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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 1955 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 379 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 324 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 290 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 419 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 337 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 282 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
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Re: Gables v Arch 259 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 332 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 309 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
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Re: Gables v Arch 264 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 296 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
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Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 241 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
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Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 419 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 271 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
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Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 278 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
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Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 324 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
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Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 578 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 413 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 269 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
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