A4_3 The Human Barbecue

Jonathan Sallabank, Claire Sullivan, Alex Foden, Adam Higgins


This paper considers the feasibility of the Human Torch, calculating the energy taken to turn a human body to plasma, generate a large amount of heat for long periods of time, and how much food would need to be consumed to provide the necessary energy. Johnny Storm's secondary power of absorbing thermal energy from his surroundings is also calculated as another way of fuelling his flames.

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