Could Wonder Woman’s gauntlet really take a bullet?
Certain materials can actually handle the stresses!
This is an example of where computer simulations come in handy to eliminate certain designs or materials that might not fulfill the intended purpose.
This is not an animation but a simulation. A simulation is a physics intensive calculation process where the computer considers the physical properties of the modeled design and calculates an accurate reproduction of the stresses and deformations the object would undergo in real-life.
Movie industry computer graphics are advanced animation that do not include real-life physics. Wonder Woman’s gauntlets can endure anything thrown at them and come out unscathed. But what happens when you apply real-life physics? The purpose of this simulation is to determine if a gauntlet made of physical metal alloys would endure the impact stresses and ricochet a fired 45ACP bullet. [Disclaimer: Do not try this in real life!]
How does a strong Titanium Alloy handle the stresses? Does it deform? How about a strong Steel Alloy, like 350 Maraging Steel? Take a look at the video and see for yourself!