Aug 2012


 Attendees : W. Kiskunas, R. Van Dyk, A. Barth, K. Lacroix       


1a) Review of Action Items from previous meeting

  • Discussion regarding this years Canadian Chapter SAWE Conference.  A forum  has been set up to understand why there was a lack of interest in this years which was to be held on September 22 & 23rd (OPEN Executive).
  • Review of  a possible standard template for presentations during the SAWE Conferences.  A standard template draft was submitted by N. Riou to The Executive and is currently under further review.  Look at possible logo and layout reorganization to the draft template (Action: OPEN G. Shpati).
  • Update website with CAEP Information.  Feedback received from T. Vella and R. Hargrave.  SAWE to support the ongoing discussions and receive updates (Action: OPEN  R. Hargrave & T. Vella).

1b) Review of Older Action Items from previous meetings

  • Send out reminder for membership renewal.  There are currently 30 members who have renewed out of 47 (Action: CLOSED A. Barth)

2)      Other Business

 The SAWE 71st Annual International Conference was held May 5-10th,  2012 in Bad Gogging and Manching Bavaria, Germany.

 We would like to thank all those members who attended the International Conference for their input and feedback!  The list of Canadian Chapter attendees for this event were Rainier Alfonzo, Martyn Clark, Santiago Cortina, Adrian Cutting, Carmine Gigliotti, Stuart Norris and R. Van Dyk.

 The overall consensus among the Canadian SAWE members who attended was very positive.  It was mentioned that the schedule was very full and very well organized.  Many of the papers which were presented were very informative and were geared for the aerospace industry.  For example, those papers involving preliminary design focusing on optimization and sizing techniques.  Furthermore, during the Board Meeting held on Saturday it was mentioned that SAWE would like the Canadian Chapter to consider hosting an International Conference in 2015 or 2016.  

We would like to thank the European Chapter for being so accommodating and hospitable.

 Next years International SAWE Conference will be held in St. Louis,Missouri.

 3)      Future Technical Decisions

Possible future topics for discussion:

  • Buoyancy Analysis (TBD)
  • Weight Projection – Parametrics, analytical tools that stress uses for sizing etc.  A possible Telecon and open forum could be organized to further the discussion (R. Van Dyk – TBD)
  • Existing SAWE publications, which can be accessed by all SAWE members, will be used as a starting point and reference for our discussions.
  • What is involved in Hosting an International Conference
  • Fuel Migration
  • Hypermesh Tool,OptimizationCenters, and Program Management
  • RP 100

  4) Next Meeting : Wed. September 12, 2012 @ 12:15 noon


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