Donald R. HouserProfessor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State UniversityEducation
BSME: Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, January 1964
MS: Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 1965,
Ph.D.: Mechanical Engineering (minor in EE), University of Wisconsin Madison, January 1968Honors and Awards:
Ralph Boyer Award for Meritorious Achievement – 1971, 1984
Two - ASME Century II Medallions, 1980
College of Engineering Research Award - 1986
Pitney Bowes-ASME Award for Excellence in Mechanical Design (Conference best paper) 1993
Fellow, ASME, 1993
Who's Who in America, 1994-2005
Who’s Who in Education, 1994-2005
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 1994-2005
Darle Dudley Award from ASME, 2007Research Areas:
Dr. Houser’s research is directed toward the reduction of gear noise and gear dynamics through the modification of the gear tooth microgeometry. Research is also oriented toward the measurement of dynamic and static transmission error and friction and shuttling excitations of gears as well as automotive noise measurements for sound quality evaluation. Unique new design methodologies for gears have been developed that result in extremely robust designs, both in terms of minimization of numerous response functions such as noise, stresses, wear and scoring and insensitivity to manufacturing errors.
Since retirement, Prof. Houser has taken up a renewed interested in gear durability rating standards and has supervised several durability related projects. One of his current graduate students is working on developing a new procedure for the design of plastic gears that takes into account temperature and humidity changes in their load distribution prediction. Another graduate student is working on the deflection and load distribution analysis of wind turbine gearboxes while a third student is experimentally evaluating the ISO micropitting assessment procedure.Publications:
Prof. Houser has advised over 120 graduate students and has over 150 publications on gearing topics.Scientific and Professional Society Memberships:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1968-present.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 1980-present.
American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), 1975-present. Member of Helical Gear Rating Committee, Sound and Vibration Committee and Bevel Gear Committee.
American Helicopter Society (AHS), 1993 - 2003.