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Message - Structural Ceramics - Key to Terror-Resistant Skyscrapers?

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Posted by  Gary R on February 14, 2003 at 08:44:49:

A little while ago, I responded to another thread on this forum, about the "death of skyscrapers." In my reply, I mentioned, in passing, the possibility of replacing structural steel (which breaks down at high temperatures, as in the World Trade Center attack) with structural ceramic materials that can be extruded into any shape and can resist much higher temperatures than steel.

Thinking about this, later, I've been doing a little research and have found that this very material is already being studied. Here is a link to a site I found on this subject.

Gary

 
 
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