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Publication Citation: Reconstruction of the Thermal Environment in the Tall World Trade Center Buildings

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Author(s): Richard G. Gann; Anthony P. Hamins; Kevin B. McGrattan; Thomas J. Ohlemiller; Kuldeep R. Prasad; William M. Pitts; Harold E. Nelson;
Title: Reconstruction of the Thermal Environment in the Tall World Trade Center Buildings
Published: January 11, 2013
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted an extensive investigation of the collapse of the three tall World Trade Center (WTC) buildings. This paper describes the reconstruction of the fires, the thermal environment they created within the buildings, and the raising of the temperatures of the structural components.
Citation: Fire Technology
Keywords: Fire; fire modeling; fire model validation; fire tests; fire safety; World Trade Center
Research Areas: World Trade Center Investigation, Building and Fire Research