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Old 2nd January 2008, 06:45 PM   #167
Tony Szamboti
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Originally Posted by cmcaulif View Post
Why would this be a problem when the members are undergoing an inelastic buckling mechanism at relatively low strains?

The WTC columns would not undergo compressive failures, as you sem to think.
What does the slenderness ratio of a structural steel column need to be to be in the inelastic buckling range?

What were the slenderness ratios of the central core columns at the collapse initiation sites of the 98th floor in the North Tower and 82nd floor in the South Tower?

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