The first paper you linked remarks that Quintiere’s theory is “improbable”.
Quintiere himself has left his disdain for the NIST investigation in no doubt.
The NIST impact analysis does not corroborate that of Purdue.
And so on.
They struggle to come up with a cohesive theory in support of the official story. In the background to this squabbling and uncertainty, 1,258 independent architects and engineers demand a thorough and unbiased investigation to determine the true cause. If there were nothing untoward then there is no reason to be afraid of this.
Edit: it is now 1,262 - another four qualified individuals have signed the petition.
Apart from that, the WTC impact damage is too often over-hyped and it is still possible to make comparisons with severe high-rise fires in steel-framed buildings all as I have described above.
Edited by Q24, 25 August 2010 - 01:01 AM.