Classification of arches:
Arches are classified on basis of
- Materials used for construction
- By function which they perform
- According to shape
- By number of centers.
Classification based on materials used:
These are classified as
- Brick arches
- Stone arches
- Metal arches
- Concrete arches
- Timber arches
The class of arches which are made up of bricks is known as brick arches.
The type of arches which are built up of stones is known as stone archers.
The type of arches which are made up of concrete is known as concrete arches.
The type of arches which are built of wood used for engineering purpose is known as timber arch.
The class of arches which are made up of metal like steel is known as metal arches.