Criteria for classification of arches | Classification of Arches based on material used

Sunday, August 28, 2011 23:16
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Classification of arches:

Arches are classified on basis of

  • Materials used for construction
  • By function which they perform
  • According to shape
  • ┬áBy number of centers.

Classification based on materials used:

These are classified as

  • Brick arches
  • Stone arches
  • Metal arches
  • Concrete arches
  • Timber arches

Definitions:

Brick arches:

The class of arches which are made up of bricks is known as brick arches.

Stone arches:

The type of arches which are built up of stones is known as stone archers.

Concrete arches:

The type of arches which are made up of concrete is known as concrete arches.

Timber arches:

The type of arches which are built of wood used for engineering purpose is known as timber arch.

Metal arches:

The class of arches which are made up of metal like steel is known as metal arches.

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