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Publication Citation: Analysis of Aircraft Impacts into the World Trade Center Towers (Chapters 9-11). Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-2B)

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Author(s): Steven W. Kirkpatrick; Robert T. Bocchieri; Fahim Sadek; Robert S. MacNeill; S Holmes; B D. Peterson; R W. Cilke; C Navarro;
Title: Analysis of Aircraft Impacts into the World Trade Center Towers (Chapters 9-11). Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster (NIST NCSTAR 1-2B)
Published: December 01, 2005
Abstract: The objective of this report was to analyze the aircraft impacts into each of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers to provide the following: (1) estimates of probable damage to structural systems due to aircraft impact, including exterior walls, floor systems, and interior core columns; (2) estimates of the aircraft fuel dispersal during the impact; (3) estimates of debris damage to the interior tower contents,including partitions and workstations. Thus, this analysis established the initial conditions for the fire dynamics modeling and the thermal-structural response and collapse initiation analysis....
Citation: NIST NCSTAR - 1-2
Research Areas: Building and Fire Safety Investigations, World Trade Center Investigation, Building and Fire Research
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