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How did the WTC towers collapse: a new theory
(Fire Safety Journal, 2003-10)
This paper uses a finite element model to investigate the stability of the Twin-Towers of the World Trade Center, New York for a number of different fire scenarios. This investigation does not take into account the ...
Modelling of Structures in Fire: An Example of the Boundary Condition
(GRUPO GIDAI, Universidad de Cantabria (Spain), 2004-10)
The collapse of the World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7 on September 11th 2001 has highlighted the need for proper understanding of the behaviour of structures in the event of a fire. A detailed analysis of the fires and ...
Determination of Fire Induced Collapse Mechanisms of Multi-Storey Steel Framed Structures
(4th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, 2005-06)
Following the events of September 11th 2001, understanding the performance of multi-storey buildings during large-scale fires has assumed greater importance. These events have highlighted the possibility of large uncontrolled ...
Light Steel Framing: Improving the Integral Design
(Global Built Environment: Towards an Integrated Approach for Sustainability, Lancashire (UK), 2006-09-11)
Light Steel Framing has been extensively used in cold climate countries due to its good thermal and structural behaviour. Improved thermal behaviour results in positive environmental impact essential for sustainable ...
Collapse scenarios of WTC 1 & 2 with extension to generic tall buildings
This paper presents a summary of the author’s investigation into the collapse of tall buildings. A large number of computational analyses have been carried out at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) over the last 4 years ...
The behaviour of concrete structures in fire
The nature of concrete-based structures means that they generally perform very well in fire. However, concrete is a complex material and its properties can change dramatically when exposed to high temperatures. This paper ...