Could Elastigirl stop the “METROLEV” train in Incredibles 2?

Sean Elliott, Rajvir Singha Flora

Abstract


This paper examines the feasibility of Elastigirl being able to stop the runaway “METROLEV” train, by stretching into the form of a parachute, in the film, Incredibles 2. Based on the “METROLEV” travelling at a speed of 150 mph, Elastigirl would need to stretch to a diameter of 6.16 m. This value appears too large given the relative dimension of the train and a construction worker, as shown in the scene. However, when using a speed of 375 mph (the maximum speed a maglev train can reach) her diameter would be 3.90 m instead. This is a more accurate value in comparison to the relative dimensions of the train and the construction worker. 


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