posted on May, 16 2012 @ 01:35 PM
Originally posted by hooper
reply to post by Dustytoad
I am not going to show any equations/calculations
Gee, I wonder why.
Sorry hooper, but my adrenaline is already raised by what I said.
You could do them yourself.
I used NISTs numbers for weights of the floors. Office materials, structural integrity and everything really, building height, materials used,
construction techniques... Everything. They had lots of data to go by.
The mass of floors x the acceleration of gravity gives you the force.
I gave the buildings 0 floor strength above the weight of the floors above them up to the collapse.
This means no structural strength.
I made all the floors hit by the planes as negative space, meaning no structure, and the top piece (15 floors) get's to accelerate through this space
The buildings fall to fast like this by about .5 seconds. And I was being generous in my calculations...
Next I did conservation of Energy. I put the entire potential energy of the building at the tallest height (maxing out the potential energy)
I then converted it all directly into kinetic energy, ignoreing wasted energy to heat...
There just wasn't enough energy to make that much concrete powder...
I'm sorry, but I'm not going into this anymore than I already have.
edit on 5/16/2012 by Dustytoad because: (no reason given)