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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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Since many of the yellow-poplar chairs in the cyclic front to back load tests had been subjected to a quarter million test cycles, this result indicates that the round mortise and tenon joints have a high resistance to cyclic loading and would be expected to have a long service life.
In general, the study consisted of comparing the bending moment capacities of round mortise and tenon joints constructed with shoulders with the bending moment capacities of comparable joints without shoulders (Fig.
The tenons of the mortise-tenon joints were obliquely pulled out from their mortises on both western and eastern sides when the western side of the model was pulled (Figure 6(c)).
For those joints without tenon shoulder failed as a result of glue-line fractures and deformation of tenon, whereas joints with tenon shoulder failed as a result of deformation of tenon and indentation of mortise. Warping and cracking occurs at the edge of mortise for the joints with tenons 30 mm in width in particular.(Figure 4 a, b, and c)
In these specimens, the mortise and tenon joist-to-post joint shown in Figure 2 has been replaced by a "pinned" joint that is secured by means of what is essentially a "through bolt with dowel nut." This construction was used in order to avoid premature failures of the joist-to-post joint and thereby allow the knee braces to be loaded to failure.
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.
And, serendipitously, the mortise and tenon joinery Faxon uses is the same style employed in construction of the mill.
The access control is available on the company's Grade 1 Bored Lock (m Line), Mortise Lock (8200 Series), and 80 Series exit devices.
So-called "sanctuaries" with alarms, CCTV cameras, mortise locks, smoke alarms, security lights and reinforced doors and windows have proved successful in some areas.
So-called "sanctuaries" with alarms, CCTV cameras, mortise locks, smoke alarms, security lights and reinforced doors and windows, have already proved successful in some areas and are flagged on police computers to ensure a swift response.