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mortise

[′mȯrd·əs]
(engineering)
A groove or slot in a timber for holding a tenon.

Mortise

A rectangular slot cut into one piece of timber, into which a tenon or tongue from another piece is fitted to form a joint.

mortise

A hole, cavity, notch, slot, or recess cut into a timber or piece of other material; usually receives a tenon, but also has other purposes, as to receive a lock.
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Overall, these performance tests tend to indicate that for square members, the increased bending moment capacity of round mortise and tenon joints with shoulders is functionally related to the ratio of W/D where D is the diameter of the tenon and W is the width of the member in the plane of the bending moment (hereafter referred to as a "stretcher").
Kamenicky (1975) investigated the flexibility of spruce and beech mortise and tenon joints and determined flexibility factors to characterize their behavior.
On six separate occasions in the past 12 months, a tractor-trailer operated by Mortise Trucking was placed out-of-service following roadside safety inspections for mechanical defects including inadequate brakes, brake system pressure loss, oil-contaminated brake and steering components, and worn tires.
Knee braces are important structural elements in timber bents constructed with round mortise and tenon joints, as shown in Figure 1, not only because they provide resistance to horizontal wind loads (Karlsen 1967) but also because they can improve distribution of forces in the frame and permit the use of wider spans.
The distribution and shape of the boundary layer can be influenced by the change of air flow form the mortise which affects also the parameters of heat transfer.
The teaching was that an anatomic reduction of the medial malleolus was sufficient to reduce the talus and reestablish a stable and congruent mortise and that the integrity of the medial malleolus was considered to be the chief determinant of ankle stability.
Concealed mortise rack bolts are unobtrusive and extremely secure as they are fitted into the door and frame.
Mortise and tenon is one of the oldest ways of joining two pieces of wood at a 90-degree angle.
The use of traditional timber-frame detailing with mortise and tenon joints, for example, is a proven safeguard against earthquake collapse, with all masonry being independently reinforced and non load-bearing.
The breechblock mortise and trigger-slot are EDM wirecut.
Window and door locks, which are available from all DIY stores, should be British Standard approved and for external doors a five-lever mortise lock is recommended.
Solid hardwood frame components with mortise and tenon joint construction provide stability and durability.