Chapter 6

This chapter provides an overview of the analyses that NIST performed to support its hypothesis of fire-induced failure. The areas that will be examined include NIST’s analysis of “hypothetical blast scenarios” in WTC 7 and the possible use of thermite, NIST’s estimates of fireproofing dislodgement in WTC 1 and WTC 2, NIST’s testing of the steel temperatures, and NIST’s computer modeling.