2017 Texas Regional Conference and Planning Meeting


Conference Schedule

Conference Event Date Sart End Price*
2018 Conference Planning Meeting Thursday, 9/21 08:00 17:00 $30.00
Standards and Practices Session Friday, 9/22 08:00 12:00 $50.00
Technical Session Friday, 9/22 13:00 17:00
Mass Properties and Automotive Lateral Dynamics Saturday, 9/23 08:00 17:00 $300.00
Aircraft Weight & Balance
Saturday, 9/23 08:00 17:00 $1000.00
Sunday, 9/24 08:00 17:00

* Price includes lunch.



Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
4440 West John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX  75063
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Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel

SAWE Room Rate $149 + 15% Tax
Room rate is good from 9/18/2017 – 9/24/2017. Reservations required by August 30, 2017. For reservations, call 888-627-8190 and use “Society of Allied Weight Engineers”.  Use the registration link below for the SAWE Rate:

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Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW)

Hotel Shuttle

  • Fee: Complimentary
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time: 10 minutes
  • Contact: (972) 929-8400



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Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel from DFW Airport

Upon arrival at DFW Airport and once guests have retrieved their luggage, please locate the courtesy phone at the baggage claim. Guests can call the Sheraton DFW Hotel listed on the hotel list from the courtesy phone or he/she may call the hotel directly at (972) 929-8400.

Guests will need to provide their name and location (i.e.-Terminal and gate number) for the shuttle driver to be able to come by and pick them up.

All pick-ups will be at the lower level under the grey sign “Courtesy Van Pick Up”
Please look for our Sheraton DFW vans.

Please be advised that our shuttle will not be able to pick up at certain locations at the airport due to construction.

The Operator will assist guests to the nearest pick up location.

DFW Airport from Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel

To return to the DFW Airport from the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, simply be in the lobby 10 minutes before the hour or half hour and notify guest services you will be needing to be transported to the airport.


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Free Parking is available at the hotel.

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Mass Properties and Automotive Lateral Dynamics

A special one day (eight hour) seminar is being presented by the Texas Chapter of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers on September 23rd at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Hotel. Unlike other courses that titillate, but leave the participant no more capable after the course than before, this course is quantitative not merely qualitative. The course learning objectives include enabling the student to be able to make reasonably accurate estimates via basic calculations/simple computer simulation of Rollover SSF (Static Stability Factor), Roll Gain, Lateral Steady-State Maximum Acceleration (Skidpad), and the associate Steer Angles/Slip Angles/Body Side Slip Angle at that steady-state condition.

Also, this course will enable the student to make an estimate of Lateral Transient Acceleration (Slalom) characteristics such as the Dynamic Index in Yaw (DIY), Transient Yaw Center, and the Ackermann Yaw Rate. Lastly, this course will enable the student to make estimates of Directional Stability (Oversteer/Understeer) Characteristics such as the Understeer Coefficient, Static Margin, Steady State Steering Angle, Characteristic Velocity (Understeer), Critical Speed (Oversteer), and the handling transition Critical Speed (Oversteer).

Individuals interested in taking the course, and automotive venders wishing to exhibit their products and/or services at the regional conference, are directed to the SAWE Texas Chapter website. All individuals completing the course will receive a Certificate of Completion, a copy of the Course Vu-Graphs (MS-PowerPoint), a copy of SAWE Paper #3528 (“Mass Properties and Maximum Lateral Acceleration”), and a Max Lateral Acceleration Estimation Spreadsheet (MS-Excel).