David B. Dooner

David Dooner graduated from the University of Florida in 1991. Afterwards, he was a visiting scientist with the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and joined the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (UPRM) in 1994. Since joining UPRM, he has been involved with teaching, services, and research. His research focus involves a mathematical approach for the design and manufacture of general hypoid gear pairs. He currently teaches mechanism design, machine design, and senior capstone design. He is currently a member ASME, ASEE, and AGMA.  (Bio last updated 2015-05-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by David B. Dooner

  • Hypoid Gears with Involute Teeth (May 2015)
    This paper presents the geometric design of hypoid gears with involute gear teeth. An overview of face cutting techniques prevalent in hypoid gear fabrication is presented. Next, the specification of a planar involute rack is reviewed. This rack is used to define a variable diameter cutter based upon a system of cylindroidal coordinates; thus, a cursory presentation of cylindroidal coordinates is included. A mapping transforms the planar involute rack into a variable diameter cutter using the cylindroidal coordinates. Hypoid gears are based on the envelope of this cutter. A hypoid gear set is presented based on an automotive rear axle.