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.
To support the stadium's large roof, an arched beam structure has been adopted incorporating the principle of bow with wooden arch and iron auxiliary wire cable.
Based on the above analysis, the designed buffering device consists of a protection cover, an energy storage shock absorber, and a double shock absorption arched beam. The protection cover, which was constructed using alloy materials with high strength and durability, is directly impacted by the solid backfill materials.
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. The rotunda was illuminated by narrow-beam metal halide floodlights through the skylights and five 100-W, narrow-beam quartz floodlights with dimming capabilities above and around the perimeter of the large central skylight.
"The hall is a massive space with great arched beams and will be a real surprise to visitors.