74th International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

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

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

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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:
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