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Bouvet_Island Donating Member (227 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-07-05 08:09 PM
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44. the problem
with this experiment is as pointed out here, that it does not model the energies right. If you increased the scale of your experiment to real values eg a floor of the wtc, you would see the problems obviously.

Some values increase as a product of factors and some increase linear. A friend of mine in architecture school got a project about building a model bridge that would break reliably at a weight of 1 kg of chain, that the professor would slowly place on the bridge. Now scaling the constructions up with the same materials, that wouldnt work. Just a simple matter as what happens at the impact point doesn't compare at all.

I also believe your construction does not get the temperatures reached in the wtc, you don't store heat and you don't have either reflection or trapping of heat. Further you use soft metal, in a full grid. The WTC had rather stiff steel, and with comparatively little support sideways, a lot less flexible a structure.

You should try clipping most of the sideways support in the core, and making lots of break points on the outher structure eg. you are modelling a uniform structure whereas the WTC were more like LEGO.
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