arch beam

arch beam

[′ärch ‚bēm]
(civil engineering)
A curved beam, used in construction, with a longitudinal section bounded by two arcs having different radii and centers of curvature so that the beam cross section is larger at either end than at the center.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

arched beam

A beam whose upper surface is slightly curved.
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Energy (-) Duration (kHz) ([micro]s) Straight beam Prepeak 258 2.8 224 Postpeak 154 4.4 616 Arch beam Prepeak 215 6.0 383 Postpeak 148 5.0 560
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