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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 1465 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 281 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 218 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 195 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 322 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 231 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 176 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
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An Interesting Curve 207 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
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Re: Gables v Arch 165 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 204 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
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Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 149 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
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Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 282 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 161 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
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Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
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