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A rational approach to estimate reasonable design values of selected joints by using lower tolerance limits

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posted on 2019-06-10, 18:00 authored by Mesut UysalMesut Uysal
Lower tolerance limits (LTLs) methods was used to estimate design values of furniture joints. To have higher reliability in joint, LTLs were chosen for higher confidence/proportional level. The logic behind phenomena is that if stress on joint exceeds the given LTLs, failure on joints is most likely observed. Therefore, joint sizes were determined to maintain internal stresses on joint below LTLs value corresponding to external load.


Degree Type

  • Doctor of Philosophy


  • Forestry and Natural Resources

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Assoc. Prof. Eva Haviarova

Additional Committee Member 2

Prof. Rado Gazo

Additional Committee Member 3

Assoc. Prof. Henry J. Quesada

Additional Committee Member 4

Assistant Prof. Mo Zhou