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Arches 00

Arches 00

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Published by: Parvathy Sukumar on Jul 20, 2011
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`
An
arch
is a structure thatspa
n
s a space while supporti
ng
 wei
g
ht (e.
g
. a doorway i
n
a sto
n
ewall).
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A
rches ca
n
be of maso
n
ry, rei
n
forced co
n
crete a
n
d steel.
A
rches are shaped to take the load above them a
n
ddevelop o
n
ly compressio
n
.
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A
rches appeared as early as the 2
n
d mille
nn
ium BCi
n M
esopotamia
n
 brick architecture a
n
d their systematicuse started with the
An
cie
n
t Roma
n
swho were the first toapply the tech
n
iqueto a wide ra
ng
e of structures.
 
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ria
ng
ular archSemi-circular archSe
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me
n
tal archHorseshoe archElliptical archParabolic arch

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