Definition of tie beam in English:

tie beam

noun

  • A horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof or roof truss.

    • ‘Roofs are constructed of two outer layers of steel and an inner one of thick insulation and are held up by a system of supports, joints and tie beams keeping the curves in tension.’
    • ‘In removing the covering structures, the tie beams will be dismantled only after the retaining walls have been built on the slopes.’
    • ‘The grout acts with the duct that is encased in the tie beam to complete the bond path between the posttensioning strands and the concrete.’
    • ‘The pillars join the architrave directly, eliminating the need for an additional tie beam, known as the pupai tie beam, a feature that became common in Chinese wooden halls in the tenth century.’
    • ‘The depth of the tie beam was minimized to avoid transverse bending from the tower legs.’
    • ‘The cathedral's foundation combines mat, strip, and spread footings connected with tie beams.’
    • ‘Many structural tie beams were placed after the panels were erected.’
    joist, purlin, girder, spar, support, strut, stay, brace, scantling, batten, transom, lintel, stringer, baulk, board, timber, plank, lath, rafter
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