Roman Arch

Arch Static Force Analysis

**A set of linear equations are
developed to determine the frictional, f _{F}, and compression, **
f

**The simplified solution breaks the arch up into two
components, super block 1 to the clockwise right of the interface and super
block 2 to the counterclockwise left of the interface. The center of mass
for each super block is given by its radius, r _{G}, angle,
θ_{G}, and weight, w_{G}. The
set of linear equations are written and the interface forces can thus be solved.**