Why did World Trade Center collapse? – Simple analysis
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- Baz˘ant, Z. & Zhou, Y. Archive of Applied Mechanics (2001) 71: 802. doi:10.1007/s004190100189
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Simplified approximate analysis of the overall collapse of the World Trade Center towers is presented. It is shown that if prolonged heating causes the majority of columns of a single floor to lose their load-carrying capacity, the whole tower is doomed.