catenary arch

catenary arch

An arch that takes the form of an inverted catenary, i.e., the curve formed by a flexible cord hung between the two points of support.
See also: Arch

catenary arch

An arch which takes the form of an inverted catenary.
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A curved-in-plane nonprismatic beam in the form of a Catenary arch is loaded with a uniformly distributed load moving at a variable velocity.
Non-dimensional vibration frequencies [omega] = [OMEGA] [a.sup.2] [square root of [[rho].sub.0]/[EI.sub.0]] of H-C Catenary arch F FEM This paper [[omega].sub.1] 3.35137 3.35160 [[omega].sub.2] 10.7146 10.7165 [[omega].sub.3] 23.3796 23.3832 [[omega].sub.4] 41.0290 41.0375 [[omega].sub.5] 63.4671 63.4836 [[omega].sub.6] 90.6378 90.6664 [[omega].sub.7] 122.532 122.579 [[omega].sub.8] 159.143 159.211 [[omega].sub.9] 200.467 200.569 [[omega].sub.10] 221.779 222.909 Table 2.