INTRODUCTION

“Here is an example of a steel structure subjected to the impacts of a fully loaded, fueled 747 airplane.” With the lights dimmed in the hearing chamber, engineering professor Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl narrated a computer simulation for the House Science Committee. “Here is the plane approaching that b...

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Published in: The Disaster Experts p. 1
Main Author: SCOTT GABRIEL KNOWLES
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc 07-02-2012
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: “Here is an example of a steel structure subjected to the impacts of a fully loaded, fueled 747 airplane.” With the lights dimmed in the hearing chamber, engineering professor Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl narrated a computer simulation for the House Science Committee. “Here is the plane approaching that building at 450 miles per hour. Close up here, you can see the damage to the structures.” In the front row sat Sally Regenhard, among the dozens of family members in the audience, clutching a portrait of her son Christian. A “proby,” a probationary firefighter still new to the job, he was covering for
ISBN: 0812222466
9780812222463