I wasn't being snarky, honestly. I was trying to be humerous. I think we're done here anyway. May start another thread at some point. Nice debate though. Thank you.What was that exactly? Just the "beams would not expand enough", or a more general "NIST were wrong" of "collapse is impossible" point?
Not trying to be snarky, but it would be best to simply state what assertion you think has been proven.
I believe they heated the concrete in the full sized simulations. This was just a mode-of-failure simulation to see what would happen in detail with the steel heating.