barrel arch

barrel arch

[′bar·əl ‚ärch]
(architecture)
A plain arch with a barrellike cross section in which the length is greater than the span (diameter).

barrel arch

An arch that is formed by a curved solid plate or slab, as contrasted with one formed with individual members or curved ribs. See also: Arch

barrel arch

An arch formed of a curved solid plate or slab, as contrasted with one formed with individual curved members or ribs.
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Features include a living room with balcony and dining area with barrel arch style ceiling.
The Construction Of New Masonry Barrel Arch To Match Existing Barrel Arch.
This article also provides information on all types of Jack Arch roofs used in India which includes the Flat, Curved and simplest Plain Barrel Arch (Dorman, 1914).
The lower level which is set aside for children's exhibits and an "activity room" sits below a tremendous barrel arch calling, supported by 3" x 3" iron, that spans an area thirty feet wide by well over one hundred feet long.
One of the things I particularly like are the roofs - the lovely barrel arch.
Barrel arch covers work well for relatively narrow tanks and channels.
Like the barrel arch, the dome does not need trusses for support and can be of variable height.
Also, as a membrane, the dimensions of the perimeter barrel arch were selected to resist the groined arch thrust, the weight of overlying soil, the weight of the barrel arches, and live loads.
These cracks occurred both in the perimeter barrel arch sections and in adjacent sections of the groined arches.
Therefore, the membrane assumption and the dimensions and thickness of the barrel arch under existing gravity load conditions are reasonable and appropriate.
The bridge was a seven-span concrete barrel arch structure with an overall length of 679 ft.
At the time of construction, the barrel arch bridge was considered to be an outstanding structure.