scarf joint


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scarf joint

n.
See scarf2.

scarf′ joint`


n.
a joint in which two structural members are joined with long end laps and secured with bolts, straps, keys, fishplates, etc., to resist tension or compression.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.scarf joint - a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-endscarf joint - a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
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Three-dimensional asymptotic stress field in the vicinity of an adhesively bonded scarf joint interface, Composite Structures, 89: 475-483.
(A) When joining two sections of trim, a scarf joint has a couple advantages over a simple square butt joint: First, it provides more surface area for glue and makes a stronger joint.
Other topics include a scarf joint for reconstruction of historical structures, classification of steel mine support sections, delamination of laminate plates, monitoring fungus in buildings, and software for optimizing a castle waterproofing retrofit.
Create a 45-degree scarf joint (angled overlap) where both doors meet.
The scarf joint was developed as a result of trying to maximize the use of wood residues, allowing for two or more solid pieces of wood to be joined (Strickler 1980).
The development of the raking joint and scarf joint techniques determined the shape and appearance of the finished building, revealing a new roundwood aesthetic.