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What are your favorite 9/11 debunking tactics?

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posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by Fluffaluffagous

Originally posted by psikeyhackr

My Python program demonstrates the minimum collapse time


No it doesn't.

It assumes a set of conditions that did not in fact happen.

Therefore, it is garbage..




That is why it is MINIMUM. We all know that multi-ton masses cannot float in the air.

That is why it can only be simulated in a computer. Is something stopping you from making and explaining a computer model that can fall from a simulated 1360 feet and come down in less than 12 seconds. Free fall of a single mass takes 9.2 seconds which is not even a collapse so I have no idea what you can possible come up with.

Make sure you explain it. Mine does use the conservation of momentum.

psik




posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by psikeyhackr

Make sure you explain it. Mine does use the conservation of momentum.

psik


Ok.

1- you assume that ext columns were accelerated. They were not.

2- you assume that core columns were accelerated. But very few were.

3- you claim that more ke is "consumed" accelerating each level than what reality shows : no ext columns were accelerated. no ke "consumed" there. Nor is any ke "consumed" breaking their connections since gravity/tilting is "free". Few core columns were accelerated either. Nor is any ke "consumed" breaking their connections. And for both ext and core columns, no ke would be "consumed" buckling them since they were not buckled during the collapse progression.

The only things that "consume" ke is: breaking floor to column connections, and you have that number. And accelerating the floors themselves, and you used Greg's number for that.

Start there and redo your python program.

Otherwise, I've proven your "minimum time" claim to be based on GIGO.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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Are you still going on about your model which is not a model of what actually happened.

Care to comment on this below ARE you like ANOK still not willing to catch the weight!!!!

www.burtonsys.com...

I wonder why!!!!



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by wmd_2008
reply to post by psikeyhackr
 


Are you still going on about your model which is not a model of what actually happened.

Care to comment on this below ARE you like ANOK still not willing to catch the weight!!!!

www.burtonsys.com...

I wonder why!!!!


I saw that page years ago.

I would love to see a good model of a collapse of a structure very much like a WTC tower. How can anyone build one if they don't have accurate data of the building. Why aren't all of the believers in collapse demanding that data? I don't even know the true weight of a floor assembly. The concrete should be 600 tons but how much did the floor pans and trusses weigh? So you complain about my modeling while not demanding information to do really good modeling.


My physical model demonstrates the difference between STATIC and DYNAMIC loading.

The point is we are talking about structures with MULTIPLE LEVELS and ENERGY is required to crush each LEVEL. That is why paper loops are crushed in my drop demonstration. But the amount of energy used up crushing those 9 paper loops is the same as the Potential Energy of the empty space that the dropped mass falls through.

If you read that link and put your brain in gear you will notice no mention of Newton's 3rd Law and the falling 30 stories do not themselves get crushed in the process of crushing the floors below. But that happens in my physical model. He also says nothing about the lower stories being stronger and heavier than the levels above.

There is also the matter of the top 30 stories tilting 22 degrees. Where was the center of mass? Why didn't it tilt further and fall down the side. It is so curious how PARTIAL ANALYSIS with a little math can encourage one belief but complete analysis does not even get done in ten years. What is so difficult about discussing the center of mass of the top of the south tower?

psik



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Dave whatisname seems to forget about equal opposite reaction. He seems to forget the fact that all the force of the dynamic loading is still felt equally by both colliding floors. He seems to not realise that the force of all the falling floors would effect more than just the one impacted floor, an equal amount of force would be absorbed by both impacting floors. He also ignored the loss of Ke to deformation, sound, heat etc.

The biggest fail though is if it was simply pancaking floors adding mass, there would have been a stack of floors in the footprint. You can't have it both ways, if there were no stack of floors they were obvioulsy removed during the collapse, which means there was no mass to increase.

But his paper forgets that for that to all have happened in the first place trusses all had to have sagged and pulled in columns causing them to fail, allowing the whole top section to fall as one. He does not explain how sagging trusses can put a pulling force on the columns. The most important part of the NIST report gets treated like it's a given, yet no one can demonstrate this phenomena.

He should try his pennies and paper experiment with more realistic conditions like pennies dropping on pennies.

Dave also didn't study the collapses very well, you can see the top section is collapsing bottom up before the bottom section even moves...



Why do you need Dave or Bazant to tell you what to think? Can't you see that the tower is not acting in the way either of them claim? Why is the insistence that I review what these people say going to change anything? I don't ask you to write reviews of other peoples work. But thank you though, now I know where you get the "dynamic loading" nonsense from. More proof that you all fail to understand the details needed to understand what happened by yourself. Another of your hand-holders exposed lol.



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posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 08:31 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK

The biggest fail though is if it was simply pancaking floors adding mass, there would have been a stack of floors in the footprint. You can't have it both ways, if there were no stack of floors they were obvioulsy removed during the collapse, which means there was no mass to increase.



But if all the floors were ejected during the explosions shouldn't there be a big empty hole were the towers once stood ?

This hole has stuff that looks like floors in it.



Can you show us a picture of this empty hole ?



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 02:12 AM
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Originally posted by ANOK
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Dave whatisname seems to forget about equal opposite reaction. He seems to forget the fact that all the force of the dynamic loading is still felt equally by both colliding floors. He seems to not realise that the force of all the falling floors would effect more than just the one impacted floor, an equal amount of force would be absorbed by both impacting floors. He also ignored the loss of Ke to deformation, sound, heat etc.


RIght right right, equal and opposite, blah blah blah, its a shame you do not understand how this works in the real world. Fact is: Equal and opposite only refers to the force experienced by both objects at the same time. ie, pushing on a wall and the wall pushes back or standing on the ground and the ground is pushing up with the same amount of force. THAT is what "equal and opposite" means. It has NOTHING to do with what physically happens ANOK. This is BASIC physics 101. I thought you knew that. Also, it was not one floor on one floor, but 25+ floors on one floor, then 26 floors vs one floor, then 27 floors vs one floor, etc etc etc. Chain reaction ANOK. Mass increased, constant acceleration, all overcame each floor's attachments to the columns.



The biggest fail though is if it was simply pancaking floors adding mass, there would have been a stack of floors in the footprint. You can't have it both ways, if there were no stack of floors they were obvioulsy removed during the collapse, which means there was no mass to increase.


Oh ANOK, its almost been a year since I asked you to provide ANY evidence of the majority of the mass being ejected outside the footprint. Nearly a whole year. I didn't believe it could take so long, but hey, I can wait. So when can I expect to see actual evidence of entire floor sections being ejected outside the footprint? You know I asked it before, any evidence will do. Pictures, video, eyewitness accounts. Hell I will settle for a piece of floor truss with a small attachment of the corrugated steel pan, and a slab of concrete found 50ft from the footprint of either WTC. Or even one whole truss outside the footprint. Please ANOK? I've been very patient with you on this.



Dave also didn't study the collapses very well, you can see the top section is collapsing bottom up before the bottom section even moves...




Neat gif. However, ANOK, if you recall, the columns bent inwards prior to collapse. The top section fell behind the bottom sections exterior columns, like a plunger, forcing out the exterior columns and helping sever the truss connections and having the floors come down all together.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 02:14 AM
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I thought you claimed your model didn't represent the floors
or have you changed your mind


I am in the process of making a reply to ANOK's BS which I will post later maybe if you did some time actually on a multi storey building this wouldn't be such a mystery to you armchair builders. Of out now to work guess where

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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by wmd_2008
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I thought you claimed your model didn't represent the floors
or have you changed your mind


I am in the process of making a reply to ANOK's BS which I will post later maybe if you did some time actually on a multi storey building this wouldn't be such a mystery to you armchair builders. Of out now to work guess where

edit on 21-6-2012 by wmd_2008 because: (no reason given)


What do people mean by FLOORS?

Do they mean the same thing as STORIES?

Are they talking about the FLOORS outside the cores of the WTC?

The washers in my physical model are simply MASS as far as I am concerned. But since mass has WEIGHT it must be supported against GRAVITY.

Now the paper loops in my physical model perform the same FUNCTION as the COLUMNS in the WTC. But my model is not a tube-in-tube structure. There were about 200 connections around the inner and outer edges of each FLOOR of the WTC. But how strong were they relative to the weight of the FLOOR ASSEMBLY. I don't know. I have never even seen the total weight of the FLOOR ASSEMBLY specified.

As far as I can tell most people think in terms of what they see. I think that is dumb but they do it anyway. My washers are round and flat and in horizontal positions so most people regard them as similar to the FLOORS in the WTC. But those FLOORS do not include the mass in the core and the perimeter columns.

I could have built a model using a clear plastic tube with big ball bearings for mass and still used paper loops to separate the steel balls. I would probably have to drill holes to let air out to keep air pressure from affecting the collapse. Then the dummies would not confuse the spherical masses with FLOORS in the WTC. But it would be more expensive and difficult to use than what I built.

My model is of a gravitational collapse of a self supporting structure. I am attempting to demonstrate and explain the physics of such a collapse which is what many people claim happened to the WTC. Obviously a gravitational collapse in a true tube-in-tube structure would be somewhat more complicated but the conservation of momentum is not going to disappear because of that. But why doesn't everybody want accurate data on the WTC so an engineering school with more resources than me can build a good physical model and test it? But if people at those engineering schools know it would not collapse then they have a problem. They would have to explain why they didn't tell everybody that TEN YEARS ago.

Breaking those connections would still require energy and slow the collapse down. How could the north tower come down in less than 26 seconds? How can this be analysed without accurate distribution of steel and concrete data? Why haven't all of the engineering schools been demanding it for TEN YEARS? Less than 26 seconds is still more than 1/3rd of free fall acceleration. That is ridiculous for a building that held itself up for 28 years and withstood 100 mph winds on several occasions. It is especially ridiculous for the nation that put men on the Moon to not have explained it in TEN YEARS.

Considering that there are 200 buildings around the world over 800 feet tall and gravity is pretty much the same all over the planet, 9/11 is an international issue. Are other governments refusing to tell the entire world that the United States government is lying? Physics does not give a damn about politics or religion. And if it is really easy to understand what skyscrapers that big cannot collapse that fast then a lot of people would have to admit they have been really stupid for ten years.

Isaac Newton was a Brit. He is an intellectual hero to Western Culture. How does all of Western culture explain getting this wrong for TEN YEARS? Or is everybody supposed to be stupid and think whatever Western Culture tells them. Wouldn't this mean that most people of European descent think whatever authority tells them no matter how DUMB it is and all of this debate is just rhetorical crap like angels on the head of a pin?

psik



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Originally posted by waypastvne

Can you show us a picture of this empty hole ?


There is rubble about the height of two stories, but no stack of floors is there?

Floors pancaking would not have the energy to both break connections, and cause all the steel floor pans and concrete to simply turn into rubble. There would have been a stack of floors, not a pile of rubble of few feet high.

You cannot explain where all the energy came from to both cause the collapse to accelerate against resistance, and turn the floor assemblies into rubble.

This is what a pancake collapse looks like, because there is not going to be enough energy to break the floors into rubble....



We all know the rubble was ejected in 360d arc around the towers, the majority of the mass did not stay in the footprint. Funny how you insist it did, yet when talking about WTC 7, that obvioulsy did land mostly in it's footprint you deny it, that to me stinks of dishonesty.



But forget that, when are you going to explain how sagging trusses can put a pulling force on the columns? When are you going to put your money where your mouth is and demonstrate this phenomena? Catenary action is demonstrated here, and it fails to pull in columns. Columns much weaker than the WTC, floors that have weight added, unlike the WTC, and core columns removed, unlike the WTC.

Surely if you understand physics and engineering as you claim, you can see if that phenomena doesn't work for this building it wouldn't work for the towers?




posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by wmd_2008

I am in the process of making a reply to ANOK's BS...


Yeah with your own BS.

Why bother, there is nothing you can say I haven't heard before.

Can you demonstrate sagging trusses putting a pulling force on the columns?

I back up everything I say with real world physics, all you can provide is papers directly related to covering up the real reason the buildings collapsed.


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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK
I back up everything I say with real world physics, all you can provide is papers directly related to covering up the real reason the buildings collapsed.


Yes Anok - All the authors of the papers and conferences etc. etc... are all covering up the "real" reason. Only YOU have it right....

Let's look at who's "covering up"

A Bibliography Of Scientific Literature On The World Trade Center Collapse


Studies And Investigations

2002/05 - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (SEI/ASCE) - World Trade Center Building Performance Study -
2002/05 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - The Towers Lost and Beyond
2002/09 - John D. Osteraas - World Trade Center: Assessment of Structural and Architectural Damage; The study was conducted for Exponent Failure Analysis Associates on behalf of Swiss Re and other insurers of the WTC complex.
2002/09 - Ali Reza - Damage to the WTC Complex Due to the Collapse of Only One Tower; The study was conducted for Exponent Failure Analysis Associates on behalf of Swiss Re and other insurers of the WTC complex.
2002/10 - Weidlinger Associates Inc. (WAI), LZA Technology/Thornton-Tomasetti, ARUPFire, Hughes Associates Inc., Hillman Environmental Group, RWDI, Z-Axis Corp - World Trade Center - Structural Engineering Investigation - link; The study was performed by a group of engineering firms led by WAI and was conducted on behalf of Silverstein Properties.
2005/09 - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster - link
2006/09, 2007/04 - Purdue University, Computer Graphics and Visualization Lab - High-Fidelity Visualization of Large-Scale Simulations -

Journal Articles

2001
2001/12 - Thomas W. Eagar, Christopher Musso - Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? Science, Engineering, and Speculation - JOM (Vol. 53, No. 12) - full article

2002
2002/01 - Zdenek P. Bazant, Yong Zhou - Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? - Simple Analysis - Journal of Engineering Mechanics (Vol. 128, No. 1) - full article
2002/03 - Zdenek P. Bazant, Yong Zhou - Addendum to "Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? - Simple Analysis"- Journal of Engineering Mechanics (Vol. 128, No. 3) - full article
2002/07 - David E. Newland, David Cebon - Could the world trade center have been modified to prevent its collapse? - Journal of Engineering Mechanics (Vol. 128, No. 7)
2002/08 - Bernard Monahan - World Trade Center Collapse - Civil Engineering Considerations - Practice Periodical On Structural Design And Construction (Vol. 7, No. 3)
2002/10 - James G. Quintiere, Marino di Marzo, Rachel Becker - A suggested cause of the fire-induced collapse of the World Trade Towers - Fire Safety Journal (Vol. 37, No. 7)

2003
2003/07 - Tomasz Wierzbicki, Xiaoqing Teng - How the airplane wing cut through the exterior columns of the World Trade Center - International Journal of Impact Engineering (Vol. 28, No. 6)
2003/10 - Asif S. Usmani, Yun Chi Chung, Jose L. Torero - How did the WTC towers collapse? A new theory - Fire Safety Journal (Vol. 38, No. 6) - full article

2005
2005/01 - Yukihiro Omika, Eiji Fukuzawa, Norihide Koshika, Hiroshi Morikawa, Ryusuke Fukuda - Structural Responses of World Trade Center under Aircraft Attacks - Journal of Structural Engineering (Vol. 131, No. 1)
2005/01 - Howard R. Baum, Ronald G. Rehm - A simple model of the World Trade Center fireball dynamics - Proceedings of the Combustion Institute (Vol. 30, No. 2) - full article
2005/06 - Asif S. Usmani - Stability of the World Trade Center Twin Towers Structural Frame in Multiple Floor Fires- Journal of Engineering Mechanics (Vol. 131, No. 6)
2005/07 - Jeremy Chang, Andrew H. Buchanan, Peter J. Moss - Effect of insulation on the fire behaviour of steel floor trusses - Fire and Materials (Vol. 29, No. 4)
2005/10 - Mohammed R. Karim, Michelle S. Hoo Fatt - Impact of the Boeing 767 Aircraft into the World Trade Center - Journal of Engineering Mechanics (Vol. 131, No. 10)



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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2006
2006/09 - Genady P. Cherepanov - Mechanics of the WTC collapse - International Journal of Fracture (Vol. 141, No. 1-2)

2007
2007/03 - Zdenek P. Bazant, Mathieu Verdure - Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions - Journal of Engineering Mechanics (Vol. 133, No. 3) - full article
2007/11 - Ming Wang, Peter Chang, James Quintiere, Andre Marshall - Scale Modeling of the 96th Floor of World Trade Center Tower 1 - Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (Vol. 21, No. 6)

2008
2008/01 - Ayhan Irfanoglu, Christoph M. Hoffmann - An Engineering Perspective of the Collapse of WTC-1 - Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (Vol. 22, No. 1) - full article
2008/03 - Keith A. Seffen - Progressive Collapse of the World Trade Centre: a Simple Analysis - Journal of Engineering Mechanics (Vol. 134, No. 2) - full article
2008/07 - Genady P. Cherepanov - Collapse of towers as applied to September 11 events - Fizyko-Khimichna Mekhanika Materialiv (Materials Science) (Vol. 44, No. 4)
2008/10 - Zdenek P. Bazant, Jia-Liang Le, Frank R. Greening, David B. Benson - What Did and Did not Cause Collapse of WTC Twin Towers in New York - Journal of Engineering Mechanics (Vol. 134, No. 10) - full article


Letters

2005/03 - Genady P. Cherepanov - September 11 And Fracture Mechanics - A Retrospective - International Journal of Fracture (Vol. 132, No. 2)
2007/01 - Genady P. Cherepanov, Ivan E. Esparragoza - Progressive Collapse of Towers: The Resistance Effect - International Journal of Fracture (Vol. 143, No. 2)


Conference Papers

2002/11 - Lu Xinzheng, Jiang Jianjing - Simulation for the Collapse of WTC after Aeroplane Impact - Proceedings of the International Conference on Protection of Structures Against Hazard, 14 - 15 November 2002, Singapore - full paper
2003/05 - Venkatash K. R. Kodur - Role of fire resistance issues in the collapse of the Twin Towers - Proceedings of the CIB-CTBUH International Conference on Tall Buildings, 8 - 10 May 2003, Kuala Lumpur - full paper
2003/11 - Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl - World Trade Center Collapse, Field Investigation and Analysis - Proceedings of the Ninth Arab Structural Engineering Conference, 29 November - 1 December 2003, Abu Dhabi -


May 2003, Kuala Lumpur - full paper
2003/11 - Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl - World Trade Center Collapse, Field Investigation and Analysis - Proceedings of the Ninth Arab Structural Engineering Conference, 29 November - 1 December 2003, Abu Dhabi - full paper


Articles In Science Magazines

2001/10 - Steven Ashley - When the Twin Towers Fell - Scientific American - full article
2001/10 - Zdenek P. Bazant, Yong Zhou - Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics News (Vol. 34, No. 8) - full article
2002/01 - Henry Petroski - The Fall of Skyscrapers - American Scientist (Vol. 90, No. 1) - full article


NIST, FEMA, & ASCE reports & critiques, WTC collapse analyses,

Articles by and about the tower engineers and investigators, progressive collapse info, engineering resources
Main 9/11 Links Page

"I am disgusted, disgusted with the structural engineers who know the truth about this and are keeping their mouth shut. There’s a special place in Hell reserved for them. And they are going to deserve it." -"Scholar for 9/11 Truth" James Fetzer

See also: Fire Safety Engineering & the Performance of Structural Steel in Fires

WTC Building 7
WTC 7 Engineering Papers, Collapse Hypotheses, Witness Accounts and Photographic Evidence

Pentagon
The ASCE Pentagon Building Performance Report (PDF) (Dead Link)

World Trade Center
NIST Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the WTC 1&2 Collapses - August, 2006
NIST Answers to Frequently Asked Questions - December, 2007


NIST Final Reports on WTC 1 & 2
NIST NCSTAR 1 (PDF): URL="http://wtc.nist.gov/NCSTAR1/PDF/NCSTAR%201.pdf"]Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster: Final Report of the National Construction Safety Team on the Collapses of the World Trade Center Towers[/url]

NCSTAR 1-1 Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Structural and Life Safety Systems
NCSTAR 1-2 Baseline Structural Performance and Aircraft Impact Damage Analysis of the WTC Towers
NCSTAR 1-3 Mechanical and Metallurgical Analysis of Structural Steel
NCSTAR 1-4 Active Fire Protection Systems
NCSTAR 1-5 Reconstruction of the Fires in the World Trade Center Towers
NCSTAR 1-6 Structural Fire Response and Probable Collapse Sequence
NCSTAR 1-7 Occupant Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communication
NCSTAR 1-8 The Emergency Response Operations

Alternate Collapse Hypotheses

Investigations leading to alternate tower collapse hypotheses, and critiques of NIST's WTC investigation by knowledgeable people who are not conspiracy theorists: FEMA/ASCE, Arup Fire, University of Edinburgh, Usmani, Torero, Lane, Cherepanov, Quintiere, Corbett, Mackey, Greening



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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Journal and Conference Papers
Peer-reviewed papers and conference papers about the WTC impacts, fires, and collapses

WTC collapse papers with Zdenek Bazant as lead author
What Did and Did not Cause Collapse of WTC Twin Towers in New York Authors Bazant, Le, Greening & Benson. Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE 134 (2008). Refutation of controlled demolition theory. Discusses matching of video record with progressive collapse equations, "free-fall" claims, concrete crushing (and how much TNT equivalent would be needed to do that crushing), air pressure & ejection of air, spread of dust cloud.
Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions Co-author Verdure. PDF. Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE 133 (2007): pp. 308-319
Excerpt (applies to link above and below): The kinetic energy of the top part of the tower impacting the floor below was found to be about 8.4x larger than the plastic energy absorption capability of the underlying story, and considerably higher than that if fracturing were taken into account (Ba=C5=BEant and Zhou 2002a). This fact, along with the fact that during the progressive collapse of underlying stories the loss of gravitational potential per story is much greater than the energy dissipated per story, was sufficient for Ba=C5=BEant and Zhou (2002a) to conclude, purely on energy grounds, that the tower was doomed once the top part of the tower dropped through the height of one story (or even 0.5 m).
Discussion and replies to June 2006 Bazant & Verdure paper: James Gourley, G. Szuladinski. Closing comments from Bazant to Gourley (after detailed rebuttal to his claims):
Although everyone is certainly entitled to express his or her opinion on any issue of concern, interested critics should realize that, to help discern the truth about an engineering problem such as the WTC collapse, it is necessary to become acquainted with the relevant material from an appropriate textbook on structural mechanics. Otherwise critics run the risk of misleading and wrongly influencing the public with incorrect information.
Bazant & Zhou, 2001-2002: Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? - Simple Analysis J. Engineering Mechanics ASCE, Sept. 28, 2001, addendum March, 2002.

Other explanations of the tower collapses
November, 2007: Structural Engineer Keith Seffen's mathematical model of WTC tower progressive collapse (PDF. Due to appear in the Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 134, No. 2, February 2008)
BBC News article about Seffen's paper

Dr. Frank Greening's papers on the Collapses, Energy Transfer, "Tipping," Concrete Pulverization (PDFs)


Physicist Manuel Garcia's Counterpunch articles on the physics of the WTC collapses Pt.1- Pt.2- Pt.3

Why didn't the towers, or the upper portions of them, topple over?
Why didn't the upper part pivot about it's base? See Bazant & Zhou (2001) Appendix II
Eduardo Kausel (MIT): Why the Towers didn't fall like trees
Frank Greening: An analysis of the tipping of the upper section of WTC 2 (PDF)
A simple graphic explanation of why the top of the south tower didn't fall to the side.
Physicist Dave Rogers on tipping of tower tops.
Structural engineer "Newton's Bit" on "tipping"

There are plenty of others... I dont want to be accused of "spamming" with facts.

I will be posting a list of those that are "covering it up"



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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Please Count the number of Civil and Structural Engineers

Notice the number of civil and structural engineers in this list
Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Ph.D., P.E. / Aine M. Brazil, P.E., S.E. / Alan Rosa, P.E., S.E. / Alfred D. Barcenilla, Sr., P.E. / Allan Jowsey, Ph.D. / Allyn Kilsheimer, P.E., S.E. / Amit Bandyopadhyay, S.E. / Amy Zelson Mundorff / Anamaria Bonilla, S.E. / Andre Sidler, P.E., S.E. / Andrei Reinhorn, Ph.D., P.E., S.E. / Andrew Coats, P.E., S.E. / Andrew McConnell, S.E. / Andrew Mueller-Lust, S.E. / Andrew Pontecorvo, P.E. / Andrew Whittaker, Ph.D., P.E., S.E. / Anthony Kirk US&R Structural Specialist / Anthony W. Chuliver, S.E. / Antoine E. Naaman, Ph.D. / Antranig M. Ouzoonian, P.E. / Arlan Dobson, FEMA Region 2 DAS / Arthur Schuerman, FDNY (ret.) / Asif Usmani, Ph.D., B.E. / August Domel, Ph.D., S.E., P.E. / Ayhan Irfanoglu, P.E., S.E. / Barbara Lane, Ph.D. / Bernie Denke, P.E. US&R Structural Specialist / Bill Cote / Bill Coulbourne, P.E., S.E. / Bill Crowley, special agent, FBI / Bill Daly, senior vice president, Control Risks Group / Bill Scott (Capt. USAF, Ret.), / Bill Uher, NASA Langley Research Center / Bob Gray (I.U.O.E.) / Bonnie Manley, P.E., S.E. / Boris Hayda, P.E., S.E. / Brian Lyons, Tully / Brian McElhatten, S.E. / Brian Smith (Col.), Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, Dover AFB / Brian Tokarczik, P.E., S.E. / Charles Hirsch, M.D. / Charles J. Carter, P.E., S.E. / Charles Thornton, P.E. / Charlie Vitchers / Christoph Hoffmann, Ph.D., Purdue University / Christopher E. Marrion, P.E. / Christopher M. Hewitt, AISC / Christopher N. McCowan / Chuck Guardia, S.E. / Conrad Paulson, P.E., S.E. / Curtis S.D. Massey / D. Stanton Korista, P.E., S.E. / Dan Doyle (IW 40) / Dan Eschenasy, P.E., S.E. / Dan Koch Jr. / Daniel A. Cuoco, P.E / Daniele Veneziano, P.E. / David Biggs, P.E., S.E. / David Cooper, P.E. / David Davidowitz, ConEd / David Hoy, S.E. / David J. Hammond, P.E., S.E. / David Leach, P.E. / David M. Parks, ME / David Newland Sc.D., FREng. / David Peraza, P.E., S.E. / David Ranlet / David Schomburg / David Sharp, S.E. / David T. Biggs, P.E. / Dean Koutsoubis, S.E. / Dean Tills, P.E. / Delbert Boring, P.E. / Dennis Clark (IST) / Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D. / Dennis Mileti, Ph.D. / Dennis Smith / Dharam Pal, M.E. / Dick Posthauer, S.E. / Donald Friedman, P.E. / Donald O. Dusenberry, P.E. / Ed Jacoby Jr., NYSEMO / Ed McGinley, P.E. / Ed Plaugher, Chief, Arlington FD / Edward A. Flynn, Arlington Police Chief / Edward M. DePaola, P.E., S.E. / Edward Stinnette, Chief, FCFD / Eiji Fukuzawa / Fahim Sadek, P.E., S.E. / Farid Alfawakhiri, Ph.D., P.E., S.E. / Frank Vallebuono, FDNY Battalion Chief / Anthony Varriale, FDNY Captain / Frank Cruthers, FDNY Chief / Frank Fellini, FDNY Chief / Joseph Callan, FDNY Chief / Daniel Nigro, FDNY Chief of Operations / Nick Visconti, FDNY Deputy Chief / Peter Hayden, FDNY Deputy Chief / Sam Melisi, FDNY Firefighter / Forman Williams, Ph.D., P.E. / Francis J. Lombardi, P.E. / Frank Gayle, Sc.D. / Frank Greening, Ph.D. / Fred E.C. Culick, Ph.D., S.B. / Fred Endrikat, FEMA USAR / Gary Keith, V.P. NFPA / Gary Steficek, S.E. / Gary Tokle, Asst. VP, NFPA / George Tamaro, P.E., S.E. / Gerald Haynes, P.E. / Gerald Wellman US&R Structural Specialist / Glenn Corbett / Graeme Flint / Guy Colonna, P.E., NFPA / Guylene Proulx, Ph.D. / H.S. Lew, P.E., S.E. / Hal Bidlack, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.), Ph.D. / Harold E. Nelson, P.E., FSFP.E. / Harry Martin, AISC / Howard R. Baum, Ph.D., M.E. / J. David Frost, Ph.D., P.E. / J. David McColskey / Jack Brown Deputy Chief Loudoun County (Va.) Fire Rescue Department / Jack Messagno, WTC project Manager (Tully) / Jack Spencer, P.E. / Jacques Grandino, P.E., S.E. / James A. Rossberg, P.E. / James Chastain US&R Structural Specialist / James H. Fahey, S.E. / James J. Cohen, P.E., S.E. / James J. Hauck, P.E., S.E. / James Lord, FSFP.E. / James Milke, Ph.D., P.E. / James Quintiere, Ph.D., P.E. / Jan Szumanski, IUOE / Jason Averill, FSFP.E. / Jeff Rienbold, NPS / Jeffrey Hartman, S.E. / Jim Abadie, Bovis / Joel Meyerowitz / John Fisher, Ph.D., P.E., / John Flynn, P.E. / John Gross, Ph.D., P.E. / John Hodgens, FDNY (ret.) / John J. Healey, Ph.D., P.E. / John J. Zils, P.E., S.E. / John L. Gross, Ph.D., P.E. / John Lekstutis, P.E. / John M. Hanson, Ph.D, P.E. / John McArdle NYPD/ESU (DTC) / John Moran, NYPD/ESU (NTC) / John O'Connell, Chief FDNY / John Odermatt (NYC OEM) / John Ruddy, P.E., S.E. / John Ryan, PAPD / John W. Fisher, P.E. / Jon Magnusson, P.E., S.E. / Jonathan Barnett, Ph.D / Joo-Eun Lee P.E., S.E. / Jos=C3=A9 Torero, Ph.D. / Joseph C. Gehlen, P.E., S.E. / Joseph Englot, P.E., S.E. / Jozef Van Dyck, P.E. / Juan Paulo Morla, S.E. / Karen Damianick, P.E. / Karl Koch III / Karl Koch IV / Kaspar Willam, P.E., S.E. / Keith A. Seffen, MA, Ph.D. / Ken Hays / Kenneth Holden / Kent Watts / Kevin Brennan, OSHA / Kevin Malley, FDNY (ret.) / Kevin Terry, S.E. / Kurt Gustafson, P.E., S.E. / Larry Keating (IW 40) / Lawrence C. Bank, Ph.D.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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List of those in the cover up:

/ Ronald Hamburger, P.E., S.E. / Ronald J. LaMere, P.E. / Ronald Rehm, Ph.D. / Ronald Spadafora, FDNY D.A.C / Ruben M. Zallen, P.E. / Russell "Rusty" Dodge Jr, Asst. Chief, Fort Belvoir FD / Ryan Mackey / S. Shyam Sunder, P.E., S.E. / Saroj Bhol, P.E. / Saw-Teen See, P.E. / Shankar Nair. P.E., S.E. / Shawn Kelly, Arlington County Fire Marshal / Skip Aldous, Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force (Ret.) / Socrates Ioannides, P.E., S.E. / Sonny Scarff / Stan Murphy, P.E. / Stephen Cauffman / Stephen W. Banovic, Ph.D. / Steve Douglass, image analysis consultant / Steve Rasweiler, FDNY B.C. (SOC) / Steve Spall, P.E., S.E. / Stuart Foltz, P.E. / Terry Sullivan, Bovis / Theodore Galambos, P.E. / Theodore Krauthammer, Ph.D., P.E. / Therese P. McAllister, Ph.D., P.E. / Thomas A. Siewert / Thomas Eagar, Sc.D., P.E. / Thomas Hawkins Jr, Chief, AFD / Thomas R. Edwards, Ph.D / Thomas Schlafly, AISC / Timothy Foecke, Ph.D. / Todd Curtis, Ph.D / Todd Ude, P.E., S.E. / Tom Scarangello, P.E. / Tom Stanton (IST) / Tomasz Wierzbicki / Tony Beale, P.E. / Valentine Junker / Van Romero, Ph.D. / Venkatesh Kodur, Ph.D., P.E. / Victor Hare, P.E. / Victoria Arbitrio, P.E. / Vincent Dunn, FDNY (ret.) / W. Gene Corley, Ph.D., P.E., S.E. / W. Lee Evey / Wallace Miller / William Baker, P.E., S.E / William E. Luecke, Ph.D. / William Grosshandler, Ph.D., ME / William Howell, P.E., S.E. / William Koplitz photo desk manager, FEMA / William McGuire, P.E. / Willie Quinlan, IW / Won-Young Kim, Ph.D

So.... has anyone counted? (there are more, but i think you get the jist of it)



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Floors pancaking would not have the energy to both break connections, and cause all the steel floor pans and concrete to simply turn into rubble. There would have been a stack of floors, not a pile of rubble of few feet high.


Anok seriously, you really need to do some real research on building materials and how the materials function as a whole.

Your lack of knowledge on construction materials and the intended uses shows in your posts.

Concrete crumbles and steel twists and shears. Metal decking is usually as thin as 1/8 to 3/16 inch thick, sometimes thinner. 4 inches of concrete cracks easily under normal stresses. Trusses are only designed for a certain amount of weight and stress.

Each of these items were subjected to stresses and forces way outside their intended specifications. A simple understanding of construction methods and materials would be all it takes for someone to understand this.








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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Yeah, you are not supposed to try to understand a grade school physics problem for yourself.

You are supposed to believe in AUTHORITY regardless of what simple information they leave out.

forums.randi.org...

I notice Frank Greening is in your list.

psik



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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Can you demonstrate sagging trusses putting a pulling force on the columns?





Heat caused steel in the floor trusses to expand, promoting buckling in columns, at the same time that the heat softened the steel and the aircraft debris contributed to gravity loads, leading to progressive collapse.


Did you forget about the 300,000 to 400,000 pounds of plane weight that was instantly subjected to the floor trusses?


The third event was a progressive collapse: "As the large mass of the collapsing floors above accelerated and impacted on the floors below, it caused an immediate progressive series of floor failures, punching each in turn onto the floor below, accelerating as the sequence progressed. Freestanding exterior walls... buckled at the bolted column splice connections and also collapsed."




After the initial impacts, the most heavily loaded columns were probably near, but not over, their ultimate capacities. The structure successfully redistributed the building weight to the remaining elements and maintained stability long enough for a life-saving evacuation.

www.architectureweek.com...linky

It seems by the explanation above that right after the impacts the stress was distibuted enough to withstand the stresses for a while.( I noticed it said probably) Until the connections were fatigued(by added weight and loss of strength due to fire) enough to where they couldn't handle the added loads anymore. Notice it said maintained stability long enough for evacuation. Which in turn means that after a while the structure could not handle the stresses anymore.

Remember that the exterior columns were connected with bolts. Bolts have something called shear strength.


Shear strength in engineering is a term used to describe the strength of a material or component against the type of yield or structural failure where the material or component fails in shear. A shear load is a force that tends to produce a sliding failure on a material along a plane that is parallel to the direction of the force. When a paper is cut with scissors, the paper fails in shear.

en.wikipedia.org...link

What is wrong with the progressive collapse explanation? I see that you are probably going to go with the "their in on the cover up" explanation. I feel that architecture week is a pretty credible source.

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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Can you demonstrate sagging trusses putting a pulling force on the columns?





Showing a picture of something that someone made up IS NOT DEMONSTRATING.

The core columns were connected to each other by I-beams as shown in the "scientific" video produced by Purdue.

How could trusses made of rebar pull columns out of shape connected by I-beams? Why wouldn't the connections to the columns break loose first?

psik



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