inverted arch


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inverted arch

[in′vərd·əd ′ärch]
(civil engineering)
An arch with the crown downward, below the line of the springings; commonly used in tunnels and foundations. Also known as inflected arch.

inverted arch

inverted arch
An arch with its intrados below the springing line; esp. used to distribute concentrated loads in foundations.
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The remaining pieces in the room had a greater amount of unglazed clay surface but an even greater variety of configurations than the five-in-a-row, including standing forms, the possibly rocking inverted arch, sometimes cradling other extrusions within its cupped contour, or snake-like tangles that might remind a viewer of Laocoon, or various leglike assemblies, some of them open and strikingly embracing space.
The bay window is supported by an inverted arch in the cellar and the architect who came round said they had only seen this in one other building and that was St George's Hall," Cllr Clark adds.
The engineering shape of the inverted arch of the crossing that will link the two banks of Dubai Creek reflects a welcoming gesture by Dubai City to residents and visitors.