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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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Walls of the mortises were thoroughly coated with a 42 percent solids content aliphatic resin adhesive.
Tests were conducted to determine the effect of cross pinning the tenons of round mortise and tenon joints on the bending moment capacity of the joints.
In contrast, failures associated with mortise or tenon failure produced an abrupt, brittle response, as a result of perpendicular-to-grain tensile as well as shear stresses.
As the separation between the crossed mortises increased, however, leg strength increased substantially.
Initially, background information is needed concerning the difficulties encountered in cutting round tenons and mortises of a size suitable for use with small-diameter roundwood, the ease of assembly with round mortise and tenon frame construction, and the integrity of the assembled frame.
Severe torn grain and crushing were present on the transverse face of mortises.
In form and function, these joints are equivalent to corresponding mortise and tenon or multiple mortise and tenon joints.
Tests were conducted to determine the axial load capacities of knee braces suitable for use in light timber frames constructed with round mortise and tenon joints.
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.
This diameter was chosen because it was estimated that smaller diameter tenons would lack sufficient moment capacity, whereas mortises for larger diameter tenons would unduly weaken the legs.
loose) tenon is then inserted into the pair of mortises to join the two parts.
The purpose of the study was to determine the end-wall load capacities, behavior, and modes of failure of simulated tie beam mortises loaded parallel to the grain in double shear.