Form work for Curved beams

Curved beams :

Prologue :

The centering and shuttering of the curved beams does provide a different challenge as compared to the normal beams. This article attempts to identify the key steps in undertaking the curved beam form work with prefection.

Types of curved beams :
There could be two types of curved beams :
1. Curved in plan :
This could be either a circular beam or a arc beam either for the water tank or for the roof of a building.
2.Curved in elevation:
Mostly for the ornamental window lintels which are arch shaped beams.
3.Composite ( curved in Plan and elevation both ): Very typical folded structure which is circular in plan and also undulating in level on the circumference.

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