The Investigation of the World Trade Center Collapse

Observations of the debris generated by the collapse and of damaged adjacent
structures suggests that spray - applied fireproofing may be vulnerable to
mechanical damage from blasts and impacts . This vulnerability is not well
understood .

Author: United States

Publisher: US House of Representatives

ISBN:

Category: Building failures

Page: 430

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Design Methods for Reducing the Risk of Progressive Collapse in Buildings

PROGRESSIVE COLLAPSE AND ABNORMAL LOADS 2.1 Basic Concepts The
progressive type of collapse consists of (1) an event which results in (2) failure of
one or more primary structural elements followed by (3) a chain reaction of ...

Author: Edgar V. Leyendecker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Building failures

Page: 61

View: 720


Study of Instantaneous Collapse and Creep Buckling Characteristics of Large SGR Process Tubes

ABSTRACT The instantaneous collapse ( < 0.2 hr ) and creep buckling
characteristics ( up to 5000 hr ) of Type 304 stainless steel 4.00 OD by 0.025 - in .
wall tubes , under external radial pressure and varying axial load , were
determined at ...

Author: M. Lemcoe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Buckling (Mechanics)

Page: 63

View: 562


Learning from 9 11 understanding the Collapse of the World Trade Center

I would like to discuss three issues with you today - an analysis of the current
building performance assessment study of the World Trade Center collapse , a
proposal for an enhanced national disaster investigation response protocol for
future ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Building failures

Page: 177

View: 153


Further Examination of the East Chicago Indiana Highway Ramp Collapse Could Help Prevent Similar Accidents

Under this requirement , Indiana OSHA decided to conduct a " fullscale "
investigation of the cline Avenue ramp collapse but accepted OSHA's assistance
because it did not have the resources to conduct such a large and complex
investigation ...

Author: United States. General Accounting Office

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Accident investigation

Page: 20

View: 547


The Irish Collapse Or Three Months of Home Rule A Vision of Confusion By the Member for Donnybrook

IRISH COLLAPSE. Westmeath was indebted to his imagination for his vision of a
railway millennium . And in each instance the vision was - only a vision .
Imagination has throttled the country ; imagination is the curse of the country . We
have ...

Author: IRISH COLLAPSE.

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 62

View: 385


The Collapse of Complex Societies

Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory.

Author: Joseph Tainter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386739

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 829

Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory.

Collapse

'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This ...

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141976969

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 260

From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times

Conspiracy Collapse of Wtc 1 and Wtc 2 Buildings

After terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and caused fire WTC-1 and WTC-2 buildings collapsed graving by collapse additional 2,200 more victims that at this time were in these buildings.

Author: Konstantin Radtchenko

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462840264

Category: Reference

Page: 101

View: 777

After terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and caused fire WTC-1 and WTC-2 buildings collapsed graving by collapse additional 2,200 more victims that at this time were in these buildings. The investigation that I started in 2003 had shown the presence of ten inexcusable, prohibitive and fatal mistakes in design of these buildings. WTC-1 and WTC-2 buildings having these mistakes were doomed to collapse in the future without any terrorist attack and any unexpected fire. It terrorist attack did not happen on September 11, 2001, one of WTC-1 or WTC-2 building collapsed by day in nearest years graving nearly 40,000 victims.

Questioning Collapse

Collectively, these essays demonstrate that resilience in the face of societal crises, rather than collapse, is the leitmotif of the human story from the earliest civilizations to the present.

Author: Patricia A. McAnany

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107717329

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

View: 597

Questioning Collapse challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation. In a series of highly accessible and closely argued essays, a team of internationally recognized scholars bring history and context to bear in their radically different analyses of iconic events, such as the deforestation of Easter Island, the cessation of the Norse colony in Greenland, the faltering of nineteenth-century China, the migration of ancestral peoples away from Chaco Canyon in the American southwest, the crisis and resilience of Lowland Maya kingship, and other societies that purportedly 'collapsed'. Collectively, these essays demonstrate that resilience in the face of societal crises, rather than collapse, is the leitmotif of the human story from the earliest civilizations to the present. Scrutinizing the notion that Euro-American colonial triumphs were an accident of geography, Questioning Collapse also critically examines the complex historical relationship between race and political labels of societal 'success' and 'failure'.

China

Author: Nathaniel Peffer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: China

Page: 306

View: 139


After Collapse

This is the first book-length work to examine the question of how and why early complex urban societies have reappeared after periods of decentralization and collapse.

Author: Glenn M. Schwartz

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816529360

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

View: 599

From the Euphrates Valley to the southern Peruvian Andes, early complex societies have risen and fallen, but in some cases they have also been reborn. Prior archaeological investigation of these societies has focused primarily on emergence and collapse. This is the first book-length work to examine the question of how and why early complex urban societies have reappeared after periods of decentralization and collapse. Ranging widely across the Near East, the Aegean, East Asia, Mesoamerica, and the Andes, these cross-cultural studies expand our understanding of social evolution by examining how societies were transformed during the period of radical change now termed Òcollapse.Ó They seek to discover how societal complexity reemerged, how second-generation states formed, and how these re-emergent states resembled or differed from the complex societies that preceded them. The contributors draw on material culture as well as textual and ethnohistoric data to consider such factors as preexistent institutions, structures, and ideologies that are influential in regeneration; economic and political resilience; the role of social mobility, marginal groups, and peripheries; and ethnic change. In addition to presenting a number of theoretical viewpoints, the contributors also propose reasons why regeneration sometimes does not occur after collapse. A concluding contribution by Norman Yoffee provides a critical exegesis of ÒcollapseÓ and highlights important patterns found in the case histories related to peripheral regions and secondary elites, and to the ideology of statecraft. After Collapse blazes new research trails in both archaeology and the study of social change, demonstrating that the archaeological record often offers more clues to the Òdark agesÓ that precede regeneration than do text-based studies. It opens up a new window on the past by shifting the focus away from the rise and fall of ancient civilizations to their often more telling fall and rise. CONTRIBUTORS Bennet Bronson, Arlen F. Chase, Diane Z. Chase, Christina A. Conlee, Lisa Cooper, Timothy S. Hare, Alan L. Kolata, Marilyn A. Masson, Gordon F. McEwan, Ellen Morris, Ian Morris, Carlos Peraza Lope, Kenny Sims, Miriam T. Stark, Jill A. Weber, Norman Yoffee

The Collapse

In The Collapse, prize-winning historian Mary Elise Sarotte reveals how a perfect storm of decisions made by daring underground revolutionaries, disgruntled Stasi officers, and dictatorial party bosses sparked an unexpected series of events ...

Author: Mary Elise Sarotte

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465056903

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 346

"An authoritative and fast-moving account of the events that led up to the Wall's demise." --Financial Times On November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall-the infamous symbol of a divided Cold War Europe--seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates was not planned by the East German ruling regime--nor was it the result of a bargain between either President Ronald Reagan or President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It was an accident. In The Collapse, prize-winning historian Mary Elise Sarotte reveals how a perfect storm of decisions made by daring underground revolutionaries, disgruntled Stasi officers, and dictatorial party bosses sparked an unexpected series of events culminating in the chaotic fall of the Wall. With a novelist's eye for character and detail, she brings to vivid life a story that sweeps across Budapest, Prague, and Leipzig and on to the armed checkpoints in Berlin. The Collapse offers the definitive account of the night that brought down the Berlin Wall

The Collapse of Low skill Male Earnings in the 1980s

Author: David R. Howell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Unskilled labor

Page: 46

View: 976


The Collapse of the Tokugawa Bakufu

Author: Conrad D. Totman

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824806149

Category: History

Page: 588

View: 951


Bowling Alone

Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.

Author: Robert D. Putnam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743203046

Category: History

Page: 541

View: 972

Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.

State Collapse in South Eastern Europe

This volume examines issues broadening our understanding of the Yugoslav case, and also sheds light on how to deal with state fragility and failure.

Author: Lenard J. Cohen

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557534606

Category: History

Page: 413

View: 434

A multidisciplinary approach exploring the historical antecedents and the dynamic process of Yugoslavia's violent dissolution. This volume examines issues broadening our understanding of the Yugoslav case, and also sheds light on how to deal with state fragility and failure.

Collapse the Buckling of Structures in Theory and Practice

Author: J. M. T. Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780521251020

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 531

View: 445

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Collapse

America has collapsed into chaos after corporate interests finally gain total power over the government, freedom and human rights no longer exist as they dont turn a profit.

Author: R.T. Eckhardt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468576585

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 242

America has collapsed into chaos after corporate interests finally gain total power over the government, freedom and human rights no longer exist as they dont turn a profit. The middle class is replaced by the rich and privileged few and the poor, destitute hoards struggling to survive. In the midst of the lawless free for all Freddy Kingtons wife is brutally murdered in a robbery attempt and what starts out as an incensed path to revenge develops into the beginnings of a revolution against the Corporate States of America. Freddy utilizes his considerable expertise with boats and firearms to extract his revenge on Stanford when he visits Freddys new turf outside the US in the Bahama Islands. After Stanford is taken out of the picture Freddy disappears down island to points unknown to continue his covert assault on the Corporate States of America.

Understanding Collapse

In this lively survey, Guy D. Middleton critically examines our ideas about collapse - how we explain it and how we have constructed potentially misleading myths around collapses - showing how and why collapse of societies was a much more ...

Author: Guy D. Middleton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110715149X

Category: History

Page: 441

View: 114

In this lively survey, Guy D. Middleton critically examines our ideas about collapse - how we explain it and how we have constructed potentially misleading myths around collapses - showing how and why collapse of societies was a much more complex phenomenon than is often admitted.