posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 12:55 AM
After all these years, I’m surprised that one of the most common arguments surrounding 9/11 is whether or not the heat produced could have had the
destructive effects on the structural steel columns required to initiate the collapse of all three WTC buildings.
So why has no-one bothered to create a re-enactment?
Obviously, everything would need to be scaled down. I’m sure there are some people in these forums with an appropriate understanding of mathematics,
physics, engineering, construction or chemistry (amongst other important disciplines, of course), who could calculate a scale version of the events
for a re-enactment to test the theory that fire weakened the steel structures to the point of failure.
Imagine we take four of the steel structural support columns and stand them up. Then we put a reinforced concrete slab on top, so it resembled a very
large table. A very basic structure, of course, but stay with me here…
How much weight would we need to add on top of this smaller structure to simulate what the WTC steel columns would have had exerted on them by the
undamaged floors above?
How much jet fuel would you be allowed to use, both as an aerosolised explosive and as a fuel source for longer burning fires, in order to be a
suitable scale re-enactment?
How much office furniture and paper could you stack against the columns in order to recreate the ‘fuel’ which existed in the offices, to continue
feeding the fire?
How much time would you allow for this fire to reach the necessary temperatures (particularly given that NIST admits in its Final Report, “the
initial jet fuel fires themselves lasted at most a few minutes”)?
After all this time, much of the argument surrounds the theory that the fire could have weakened the steel support structures of the WTC buildings to
the point of catastrophic collapse, yet it seems that it would be remarkably simple to reconstruct a scale re-enactment of the heat stresses these
structures would have been exposed to, using as identical fuel source to do it.
So… what would YOU accept as a re-enactment? Could YOU create a re-enactment such as that above and get just ONE of the steel columns to bend,
weaken or fail?
Does anyone know the boys from Mythbusters?