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tie beam

n.
A horizontal beam forming the base of a triangular truss for a pitched roof, connecting the two side walls and supporting a pair of principals.
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tie beam

n
(Building) a horizontal beam that serves to prevent two other structural members from separating, esp one that connects two corresponding rafters in a roof or roof truss
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tie′ beam`


n.
a horizontal timber or the like for connecting two structural members to keep them from spreading apart.
[1815–25]
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Noun1.tie beam - a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separatingtie beam - a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
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It now requires a tie beam even for a single-story school.
Joint failure usually resulted from fracture of the tenon at its point of entry into the tie beam. Overall, the behavior of the trusses/joints indicated that they merit further investigation for use in light timber frame construction.
In this paper, precast concrete tie columns and precast concrete tie beam (tie bar) were proposed to improve the seismic behavior of RE constructions, and the effectiveness of these structural strengthening solutions is validated by conducting cyclic loading tests.
Tests were conducted to determine end-wall load capacity of simulated tie beam mortises loaded parallel to the grain in double shear and their modes of failure.
Nine 'floors' of expressed windows, doors and circular tie beam details (known as monkey heads) protrude from the surface of the granite.
The hangers connecting the arch rib and tie beam consist of 2-3/8 in.
(It should be noted that gable studs were purposely omitted so that the carrying capacity of the queen posts acting alone could be evaluated.) In making this change, the king post was removed and a queen post attached to an end rafter and the corresponding tie beam 1 foot on either side of the original king-post position.
In one of the main house bedrooms can be seen the original Queen post and truss tie beam plus an unusual triangular window to one side.