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allfathersgodi Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-07-06 11:19 PM
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182. You guys are nuts
Hardly a scientific exploration of the effects of a 200,000+ pound aircraft impacting at 400 mph upon a building, an hour of Jet Fuel burning (that has a maximum burn temperature of 980 degrees Celsius or roughly 1700 degrees) that is contained within a structure also with paper and other combustible materials burning. With several thousand tons of concrete and steel perched above it.

The melting point of steel is 2500F, but it weakens as temperature climbs. Never-mind that aircraft are almost exclusively Aluminum which is a key component of Thermite. Thermite's other ingredient is iron-oxide (which can be found in some portions of aircraft as steel rusts, but also in BUILDINGS as the steel support beams rust!)

This heat (which weakens steel) coupled with several thousand tons of concrete and steel above the impact points and heat source, can very well bring down the World Trade Centers, can cause the weakened steal to buckle, causing several thousand tons of concrete and steel to fall. So, at the impact point you have a void suddenly develop (perhaps 3-4 stories, perhaps as much as 45 feet).

7,000 tons of concrete and steel, falling just 5 meters has 350,000 ton impact force. This impact is taken on the load bearing structures. Bolts shear, welds break apart. With a ten meter fall this impact force doubles to 700,000 tons, again, falling on the load-bearing structures. This impact energy is transmitted all across the building, again, shearing bolts and breaking welds.

Thus you see what some conspiracy theorists see as the effects of explosive demolition charges...
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