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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-05 10:26 AM
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69. Good points. But one by one--
1. It wasn't "chicken wire". It was garden fencing, made to keep out nasty rabbits (who have been a real plague in my garden over the years). I am fairly sure it was made of galvanized steel.

2. I don't know what temperatures it generated, that is a good point. As far as I know, kerosene IS jet fuel, or close enough for these purposes.

3. yes, it wasn't enclosed. That is a flaw. I am not trying to say this was a perfect model by any means. Letting the air in means that the fires probably were hotter and more oxygenated, but also the heat could escape better.

4. I did a second test using much more paper and more kerosene with similar results. You're right, I could add in more material.

5. I wasn't trying to scale it to the WTC per se. I actually built it so it would be specifically more easily collapsable than a WTC floor.

Again, this was not a perfect model by any means, and thus I did not try to draw grand conclusions from it.

Part of my goal was to inspire someone to build a BETTER model that would show how the WTC collapsed. I would be happy to see such a thing.
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