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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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The effects of joint forms (shape) and dimensions on the strengths of mortise and tenon joints.
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.
Different structure components are connected to each other by short sticks or mortise and tenon connections.
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 = 7.3 x [10.sup.-5] rad/ft-lb for 2-inch tenons to Z = 2.9 x [10.sup.-5] rad/ft-lb for 3-inch tenons and Z = 1.3 x [10.sup.-5] rad/ft-lb for 4-inch tenons where Z- [PHI]/M in which M is the bending moment acting on the joint and [PHI] is the angle change (in radians) owing to yield in the semirigid connection (Lothers 1960).
A computer controls the X-, Y- and Z-axes, as well as the size of the mortise and tenon. "Changing from one program to another is accomplished in seconds," he said.
Information concerning the structural characteristics of light timber frames constructed with round mortise and tenon joints along with information concerning semirigid connection factors for round mortise and tenon joints is essentially limited to the above study.
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.
But when it comes to joinery, several of the most popular methods, including mortise and tenon, rabbet joints and dovetailing, have come to us straight out of history.
The use of round mortise and tenon joints in light timber frame construction provides the means for rapidly assembling house, farm, and light industrial building frames from a limited set of standard precut parts.
Still mostly associated with mortise and tenon joints, today's tenoners can be divided into two distinct product categories: those for processing solid wood components and those for processing composite panels.