The Structural Dynamics of the World Trade Center Catastrophe

@article{Schneider2019TheSD,
  title={The Structural Dynamics of the World Trade Center Catastrophe},
  author={Ansgar Schneider},
  journal={IABSE Congress, New York, New York 2019: The Evolving Metropolis},
  year={2019}
}
  • A. Schneider
  • Published 23 October 2019
  • Geology
  • IABSE Congress, New York, New York 2019: The Evolving Metropolis
Bažant et al. have proposed a model of a gravity-driven collapse of a tall building which collapses in a progressive-floor collapse after the failure of a single storey. The model allows the re-computation of the structural resistance of the building once the downward movement of the building has been quantified. We give a physically more sound version of the collapse model, and determine the downward movement of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Thereby we reproduce a value for the… 

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