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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-17-07 05:24 PM
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What do you think of this model?
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The mesh is .7mm in size, steel, with 8 columns per building-side.

The model is 350mm tall, 52mm wide at the base. It is drying in quickset cement in a milk bottom
as this photo is taken. The mesh is 6mm square.

To represent the building core, a coat hanger 2mm in diameter,
and 7 columns of that same mesh bent in a U-shape around it.

I was planning to load the structure by wrapping it in 2 layers of
tinfoil, putting crushed coal in the bottom half soaked with kerosene,
and then the top, loaded with nails, poked through the mesh to simulate
the load, and i plan to cut a hole in the side equivalent to the aircraft.

This experiment planning to put 500ml of gasoline/ kerosine mix
in the milk jug around the base and set it alight using a welding gloves
and a visor, outside tomorrow after the cement is hard. If its still
standing, to then apply a blowtorch to the impact point. I could try loading
it with sand wrapped in plastic, instead of nails... ?

How many columns would you cut to make the simulation as realistic as possible given the proportions?
I was gonna cut 6 out of 8 and 1/2 of the center columns at the south tower impact.

How many grams of weights would you load in to the top of the structure to give a reasonable loading?

I'll post this progress with photos on this thread.. If you have inputs that would
make this jetfuel-melted-the-structure simulation more helpful, please advise.

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