P3_10 How Strong is Rapunzel’s Hair?

Nathan Pilkington, John Bettles, Michael Perry, Iain Clarke



In the Disney animated motion picture entitled Tangled; Rapunzel, located in a tower 70 feet tall, lowers her hair down to allow a fully grown adult man to climb up it and into the tower. This paper investigates the feasibility of this. It was determined that it is easily possible and that her hair could, in fact, support a maximum mass of just over 2750kg.

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