Originally posted by samkent
The Empire plane released 1350 million foot lbs of energy.
The WTC plane released 106114 million foot lbs of energy. Plus the burning fuel. Plus the burning office contents.
Your physics misses half the story, as usual. This is where that Newtons 3rd laws comes into play, that people claim I don't understand. All that
energy from the aircraft impact is felt equally by both the plane and the building, regardless of velocity, equal opposite reaction.
The object with the most mass will always receive the least damage, speed makes no difference to that fact. Increase the speed you increase the force
felt by BOTH objects, so the damage will increase for BOTH objects.
Physics only seems to work for the WTC collapses if you misrepresent the physics.
Also regardless of amount fuel only burns at certain temps, it can never get hotter than a certain point. You also ignore heat transfer that means
any steel will never get to the same temp as the fire, and it takes time for that heat to transfer to the steel. No way could enough steel get hot
enough to cause a whole steel framed building to collapse in an hour.
Not only that but SAGGING trusses cannot put a pulling force on the columns. So it makes no difference what you claim happened, NIST lied. When
someone can demonstrate sagging trusses pulling in columns I will change my mind, but I know that isn't going to happen.
edit on 12/14/2012 by ANOK because: (no reason given)