In 1982 the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers was created to serve those Mass Properties Engineers primarily affiliated with Lockheed Martin and Delta Airlines in the Atlanta area. The chapter included members with backgrounds in military transport and fighter aircraft, as well as airline operations.
As the membership shifted away from Atlanta, a new focal point was created in Savannah, Georgia to serve those primarily at Gulfstream Aerospace, as well as others in the commercial aircraft and space community. The Chapter was renamed and expanded to include all of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and Alabama.
With the rise of new Chapters in Florida and Alabama, our Chapter now encompasses Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. We welcome all those interested in estimating, calculating, managing and measuring the mass properties of all types of products from the aerospace, land, offshore, marine and other allied industries. We are especially excited that members from Boeing in South Carolina are now part of our chapter. Our goal is to provide our members a place to meet others in the Mass Properties field, and share ideas, innovations and opportunities.
April 22, 2020 Chapter Meeting - Our first Chapter meeting of 2020 was a lunch and learn event that had to be conducted online due to the Covid-19 crisis. Following a discussion of our Chapter status and international topics, Tom Tanner and Ben Flood from Gulfstream provided a very interesting presentation entitled Mass Properties Challenges in Aircraft Interior Outfitting - Function vs. Fashion providing insight into some of the methods and tradeoffs required to satisfy customer preferences while maintaining aircraft safety and performance. Click below to view the presentation.Aircraft Interiors Presentation
December 12, 2019 Chapter Meeting - Our final event of 2019 was a dinner and social event at NaaN Apetit Authentic Indian Restaurant in Pooler, GA. Following a discussion of our Chapter status and international topics, Peter Stubbers from Gulfstream provided a very interesting presentation entitled Will it Float? Predicting Aircarft Buoyancy based on the work he is doing to improve Gulfstream's capabilities in this area. He will be presenting a paper on the topic at the SAWE International Conference in Hamburg. Click below to view the presentation.Aircraft Buoyancy Presentation
September 12, 2019 Chapter Meeting - Our 3rd Chapter Meeting of the year was another Lunch and Learn held at Gulfstream in Savannah, GA. After a discussion of our Chapter status and international topics, Damian Yanez provided a presentation on Estimating Mass Moments of Inertia - A Quick Check Method. This method can be very helpful in cases where you need to quickly estimate the MOI of a part or assembly, or check the values provided by a supplier. Click below to view the presentation.MOI Presentation
June 13, 2019 Chapter Happy Hour - For our 2nd Chapter Meeting of the year, we met for happy hour and dinner at Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant in Pooler, GA. The food and beverages were excellent, and a good time was had by all.
March 25, 2019 Chapter Meeting - For our 1st Chapter Meeting of the year, Nathan Hewitt from Gulfstream delivered a very interesting presentation on Methods and Tooling for Measuring Weight and CG of the G500 and G600 Winglets. This Lunch and Learn topic highlighted not only the fixture used, but also the math required to transform the as measured configurations into aircraft coordinates. Click below to view the presentation.Winglet Presentation
December 13, 2018 Chapter Meeting - We had a sold-out "Dinner with the President" end of year event with Bill Boze, our SAWE International President and Executive Director Elect. Bill provided an informative and entertaining presentation entitled Everything You Wanted to Know About Mass Properties Engineering but Were Afraid to Ask. The meeting was held at Vic's on the River; one of Savannah's premier fine-dining restaurants. Click on the picture to view more photos of the event. Click below to view the presentation.President's Presentation
September 27, 2018 Chapter Meeting - Tom Tanner from Gulfstream gave a very interesting Lunch and Learn presentation on Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) Mass Properties Management and Regulations. The meeting was held at Gulsftream, and we had 14 people attend in person, and 1 via Webex. Click below to view the presentation.EWIS Presentation
June 14, 2018 Chapter Meeting - Damian Yanez gave a presentation that included a summary of the history of our Chapter and the benefits of being a member. The meeting was held at Gulsftream, and was well attended. Our Chapter supplied pizza and drinks, and we picked up four new members. Click below to view the presentation.Welcome to SAWE (Updated 10/1/2019)
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