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How to simulate twin towers 9/11?

How to simulate twin towers 9/11?

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Can you post in detail the parameters/guidelines/requirements of your project? Off the cuff, I'm thinking build a tower with supports and floors made of card board or thin wood strips you could get from a hobby store and an aluminum exteriorThe twin towers collapsed (supposedly) after the fires melted and compromised the integrity of internal supports and columnsWithout them, their weight couldn't be supported by the external metal supports aloneFor your burn, I think you could use wooden matchesThey are pretty cheap and burn readily and HOTYou might even be able to use match stick for building the internal supportsOtherwise, just removes the match heads to use as fuelYou want as much weight as possible in the upper portion of your tower to provide the force to collapse your towers and to have as little support as possible in the topYou essentially want a domino reaction where the falling weight of the upper portions breaks through the layers and supports below, which collapse the next floor and the next and so onThe simplest model I have in mind is a bunch of cardboard squares to form the floors, one or two 'columns' made of match sticks that support the upper levels, and aluminum foil to form the outer surfacesYou could even removes window sections of foil and replace them with plastic to make the structure less rigidThe cardboard will provide weight to power the collapseOnce the internal matches that support it from the ground up burn away, only the foil will support the building, the floors collapse from the top down, crushing the ones belowCan't stress enough having the internal supports attached primarily to the very bottom and the topLike having a tent supported with one single tent pole in the middleAt any rate, I recommend researching the real collapse theories and making test models to see how your materials and design react.

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