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petgoat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-05 12:51 AM
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7. "an aluminum can and some kerosene"
That's an unfair example because a jet engine is a complex mechanism and
the fact that a crude model doesn't work is meaningless.

Spooked is modeling a much simpler phenominon: The behavior of steel
under load in a fire. The model is crude but successful. Of course it
models only the behavior of the vertical elements. But I don't think
NIST is asserting the pancake theory, anyway.

Spooked is to be much commended for getting his hands dirty and actually
testing this.
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