

A key to Weight Management is the initial weight estimate. Therefore, an overview of weight estimating methods as defined in SAWE RP-14 and applied to the offshore industry is included. For example the application of proven methods - based on historical weight data and experience - is employed to determine preliminary weights for offshore structures.

This training course will highlight the importance of weight management in the oil industry, present several of the methods typically used to create preliminary estimates of weight and center of gravity and walk through an example of estimating preliminary weight and CG data for a floating offshore platform. After registration, please keep an eye out for an e-mail from the instructor. He will likely be sending out a list of reading material to review before the class.

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Aircraft Weight & Balance Course
Tom Oole, SAWE Honorary Fellow, United States Air Force - Retired

This two-day course assumes a basic knowledge of weight and balance. The class will demonstrate and teach proper procedures for weighing and completing forms for military aircraft. The intent of this class is to provide the student with an understanding of the weight and balance system within the United States Air Force and “pitfalls” involved in weighing aircraft. Students should bring basic calculators, paper, and pens/pencils for use in examples and exercises. Students should also dress appropriately for the trip to the aircraft hangar. Wear rubber-soled, closed-toed shoes. 

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Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Software Training
Harold Smoot, SAWE Member, Lockheed Martin

This one-day class will present the features of the Automated Weight and Balance Software in a hands-on training class. The class will begin with a discussion of the terms and developmental history of AWBS, minimum system requirements, and software installation. The basic approach of the class is to give computer demonstrations followed by student exercises that will provide the students with a good understanding of AWBS Version 10.0 features. Students will receive a complete overview of the software features to support weight control programs for military aircraft. The instructor will also allow time to address specific AWBS needs and questions of the students. Students are required to bring their laptop computer. A version of AWBS 10.0 will be required for the class. 

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Measurement of Mass Properties
Jerry Pierson, SAWE Honorary Fellow, L-3 Communications - Platform Integration Division

This class is a basic class which teaches measurement of weight, center-of-gravity, and moments of inertia (MOI). Effects of gravity variation due to latitude and altitude will be explained. This class will demonstrate and teach moment of inertia measuring techniques typically used for missiles and control surfaces. The Mass Properties Measurement class will contain both a classroom presentation and a laboratory session. The class will consist of approximately three hours of lecture and five hours of hands-on laboratory session with participants making mass properties measurements.

The classroom discussion will include mass definition and mass measurement techniques. Force measurement methods such as spring scales, load cells, strain gauges, and rebalance technology will be discussed. The MOI definition and its relationship to torque and angular acceleration and measurement techniques will be included. The definition of Product of Inertia (POI) will be discussed and how it relates to Principle Axes definition, measurement, and calculation techniques. Laboratory exercises will include mass measurement, center- of-gravity measurement, MOI measurement using a torsion rod and the bifilar method. POI measurement/ calculation and principle axis measurement/calculation will be taught.

It is the intent of this class to provide the student with an understanding of the methods for measuring moment of inertia. The class will conclude with the taking of a test to verify that the class has provided the students with the basic understanding of how to measure moment of inertia of a missile or a control surface.

Basic calculators will be needed for examples and exercises. Please dress appropriately for working with measusring equipment. 

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Ship Inclining Training
William Fox, P.E., SAWE Fellow, Alion/JJMA (Retired)

This one-day class will discuss the inclining of a vessel in order to determine its displacement (weight) and centers of gravity. The primary emphasis will be on inclining in water, but inclining in air will also be covered. A classroom session on the theory, procedure, and results of inclining will be held, followed by an actual demonstration of inclining techniques aboard a waterborne vessel.

The objectives of the class are to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of naval architecture and to marine terminology, and to discuss and demonstrate the inclining of a vessel to determine its weight and center of gravity. ASTM F 1321-90, Standard Guide for Conducting a Stability Test, will be used as a text for this class. Following the classroom session, the class will travel to and board a vessel for a practical demonstration of an inclining. A brief light ship survey will be completed, drafts and specific gravity of the water will be taken, and inclining weight will be moved to obtain a plot of tangents and inclining moments. The resulting data will be processed and the vessel’s light ship displacement and centers of gravity will be determined at the conclusion. After the inclining, the class will return to the hotel for a summary and closing. The class will conclude with a short open-book test and exercise to confirm that the student has gained an understanding of the theory and practice of inclining a vessel. A conference room at the hotel will be provided, as will transportation to and from the inclining site.

Basic calculators will be needed for examples and exercises. Students should wear casual clothes and rubber- soled shoes, as they will be boarding a vessel. Class size will be limited to about 20 students.

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Advanced Measurement of Mass Properties
Paul Kennedy, SAWE Fellow, Space Electronics

To provide training in the measurement of moment of inertia, center of gravity, and product of inertia, with emphasis on the various measurement methods used in industry. This class begins with a review of the basic principles of mass properties measurement, including weight, CG, and MOI. Discussion continues with definition of Product of Inertia (POI) and how it is measured.

Advanced topics include:

Defining scope and Reporting without confusing
Error sources and Measurement uncertainties POI’s relationship to MOI
Fixturing tips, tricks, and traps
Specialized applications (time permitting)

It is the intent to acquire and use modern measurement equipment for demonstration. Equipment availability will be determined at a later date.

Who Should Attend?
Anyone who has interest in mass properties measurement and who already has a basic level of understanding of mass properties. It is recommended that you attend the “Mass Properties Measurement” training course prior to attending this course.

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ShipWeight North American User Group Meeting

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

ShipWeight

The 9th ShipWeight User Group meeting will be held on Monday, May 18th. The meeting will be of interest to active ShipWeight users as well as those who are considering acquiring it.

This year’s meeting will be focused on presenting the advanced user features in the latest release, along with a look ahead into what is planned for the future.

The meeting is also an excellent opportunity to meet other ShipWeight users in an informal setting for exchanging experiences and discussions on best practices. Last, but not least, it is a great opportunity to provide feedback to BAS Engineering as developers of ShipWeight and participate in making priorities for future development of the software. 

 

Key Information
Where

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alexandria, Virginia (See Page 21) 

When

Monday, May 18th, from 8:00 am– 4:30 pm 

Registration General Conference Registration
Cost

Per General Conference Registration. One Day registration permits attendance to the ShipWeight User Group meeting. Two or more day’s registration grants access automatically to the ShipWeight User Group meeting. Note, lunch is at an additional cost. 

Registration Deadline Per General Conference Registration

 

 

Vendors and Sponsors

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

Paul Kennedy
Space Electronics LLC
VP Vendor Relations

William Griffiths
The Aerospace Corporation
Deputy VP Vendor Relations 

Claudia Rosenberger
Deputy VP Vendor Relations
usb GmbH

On behalf of the International Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Incorporated, I encourage your company to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor at the 74th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering in Alexandria, Virginia. The venue is the Crown Plaza Hotel, which is very close to National Airport, Old Town shops and restaurants, and the DC Metro. The hotel is two blocks from the Potomac River and offers picturesque views of our nation’s capital. With local attractions that include Arlington National Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, The Pentagon, river cruises, and museums, this site is a drawing card for many diverse members and companies. I encourage potential exhibitors and sponsors to take advantage of this opportunity to expand their business base.

As an exhibitor, your company will have the opportunity to present its new concepts, products, and services to conference attendees. Exhibit booth spaces of 8’ x 10’ area are available for displaying products and services in a secured exhibit area. Space is limited, so claim your spot by registering today! Exhibitors and sponsors are each invited to make a brief presentation in one of the Technical Tracks. Longer presentations of 15-30 minutes may be arranged with approval of the Technical Program Committee. In addition, if you desire to provide training in the use of your product or service, a discussion can be arranged with our Training Group to afford this opportunity. I encourage more involvement with SAWE on every level.

Conference attendees are encouraged to visit all of the exhibits to discuss the products and technologies with the attending representatives. Depending on the particular exhibitor, knowledge in the form of demonstrations, literature, or samples will be available to take back to your place of employment and share with colleagues.

If you are interested in participating as an exhibitor, sponsor, author of a technical paper or presentation, or would like to teach a vendor training course, please visit the SAWE website at www.sawe.org. Early registration for the conference is encouraged. The deadline for registering and paying in full is May 1, 2015.

For more information on sponsorship and exhibiting, please use this contact form.

  

Sponsorhip Opportunities and Registration

 

Silver Conference Sponsors

 

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Intercomp

 

Exibitors

Altair Engineering 
BAS Engineering
The Boeing Company
Embraer
General Electrodynamics Corporation 
Intercomp Company
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Northrop Grumman
Space Electronics LLC
Stanley Vidmar

 

Break Sponsors

General Electrodynamics Corporation
Huntington Ingalls Industries

 

2015 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

2015 SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SAWE Logo
SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
74th Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 Conference Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through four different tiers of Conference Sponsorship:

Tier Gold Silver Bronze Exhibitor
Cost 
$10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $2,000
Benefits      
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X
Company Name on Announcement X X X X
Logo on Event Guide 3 X X X
Company Name on Event Guide X X X X
Event Guide Ad - full page 3 X    
Event Guide Ad - half page 3   X  
Event Guide Ad - quarter page X
Registration - 4 packages 4 X    
Registration - 3 packages 4   X  
Registration - 2 packages 4     X X
Disk Space 5 X X X X
Exhibition Space X X

* Logo is proportionately sized in thirds based on applicable tier of Sponsorship.

  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. Logos displayed wherever “74th Annual SAWE Conference” is printed
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration
  5. Disk Space on the Conference Proceedings up to 50Mb, 25Mb, and 15Mb, respectively


Events Level


Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Sunday Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $500.
Note
: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

 

Registration

 

 

Special Events

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy CenterSunday, May 17: (Daytime)
Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center

Come see the history of aircraft from a Spad XVI to an SR-71 to the Space Shuttle Columbia. This all-day tour is a must for all aviation buffs.

Transportation to/from the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Departing at 0900, returning to the hotel at 1700.

 

Mt. VernonMonday, May 18: (Daytime)
Tour of Mt. Vernon Estate

Come walk in the footsteps of one of our Founding Fathers and the first president of the United States. See the restored mansion, the working farm (including the sixteen-sided barn designed by George), the tombs of George and Martha, and the extensive lawns and gardens. Or pull up a rocking chair on the porch and watch the river activity as George must have done over 200 years ago. If time permits, we will also visit the restored Grist Mill and Distillery.

Tour includes transportation to/from the hotel and lunch at the Mt. Vernon Inn. Departs 0830, return to hotel at 1630.

 

 

Washington DCTuesday, May 19: (Daytime)
Free Day

We are doing something a bit different this year. There is so much to see and do in Washington, DC, that we decided to leave Tuesday free so people can explore this area on their own or in their own groups. The hotel will provide transportation to the Metro station and we will provide a $10 Metro card, which should get you there and back again. We will provide suggestions for how to spend the day and the rest is up to you.

 

Old Town AlexandriaWednesday, May 21: (Daytime)
Shopping Spree

Old Town Alexandria offers many unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Join us for an outing to explore Old Town and National Harbor. First stop will be the Torpedo Factory to watch artists at work in their galleries and perhaps purchase a work of art. Then we will have some free time in Old Town before lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. After lunch we will take the water taxi under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and across the river to National Harbor where you can visit more shops or take the shuttle to the nearby Tanger Outlet stores.

Time: 0930 (walk or take hotel shuttle to King Street), return from National Harbor around 1600.

 



Chesapeak & Ohio CanalThursday, May 22: (Daytime)
Chesapeak & Ohio Canal

After being cooped up in a hotel all week talking about mass properties, what better way to end the week than to see nature’s power out among the Potomac River’s rapids and to see how man out-maneuvered the river by building the C&O Canal. For almost 100 years the canal was a major transportation route to bring commerce from the frontier to the nation’s capital and even today the old mule towpath runs over 180 miles from Washington to Cumberland, Maryland.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park is a twenty-minute ride North of the hotel and has easy walking boardwalks and trails out to the islands that make the Potomac un–navigable even today. Here you can see how and why the canal was built and you can even see how it was travelled in the early 1800’s by riding a restored, working canal boat up the canal, powered by a real mule team.

Time: Depart hotel 0800, Return 1200.

 

Reservations for special events should be made at time of conference registration. Space is limited and is subject to availability. Payment must be received upon request of event registration and registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. All event registration information will be retained by the Special Events Chair and may be verified at time of conference check-in if desired. All social events are detailed in this announcement and prices are listed below.

 

Date Day Event Fee
5/17/15 Sunday Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center $50
5/18/15 Monday

Tour of Mt. Vernon Estate

$60
5/19/15 Tuesday Free Day Free
5/20/15 Wednesday

Shopping Spree

$40
5/21/15 Thursday

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

$30

 

Conference Registered Events

In addition to our technical schedule on Monday and Wednesday, Standards and Practices (S&P) schedule on Tuesday, and training classes scheduled Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, we will offer you opportunities to interact socially meeting new friends and old. The three organized events for this are the Sunday Welcome Reception, Tuesday’s Standards and Practices Luncheon, and, of course, Wednesday’s closing Awards Banquet, where the history and heritage of the SAWE will be on display. All members, attendees, and guests are invited to join us. Separate registration and payment is required for each, including for exhibitors.

  • Welcome Reception - Start the conference week off right with a drink and light hors d’oeuvres with your fellow SAWE members. If weather permits, we hope to have this down on the banks of the Potomac River about a block from the Hotel. 5PM to 7PM.
  • Standards and Practices Luncheon – Enjoy a plated luncheon of salad, chicken rosemary with maple glaze served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables, rolls and butter, Kona coffee and a selection of tea, and dessert. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated (just let us know on your conference registration).
  • Awards Banquet – The Awards Banquet closes our conference and allows us to honor all those who have had a part in running our Society for the past year or more. We induct our new international officers for 2015-2016, introduce the latest Fellows and Honorary Fellows, confer the Best Paper Award and Student Scholarship, and present all the other accomplishments of note. Dinner will consist of roasted filet mignon with red wine gastrique and garlic mashed potatoes and includes salad, dinner rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea. A cash bar will be available during our Silent Auction before the banquet and a limited time at the beginning of the banquet. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated (just let us know on your conference registration).

Date Day Price Event
5/16/15 Saturday $45 Board of Directors Lunch
5/17/15 Sunday $10 Welcome Reception
5/19/15 Tuesday $50* SPC Luncheon
5/20/15 Wednesday $70 Awards Banquet

 *$10 for 3-day registrations

Hotel and Transportation

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

Location

Crowne Plaza Hotel

The 74th Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. This small hotel overlooks Old Town Alexandria and the Potomac River and is located only three miles from Washington National Airport, a few blocks from historic downtown Alexandria, and fifteen minutes by Metro from downtown Washington, DC.

The area of the hotel is mixed residential and small business and has many unique restaurants and shops. About seven blocks south is the lively King Street which runs from the Masonic Temple (and Metro station) to the city wharf on the Potomac. The hotel is on walking and running trails and bicycles are free for guests to use. Guest room internet is free with free sign up of IHG Reward Points.

 

Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Hotel
901 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
877-834-3613

Our room block has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, for the 2015 International Conference. Rooms are available three days pre- and post-conference from Thursday, 14 May through Saturday, 23 May, based on hotel availability. The special conference room rate is $149 plus 14.5% tax per night. The cutoff date for our guaranteed room block is 15 April 2015. To receive the special SAWE rate use the link below or call 1-877-834-3613 and use group code "Z0Z" (Z-zero-Z) or "International Society of Weights" or "SAWE".

http://www.ihg.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=6c&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=AXECP&_PMID=99801505&GPC=Z0Z

 

Transportation

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is three miles from Washington National Airport and provides free shuttle service to and from the airport. For those coming into Dulles International Airport, there are shuttles that can get you to Washington National where you can get the Hotel shuttle.

The Hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport and King street where there are also Metro stations. The Metro will take you pretty much anyplace you might want to go so it is likely you will not need a rental car. 

 

Registration

74th SAWE International Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 

 

General Conference Registration

Registration for the “Technical Conference” for 1,2, or 3 days is required for everyone attending or participating in any of the Technical sessions (Monday and Wednesday) and the SPC Day (Tuesday). Non-members must pay an additional fee to attend the Technical sessions and/or the SPC Day. Only by registering can you obtain a Conference Badge, which is required for admittance to these events.

Those people that are doing training only, only pay for training. Members and Non-members are welcome to our hotel events, including the Welcome, SPC Luncheon, Awards Banquet, and any of the day tours planned, by signing up for “events only.”

Advance registration is strongly advised. Payment of all applicable Registration Fees by credit card, check, or cash is required prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO exceptions to this, including for exhibitor representatives. General Registration fees are as follows. Students, Retirees, Authors, and Presenters, please see the fees identified under the Special Conference Registration section. 

 

Registration Level Fee1 Registered Event Fee: Access to Conference
Papers2

Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
SAWE Members
3-Day Registration $900 $10* $10* $70 Yes
2-Day Registration $600 $10 $50 $70 No
1-Day Registration $300 $10 $50 $70 No
Non-members3
3-Day Registration $1000 $10* $10* $70 Yes
2-Day Registration $700 $10 $50 $70 No
1-Day Registration $400 $10 $50 $70 No

* For the 74th International Conference, ALL attendees and exhibitors must separately register and pay for the Welcome Reception and SPC Luncheon. This is to improve headcounts for food budgeting and help eliminate excess costs to the conference. Exhibitors and attendees with 3-day registrations are granted a discounted fee for each event (see the Conference Registered Events section).

  1. All registrations conducted after May 6, 2015 extended to May 15th, will incur a $50 Late Charge over and above the listed fees. We therefore encourage all parties to pre-register prior to this date, even if your company has not yet authorized your attendance or you know you will be paying your fees upon arrival at the conference instead of at the time of registration. There is no charge to cancel a registration.
  2. All qualifying registered attendees will be granted access to all SAWE papers presented at the conference by means of a password and link to allow access to them electronically. The links will be forwarded to the attendance list shortly after the conference. As a benefit of SAWE membership, members also have free access to all presented papers from past conferences one year or more previous to the current conference.
  3. Non-members registering for the conference automatically incur a $100 non-member fee. Since current SAWE membership dues are $60/year, consideration should be made to becoming an SAWE member at registration instead.

 

Special Conference Registration

Full-time students, retirees, authors of SAWE conference papers, and conference presenters (who do not submit an associated paper for the presentation) are all eligible for Special Conference Registration fees. Please note that all Registration Fees must be paid in full by credit card, check, or cash prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO to exceptions this. 

 

Registration Level Fee What does this fee include?
Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
Access to Conference
Papers
Full-time Students and Retirees
Student (Full-time undergraduate)
or Retiree
$30 No No No No
Authors and Presenters
Author (non-student) Complimentary 1-day registration 
on day paper is presented
for one individual per paper only 
No No No No
Author (student) Complimentary 3-day registration
for all authors or co-authors
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Presenter (without SAWE paper submittal) Complimentary 1-day registration
for day of presentation
No No No No

 

Training Registration

 Class Member
One two-day class $1,000
One full-day class: $500

Course registrations must be completed no later than April 30, 2015, to ensure your seat in the class, and to allow for pre-planning by the instructor and preparation of sufficient class materials. Exceptions will be considered ONLY if class space remains after the aforementioned date. Class sizes are limited, and enrollment is subject to availability. The SAWE reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if enrollment does not meet the minimum requirements.

 

  

2015-02 5th Central European Regional Conference - Feburary 2015

5th Central European Regional Conference
on Mass Properties Engineering

11-12th February 2015
Airbus Conference Centre
Finkenwerder, Hamburg, Germany

 

5th Central European Regional Conference

More Information available at http://central-europe.sawe.org

The conference will comprise a technical program of papers and presentations on a range of mass properties topics including: 

  • Applications of an Aircraft Loading model based on Lagrange Multipliers Formulation.
  • Inertia Uncertainty of a Semi-Sub-mersible MODU or FPU.
  • Vibrations in Continuous Media with Varying Mass.
  • Continuous learning of the Mass Properties Discipline.
  • Mass Properties of air vehicles with hybrid lift concepts; Prediction and impact on the design solution.
  • The optimization of Mass throughout the Aircraft Development process.
  • Aircraft mass estimation; an industrial multidisciplinary approach.

For further information about this conference, please contact sawe-hamburg@airbus.com

Please note that, especially for external visitors, it is mandatory to fill out the encl. registration form to grant access to the Airbus Site.

To grant access without any problems we would be appreciated to receive your registration until January 30, 2015.

 

2014-10 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
October 17-18, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

More Information available at http://www.sawecrc.org

2014-10 Petroleum and Offshore Weight Engineering Roundtable - Houston, Texas

Petroleum and Offshore Weights Engineering Roundtable
October 24-25, 2014
Texas A&M University Galveston
Galveston, Texas

SAWE POWER FlyerPetroleum and Offshore Weight Engineering Roundtable (POWER)

Agenda

Friday
   Registration and Welcoming  7:30am -  8:30am
Standards and Practices  8:30am - 10:00am
Technical Presentations Session 1 10:00am - 11:30am
Lunch w/Speaker 11:30am -  1:00pm
Technical Presentations Session 2  1:00pm -  3:00pm
Panel Discussion (Uncertainty) 3:00pm - 4:30pm
POWER HouRRS (Social Event)  5:00pm -  7:00pm
Saturday
Inclining training with the Earl Milan  7:30am -  4:30pm

POWER Sponsors

Where

Texas A&M University Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, TX 77554

 

 

POWER 2014

Call for Presentations

Suggested Topics

  • Weight Control (Methods, Materials, Issues, etc.)
  • Analysis Methods and Tools
  • Weighing Methods and Equipment
  • Balancing/Ballasting Methods

Instructions

  • Submit abstracts here
  • Response required by September 25, 2014
  • Abstract should include:
    • Title, Presenter’s name, position, company affiliation
  • Recommended Length is 100-300 words.
  • Actual Presentation that will be shown at the event is due October 14, 2014.
  • Typically 20 minutes are allowed for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A

 

Sponsorship Benefits

Conference Sponsorships

BRONZE • Display Signage (12” x 12”) at event
$300       • 5 minute speaking slot – Friday
• 1 Free Attendee – Friday
• Announcement of Sponsorship from host
• Company Listed in Program
 
SILVER • Display Signage (18” x 18”) at event
$600 • Table 4’ x 4’ space (choice of Friday or Saturday, not both) in Foyer
• 2 – 5 minute speaking slots – Friday or Saturday or both
• 2 Free Attendees – Friday
• Announcement of Sponsorship from host
• Company Listed in Program
 
GOLD • Display Signage (24” x 24”) at event
$1,000 • Table 4’ x4’ space (Friday and Saturday) in Foyer
• 2 – 10 minute speaking slots – Friday or Saturday or both
• 2 Free Attendees – Friday
• 1 Training included (Saturday)
• Announcement of Sponsorship from host
• Company Listed in Program

Unique Event Sponsorships

Morning • Table 4’ x 4’ next to food during Morning Break
Break • Display Signage during Morning Break
Sponsor • Announcement of Sponsorship from host
$300 • 1 Free Attendee - Friday
• No speaking slot
• Company Listed in Program
 
Afternoon • Table 4’ x 4’ next to food during Afternoon Break
Break • Display Signage during Afternoon Break
Sponsor • Announcement of Sponsorship from host
$300 • 1 Free Attendee - Friday
• No speaking slot
• Company Listed in Program
 
Breakfast • Table 4’ x 4’ next to food during Breakfast
Sponsor • Display Signage during Breakfast
$500 • Announcement of Sponsorship from host
• 1 Free Attendee - Friday
• No speaking slot
• Company Listed in Program
 
Social • Table 4’ x 4’ next to food during Evening Social
Sponsor • Display Signage during Evening Social
$700 • Announcement of Sponsorship from host
• 2 Free Attendees - Friday
• No speaking slot
• Company Listed in Program
 
Lunch • Table 4’ x 4’ during Lunch Speaker Event
Sponsor • Display Signage during sponsored event
$1,000 • Announcement of Sponsorship from host
• 2 Free Attendees - Friday
• 10 minute speaking slot during event
• Company Listed in Program
 
Training • Table 4’ x 4’ during Training Event
Sponsor • Display Signage during sponsored event
$1,500 • Announcement of Sponsorship from host
• 10 minute speaking slot during event
• Company Listed in Program
• 2 Free Attendees – Friday
• 2 Training included (Saturday)

 

Submit Abstracts - SAWE POWER Conference

SAWE Authors may use the following form to submit presentations for the 2014 SAWE Petroleum and Offshore Weights Engineering Roundtable (POWER):


Paper or Presentation Title

2014-10 7th SAWE Canada Chapter Technical Conference

7th Canada Chapter Technical Conference
October 4, 2014
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

75h Canada Chapter Technical Conference

More Information available at http://www.sawe.ca/

 

2014-05 73rd Annual SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - May 17-21, 2014

Technical Tracks

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

Miguel Mascaray-Rufas
Vice President – Technical Director
Airbus

Patrick Mitchell
Deputy VP Technical Director
The Boeing Company

Werner Massinger
Deputy VP Technical Director
Airbus D & S

Since its inception in 1939, the purpose of the SAWE has been to promote the exchange of technical information and new ideas in Mass Properties Engineering. The SAWE International Conference is the annual meeting that brings together mass properties professionals from throughout the world.  These dedicated men and women work in close cooperation with and address the needs of industry, government, and other engineering and manufacturing organizations.  The 2014 Technical Tracks are a result of input from these mass properties professionals with the combined efforts of the International Officers, the 2014 Conference Committee, and the Technical Committee.

For us, the mass properties professionals, but also for all engineering community, the SAWE Annual event is an excellent opportunity to learn and share the latest developments on the discipline, not only attending the technical sessions and papers presentations but also meeting colleagues from all around the world.

The technical content of the 2013 Conference will include weight aspects of new materials, new weight design procedures, methods for calculating mass properities, weight estimation in preliminary design, novel aircraft configurations weight estimations, etc.

There will be two complete days dedicated to the technical presentations.

The Technical and Organization Committee is working on the technical contents of our conference by searching for papers and also setting up a continuation of the new format introduced last year in our sessions: the technical forum — an open debate on one specific topic of Mass Properties. 

 

Call for Papers and Instructions to Authors

Submit Abstracts

 

Expected Technical Papers:

3610 Impact of Inertia Uncertainty on Mooring Systems
– Santhosh Kumar Chandrasekaran, Andy Schuster, SBM
3611 Differences Between the Marine and Offshore Weight Control
– Andy Schuster, SBM
3612

Measurement of the Mass Properties of a Light Aircraft 
– P. Apollonio, M. Gobbi, G. Mastinu, G. Previati
– Politecnico di Milano (Technical University), SmartMechanical_Company, Italy

3613 Development of a Conceptual Flight Vehicle Design Weight Estimation Library and Documentation
– Andrew S. Walker, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Arlington 
3614 A Method for Assessing Mass Data Quality Throughout the Product Development Process
– Parviz Haghdoost, Ford
3615 Application of a Flexible Wing Modeling and Physical Mass Estimation System for Early Aircraft Design Stages
 – Felix Dorbath, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
3616 Methodology for Lightweight Design of Stiffened Skin in Advanced Aerospace Structures
 – August Noevere, Student, Georgia Institute of Technology
3617 In-Service Weight Control for Submarines
 – David Tellet, NAVSEA, US Navy
3618 Building SAWE Capability as an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer
 – Jeff Cerro, NASA
3619 Inflatable Antenna for CubeSat: Design, Fabrication, Deployment and Tests
 – Alessandra Babuscia, JPL
3620 Inertia Uncertainty Coordinate Transformation
- Adam Tahir and John Nakai, The Aerospace Corporation 
3621 Development and Mass Tracking of the P-17 Prospector Launch Vehicle
- Jose Vivas, Naoki Osishi, Sinem Ergen, Dr. Eric Besnard 
3622 How to Implement the Special Requirements for Managing Mass Properties in Transportation Industries
- Claudia Rosenberger, usb GmbH
3623 Special Requirements for Managing Mass Properties in Rail Transportation
- Kirstin Toepfer, Bombardier Transportation

 

SAWE TECHNICAL FORUMS

During the Monday and Wednesday Sessions, we will continue the new format introduced at last year’s Conference:

The SAWE TECHNICAL FORUMS

This year we will debate

The Role of Mass Properties Engineering

 

Call for Papers - 73rd International Conference on Mass Properties

 

73rd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties
May 17-21, 2014
Long Beach, California, USA

 

The 73rd International Conference on Mass Properties is seeking technical papers. This is great opportunity for you to join us in our annual technical event by presenting a technical paper. In Long Beach, you will join Mass Properties professionals from all around the world. An unique and enriching experience to show your innovations on Mass Properties. Regular chapter, regional and international meetings provide a welcoming opportunity for mass properties engineers to meet and to discuss mutual problems, procedures and specifications, thus broadening their individual horizons and becoming better informed.

 

Papers solicited deal with current issues and recent advances in Mass Properties and related engineering disciplines. Our Technical sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Marine Systems Design
  • Ground Systems Design
  • Flight Technology Manned
  • Flight Technology Unmanned & Space
  • Advanced Design Characterization
  • System Verification

 

Background

Since 1939, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting recognition of mass properties as a specialized discipline. The principal means for accomplishing this objective is the annual conference for presentation of papers and discussion of engineering standards and recommended practices. Papers and reports are published and distributed.

 

Abstracts

Abstracts should include the paper title, author's name, position and company affiliation. They should be 250 - 350 words in length and should contain a statement of the problem or objective, the method of approach, and a summary of conclusions. The abstract should not deal with specific data. To submit abstracts or for more information, please use our Papers and Abstracts submission form. Paper abstracts are due by 15 December 2013. Abstracts will be reviewed for paper session assignment. Final Papers are due by 1 April 2014.

 

Click here for SAWE Author Instructions

 

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Standards and Practices Day

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

 

Alan Titcomb
Standards and Practices Committee Chairman
Huntington Ingalls Industries

The objective of the SAWE’s Standards and Practices Committee, or SPC, is to serve the mass properties profession by providing a non-proprietary, consensus forum for the development of industry products that respond to the needs of our members and their customers. Much of this work centers on Recommended Practices, or RPs, of many types including requirements, best practices, product and process standards. SPC activities are not limited to RPs alone. Just about any activity that serves the society membership in a given industry sector is acceptable. Past examples have included textbooks, handbooks, and industry surveys. An unofficial objective of the SPC is to foster the development of products that make our professional activities more efficient, more consistent, and more valuable for the professionals of today and tomorrow as well as clearer and more understandable to our customers.

You may be interested in reviewing the process SAWE has proposed to become an Accredited Standards Developer, it was posted for public review as an ANSI Standards Action, release date 31 January 2014

Planned SPC Events

The SPC is such an important activity that the SAWE dedicates an entire day to it. That day will feature the following highlights:

Opening Session– A kickoff to the day’s activities at which the year’s progress will be reviewed, our progress towards becoming an official ANSI-recognized Standards Developing Organization will be presented, and future objectives will be discussed.

SPC Breakout Sessions – During these meetings chaired by industry and government leaders, industry needs and opportunities are reviewed, the year’s activities are presented, and future activities are planned. Present standards are reviewed for currency and new standards are formulated. Specific industry breakout sessions include: Marine, Military Aircraft, Offshore Systems, Missiles and Space Systems, Airline Affairs, and Ground Systems.

In these sessions, sample topics of discussion include:

  • Where do the committees stand with respect to work in progress?
  • How did the committees do with respect to the objectives established during last year’s conference?
  • What new standards are needed by industry?
  • What is the highest priority for each committee to accomplish in the coming year?

The SPC welcomes all members and visitors to participate and improve the mass properties profession as it relates to your specific industry. We always welcome new ideas, new participants, and new contributions. Help us improve our profession by participating in SAWE SPC activities.

 

Standards and Practices Luncheon Speaker


Dave Davis

Dave Davis


Mr Davis is in his 36th year with the United States Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC).  He spent the first ten years supporting the Global Positioning System (GPS) Program and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) working primarily satellite hardware manufacturing, quality and test.  He is currently the SMC Chief Systems Engineer and supports the Engineering Directorate for center wide application of systems engineering, parts, materials and processes, radiation hardening, specifications and standards, industrial base, manufacturing/quality engineering, space flight worthiness criteria assessment and was the lead engineer for several of these initiatives.  In addition, he is involved with the individual program acquisition planning and execution.  Previously, he was the interim acting director of engineering.

 

 

Training Program

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

 

Errol Oguzhan, PE
Vice President – Training
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
Rick Watkins
Deputy VP – Conference Training
Altair Engineering
Dan Rowley
Conference Training Coordinator
Northrop Grumman 

As the Society of Allied Weight Engineers Training committee prepares to welcome you to the 73rd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties in Long Beach, California, we would like to present our preliminary slate of classes for your professional development. These classes are offered to expand your expertise as a Mass Properties Engineer (MPE), and we hope that many of you will register for classes in fields outside of your area of expertise or industry. We hope that after taking these classes you will emerge more knowledgeable and learn how special the discipline of weight engineering is across the multiple industries. This year, the Training Program will take place at the Renaissance Long Beach hotel from May 17th through May 22nd. The SAWE has a long proven track record of delivering outstanding training and we hope you will enjoy it with us here in Long Beach.

 

Day Date Class Title
Saturday 5/17 SAWE RP-7: Mass Properties Mangement and Control of Military Aircraft
Measurement of Mass Properties
Sunday 5/18 Aircraft Weight Estimating and SAWE RP-8: Weight and Balance Reporting Forms for Aircraft

Aircraft Weight and Balance
 - Day One
Monday 5/19 Aircraft Weight and Balance
 - Day Two
Wednesday 5/21 Ship Inclining
Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Version 10 

 

SAWE RP-7: Mass Properties Management and Control of Military Aircraft
Dudley Cate, SAWE Fellow, NAVAIR-Retired

This full-day class will familiarize students with effective control of the weight and other mass properties of an aircraft. The class will also expose students to other considerations associated with mass properties management and control described in SAWE RP-07. The primary objective will be to acquaint participants with the major considerations for successful weight control during the development phases of a program, to include: concept exploration, demonstration, validation, and full-scale development. These major elements incorporate planning, organizing, staffing, subcontractor control, requirements allocation, risk reduction, data collection, analysis, tracking, controlling, weight reduction programs, validation, verification, and test support.

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Aircraft Weight Estimating and use of SAWE RP-8: Weight and Balance Reporting Forms for Military Aircraft
Dudley Cate, SAWE Fellow, NAVAIR-Retired

The objectives of this one-day course are to provide an overview of weight estimating methods and the weight estimating process for aircraft and to provide insight into the weight and balance reporting formats and requirements of SAWE Recommended Practice 8. Included will be descriptions of the many types of aircraft estimating methods, together with their applicability and limitations. Many other weight estimating considerations also will be addressed, including impacts of new technologies, estimating prototypes and derivatives, sources of weight data and estimating methods, and dealing with estimating uncertainty. Estimating aircraft center of gravity location and moments of inertia will be briefly discussed. The portion of the course devoted to RP-08 will address the three major parts contained therein. The basic RP-08 concept of allocation by function will be explained, and the important RP-08 allocation instructions will be covered. The requirements for structural increments and design information also will be addressed, along with why inclusion of those data is so important to weight estimating and weight control. 

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Principles of Weight Management and Weight Estimating Methods for the Offshore Oil Industry
Dave Bennett, Worley Parsons

Weight Management is a critical element of design, construction, and operation of an offshore oil system. Keeping the weight and center of gravity within predefined limits can be challenging. However, application of proven principles and tools will result in achieving these goals.

The principles involved in weight management for the offshore oil industry will be presented and explained. The student will develop an understanding of technical topics such as development of preliminary and detailed weight estimates, application of weight contingencies and allowances to cover ‘known unknowns,’ control of changes to designs, and weight saving techniques. The student will develop an appreciation of how weight information is used by other project team members such as cost control, scheduling, transport and lift contractors, and others. Also, the student will learn about some of the techniques that can be used to successfully manage the weight.

A key to Weight Management is the initial weight estimate. Therefore, an overview of weight estimating methods as defined in SAWE RP-14 and applied to the offshore industry is included. For example the application of proven methods - based on historical weight data and experience - is employed to determine preliminary weights for offshore structures.

This training course will highlight the importance of weight management in the oil industry, present several of the methods typically used to create preliminary estimates of weight and center of gravity and walk through an example of estimating preliminary weight and CG data for a floating offshore platform. After registration, please keep an eye out for an e-mail from the instructor. He will likely be sending out a list of reading material to review before the class.

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Aircraft Weight & Balance Course
Tom Oole, SAWE Honorary Fellow, United States Air Force - Retired

This two-day course assumes a basic knowledge of weight and balance. The class will demonstrate and teach proper procedures for weighing and completing forms for military aircraft. The intent of this class is to provide the student with an understanding of the weight and balance system within the United States Air Force and “pitfalls” involved in weighing aircraft. Students should bring basic calculators, paper, and pens/pencils for use in examples and exercises. Students should also dress appropriately for the trip to the aircraft hangar. Wear rubber-soled, closed-toed shoes. 

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Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Software Training
Harold Smoot, SAWE Member, Lockheed Martin

This one-day class will present the features of the Automated Weight and Balance Software in a hands-on training class. The class will begin with a discussion of the terms and developmental history of AWBS, minimum system requirements, and software installation. The basic approach of the class is to give computer demonstrations followed by student exercises that will provide the students with a good understanding of AWBS Version 10.0 features. Students will receive a complete overview of the software features to support weight control programs for military aircraft. The instructor will also allow time to address specific AWBS needs and questions of the students. Students are required to bring their laptop computer. A version of AWBS 10.0 will be required for the class. 

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Measurement of Mass Properties
Jerry Pierson, SAWE Honorary Fellow, L-3 Communications - Platform Integration Division

This class is a basic class which teaches measurement of weight, center-of-gravity, and moments of inertia (MOI). Effects of gravity variation due to latitude and altitude will be explained. This class will demonstrate and teach moment of inertia measuring techniques typically used for missiles and control surfaces. The Mass Properties Measurement class will contain both a classroom presentation and a laboratory session. The class will consist of approximately three hours of lecture and five hours of hands-on laboratory session with participants making mass properties measurements.

The classroom discussion will include mass definition and mass measurement techniques. Force measurement methods such as spring scales, load cells, strain gauges, and rebalance technology will be discussed. The MOI definition and its relationship to torque and angular acceleration and measurement techniques will be included. The definition of Product of Inertia (POI) will be discussed and how it relates to Principle Axes definition, measurement, and calculation techniques. Laboratory exercises will include mass measurement, center- of-gravity measurement, MOI measurement using a torsion rod and the bifilar method. POI measurement/ calculation and principle axis measurement/calculation will be taught.

It is the intent of this class to provide the student with an understanding of the methods for measuring moment of inertia. The class will conclude with the taking of a test to verify that the class has provided the students with the basic understanding of how to measure moment of inertia of a missile or a control surface.

Basic calculators will be needed for examples and exercises. Please dress appropriately for working with measusring equipment. 

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Ship Inclining Training
William Fox, P.E., SAWE Fellow, Alion/JJMA (Retired)

This one-day class will discuss the inclining of a vessel in order to determine its displacement (weight) and centers of gravity. The primary emphasis will be on inclining in water, but inclining in air will also be covered. A classroom session on the theory, procedure, and results of inclining will be held, followed by an actual demonstration of inclining techniques aboard a waterborne vessel.

The objectives of the class are to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of naval architecture and to marine terminology, and to discuss and demonstrate the inclining of a vessel to determine its weight and center of gravity. ASTM F 1321-90, Standard Guide for Conducting a Stability Test, will be used as a text for this class. Following the classroom session, the class will travel to and board a vessel for a practical demonstration of an inclining. A brief light ship survey will be completed, drafts and specific gravity of the water will be taken, and inclining weight will be moved to obtain a plot of tangents and inclining moments. The resulting data will be processed and the vessel’s light ship displacement and centers of gravity will be determined at the conclusion. After the inclining, the class will return to the hotel for a summary and closing. The class will conclude with a short open-book test and exercise to confirm that the student has gained an understanding of the theory and practice of inclining a vessel. A conference room at the hotel will be provided, as will transportation to and from the inclining site.

Basic calculators will be needed for examples and exercises. Students should wear casual clothes and rubber- soled shoes, as they will be boarding a vessel. Class size will be limited to about 20 students.

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Vendors and Sponsors

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

 

William Griffiths
VP Vendor Relations
The Aerospace Corporation

Paul Kennedy
Space Electronics LLC
Deputy VP Vendor Relations

Claudia Rosenberger
Deputy VP Vendor Relations
usb GmbH

Yi-Ling Tam
Chapter Vendor Coordinator
The Aerospace Corporation

On behalf of the International Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Incorporated, I encourage your company to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor at the 73rd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering in Long Beach, California. The venue is the Renaissance Hotel, which is very close to a beautiful beachfront area full of outdoor activities, including bike paths and a marina. The Aquarium of the Pacific is within walking distance, as are many shops and quality restaurants. This site will be a drawing card for many diverse members and companies, and I encourage potential exhibitors and sponsors to take advantage of this opportunity to expand their business base.

As an exhibitor, your company will have the opportunity to provide conference attendees with an awareness of the newest concepts, products, and services that you have to offer. Each exhibitor will have an 8’x10’ area to display their products and services in a secured exhibit area, which has ample space for 15-20 exhibitors, so claim your spot by registering today! Exhibitors and sponsors are each invited to make a brief presentation in one of the Technical Tracks. Longer presentations of 15-30 minutes can be arranged with concurrence of the Technical Program Committee. In addition, if you desire to provide training in the use of your product or service, a discussion can be arranged with our Training Group to afford this opportunity. I encourage more involvement with SAWE on every level.

Conference attendees are encouraged to visit all of the exhibits to discuss the products and technologies with the attending representatives. Depending on the particular exhibitor, knowledge in the form of demonstrations, literature, or samples will be available to take back to your place of employment and share with colleagues.

If you are interested in participating as an exhibitor, sponsor, author of a technical paper or presentation, or would like to teach a vendor training course, please visit the website, www.sawe.org. Early registration for the conference is encouraged. The deadline for registering and paying in full is May 2, 2014.

For more information on sponsorship and exhibiting, please use this contact form.

 

Sponsorhip Opportunities and Registration

 

Silver Conference Sponsors

 

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Intercomp

 

Exibitors

The Aerospace Corporation
Altair Engineering 
BAS Engineering
General Electrodynamics Corporation 
i.e. Solutions
Intercomp 
Northrop Grumman
ShipWeight
Space Electronics LLC
Stanley Vidmar
usb GmbH 

 

Break Sponsors

Space Electronics LLC

 

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information and Registration - 73rd SAWE International Conference

ShipWeight North American User Group Meeting

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

ShipWeight

The 8th ShipWeight User Group meeting will be held on Monday, May 19. The meeting will be of interest to active ShipWeight users as well as those who are considering acquiring it.

This year’s meeting will be focused on presenting the advanced user features in the latest release, along with a look ahead into what is planned for the future.

The meeting is also an excellent opportunity to meet other ShipWeight users in an informal setting for exchanging experiences and discussions on best practices. Last, but not least, it is a great opportunity to provide feedback to BAS Engineering as developers of ShipWeight and participate in making priorities for future development of the software. 

 

Key Information
Where

Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California

When

Monday, May 19, from 8:00 am– 4:00 pm 

Registration General Conference Registration
Cost

Per General Conference Registration. One Day registration permits attendance to the ShipWeight User Group meeting. Two or more day’s registration grants access automatically to the ShipWeight User Group meeting. Note, lunch is at an additional cost. 

Registration Deadline Per General Conference Registration

 

 

Social Events

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

 

Los Angeles Angels Baseball GameSaturday, May 17: (Evening)
Los Angeles Angels Baseball Game

For those of you who are here for the Board of Directors meeting and want to relax Saturday evening, we have a limited number of tickets to attend a Los Angeles Angels baseball game. They will be playing the Tampa Bay Rays. The game starts at 6:05 PM. Like last year, the BOD meeting will adjourn at 5:00 PM, right!!! We will carpool to Angel Stadium and the tickets are first come, first served. Make your reservation for this event early. They will definitely sell out. The price is $17/ticket.

 

California Science CenterSunday, May 18: (Daytime)
California Science Center Tour

We will travel by bus to Los Angeles, California, to the home of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. The tour celebrates Endeavour’s many scientific achievements and its strong connection to California, where all the orbiters were built. In the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, you will be able to see Endeavour up close and discover some of the science behind this amazing vehicle. We will depart the hotel at 9:30 am to arrive at the Science Center by 10:00 am. Entry ticket to the Shuttle exhibit is included in the price. Admission to the Science Center’s permanent exhibition galleries is also included. The IMAX and lunch are on your own. We plan to leave the Science Center by 4:00 pm. Transportation and Endeavor tickets are included.

 

Wayfarer's ChapelMonday, May 19: (Daytime)
Wayfarer’s Chapel and Ports ‘O Call Village

Wayfarers Chapel is located on a knoll overlooking the ocean. It is known as the “Glass Church” and was designed by Lloyd Wright, architect and son of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was designed to serve as a chapel for meditation and prayer for wayfarers. We will also visit the adjoining visitor’s center and the tastefully landscaped gardens. We will leave the hotel at 9:30 am to arrive in time for our 10:00 reservation. Around noon, we will take a 10-minute ride to Ports O’ Call Village in neighboring San Pedro. We will eat lunch, browse, and shop for several hours, and board the bus ~3:15 pm for our return to the hotel. Your cost includes transportation and donation to the Wayfarers Chapel. Lunch and other purchases are on your own.

 

Medieval TimesMonday, May 19: (Evening)
Medieval Times

Inside the stone walls of an 11th century-style castle, Medieval Spain comes to life as six knights, donning authentic armor, clash in a jousting tournament for the King’s Champion. Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel while you feast on a four-course meal fit for royalty. From ringside seats, enjoy more action, more fun, and more excitement as you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry. We will board the buses at 5:30 pm and be back at the hotel by ~10:00 pm. Your fee includes all costs except alcoholic drinks and pictures.

 

Nixon LibraryTuesday, May 20: (Daytime)
Nixon Library

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and final resting place of Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. Located in Yorba Linda, California, the library is one of thirteen administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). After its original dedication in 1990 it became a federal facility on July 11, 2007. The 9-acre campus incorporates Richard Nixon birthplace where Nixon was born in 1913 and spent his childhood. The facility is now jointly operated by NARA and the Richard Nixon Foundation. We will leave the hotel at 9:30 AM and return by 4:00 PM. The fee includes transportation and the library entrance fee, only. We will have lunch at a nearby restaurant, however, the price of lunch is not included.

 

CSULB Japanese GardenWednesday, May 21: (Daytime)
CSULB Japanese Gardens & Gondola Cruise

At 9:30 AM we will take a quick trip to start our morning off with a leisurely walk through the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden which is a Japanese garden encompassing 1.3 acres on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, in Long Beach, California. The Japanese Garden has been featured in popular garden publications, such as Sunset magazine, and attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year. At noon we will board the bus for a quick drive from the Japanese influence across the continent to enjoy lunch and ride on an authentic Italian Gondola. We will drift along the water as professional gondoliers guide them through the 100-year-old canals of Naples Island. We will enjoy our lunch as we cruise. Lunch is included in the event price. We will board the bus again to return to the hotel by 3:30 pm. Your cost includes transportation and lunch.

 

USS IowaThursday, May 22: (Daytime)
Battleship USS Iowa

Tour the USS IOWA (BB-61), first of four battleships in the IOWA class, and the only battleship open to the public on the West coast. The USS IOWA saw action in World War II, Korea, and served throughout the Cold War. Designated the “world’s greatest naval ship” due to her big 16-inch guns, heavy armor, fast speed, longevity, and modernization, she kept pace with technology for more than 50 years. The 90-minute Alpha Tour will lead visitors throughout the ship with a short movie and museum area at the end. Of special interest is the FDR cabin where the visiting presidents and dignitaries stayed and the only bathtub in the fleet was installed for Roosevelt on his way to the Tehran conference.

As befits a battleship, there are many sets of stairs and ladders, which translate into a lot of walking. Closed- toe flat shoes are highly recommended, strollers are not allowed and the tour is not wheelchair accessible, although plans are in the works for improving accessibility for disabled guests. We will board the bus at 9:45 am and travel from the hotel to the LA waterfront dock in San Pedro. We will return by 1:00 pm. Price includes transportation and admission only.

 

Reservations for special events should be made at time of conference registration. Space is limited and is subject to availability. Payment must be received upon request of event registration and registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. All event registration information will be retained by the Special Events Chair and may be verified at time of conference check-in if desired. All social events are detailed in this announcement and prices are listed below.

 

Date Day Event Fee
5/17/14 Saturday Los Angeles Angels Baseball (Evening Game) $17
5/18/14 Sunday California Science Center - Space Shuttle Endeavor $40
5/19/14 Monday

Wayfarers Chapel and Ports O’ Call

$40
5/19/14 Monday (Evening) Medieval Times $75
5/20/14 Tuesday Nixon Library $55
5/21/14 Wednesday

Japanese Garden/Gondola and Lunch 

$65
5/22/14 Thursday

Battleship Iowa Tour

$40

 

Conference Registered Events

In addition to our technical schedule and training classes, we will offer numerous opportunities for relaxation and social interaction. Whether this is your first conference or fifty-first, come join us for fun, networking, and meeting friends old and new. The three organized events for this are the Sunday Welcome Reception, Tuesday’s Standards and Practices Luncheon, and, of course, Wednesday’s closing Awards Banquet, where the history and heritage of the SAWE will be on display. All members, attendees, and guests are invited to join us. Separate registration and payment is required for each, including for exhibitors.

  • Welcome Reception – We will gather together in a setting overlooking the beautiful waterfront view of Long Beach and its famed Port and Queen Mary. Our reception will feature 3 separate stations of selected California cuisine. A cash bar will be available for liquid refreshments. 
  • Standards and Practices Luncheon – Enjoy a plated luncheon of salad, charbroiled Brandt beef with shallot jam and vegetable, starch, rolls and butter, coffee and tea, and dessert.  
  • Awards Banquet – The Awards Banquet closes our conference and allows us to honor all those who have had a part in running our Society for the past year or more. We induct our new international officers for 2014-2015, introduce the latest Fellows and Honorary Fellows, confer the Best Paper Award and Student Scholarship, and present all the other accomplishments of note. Dinner will consist of a grilled New York steak with mushroom sauce and includes salad, dinner rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea. A cash bar will be available during our Silent Auction before the banquet and a limited time at the beginning of the banquet. 

Date Day Price Event
5/17/14 Saturday $30 Board of Directors Lunch
5/18/14 Sunday $59* Welcome Reception
5/20/14 Tuesday $48* SPC Luncheon
5/21/14 Wednesday $76 Awards Banquet

 *$10 for 3-day registrations

Hotel and Transportation

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

 

Location

Renaissance Hotel Long BeachThe 73rd Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers will be held at the Renaissance Long Beach. This is a Marriott Hotel located on Ocean Blvd in downtown Long Beach overlooking the beautiful, peaceful harbor view of the city with the Queen Mary and Port of Long Beach on the extreme Western end all the way to the Peninsula with its breakwater protecting Alamitos Bay on the extreme Eastern end.

The hotel is only steps away from some of the best dining in the city of Long Beach, fabulous night life, and gift shopping. This hotel reflects a chic, casually elegant ambience from plush beds and soft colors, to marble bathroom counters and modern desk chairs as well as bold styling in all guest rooms. SAWE guests will enjoy free internet service in their guest room. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a spa, and fitness center.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lgbrn-renaissance-long-beach-hotel

 

Accommodations

Renaissance Hotel Long Beach
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90802

Our room block has been reserved at the Renaissance Hotel Long Beach for the 2014 International Conference. Rooms are available three days pre- and post-conference from Thursday, May 15, through Saturday, May 24, based on hotel availability. The special conference room rate is $159 plus 15% CA tax and $0.10 tourism tax per night for standard rooms. A government rate is available with proof for up to ten rooms. It is important to note that the conference is being held during a very high usage rate in the city. Please make your reservations early. The cutoff date for our guaranteed room block is April 29, 2014. Hotel reservation deadline has been extended until May 5, 2014. There will likely be no extension to that date because of on-going activities within the city. Use Group Code SWESWEA when making online reservations.

 

Renaissance Hotel Reservation Link

 

Transportation

Air transportation is primarily from Los Angeles International (LAX). However, Jet Blue and Alaska Airlines do fly into Long Beach Airport (LGB) and John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County is also very close.

Once you get to the hotel in Long Beach, there is really no need to have a rental car. Transportation will be provided for all the events and training. The city offers free transportation throughout the downtown area and minimal cost throughout the city with its “Red Line” service and your choice of dining is within walking distance from the hotel.

SuperShuttle or other transportation companies are a good means of commuting to and from the hotel from the airport of your choice. You are encouraged to make your reservations ahead of time to reduce the wait time at the airport.

If you decide to rent a car, the Renaissance is very accessible by freeway. However, be forewarned that our freeway system is often a “parking lot” during rush hours. SAWE has arranged for $8/day self-parking at the hotel. You must indicate you are with the SAWE group at the front desk upon check-in to obtain the rate.

 

Registration

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

 

General Conference Registration

Conference registration is required for everyone planning to attend or participate in any conference events, including technical tracks, training, social and special events, etc. Only by registering can you obtain a Conference Badge, which is required for admittance to all events. Advance registration is strongly advised. Payment of all applicable Registration Fees by credit card, check, or cash is required prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO exceptions to this, including for exhibitor representatives. General Registration fees are as follows. Students, Retirees, Authors, and Presenters, please see the fees identified under the Special Conference Registration section. 

Advance online payment of registration fees is preferred, however registration fees can also be paid at the conference registration desk.  Credit card payments can be processed online at the registration desk.  Travelers checks will be accepted if their values are stated in US dollars.  Personal checks will be accepted only if they are from banks located in the United States. Cash in US currency will also be accepted.

 

Registration Level Fee1 Registered Event Fee: Access to Conference
Papers2

Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
SAWE Members
3-Day Registration $900 $10* $10* $76 Yes
2-Day Registration $600 $59 $48 $76 No
1-Day Registration $300 $59 $48 $76 No
Non-members3
3-Day Registration $1000 $10* $10* $76 Yes
2-Day Registration $700 $59 $48 $76 No
1-Day Registration $400 $59 $48 $76 No

* For the 73rd International Conference, ALL attendees and exhibitors must separately register and pay for the Welcome Reception and SPC Luncheon. This is to improve headcounts for food budgeting and help eliminate excess costs to the conference. Exhibitors and attendees with 3-day registrations are granted a discounted fee for each event (see the Conference Registered Events section).

  1. All registrations conducted after May 6, 2014, will incur a $50 Late Charge over and above the listed fees. We therefore encourage all parties to pre-register prior to this date, even if your company has not yet authorized your attendance or you know you will be paying your fees upon arrival at the conference instead of at the time of registration. There is no charge to cancel a registration.
  2. All qualifying registered attendees will be granted access to all SAWE papers presented at the conference by means of a password and link to allow access to them electronically. The links will be forwarded to the attendance list shortly after the conference. As a benefit of SAWE membership, members also have free access to all presented papers from past conferences one year or more previous to the current conference.
  3. Non-members registering for the conference automatically incur a $100 non-member fee. Since current SAWE membership dues are $60/year, consideration should be made to becoming an SAWE member at registration instead.

 

Special Conference Registration

Full-time students, retirees, authors of SAWE conference papers, and conference presenters (who do not submit an associated paper for the presentation) are all eligible for Special Conference Registration fees. Please note that all Registration Fees must be paid in full by credit card, check, or cash prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO to exceptions this. 

 

Registration Level Fee What does this fee include?
Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
Access to Conference
Papers
Full-time Students and Retirees
Student (Full-time undergraduate)
or Retiree
$30/day No No No No
Authors and Presenters
Author (non-student) Complimentary 1-day registration 
on day paper is presented
for one individual per paper only 
No No No No
Author (student) Complimentary 3-day registration
for all authors or co-authors
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Presenter (without SAWE paper submittal) Complimentary 1-day registration
for day of presentation
No No No No

 

Training Registration

 Class Member
One two-day class $1,000
One full-day class: $500

Course registrations must be completed no later than April 30, 2014, to ensure your seat in the class, and to allow for pre-planning by the instructor and preparation of sufficient class materials. Exceptions will be considered ONLY if class space remains after the aforementioned date. Class sizes are limited, and enrollment is subject to availability. The SAWE reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if enrollment does not meet the minimum requirements.

 

 

Scholarship Fund Silent Auction

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California

2014 SAWE Scholarship Fund Silent Auction 

Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificate Auction

A Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificate for (2) passengers, valid at either Carson, CA or Pompano Beach, FL location is being auctioned to support the SAWE/Frank Fong Memorial Scholarship Fund at the SAWE International Conference in Long Beach. 

Minimum Advance Bid of $1,000 for Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificate for two.

Note that Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificates are very much in-demand and when offered at charity auction, typically fetch $3,500 on average with $24,500 being the all time high.

Advance bidders need not be present to bid on this “once in a lifetime” chance to ride on a blimp. Advance bids will only be accepted until 3:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The highest advance bid accepted by 3:00 PM will be listed as the current high bid at the 5:00 PM start of the Silent Auction, that same day, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach. Bidders in attendance at the Silent Auction will have an opportunity to submit higher bids on the Blimp Flight plus also bid on a variety of other unique items to be on display in the 2nd Floor Foyer between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Please contact Ian Mac Neil, Silent Auction Chairman, by 3:00 PM PDT, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 to place an advance bid on the Goodyear Blimp Flight Certificate for two.  Click here to submit a bid online.

  • The certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • As yet don't have information about availability of specific dates. Blimp Flight rides are subject to availability, e.g. if there is a specific sports event going on, the blimp may be in service covering that event subject to contractual obligations of Goodyear and various TV networks - it is the responsibility of the certificate owner to contact Goodyear and make a reservation for their flight.
  • The flight is guaranteed for 30 minutes but typically lasts an hour. The pilot determines the route, but it generally is from the base to the port area in Long Beach, or along the coastline for example.
  • The certificate may also be redeemed at the Pompano Beach base in Florida, subject to availability.


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2014-02 Marine & Offshore Weight Workshop - February 28, 2014 - Houston, Texas

Marine & Offshore Weight Workshop
February 28, 2014
Houston, Texas

Marine & Offshore Weight WorkshopThe Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) Houston Chapter is hosting a 1 day workshop.

 

AGENDA:

  • Offshore Weight Terminology (Bill Randall, AMEC)
    • Develop a glossary to be endorsed by SAWE as a standard for offshore weight management terminology and definitions
  • Offshore Weighing Procedures (Dave Bennett, Worley-Parsons)
    • Weighing offshore structures is accomplished at the end of the fabrication phase - using multiple weighing devices (i.e. large capacity load cells) to determine an overall weight and center of gravity.  To properly interpret and understand the results, weight engineers need to understand methods used to create accurate pre-weighing estimates and the process and equipment used to perform the weighing.
  • Offshore Weight Reporting Procedures (Stein Bjørhovde, BAS Engineering)
    • Standard layouts for printouts to be included in the weight report for engineering and construction of offshore structures
  • Adaptation of SAWE Marine Recommended Practices (RP) and Standards to Offshore (Clint Stephenson, Wood Group Mustang & Alfred Munoz, KCA Deutag LLC)
    • Discuss SAWE RPs 12-15 dealing with the Marine industry and the applicability to the Offshore industry.  Make suggestions on how to update the existing RPs for Offshore, use them as go-bys to develop new RPs, and/or relying on ISO 19901-5

WHEN:   February 28, 2014 (8 am - 5 pm) Sponsors:
WHERE: SBM Offshore Houston Office
Gallery 1 meeting room
1255 Enclave Parkway
Houston, Texas 77077

Altair

ShipWeight

Versabar

Aker Solutions

RDS A KCA Deutag Company

COST: $50 (includes light breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks)
REGISTRATION: Registration Deadline:   2/23/2014
Register Online:   REGISTER HERE
Hotel:

Holiday Inn Houston -  Energy Corridor Eldridge
1112 Eldridge Parkway
Houston,  Texas  77077
www.Holidayinn.com/energycorridor 
Use Group Code: SAW for $139/Night Special Rate

 

2013-11 39th Southwest Regional Conference - November 7-9, 2013

Southwest Regional Conference
November 7-9, 2012
Renaissance Hotel
Long Beach, California 

Southwest Regional Conference Invitation

 

 

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2013-05 72nd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering - May 18-22, 2013

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

The St. Louis Chapter and the 2013 Conference Committee invite you to join us in St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway to the West! From its beginnings as a small French fur-trading town in 1764, St. Louis soon became a major embarkation point for westward travel and expansion. Lewis and Clark began their famous expedition in St. Louis, which was celebrated a century later by both the 1904 World’s Fair and Olympic Games. Charles Lindbergh’s quest to conquer the Atlantic also began here. Today, St. Louis reflects an elegant mix of the historic and modern. From stately homes to 1800s architecture, fine dining to the finest in down-home barbeque, ballet and Broadway to comedy clubs and blues bars. And, of course, the three B’s that define St. Louis: beer, baseball, and Boeing!

Our conference site is the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in the heart of downtown. Up until recently a premiere Marriott hotel, it has just been rebranded as a DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel not only affords all the usual amenities, but as the former Union Station railway depot, it also features some spectacular historic architecture. The attached former train shed, now the site of numerous shops and restaurants, is also undergoing a renovation, much of which will have been completed or be underway when you arrive.

The 2013 Conference Committee has worked hard to make the 72nd International Conference an enjoyable and memorable experience. Come meet old friends, make new ones, and party in style in St. Louis!

 

 

2013 International Conference Program

(Download Conference Program)

 

Conference Announcement

(Download Conference Announcement)

 

Technical Tracks

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

Miguel Mascaray-Rufas
Vice President – Technical Director
Airbus

Patrick Mitchell
Deputy VP Technical Director
The Boeing Company

Werner Massinger
Deputy VP Technical Director
CASSIDIAN

Technical Tracks

Since its inception in 1939, the purpose of the SAWE has been to promote the exchange of technical information and new ideas in Mass Properties Engineering. The SAWE International Conference is the annual meeting that brings together mass properties professionals from throughout the world.  These dedicated men and women work in close cooperation with and address the needs of industry, government, and other engineering and manufacturing organizations.  The 2012 Technical Tracks are a result of input from these mass properties professionals with the combined efforts of the International Officers, the 2012 Conference Committee, and the Technical Committee.

For us, the mass properties professionals, but also for all engineering community, the SAWE Annual event is an excellent opportunity to learn and share the latest developments on the discipline, not only attending the technical sessions and papers presentations but also meeting colleagues from all around the world.

The technical content of the 2013 Conference will include weight aspects of new materials, new weight design procedures, methods for calculating mass properities, weight estimation in preliminary design, novel aircraft configurations weight estimations, etc.

There will be two complete days dedicated to the technical presentations.

The Technical and Organization Committee is working on the technical content of our conference by searching for papers and also setting up a new format in our Sessions: the technical forums — an open debate on one specific topic of Mass Properties.

 

Expected Technical Papers:

3565 Weight Aspects of Glare Fiber Metal Laminates
 – CG van Hengel, Fokker Aerostructures
3568 Weight Reports on the Cheap
 – David Tellet, US Navy
3569 Revisiting Seawater Density and its Impact on Submarine Design
 – David Tellet, US Navy
3593 Trade Study of System Level Ranked Radiation Protection Concepts for Deep Space Exploration
 – Jeff Cerro, NASA Langley Research Center
3594 New Weight Design Procedures
 – Ali Elham, Michel J.L. van Tooren, Delft University of Technology
3595 Calculating Mass Properties From a Triangulated Solid
 – Paul Sinclair, CESSNA
3596 Estimate of Electrical Cable Length and CG
 – Robert Chitwood, Huntington Ingalls Industries
3597 Aircraft Weight Estimation in Preliminary Design Process
 – Omran Al-Shamma, PhD Student, University of Hertfordshire
3598 Improving Structural Weight Estimation of Novel Aircraft Configurations to Enhance Flying Quality Analysis
 – Seyyedeh Maryam Moghadasi, Delft University of Technology
3599 Mass Properties and Automotive Longitudinal Deceleration (Braking and Crashing)
 – Brian Paul Wiegand, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Retired
3600 Autonomous Mass Properties Tracking Database Attributes
 – Greggory Edd Burt, Gulfstream
3601 Guidelines for Submarine Roll Weight Moment of Inertia Calculations
 – David Tellet, US Navy
3602 Mass Properties and Advanced Automotive Design
 – Brian Paul Wiegand, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Retired
3603 Mass Property Measurements of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover
 – Keith Fields, NASA
3604 Installation of Offshore Wind Turbines and the Importance of Weight Management in Guiding Design
 – John Capin, Huntington Ingalls Industries

 

SAWE TECHNICAL FORUMS  New!

During the Monday and Wednesday Sessions, a new Format will be introduced in our Conference for the first Time.

This Year we will debate on:

  • Mass Uncertainties Present During the Whole Development Phase.
    • During early development phases, prediction of weights becomes a key and difficult activity since not all the relevant data are available.
    • Due to the lack of data availability and the need of necessary assumptions done to properly estimate the weights, an uncertainty on the resulting figures is always present.
    • Product cost and performances are directly linked to weight and unforeseen
    • weight increases can lead to a failure of the overall Product business case.
    • The Mass Uncertainties Management(MUM) Processes should apply to early weight estimations during weight control phases when weight risk and opportunities are identified.
  • A TECHNICAL FORUM to debate on the why, what, and how of a MUM Process should include: Data uncertainty Analysis, Mass Uncertainties Evaluation Models, and Mass Uncertainty Reporting Models.

Call for Papers 72nd International Conference on Mass Properties

 

72nd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties
May 18-23, 2013
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 

The 72nd International Conference on Mass Properties is seeking for technical PAPERS. This is great opportunity for you to join us in our Annual Technical Event by presenting a technical PAPER .

 In St. Louis you will joint Mass Properties professionals from all around the World. An unique and enriching experience to show your innovations on Mass Properties process, technologies. An unique and enriching  experience to present mutual technical  aspects to your colleagues from all around the world. An unique and enriching experience to increase your  curriculum and individual horizon.

 

Papers solicited deal with current issues and recent advances in Mass Properties and related engineering disciplines. Our Technical sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Integrated Product Design
  • Product Life Cycle Management
  • Marine Systems Design
  • Ground Systems Design
  • Flight Technology Manned
  • Flight Technology Unmanned & Space
  • Advanced Design Characterization
  • System Verification

 

Background

Since 1939, the Society of Allied Weight Engineers has been promoting recognition of mass properties as a specialized discipline. The principal means for accomplishing this objective is the annual conference for presentation of papers and discussion of engineering standards and recommended practices. Papers and reports are published and distributed.

 

Abstracts

Abstracts should include the paper title, author's name, position and company affiliation. They should be 250 - 350 words in length and should contain a statement of the problem or objective, the method of approach, and a summary of conclusions. The abstract should not deal with specific data. To submit abstracts or for more information, please use our Papers and Abstracts submission form. Paper abstracts are due by 15 December 2012. Abstracts will be reviewed for paper session assignment. Final Papers are due by 1 April 2013.

 

Click here for the 2013 SAWE Author Instructions

 

Standards and Practices

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

Alan Titcomb
Standards and Practices Committee Chairman
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding

Standards and Practices Day

The objective of the SAWE’s Standards and Practices Committee, or SPC, is to serve the mass properties profession by providing a non-proprietary, consensus forum for the development of industry products that respond to the needs of our members and their customers. Much of this work centers on Recommended Practices, or RPs, of many types including requirements, best practices, product and process standards. SPC activities are not limited to RPs alone. Just about any activity that serves the society membership in a given industry sector is acceptable. Past examples have included textbooks, handbooks, and industry surveys. An unofficial objective of the SPC is to foster the development of products that make our professional activities more efficient, more consistent, and more valuable for the professionals of today and tomorrow as well as clearer and more understandable to our customers.

Planned SPC Events

The SPC is such an important activity that the SAWE dedicates an entire day to it. That day will feature the following highlights:

Opening Session – A kickoff to the day’s activities at which the year’s progress will be reviewed, our progress towards becoming an official ANSI-recognized Standards Developing Organization will be presented, and future objectives will be discussed.

SPC Breakout Sessions – During these meetings chaired by industry and government leaders, industry needs and opportunities are reviewed, the year’s activities are presented, and future activities are planned. Present standards are reviewed for currency and new standards are formulated. Specific industry breakout sessions include: Marine, Military Aircraft, Offshore Systems, Missiles and Space Systems, Airline Affairs, and Ground Systems.

In these sessions, sample topics of discussion include:

  • Where do the committees stand with respect to work in progress?
  • How did the committees do with respect to the objectives established during last year’s conference?
  • What new standards are needed by industry?
  • What is the highest priority for each committee to accomplish in the coming year?

The SPC welcomes all members and visitors to participate and improve the mass properties profession as it relates to your specific industry. We always welcome new ideas, new participants, and new contributions. Help us improve our profession by participating in SAWE SPC activities.

 

Standards and Practices Luncheon

Dave Glover

Dave Glover
St. Louis Radio Personality

Dave Glover began his professional career as a lawyer, but quickly decided he wanted a job where clients did not threaten to kill him. Today, he is the host of the popular “Dave Glover Show” afternoons on KFTK radio.

In an industry where radio stations change their call letters, formats, and on-air personalities about as often as some people change their bath towels, the “Dave Glover Show,” popularly known as the DGS, has consistently been one of the top-rated shows for some ten years. Today, the DGS is the #1 afternoon show in the St. Louis market (available elsewhere by smart phone app), and Dave and his cast of characters are always at or near the top of just about every listener demographic. Add in Dave’s three “Missouri Broadcaster of the Year” awards, and you can see how the DGS has become the “must listen to show” on weekday afternoons, with a lively mix of topical issues, original comedy, celebrity interviews, and real “Slice of Life” discussions with his audience. Outside of the studio, Dave does numerous remote broadcasts, community and charity events, and of course, the annual Dave Glover Halloween Show.

Dave will address us on “Using Humor as a Basis of Communications”. While the main format of the DGS is light and wacky humor, as a broadcaster, he does not shy away from hot-button social, political, and religious topics. Dave understands how to use humor to create an implicit trust and familiarity in his audience that allows for complex discussions that do not feel forced or phony. We, as engineers who deal with complex data and have to present it to managers, coworkers, and customers in an understandable manner, may learn some tips and tricks for our own presentation and communication styles.

 

Training Program

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

Errol Oguzhan, PE
Vice President – Training
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
Rick Watkins
Deputy VP – Conference Training
Altair Engineering
Brad Hill
Conference Training Coordinator
The Boeing Company 

Training Program 

As the Society of Allied Weight Engineers Training committee prepares to welcome you to the 72nd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties in St. Louis, Missouri, we would like to present our preliminary slate of classes for your professional development. These classes are offered to expand your expertise as a Mass Properties Engineer (MPE), and we hope that many of you will register for classes in fields outside of your area of expertise or industry. We hope that, after taking these classes, you will emerge more knowledgeable and learn how special the discipline of weight engineering is across the multiple industries. This year, the Training Program will take place at the Union Station Doubletree Hotel. The SAWE has a track record of delivering outstanding training and hope you will enjoy it with us here in St. Louis.

 

Day Date Class Title
Saturday 5/18 SAWE RP-7: Mass Properties Mangement and Control of Military Aircraft
Principles of Weight Management and Weight Estimating Methods for the Offshore Oil Industry
Sunday 5/19 Aircraft Weight Estimating and SAWE RP-8: Weight and Balance Reporting Forms for Aircraft
Aircraft Weight and Balance
 - Day One
Monday 5/20 Aircraft Weight and Balance
 - Day Two
Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Introduction to Structural Optimization
Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Training Moved to Wednesday 5/22
Wednesday 5/22 Measurement of Mass Properties Canceled
Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Training
Conference Planning

 

SAWE RP-7: Mass Properties Management and Control of Military Aircraft
Dudley Cate, SAWE Fellow, NAVAIR-Retired

This full-day class will familiarize students with effective control of the weight and other mass properties of an aircraft. The class will also expose students to other considerations associated with mass properties management and control described in SAWE RP-07. The primary objective will be to acquaint participants with the major considerations for successful weight control during the development phases of a program, to include: concept exploration, demonstration, validation, and full-scale development. These major elements incorporate planning, organizing, staffing, subcontractor control, requirements allocation, risk reduction, data collection, analysis, tracking, controlling, weight reduction programs, validation, verification, and test support.

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Aircraft Weight Estimating and use of SAWE RP-8: Weight and Balance Reporting Forms for Military Aircraft
Dudley Cate, SAWE Fellow, NAVAIR-Retired

The objectives of this one-day course are to provide an overview of weight estimating methods and the weight estimating process for aircraft and to provide insight into the weight and balance reporting formats and requirements of SAWE Recommended Practice 8. Included will be descriptions of the many types of aircraft estimating methods, together with their applicability and limitations. Many other weight estimating considerations also will be addressed, including impacts of new technologies, estimating prototypes and derivatives, sources of weight data and estimating methods, and dealing with estimating uncertainty. Estimating aircraft center of gravity location and moments of inertia will be briefly discussed. The portion of the course devoted to RP-08 will address the three major parts contained therein. The basic RP-08 concept of allocation by function will be explained, and the important RP-08 allocation instructions will be covered. The requirements for structural increments and design information also will be addressed, along with why inclusion of those data is so important to weight estimating and weight control. 

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Principles of Weight Management and Weight Estimating Methods for the Offshore Oil Industry
Andy Schuster, SBM Offshore, SAWE Honorary Fellow

Weight Management is a critical element of design, construction, and operation of an offshore oil system. Keeping the weight and center of gravity within predefined limits can be challenging. However, application of proven principles and tools will result in achieving these goals.

The principles involved in weight management for the offshore oil industry will be presented and explained. The student will develop an understanding of technical topics such as development of preliminary and detailed weight estimates, application of weight contingencies and allowances to cover ‘known unknowns,’ control of changes to designs, and weight saving techniques. The student will develop an appreciation of how weight information is used by other project team members such as cost control, scheduling, transport and lift contractors, and others. Also, the student will learn about some of the techniques that can be used to successfully manage the weight.

A key to Weight Management is the initial weight estimate. Therefore, an overview of weight estimating methods as defined in SAWE RP-14 and applied to the offshore industry is included. For example the application of proven methods - based on historical weight data and experience - is employed to determine preliminary weights for offshore structures.

This training course will highlight the importance of weight management in the oil industry, present several of the methods typically used to create preliminary estimates of weight and center of gravity and walk through an example of estimating preliminary weight and CG data for a floating offshore platform. After registration, please keep an eye out for an e-mail from the instructor. He will likely be sending out a list of reading material to review before the class.

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Aircraft Weight & Balance Course
Tom Oole, SAWE Honorary Fellow, United States Air Force - Retired

This two-day course assumes a basic knowledge of weight and balance. The class will demonstrate and teach proper procedures for weighing and completing forms for military aircraft. The intent of this class is to provide the student with an understanding of the weight and balance system within the United States Air Force and “pitfalls” involved in weighing aircraft. Students should bring basic calculators, paper, and pens/pencils for use in examples and exercises. Students should also dress appropriately for the trip to the aircraft hangar. Wear rubber-soled, closed-toed shoes. 

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Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) Software Training
Harold Smoot, Lockheed Martin

This one-day class will present the features of the Automated Weight and Balance Software in a hands-on training class. The class will begin with a discussion of the terms and developmental history of AWBS, minimum system requirements, and software installation. The basic approach of the class is to give computer demonstrations followed by student exercises that will provide the students with a good understanding of AWBS Version 10.0 features. Students will receive a complete overview of the software features to support weight control programs for military aircraft. The instructor will also allow time to address specific AWBS needs and questions of the students. Students are required to bring their laptop computer. A version of AWBS 10.0 will be required for the class. 

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Measurement of Mass Properties Canceled
Jerry Pierson, Lockheed Martin

This class is a basic class which teaches measurement of weight, center-of-gravity, and moments of inertia (MOI). Effects of gravity variation due to latitude and altitude will be explained. This class will demonstrate and teach moment of inertia measuring techniques typically used for missiles and control surfaces. The Mass Properties Measurement class will contain both a classroom presentation and a laboratory session. The class will consist of approximately three hours of lecture and five hours of hands-on laboratory session with participants making mass properties measurements.

The classroom discussion will include mass definition and mass measurement techniques. Force measurement methods such as spring scales, load cells, strain gauges, and rebalance technology will be discussed. The MOI definition and its relationship to torque and angular acceleration and measurement techniques will be included. The definition of Product of Inertia (POI) will be discussed and how it relates to Principle Axes definition, measurement, and calculation techniques. Laboratory exercises will include mass measurement, center- of-gravity measurement, MOI measurement using a torsion rod and the bifilar method. POI measurement/ calculation and principle axis measurement/calculation will be taught.

It is the intent of this class to provide the student with an understanding of the methods for measuring moment of inertia. The class will conclude with the taking of a test to verify that the class has provided the students with the basic understanding of how to measure moment of inertia of a missile or a control surface.

Basic calculators will be needed for examples and exercises. Please dress appropriately for working with measusring equipment. 

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Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
Chayan Basak, Altair

This half-day class will introduce the student to the fundamentals of finite element analysis, particularly as it pertains to the process of product design, analysis and validation. The class will be targeted to the audience of mass properties engineers and will include an overview basic finite element theory. The class will include several examples and a demonstration. It is recommended that the student take this class prior to the Introduction to Structural Optimization class.

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Introduction to Structural Optimization
Chayan Basak, Altair

This half-day class will introduce the student to the fundamentals of structural optimization using numerical and finite element methods. The class will introduce a variety of optimization techniques for conceptual design, detailed design, design-of-experiments and reliability-based studies. The format of the class will be seminar-based with ample room for student interaction and dialog. It is recommended that the student take the morning Introduction to Finite Element Analysis class or have some experience with Finite Element Analysis.

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Vendors and Sponsors

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

William Griffiths
VP Vendor Relations
The Aerospace Corporation

Paul Kennedy
Space Electronics LLC
Deputy VP Vendor Relations

Claudia Rosenberger
Deputy VP Vendor Relations
usb GmbH

GJ Miller
Chapter Vendor Coordinator
The Boeing Company

Vendors and Sponsors

On behalf of the International Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Incorporated, I encourage your company to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor at the 72nd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering in St. Louis, Missouri. The venue is the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Union Station Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The St. Louis region is resplendent with historical sites – it is not just about the Arch, but that in itself is worth seeing.

The SAWE is returning to the U.S. after a very successful conference in Germany. We are hoping to maintain vendor relationships with several of our European sponsors and exhibitors from Germany. At the same time, we look forward to seeing many of our American vendors who could not participate in last year’s conference due to economic restraints or other commitments.

As an exhibitor, your company will have the opportunity to provide conference attendees with an awareness of the newest concepts, products, and services offered in a diverse range of technologies and transportation sectors. Each exhibitor will have an 8’x10’ area to display their products and services in a secured exhibit area, the Illinois/New York Central Ballroom. The Ballroom has ample space for 15 exhibitors, so claim your spot early by registering today! Exhibitors and sponsors are each invited to make a brief presentation in one of the Technical Tracks. Longer presentations of 20-40 minutes can be arranged with concurrence of the Technical Program Committee. In addition, if you desire to provide training in the use of your product or service, I will arrange a discussion with our Training Group to afford this opportunity. I encourage more involvement with SAWE on every level.

Conference attendees are encouraged to visit all of the exhibits to discuss the products and technologies with the attending representatives. Depending on the particular exhibitor, knowledge in the form of demonstrations, literature, or samples will be available to take back to your place of employment and share with colleagues.

If you are interested in participating as an exhibitor, sponsor, author of a technical paper or presentation, or would like to teach a vendor training course, please visit the website, www.sawe.org. Early registration for the conference is encouraged. The SAWE Store can be accessed from the above website, and it is possible to register now and pay later. The deadline for registering and paying in full is April 30, 2013.

For more information on sponsorship and exhibiting, please use this contact form.

 

 

Siver Sponsorships

 

Huntington Ingalls Industries

 

Bronze Sponsorships

 GEC Scales

Exibitors

Altair Engineering 
The Boeing Company
Cessna Aircraft Company
CMW Inc. 
General Electrodynamics Corporation 
IDEA ToolKits 
Intercomp 
Space Electronics LLC
Stanley Vidmar
usb GmbH 

 

2013 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

2013 SAWE International Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

2013 SAWE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
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SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES
72nd Annual International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
May 20-22, 2013
St. Louis, Missouri 

 Corporate Level

Obtain maximum exposure for your Company through four different tiers of Corporate Sponsorship:

Tier Gold Silver Bronze Exhibitor
Cost $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,700
Benefits      
Logo on sponsor signage 1,2 X X X
Logo on Event web page 3 X X X
Logo on Announcement 3 X X X
Company Name on Announcement X X X X
Logo on Event Guide 3 X X X
Company Name on Event Guide X X X X
Event Guide Ad - full page 3 X    
Event Guide Ad - half page 3   X  
Event Guide Ad - quarter page X
Registration - 4 packages 4 X    
Registration - 3 packages 4   X  
Registration - 2 packages 4     X X
Disk Space 5 X X X X
Exhibition Space X X X

* Logo is proportionately sized in thirds based on applicable tier of Sponsorship.

  1. Displayed in SAWE Exhibit Area and in Technical Sessions
  2. Displayed on wall at major events (Reception/Mixer, Opening Session, Standards and Practices Committee Luncheon, and Awards Banquet)
  3. Logos displayed wherever “72nd Annual SAWE Conference” is printed
  4. Registration Packages equal to what is allotted to a full three-day individual member registration
  5. Disk Space on the Conference Proceedings up to 50Mb, 25Mb, and 15Mb, respectively


Events Level


Company Name listed on Placard positioned outside the following Special Events:

  • Sunday Reception/Mixer,
  • Select Coffee/Refreshment Breaks
  • Hospitality Suite

Cost for Events sponsorship is $500.
Note
: The SAWE does not allow for exclusive sponsorship of events. All "Event" Sponsors will have their name displayed in the same size on a placard under a general listing of "Event Sponsors".

 

 

ShipWeight North American User Group Meeting

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

ShipWeight

ShipWeight North American User Group Meeting

The 7th ShipWeight User Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, following the conclusion of the Marine Standards and Practices Committee meeting. The meeting will be of interest to active ShipWeight users as well as those who are considering acquiring it.

This year’s meeting will be focused on presenting the advanced user features in Release 11, along with a look ahead into what is planned for the next version, Release 12.

The meeting is also an excellent opportunity to meet other ShipWeight users in an informal setting for exchanging experiences and discussions on best practices. Last, but not least, it is a great opportunity to provide feedback to BAS Engineering as developers of ShipWeight and participate in making priorities for future development of the software.

 

Key Information
Where St. Louis Union station – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
When Tuesday, May 21, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Registration General Conference Registration
Cost

Per General Conference Registration, 1-Day registration permits attendance to the SAWE Standards and Practices Session and ShipWeight User Group meeting. Two or more day’s registration grants access automatically to the ShipWeight User Group meeting. Note, lunch on May 21, is at an additional cost. 

Registration Deadline Per General Conference Registration

 

ShipWeight User Meeting – Tentative Schedule
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Parts and Assembly Library in ShipWeight
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Crosstab and Trend Reports
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm User Case Presentation
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Coffee Break
3:20 pm – 4:30 pm New Features in ShipWeight 12.0

We reserve the right to change the agenda.

 

Social Events

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

 

Special Events

Hannibal, MissouriSunday, May 19: (Daytime) – Hannibal, Missouri Tour

We will travel by bus to Hannibal, Missouri, the famous boyhood home of Samuel Clemens, who would later grow up to become America’s iconic author and humorist Mark Twain. Tour the historical sites made famous in such novels as “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and others. We will depart the hotel at 8:00 am to get to the town about 9:30 am. After a few hours to walk and explore, we will have a private buffet lunch on the Mark Twain Riverboat, followed by a sightseeing cruise. We plan to return to the hotel by 4:00 pm. Transportation, tickets, lunch and cruise included. (www.hanmo.com)

St. Charles, MissouriMonday, May 20: (Daytime) – St. Charles Main Street

Before Jefferson City was built to become Missouri’s permanent capitol, nearby St. Charles was chosen as the interim site. Today, the Main Street historical area still welcomes visitors with shops and eateries reflecting its 1800’s architecture and old-world charm, much the same as Lewis and Clark found it while preparing for their famous expedition to explore the west. The bus will drop us off at the south end of Main Street where we will have some 2+ hours to walk, browse and shop up the street to 1st Capitol Drive, where we will rejoin the bus to travel to a local restaurant for lunch. Your cost includes transportation. Lunch and any other purchases are on your own. (www.historicstcharles.com)

City MuseumMonday, May 20: (Evening) – City MuseumCity Museum is St. Louis downtown’s most unusual attraction. The bus will take us a few blocks north of the hotel where we will have dinner, then have several hours to roam and explore this “eclectic mix of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel.” Your fee includes all costs except perhaps alcoholic drinks at dinner. (www.citymuseum.org)

Anheuser-Busch BreweryTuesday, May 21: (Daytime) – Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour

Take a free tour of Anheuser-Busch’s historic landmark brewery on the city’s south side. See how their iconic brands have been brewed since 1852, from the selection of ingredients to the final product. The tour includes stops at the brewing kettles, aging cellars, and packaging lines. You will also see and learn about the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales. And, of course, for those over 21, there is a stop at the tasting room at the end of the tour to sample AB’s lineup of products. The tour does involve walking and some climbing of stairs, but also includes chances to stop and rest along the way.

From the brewery, we will head to lunch at Joe Buck’s downtown restaurant, just a few blocks from the hotel. You may know Joe from his frequent television appearances for football and baseball games, as well as the World Series. But his restaurant, set in a former 19th- century warehouse, now offers a stellar lineup of food and beverages, featuring authentic Missouri barbeque. Your cost includes transportation. Brewery gift shop and lunch are on your own. (www.budweisertours.com / www.jbucks.com/downtown)

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate FactoryWednesday, May 22: (Daytime) – Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company Factory Tour

Since Wednesday will be a late night, we have an easy, relaxed day. Sleep in. Have a leisurely breakfast. Then catch the bus at 10:15 am to take a free tour of the nearby Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company’s new factory, where you can view all types of candy being made – from famous family recipes to old favorites. The tour includes samples and a stop at the retail outlet store. Following the tour, we’ll head to St. Louis’s famed Hill area, historic center of the city’s Italian immigrant population, for lunch at Favazza’s. Return to the hotel by 1:30 pm. Your cost includes transportation. Lunch and all other purchases are on your own. (www.chocolatechocolate.com / www.favazzas.com)

St. Louis Science CenterThursday, May 22: (Daytime) – St. Louis Science Center

Spend the morning at St. Louis’s top-rated Science Center, named one of the top five centers in the country. Explore more than 700 exhibits, the Omnimax theater, McDonnell Planetarium and Boeing Space Station, and more. Entrance to the center and most exhibits are free, but the theater, planetarium shows, special exhibits, and some other activities require purchasing a ticket. We will depart the hotel at 9:15 am for several hours of free-roaming fun, and return to the hotel by 1:00 pm. Your cost includes transportation. Exhibit tickets and food purchases are not included. (www.slsc.org)

Reservations for special events should be made at time of conference registration. Space is limited and is subject to availability. Payment must be received upon request of event registration and registration will not be confirmed until payment is received. All event registration information will be retained by the Special Events Chair and may be verified at time of conference check-in if desired. All social events are detailed in this announcement and prices are listed below.

 

Date Day Event Fee
5/19/13 Sunday Hannibal Tour and Cruise $65
5/20/13 Monday (Daytime) St. Charles Main Street $40
5/20/13 Monday (Evening) St. Louis City Museum $81
5/21/13 Tuesday Brewery Tour $31
5/22/13 Wednesday Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory $20
5/23/13 Thursday St. Louis Science Center $21

 

Conference Registered Events

In addition to our technical schedule and training classes, we will offer numerous opportunities for relaxation and social interaction. Whether this is your first conference or fifty-first, come join us for fun, networking, and meeting friends old and new. The three organized events for this are the Sunday Welcome Reception, Tuesday’s Standards and Practices Luncheon, and, of course, Wednesday’s closing Awards Banquet, where the history and heritage of the SAWE will be on display. All members, attendees, and guests are invited to join us. Separate registration and payment is required for each, including for exhibitors.

  • Welcome Reception – We invite you to join us in Union Station’s famed Grand Hall, where during the heyday of train travel, soldiers and commoners mixed with Hollywood stars and titans of industry on their way to and from their trains and destinations. Our reception will feature separate stations of barbeque, crab cakes, toasted ravioli (a St. Louis tradition), desserts, and more. A cash bar will be available for liquid libations.
  • Standards and Practices Luncheon – Enjoy a plated luncheon of tossed salad, lacquered pork loin with rice and seasonal fresh vegetable, rolls and butter, coffee and tea, and dessert.
  • Awards Banquet – As it does every year, the Awards Banquet closes our conference and allows us to celebrate all those who have had a part in running our Society for the past year. We induct our new international officers for 2013-2014, introduce the latest Fellows and Honorary Fellows, confer the Best Paper Award and Student Scholarship, and present all the other accomplishments of note. Dinner will consist of a choice of a choice of pistachio-crusted sea bass with rice and baby bok choy or a grilled 12 oz New York strip steak with white cheddar macaroni and cheese and asparagus. Both include salad, dinner rolls, dessert, and coffee or tea. A cash bar will be available both before and during the banquet.

Date Day Price Event
5/18/13 Saturday $30 Board of Directors Lunch
5/19/13 Sunday $65* Welcome Reception
5/21/13 Tuesday $43* Standards and Procedures Luncheon
5/22/13 Wednesday $74 Awards Banquet

 *$10 for 3-day registrations

Hotel and Transportation

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

 

Location

St. Louis Union Station HotelThe 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel at St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri. Union Station, a National Historic Landmark, was formerly one of the largest and stateliest railway stations in the country. Today, the Station and its resident hotel still welcome guests with amazing architecture and luxurious amenities.

The DoubleTree features several choices for dining and refreshment. The Station Grille, which as the original Harvey Restaurant with its iconic “Harvey Girls” revolutionized railroad dining, still offers some of the finest dining in the city with seating for 130 diners. The Grand Hall Lounge is open every afternoon and evening for drinks, snacks, and light dinner. And downstairs in the Midway, Einstein Brothers Bagels features bagels, coffee, salads, soups, and more from 6:30 am – 3:00 pm daily (5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday). (www.stlouisunionstation.com)

 

Accommodations

St. Louis Union Station – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1820 Market Street, One Union Station
St. Louis, Missouri 63103 USA
Tel: 1-314-621-5262
(www.stlunionstationhotel.com)

 

Our rooms have been reserved at the Union Station DoubleTree Hotel for the 2013 International Conference. Rooms are available three days pre- and post-conference from Thursday, May 16, through Saturday, May 25, based on hotel availability. The special conference room rate is $149 plus tax per night for standard rooms, a government rate of $105 plus tax per night, concierge-level rooms at $179 plus tax per night, and one-bedroom suites at $249 plus tax per night. All rooms sleep up to four people at the same rate.

Registration Information:

  Web Page:   http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/S/STLUSDT-AWE-20130517/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
  Group Name:   Society of Allied Weight Engineers Annual Conference
  Group Code:   AWE
  Phone:   314-802-3435

 

Transportation

Lambert – St. Louis International Airport is the city’s primary airport, serving thousands of passengers a day from the major airlines. The hotel is about 15 miles from the airport. Auto rental facilities and other transportation options are available.

 

Driving

If driving, be advised that St. Louis Union Station owns no parking lots and offers no free onsite parking. Valet parking (special conference rate of $12/day) is available at the front entrance, or self-parking ($16/day) is available at city lots in the train shed and just west of the hotel at 18th street. View a brochure of downtown parking lots at www.downtownstl.org/docs/DowntownParkingGuide.pdf for more information. Taxi service is available directly from the airport, outside the baggage claim areas in either Terminal #1 or #2, to the front door of the hotel. Fees will run about $35-$45 one way or $70-$90 round trip, depending on traffic, weather, and number of passengers.

Be advised that if driving to St. Louis from the west, Blanchette Bridge on I-70 leading from St. Charles into St. Louis has had the westbound span removed for reconstruction, and all traffic is sharing the eastbound span. Expect delays and slowed traffic, especially during peak driving hours.

 

Metrolink

If you do not have a lot of luggage, or it is easy to handle, you can pick up the Metrolink light rail system in the airport and ride it right to the back door of Union Station for about $3.00. See more information at www.metrostlouis.org, and click on the Metrolink icon in the upper right of the screen. A map of Metrolink stops is under the Metrolink System Map link.

 

Best Transportation

Best Transportation offers a great low-cost alternative to get to/from downtown hotels via dedicated van or limos, for guaranteed low rates starting at $21 one way or $37 round trip. Our special conference rate will be $18 per person one way or $34 per person round trip. To get the discounted rate, attendees must book online. Call-ins or walk ups will not be eligible for the special rate.

http://besttransportation.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=SAWE2013&LOGON=GO

 

Registration

72nd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 18-22, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

General Conference Registration

Conference registration is required for everyone planning to attend or participate in any conference events, including technical tracks, training, social and special events, etc. Only by registering can you obtain a Conference Badge, which is required for admittance to all events. Advance registration is strongly advised. Payment of all applicable Registration Fees by credit card, check, or cash is required prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO exceptions to this, including for exhibitor representatives. General Registration fees are as follows. Students, Retirees, Authors, and Presenters, please see the fees identified under the Special Conference Registration section. 

 

Registration Level Fee1 Registered Event Fee: Access to Conference
Papers2

Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
SAWE Members
3-Day Registration $750 $10* $10* $74 Yes
2-Day Registration $500 $65 $43 $74 No
1-Day Registration $250 $65 $43 $74 No
Non-members3
3-Day Registration $850 $10* $10* $74 Yes
2-Day Registration $600 $65 $43 $74 No
1-Day Registration $350 $65 $43 $74 No

* For the 72nd International Conference, ALL attendees and exhibitors must separately register and pay for the Welcome Reception and SPC Luncheon. This is to improve headcounts for food budgeting and help eliminate excess costs to the conference. Exhibitors and attendees with 3-day registrations are granted a discounted fee for each event (see the Conference Registered Events section).

  1. All registrations conducted after May 6, 2013, will incur a $50 Late Charge over and above the listed fees. We therefore encourage all parties to pre-register prior to this date, even if your company has not yet authorized your attendance or you know you will be paying your fees upon arrival at the conference instead of at the time of registration. There is no charge to cancel a registration.
  2. All qualifying registered attendees will be granted access to all SAWE papers presented at the conference by means of a password and link to allow access to them electronically. The links will be forwarded to the attendance list shortly after the conference. As a benefit of SAWE membership, members also have free access to all presented papers from past conferences one year or more previous to the current conference.
  3. Non-members registering for the conference automatically incur a $100 non-member fee. Since current SAWE membership dues are $60/year, consideration should be made to becoming an SAWE member at registration instead.

 

Special Conference Registration

Full-time students, retirees, authors of SAWE conference papers, and conference presenters (who do not submit an associated paper for the presentation) are all eligible for Special Conference Registration fees. Please note that all Registration Fees must be paid in full by credit card, check, or cash prior to or at the time you obtain your badge and conference materials at Registration. There are NO to exceptions this. 

 

Registration Level Fee What does this fee include?
Welcome
Reception
Std/Prac
Luncheon
Awards
Banquet
Access to Conference
Papers
Full-time Students and Retirees
Student (Full-time undergraduate)
or Retiree
$10/day No No No No
Authors and Presenters
Author (non-student) Complimentary 1-day registration 
on day paper is presented
for one individual per paper only 
No No No No
Author (student) Complimentary 3-day registration
for all authors or co-authors
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Presenter (without SAWE paper submittal) Complimentary 1-day registration
for day of presentation
No No No No

 

Training Registration

 Class Member Non-Member
One two-day class $700 $800
One full-day class: $350 $450
One half-day class: $175 $275
Exhibitor Class: $20 $20

Course registrations must be completed no later than May 6, 2013, to ensure your seat in the class, and to allow for pre-planning by the instructor and preparation of sufficient class materials. Exceptions will be considered ONLY if class space remains after the aforementioned date. Class sizes are limited, and enrollment is subject to availability. The SAWE reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if enrollment does not meet the minimum requirements. Also, as with the conference registration fee, those who are not SAWE members incur a $100 non-member enrollment fee, and so should consider joining the SAWE for $60 at the time of registration. 

 

2021-05-21 SAWE Virtual Forum: Weight Growth

SAWE Technical Forum:  Weight Growth

May 21, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT 

Facilitated by: Paul Kachurak
NAVAIR Mass Properties Engineering Branch Head / Mass Properties Deputy Technical Warrant Holder

Register for Virtual Forum

Please join us May 21st for another installment of SAWE’s Zoom-based forum series. This forum will discuss “Weight Growth”. “Preliminary Design Mass Properties Estimation” Forum attendees requested this topic since it relates to mass properties estimation, management, and control.

A panel of government and industry Subject Matter Experts will introduce the topic with short presentations on weight growth from their experience and perspectives. The Forum will proceed to questions, comments, and further examples from the audience.

NASA Technical Note 0-6349; 1971 FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES OF WEIGHT ESTIMATING AND FORECASTING FOR ADVANCED MANNED SPACECRAFT AND SPACE STATIONS (1971_Apollo_wt-estimate-paper.pdf)

 

Zoom Instructions

To join the meeting, you must register using the link below.

After registering, you will receive an email with the subject "SAWE Technical Forum Confirmation". Save this email, as it has the links required to join the meeting along with Add to Calendar links and dial-in instructions.
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.

After the conclusion of this forum, a link to the recording will be provided to all registrants.  So even if you miss the Zoom meeting you’ll be able to view it later.  


Register for Virtual Forum