Study Finds Melted Steel Beams Did Not Cause WTC Building 7 Collapse
The 127-page paper produced damning evidence that challenges the “jet fuel CAN melt steel beams” narrative.
GABRIEL KEANE September 10, 2019
The Institute of Northern Engineering, which is the research arm of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Engineering and Mines, spent nearly four years compiling data for the study starting in September 2015.
The project summary on the UAF website outlined three main objectives for the report:
(1) Examine the structural response of WTC 7 to fire loads that may have occurred on September 11, 2001; (2) Rule out scenarios that could not have caused the observed collapse; and (3) Identify types of failures and their locations that may have caused the total collapse to occur as observed.
The research team produced a simulation that replicated the structural fire loading conditions of WTC7 on September 11, 2001, supplemented by data from the National Institute of Science and Technology’s collapse initiation hypothesis.
The researchers concluded that “fire did not cause the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11, contrary to the conclusions of NIST and private engineering firms that studied the collapse,” adding “the secondary conclusion of our study is that the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building.”