2006/06/30

FAQ 1.5: Quanti e quali articoli tecnici confermano la “versione ufficiale” dei crolli al World Trade Center?

di Paolo Attivissimo, con il contributo di tutti gli autori di Undicisettembre. L'articolo è stato aggiornato dopo la pubblicazione iniziale. La data di pubblicazione è fittizia per esigenze di riordino del blog. Ultimo aggiornamento: 2015/12/03.

Questo è un elenco molto parziale, in ordine alfabetico per titolo, degli articoli tecnici pubblicati su riviste specialistiche o siti tecnici e dei libri tecnici firmati da esperti del settore che esaminano gli eventi dell'11 settembre 2001 e confermano l'impianto generale di quella che viene impropriamente definita “versione ufficiale”.


I rapporti tecnici legati alle inchieste sugli attentati dell'11/9 sono elencati separatamente qui.

  1. 9/11 - The Technical Side. Raccolta di decine di articoli sugli aspetti tecnici del disastro del World Trade Center, selezionati da The CAD Digest.

  2. A very simple method for assessing tall building safety in major fires. A. S. Usmani, C. Roben, A. Al-Remal, International Journal of Steel Structures, Vol 9, pag. 17-28, 2009.

  3. Aircraft Impact Analyses of the World Trade Center Towers. D. Isobe, Z. Sasaki, CD-ROM Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Performance, Protection, and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading (PROTECT2007), Whistler, Canada, 2007.

  4. Analysis of Background Residential Dust for World Trade Center Signature Components Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis. H. Lowers, G. Meeker, I. Brownfield, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005–1073.

  5. Ballistic Limit-Based Design Criteria and Finite Element Simulations for the Core Walls under impact of Fast-Flying Commercial Aircraft. Vincenzo De Rosa, in European Cooperation in the field of scientific and technical research - Cost Action 12 - Improving Buildings’ Structural Quality By New Technologies - WG2 - Structural Integrity under exceptional actions, 16 dicembre 2002.

  6. Characterization of Particulate Found in Apartments after Destruction of the World Trade Center. E. Chatfield, J. Kominsky, Chatfield Technical Consulting Limited, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (2002).

  7. Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. G. Clifton, CAD Digest, 2001.

  8. Collapse of World Trade Center Towers: What Did and Did Not Cause it?. Z. Bazant, J. Le, F. Greening, D. Benson. Inviato per la validazione al Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE) e successivamente pubblicato sul JEM di ottobre 2008 con il titolo What Did and Did Not Cause Collapse of World Trade Center Towers in New York.

  9. Could the World Trade Center have been modified to prevent its collapse? D. Newland, D. Cebon, Journal of Engineering Mechanics - ASCE, 128(7):795–800, 2002.

  10. Determination of a Diagnostic Signature for World Trade Center Dust using Scanning Electron Microscopy Point Counting Techniques. G. Meeker, A. Bern, H. Lowers, I. Brownfield, US Geological Survey Open File Report 2005-1031.

  11. Discussion of “Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions”, G Szuladzinski, J R. Gourley, Z Bazant, M Verdure, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ottobre 2008.

  12. Discussion of “What Did and Did Not Cause Collapse of World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York?” Z. Bazant, J-L Le, F R Greening, D. B. Benson, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, luglio 2010.

  13. Engineering Forensics of Collapse. M. Crosbie, Architecture Week, 17 October 2001.

  14. Environmental Studies of the World Trade Center area after the September 11, 2001 attack. R. Clark, R. Green, G. Swayze, G.  Meeker, S. Sutley, T. Hoefen, K. Livo, G. Plumlee, B. Pavri, C. Sarture, S. Wilson, P. Hageman, P. Lamothe, J. Vance, J. Boardman, I. Brownfield, C. Gent, L. Morath, J. Taggart, P. Theodorakos, M. Adams, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 01-0429 (2001).

  15. Fire-Induced Progressive Collapse Analyses of High-Rise Towers. D. Isobe, H. Yokota, L. Thanh, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2009.

  16. Fire-induced progressive collapse of steel building structures: A review of the mechanisms. G. Porcari, E. Zalok, W. Mekky, Engineering Structures, 10/2014.

  17. Materials characterization of dusts generated by the collapse of the World Trade Center, in Urban Aerosols and Their Impacts: Lessons Learned from the World Trade Center Tragedy. G. Meeker, S. Sutley, I. Brownfield, H. Lowers, A. Bern, G. Swayze, T. Hoefen, G. Plumlee, R. Clark, C. Gent, American Chemical Society, in press (2005).

  18. Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions. Z. Bazant, M. Verdure. Journal of Engineering Mechanics – ASCE 133 (3): p. 308–319, marzo 2007.

  19. New York e World Trade Center: Analisi del crollo. Z. Bazant, Y. Zhou (2001). Il Giornale dell’Ingegnere n. 20/21, dicembre 2001, pp. III–VI; Studies and Researches, Politecnico di Milano, 22, 229–242.

  20. Particle Atlas of World Trade Center Dust. H. Lowers, G. Meeker, US Geological Survey Open File Report 2005-1165.

  21. Progressive Collapse of the World Trade Centre: Simple Analysis. K. Seffen, Journal of Engineering Mechanics – ASCE, 134(2), pp. 125-132 (2008).

  22. Robustness of core walls against deliberate aircraft impact: lessons from the WTC collapse. V. De Rosa, R. Landolfo, F. Mazzolani, II Convegno Internazionale "Crolli e Affidabilità delle Strutture Civili", Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Dipartimento di Analisi e Progettazione Strutturale, Napoli, 15-16 maggio 2003.

  23. Seismological Observation of Impacts and Collapses at World Trade Center, Fact Sheet. Seismology Group, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University (2001). I grafici delle registrazioni sono qui.

  24. Simulation for the Collapse of WTC after Aeroplane Impact. L. Xinzheng, J. Jianjing, Proc. Int. Conf. on Protection of Structures Against Hazard, Lok TS eds. Singapore Nov. 2002. 57~60.

  25. Stability of the World Trade Center Twin Towers structural frame in multiple floor fires. A. Usmani, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol 131, pag. 654-657, 2005.

  26. Tall building collapse mechanisms initiated by fire: Mechanisms and design methodology. D. Lange, C. Röben, A. Usmani, Engineering Structures, Vol 36, pag. 90-103, 2012.

  27. Terrorist Attacks on USA: Architecture, Engineering, GIS and Technical Information. Vastissima raccolta di articoli tecnici a cura di Tenlinks.com (2002).

  28. The collapse of the WTC twin towers: preliminary analysis of the original design approach. A. De Luca, F. Di Fiore, E. Mele, A. Romano, STESSA 2003, 4th International Conference on “Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas”, Napoli, Italy, 9-12 June 2003, pp. 81-87.

  29. The collapse of WTC Twin Towers: general aspects and considerations on the stability under exceptional loading of columns with partial-strength connections. A. De Luca, E. Mele, A. Giordano, E. Grande (2004). COST C12 Final Conference, January 2005, Innsbruck, Austria.

  30. The World Trade Center and 9/11: A Discussion on some Engineering Design Issues. T. Wilkinson. In Safe Buildings for This Century, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors National Conference, 12 – 13 August 2002, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

  31. The World Trade Center 9/11 Disaster and Progressive Collapse of Tall Buildings. P. Kotsovinos, A. Usmani, Fire Technology, Vol 49, pag. 741-765, 2013.

  32. Why did the World Trade Center collapse? A simple analysis. Z. Bazant, Y. Zhou. Journal of Engineering Mechanics - ASCE, 128(1):2–6, 2002.

  33. Why the Observed Motion History of World Trade Center Towers is Smooth. J-L Le, Z. Bazant. Journal of Engineering Mechanics - ASCE, 1/2011.

  34. World Trade Center Collapse, Field Investigations and Analyses. A. Astaneh. Emerging Technologies in Structural Engineering, Proceedings of the 9th Arab Structural Engineering Conference, Nov. 29-Dec 1, 2003, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  35. World Trade Center - Some Engineering Aspects. T. Wilkinson, University of Sydney.

  36. World Trade Center Special Coverage. Raccolta di articoli tecnici presso il portale specialistico I Civil Engineer (2003).

  37. World Trade Center Studies. A. Astaneh, National Science Foundation, Berkeley.edu.

2 commenti:

Stefanos ha detto...

C'era un articolo anchevsul Giornale dell'Ingegnere che spiegava il crollo con pochi e semplici passaggi, facile da capire anche da un non ingegnere

Paolo Attivissimo ha detto...

Stefanos,

forse l'ho già elencato, è il numero 17 dell'elenco? O è un altro? Intendo "New York e World Trade Center: Analisi del crollo. Z. Bazant, Y. Zhou (2001). Il Giornale dell’Ingegnere n. 20/21, dicembre 2001, pp. III–VI".