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In that case I apologise, I was under the impression that you were implying that two opposed gables with carved, curved undersides somehow offered a structural advantage over opposed gables with straight undersides.

To clarify there's the 'aesthetic arch' which may appear to be an arch but isn't an arch at all, such as the corbelled arch.
As opposed to the 'engineered arch' which does offer a structural advantage.

The 'gables, chevrons, roof structure' in G3 fall into the aesthetic arch category in that they provide no advantage over straight gables.
In fact their profile can only serve to weaken them under vertical and compressive loads.

Not all arches are created equal.
I have no idea why the builders would choose to select a 'false arch'.
Although it is an interesting and very complex configuration, don't you think?



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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1744 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 337 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 282 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 239 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 376 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 285 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 222 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 246 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
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Re: Gables v Arch 218 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 285 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 265 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
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Re: Gables v Arch 218 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
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Re: Gables v Arch 201 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 253 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 199 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 204 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 369 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 222 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 395 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 233 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
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Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 211 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
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Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
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Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 440 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 365 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 333 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
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