3708. SAWE RP-8 Past, Present and Future

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Title3708. SAWE RP-8 Past, Present and Future
Publication TypeConference Paper
Paper Number3708
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKachurak, Paul
Conference77th Annual Conference, Irving, Texas
Conference LocationIrving, Texas
PublisherSociety of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc.
Date Published05/2018

SAWE Recommended Practice (RP) A-8 has been used in essence for the format of military aircraft mass properties for decades. RP A-8 forms the basis for effective communication within the mass properties community.

The paper revisits the genesis of RP A-8, its importance, and makes recommendations for potential future changes to the RP in order to accommodate future aircraft design architectures.

Key Words17. Weight Engineering - Procedures
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