P6_10 Hadouken! The Physics of Street Fighter

Alexander Toohie, Joe McGuire, Alexandra Pohl

Abstract


We examined the possibility of creating a Street Fighter style Hadouken reball by throwing a fuel-soaked dodgeball fast enough that the viscous drag forces ignite the fuel. We found the necessary velocity to ignite gasoline must be greater than 41m/s (93mph). We found this to be much greater than the record dodgeball throw.

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