barrel roof


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barrel roof

[′bar·əl ‚rüf]
(building construction)
A roof of semicylindrical section; capable of spanning long distances parallel to the axis of the cylinder.

barrel roof

A roof of semicylindrical section capable of spanning long distances, parallel to the axis of the cylinder.
See also: Roof

barrel roof, barrel shell roof

1. A roof of semicylindrical section; capable of spanning long distances parallel to the axis of the cylinder.

barrel vault, barrel roof, cradle vault, tunnel vault, wagonhead vault, wagon vault

A masonry vault of plain, semicircular cross section, supported by parallel walls or arcades and adapted to longitudinal areas.
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Barrel Roof stand demolished and Sky Blue stand completed after promotion to Division Two.
The work will stop water dripping through the barrel roofs, brickwork and windows around the side chapels, restore structural concrete and plasterwork.
Simple, single-curve thin-shell barrel roofs can resist the corrosion of the tropics, minimize earthquake damage, and don't cost much, according to Scott Hamel.
Hamel, an assistant professor of engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage, led a team that tested the toughness of thin-shell barrel roofs with an eye toward construction in earthquake-prone Haiti.
In the guidebook, there is only a reproduction of an engraving made in 1782, immense cave, barrel roofed in dressed stone, large reredos, tiny people, and a window!
1963 Sky Blue Stand, with its distinctive scallop shaped roof, replaces old 1910 barrel roofed stand of 1910 at a cost of pounds 120,000.