|CATS 1D Spreadsheet
Ken Chase, Brigham Young University
Presented June 14, 2001 at the ADCATS 2001 Conference
BS, MS – BYU ’63, PhD –
Prof. Chase has taught mechanical engineering at the Brigham Young
University since 1968. An
advocate of computer technology, he has served as a consultant to industry
on numerous projects involving engineering software applications.
In 1984, he founded the ADCATS consortium for the development of
CAD‑based tools for tolerance analysis of mechanical assemblies.
Over 35 sponsored graduate theses have been devoted to the
development of the tolerance technology contained in the CATS software.
Several faculty and students are currently involved in a broad
spectrum of research projects and industry case studies on statistical
variation analysis. Past and
current sponsors include Allied Signal, Boeing, Cummins, United Defense,
Ford, GE, HP, Hughes, IBM, Motorola, Sandia Labs, Sigmetrix, Texas
Instruments, and the US Navy.