mortise and tenon


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mortise and tenon

[′mȯrd·əs ən ′ten·ən]
(design engineering)
A type of joint, principally used for wood, in which a hole, slot, or groove (mortise) in one member is fitted with a projection (tenon) from the second member.

mortise and tenon

A joint between two members, formed by fitting a tenon at the end of one member into a mortise cut into the other. See also: Joint
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Results also indicated that mortise and tenon joints becomes greater as either tenon width or tenon shoulder width is increased, furthermore, tenon width has a more significant effect on joint capacity than tenon shoulder width, which is in agreement with the results reported by other researchers(Tankut and Tankut 2005).
Knee braces with round tenons cut perpendicular to the ends of the braces provide a means of reinforcing light timber frame bents constructed with round mortise and tenon joints that are both structurally sound and consistent with the overall method of construction.
There are no pegged joints to suggest mortise and tenon construction, and certainly no through-tenons.
In mortise and tenon pieces, you can rotate sticks holding backs or legs in their sockets to get the right angle and move pegs or tenons in and out of mortise holes to get it all square and level.
The procedures and specimens used in the study provide a convenient method of obtaining the information needed for determining moment-rotation factors for round mortise and tenon joints.
Results of the tests indicate that round mortise and tenon joints may be used to construct strong durable classroom work tables of both conventional and non-conventional design.
Related research with round mortise and tenon joints indicated that semirigid connection factors range from Z = 7.
A computer controls the X-, Y- and Z-axes, as well as the size of the mortise and tenon.
1999) treated the semirigid behavior of rectangular mortise and tenon joints used in heavy timber flame construction and concluded that the joints should be assumed to carry no moment and that the stiffness of pinned axial connections should be based on pin behavior alone.
Mortise and tenon joints and dowel joints are widely used in furniture construction to join chair posts with side rails and to join parting rails with end panels in case goods.
Throughout the past one thousand years of woodworking, joinery methods have functioned as a common thread, from mortise and tenon to dovetails, rabbets and tongue and groove.
Tests were conducted to determine the load capacity and structural behavior of trusses constructed with round mortise and tenon heel joints.