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A barrel vault is a continuous arched structure that resembles the roof of a tunnel and a semi-cylinder in shape. Barrel vaults are single curvature shell constructed and simplest form of vaults having a series of arches connected side by side that is one after another.

There are two types of barrel vaults:

  1. Long Span Barrel: Span over 60m 
  2. Short Span Barrel: Span less then 60m

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