tie beam


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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.

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

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.
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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.
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.
realization of a tie beam to support in the provisional phase the abutment of a work dirif.
Likewise, the sills are linked together at the mid-length points by the tenons of the wall studs supporting the tie beam.
Experts believe that the original farmhouse is contemporary with the castle, some interesting timbers telling its true age, in particular a mighty arched tie beam seen in a large first floor bathroom.