Thomas Chase

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Thomas Chase

Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Room 305
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D. 1984, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S. 1983, Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology
B.S. 1977, Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Research Interests
  • Engineering database design.
  • Computer aided engineering.
  • Mechanism design.
  • Stress analysis of rolled webs.

Selected Publications

  • Tu, Haink C., Rannow, Michael B., Wang, Meng, Li, Perry Y., Chase, Thomas R., and Van de Ven, James D., 2012, “Design, Modeling, and Validation of a High-Speed Rotary Pulse-Width-Modulation On/Off Hydraulic Valve”, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 134, No. 6, Paper #061002.
  • Michael, D. G., et al. (including T. R.Chase), 2008, “The Magnetized Steel and Scintillator Calorimeters of the MINOS Experiment”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 596, No. 2, pp. 190-228.
  • Michael, D. G., et al. (including T. R. Chase), 2006, “Observation of Muon Neutrino Disappearance with the MINOS Detectors in the NuMI Neutrino Beam”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 97, No. 19, article #191801.
  • Adamson, P., et al. (including T. R. Chase), 2006, “First observations of separated atmospheric νµ and ν µ events in the MINOS detector”, Physical Review D (Particles and Fields), Vol. 73, No. 7, article #072002.
  • Chase, Thomas R., 2006, “A Note on the Waldron Construction for Transmission Angle Rectification”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 128, No. 2, pp. 509-512.