Originally posted by ANOK
Nonsense, have you ever dropped a plate on the ground, what happens to the pieces, do they stay in a pile where it was dropped?
I know that when I drop a concrete slab of 60 by 60 feet from 10 meters high, by far the majority of the rubble will end up in a square of 60 by 60 directly below the place I dropped the concrete slab. Do you disagree? If not, how did most of the rubble end up outside the square in case of the WTC?
But you misunderstand as usual, when we say mass should still be in the footprints we don't mean rubble, we mean whole floors, slabs of concrete, steel floor pans. There was no mechanism to cause the collapses to be complete, according to the OS. In fact we all know the OS didn't explain the collapses at all. The collapse should not have happened in the first place, let alone continue until it could collapse no more. Anyone with any experience in mechanics knows a sagging anything, from being heated up, can not put a pulling force on what it's connected to. And no, catenary action does not explain it. If the steel can not maintain its own shape due to malleability, it can not put any force on what it's attached to. The steel sags due to expansion, as has been explained to you many time by me and Bsbray, remember? Having said that though, it's highly doubtful they would have sagged in the first place.
Did you know that the tops of the trusses were connected to the steel pans the concrete sat in? How did the trusses sag when they were attached to the steel pans? What happened to the steel pans? There were also transverse trusses connected at right angles to the main trusses. How does a truss failure lead to complete failure of the whole floor so fast that it drops at such speed and force to overcome another floors of the same structure and strength?
The proof is in the post collapse pics, please show pics of all this debris still in the footprints. No excuses, just evidence for your claims, mr electrical engineer.
Still in denial about sagging trusses and other things I see.
Instead of repeating nonsense, why don't you come with an estimate of how much of the debris fell outside the perimeter, support this with evidence, and if you can explain how this happened. (Ok, I just wasted some bandwidth, time and keyboard wear on this, this post will probably be ignored all together.)
edit on 6-1-2012 by -PLB- because: (no reason given)