(31-01-2013 03:32 PM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:
(31-01-2013 03:30 PM)Nappa Wrote: No it actually deals a lot more with physics. At what temperature normal fires burn, how long the small amount of jet fuel would have lasted (not long at all) and even if they did collapse it would still have to deal with obstacles to the momentum of the collapsed part of the building. Then there's a rather good point in the original video I posed that deals with the fact that debris was thrown hundreds of feet outwards.
Once you get a fire going, it tends to go for a good long while as long as it has fuel.
And debris would get thrown out for quite a ways since an entire building was crashing down forcing anything below it out. Like you said, it's simple physics.
Yeah, only a 1/3 or 1/4 of the building was 'coming down' Also, steel framed buildings have been INFERNO'S and still didn't collapse, most of them not even partially. Debris might get thrown out a little ways, but it would take something like an explosion to send them flying.