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Roman Arch

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Drag arch pieces to the right location and test it how it stands up against throwing a car at it ;D

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What makes an arch so strong is its ability to spread and dissipate the force outward and downwards. When stones are placed in the right positions, they push against each other and stay in their own places which made arches structurally sound and highly durable. In building an arch, it isn't stable until the two converging parts meet in the middle, so scaffolding is used to support the arch while it is still in construction. When load is applied to an arch, the stones push against each other and distribute the force downwards and towards the abutment which supports the arch. Arches are able to handle a huge load and allow boats to pass under them which made them revolutionary at their time, being so strong and stable at the same time.

So it's not a surprise that it stayed together when I yeeted a car at it.

voxeledphoton responds:

Great explanation, I loved looking into the structures when I did this project (I did a paper with it as well). I had no idea that they actually used hanging chains to design complex arches, I love it when you learn stuff that could actually be useful (and yeetable). I love your reviews tysm!

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2.75 / 5.00

Aug 14, 2020
1:19 AM EDT