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.
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. It's surprising that it hasn't fallen down in 108 years or so."
The slanted ceiling was reshaped into a gently rounded barrel arch, subsequently glazed a sunny yellow to draw the eye upward.
Like the barrel arch, the dome does not need trusses for support and can be of variable height.
Many types of covers can be used, including flat covers, barrel arches, pitched covers, domes, and enclosures.
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.
The bridge was a seven-span concrete barrel arch structure with an overall length of 679 ft.
Final design and restoration of the falling ornate steel structure included demolition and replacement of all of the structural steel and concrete elements from the foundation up, including the reinforced concrete deck, steel built-up laced columns, and laced barrel arches. Historic detailing was replicated within current codes or replaced with the refurbished Victorian ironwork.