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Classification of Arches

An arch may be defined as a mechanical arrangement of wedge-shaped blocks of stones or bricks mutually supporting each other and supported at the end by piers or abutments. 
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Classification of Arches

Based on Shape

  1. Flat Arch
  2. Segmental Arch
  3. Semicircular Arch
  4. Inverted Arch
  5. Pointed Arch
  6. Semi-Elliptical Arch
  7. Horse Shoe Arch
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Based on Centers
  1. One Centre arch
  2. Two Centre arch
  3. Three Centre arch

Based on Workmanship

  1. Rough Arch
  2. Axed or Rough Cut Arch
  3. Gauged Arch
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Based on Material

  1. Stone Arch
  2. Brick Arch
  3. Concrete Arch
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