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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

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

Citation

Gann, R. , Hamins, A. , McGrattan, K. , Ohlemiller, T. , Prasad, K. , Pitts, W. and Nelson, H. (2013), Reconstruction of the Thermal Environment in the Tall World Trade Center Buildings, Fire Technology (Accessed December 1, 2021)
Created January 11, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017