Inverted arch

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(Arch.) an arch placed with crown downward; - much used in foundations.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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[24] conducted an experimental study for concrete of inverted arch under different vibration amplitudes in a coupling environment of static and cyclic loads and figured out the static load level that can cause concrete damage and failure as well as the quantitative expression of damage evolution trends at different stages; Wang et al.
This may occur symmetrically from the position near the track (void condition 1) or from the center of the inverted arch (void condition 2).
She tends to emphasise clay's softness and malleability, but sculptures dominated by those characteristics are shown alongside ones incorporating an arch or inverted arch that looks so strong and rigid that it might almost be cut steel.
Shaped like an inverted arch with circular windows, it is often referred to as 'the watermelon' or 'the boat' of Sampa, depending on one's interpretation.
The 61.6 metre wide bridge will have an inverted arch with a height of 100 metres.
The maximum tensile stress acts on the vault and inverted arch. The compression zone of the tunnel is mainly distributed on both sides of lining.
"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.
He hovers above the inverted arch of the Story Bridge, dazzling.
Stability Analysis of the Inverted Arch. It is easy to cause serious floor heave because of broken surrounding rock.
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.
Also compact owing to H-framed units with inverted arches, the new, Chinese-made Goss Magnum 8 is a two-around singlewide that can can add four- color to existing Urbanite lines.