Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: [Fwd: Really Questioning 9-11 [Book]]

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Neglecting whatever else might be wrong (or questionable) in the
Op Ed piece, I have to admit I'm more than slightly confused by these
two pieces of "information":

*Furthermore, it takes a temperature
of 2,795 degrees to melt construction grade steel, yet the highest
temperature jet fuel can reach is 1,517 degrees.*

*how do we explain the pools of molten steel which were
found bubbling 70 feet beneath the towers five weeks after 9-11? *
Incidentally, a temperature of 5,182 degrees is needed to transform
steel into a liquefied state.

Wait a minute, if steel melts at 2795 degF, why does it take a temperature
of 5182 degF "to transform steel into a liquefied state."

Either it melts at 2795 or not.  Unless there's some other meaning to
"melt" than "transform into a liquefied state".



Charles Hamilton, PhD EIT               Faculty Fellow
Department of Civil and                 Phone: 949.824.3752
    Environmental Engineering           FAX:   949.824.2117
University of California, Irvine        Email: chamilto(--nospam--at)

******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at:
* * This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers * Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To * subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
* Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at) Remember, any email you * send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted * without your permission. Make sure you visit our web * site at: ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********