Technical Tracks

71st Annual Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
The Monarch
Bad Goegging and Manching
Bavaria, Germany
May 5 - 10, 2012


Miguel Mascaray-Rufas
Vice President – Technical Director


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 2012 Conference will turn around advance weight estimation methods, use of modern CAD systems for mass properties analysis, weight management, aircraft components weight optimization, aircraft load-ability studies, masses and flutter, new aircraft technologies, mass properties handbooks, mass distribution calculations, etc ...

There will be two complete days dedicated to the technical presentations. This year, the Technical and Organization Committee agreed on a new set-up of the sessions:  technical presentations will run in parallel to ensure the presentation of all papers, but in addition, we will maintain full-sessions presentations for five papers previously selected by the Technical Committee. During this full-sessions an open debate will also be maintain with contributions of all attendees. 


Projected Technical Papers:

3540 Integration of CAD Systems into Mass Properties Systems
- Claudia Rosenberger, USB
3541 Comparison of different Fuel Mass Estimations Algorithms
- Roland Reinartz, CASSIDIAN
3542 Optimisation of Aircraft Weighing Results and Failure Analysis
- Gregor Lehnertz, CASSIDIAN
3543 Development of a Concept for a Weight Estimation and Calculation Tool
-Andreas Schmidt, Assystem
3544 Weight Reduction on Serial Rotor-Craft Program
- Johann Wenzl, Eurocopter
3545 Weight Management for Aircraft Passenger Seats
- H.-M. Hübner, Recaro
3546 Vibration Analysis and Structural Dynamic Testing
- Markus Schiessl, CASSIDIAN
3547 Implementation of a Tool Chain for Extended Physics-Based Wing Mass Estimation in Early Design Stages
– Felix Dorbath, DLR
3548 Determination of Residual and Operational Fluids on Power-plants
- Andreas Klose, RR Deutschland
3549 Horizontal Tail Plane Optimization in Preliminary Aircraft Design
- Ruben Gonzalez, Airbus
3550 A probabilistic approach for the improved prediction of load-ability rates in freighter aircrafts
- Ral Mauersberger, EADS
3551 Mass & balance Effects on Aircraft Flutter
- Wolfgang Luber, CASSIDIAN
3552 Fly Around the World With a Solarpowered Aircraft - Achievements and Status of the SolarimpulseProgram
– Hannes Ross, Solarimpulse
3553 Vehicle Inertia Measuring Machine (VIMM)
- Daniel Wegener, RWTH-Aachen
3554 Mass Analysis — An Important Discipline of the Luftfahrttechnisches Handbuch (Aeronautical Engineering Handbook)
– Stephan Scheidler, IABG
3555 A Fast Method for Estimating Steady Airloads on Parts of Aircraft at Arbitrary Flight Conditions
- Albrecht Eberle, CASSIDIAN (Retired)
3556 Composite Tank Structure Dynamics Modelling based on Finite Particles
- Andreas Baeten, Uni Augsburg
3557 Position control of Galileo satellites
- R Matthias Wiegan, Astrium
3558 Assembly Mass Distribution Calculation in CATIA V5
- Hale Szegin, TAI
3559 Fuel Mass Properties Calculation with CATIA V5
– Ralf Funk, CASSIDIAN
3560 Dummy Optimization Regarding Mass Properties for Shaker Test and Flight Test
- Jürgen Clermont, CASSIDIAN
3561 The Importance of Inertia Properties Measurement for Road Accident Reconstruction
- Gianpiero Mastinu, Politecnico di Milano
3562 Parametric Estimation of Anchor Handling/Towing Winches
- Runar Aasen, BAS Engineering AS
3563 Optimization Centers - a systematic deployment of structural optimization in large enterprises
- Matthias Radny, Altair Engineering GmbH
3564 Multi-Fidelity Wing Mass Estimation Based on a Central Model Approach
- Daniel Boehnke, DLR, Hamburg
3565 Weight Aspects of Glare Fiber Metal Laminates
- Cees van Hengel, Fokker Aerostructures
3566 Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization in the Conceptual Aircraft Design Phase to Support Early Mass Predictions
- Johannes Schweiger, CASSIDIAN
3567 Crew Transfer Options for Servicing of Geostationary Satellites
- Jeffrey A. Cerro, U.S. Government - NASA Langley Research Center
3568 Weight Reports on the Cheap
- David Tellet, U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command
3569 Revisiting Seawater Density and Its Impact on Submarine Design
- David Tellet, U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command
3570 Center of Mass Uncertainty Coordinate Transformation
- John H. Nakai and Wen Tsai, The Aerospace Corporation
3571 An Advanced Quasi-Analytical Weight Estimation Method for Airplane Lifting Surfaces
- A. Elham, M. J. L. van Tooren, G. La Rocca, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
3574 Updated SumMassProps - Version 9 - A Comprehensive Excel-Based Mass Properties Solution
- Robert L. Zimmerman, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
3575 Aerostatic Spherical Bearing
- Arun Kumar, ISRO Satellite Centre
3576 Automation Methods for Aircraft Weight Activities
- Ozlem Isikgogan, Tusas Aerospace Industries, Turkey
3581 Aircraft Weight Scatter at Delivery
- Airbus Weight Operations 
3582 Process and Tools to Support Marketing and Sales Weight Activities
- Airbus Weight Operations
3583 Report Format for Weight Control of Offshore Structures
- Stein Bjorhovde, BAS Engineering AS, Aalesund, Norway

Student Papers
3572 Effect of Using Different Weight Estimation Methods on Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Aircraft Wing
- Jan Mariens, TU Delft
3573 Investigation of the Feasibility of an Integrated Weighing System for Helicopters with Wheel Landing Gears
- Philipp Schneider, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
3577 Method for the Reduction of Analytical Weight Estimation Models for the Use in Early Project Phases
- Daniel Lidner
3578 Improving Structural Weight Estimation of Novel Aircraft Configurations to Enhance Performance Analysis
- Seyyedeh Maryam Moghadasi, TU Delft
3579 An Empirical Aero Gas Turbine Preliminary Weight Estimation Method Based on Artificial Neural Networks
- P. Lolis, B. Arumugam Shanmugasundaram, V. Sethi, P. Pilidis, Department of Power and Propulsion, Cranfield University Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, UK
3580 Mü-31
- Johannes Achleitner, Peter Grohe, TUM/Akaflieg München