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mor·tise

(mōr'tēs),
The seating for the talus formed by the union of the distal fibula and the tibia at the ankle joint.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. Ar. murtazz, fastened]

mortise

A depression, groove, or hole into which another anatomical structure fits.
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Withdrawal, lateral shear, and bending moment capacities of round mortise and tenon joints.
Overall, results of the tests tend to indicate regular semi-rigid moment rotation behavior in round mortise and tenon joints.
Effect of shoulders on the bending moment capacity of round mortise and tenon joints.
Semi-rigid connection factors for mortise and tenon joints constructed with 1.
2003) show how school chairs for developing countries can be fabricated with simple tools using round mortise and tenon construction.
As used in modern times, mortise and tenon, dovetailing, tongue and groove and their many variations meet an important requirement for a strong joint: They present several surfaces where parts can be glued together along the grain.
The purpose of the tests was to determine the structural characteristics of one type of round mortise and tenon heel joint used in the construction of bents used in light timber frames under the action of gravity loads.
2005), the withdrawal resistance of various round mortise and tenon joints cross pinned with wood dowels was examined.
The use of round mortise and tenon joints in light-timber frame construction provides the opportunity for high-speed processing of standardized components that can easily be assembled to form a wide variety of modular frame constructions with a multitude of potential end uses.
Initial research indicates that furniture constructed with round mortise and tenon joints satisfies these criteria.
Tests were conducted to determine the effect of close-fitting shoulders on the bending moment capacity of round mortise and tenon joints.