arched beam

arched beam

A beam whose upper surface is slightly curved, similar to a camber beam. See also: Beam

arched beam

A beam whose upper surface is slightly curved.
References in classic literature ?
It was very, very lofty; so lofty that the banners depending from the arched beams and girders away up there floated in a sort of twilight; there was a stone-railed gallery at each end, high up, with musicians in the one, and women, clothed in stunning colors, in the other.
Each laminated arched beam was connected to the cables by ball joints and had to be engineered and installed in the proper sequence to fit precisely once the cables were fully loaded.
An earlier statement by Rubner Holzbau, a engineered timber construction firm in Europe, reported that 'the wave-shaped, barrel-roofed structure of the new 65,000 sqm building will be created from arched beams made of glulam wood.
The new lighting achieved better color rendering from a mixture of metal halide, high-pressure sodium and quartz floodlights mounted on the arched beams.