Academic Projects

This page displays some of the technical reports and I’ve written throughout my experience at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as central lab projects. For each report, I’ve laid out a brief description, along with download links to the related files. All my technical reports are done in LaTex using Overleaf 2.0. Technical writing is one of my favorite skills I’ve developed at the university, and I’ve developed a love for explaining complicated work and techniques in simple and understandable language. If you are interested in viewing any of the source code for these projects, please email me at jashanxchopra@gmail.com


Saturation Equilibrium of Craters

This project’s aim was to simulate space impacts on a typical terrestrial surface. I developed a Matlab code to perform this simulation, and then wrote the following report on the code. This report served as the final project submission for my ASTR3750 class: Planets, Moons, & Rings at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Saturation_Equilibrium_of_Craters


The Lightning II’s Media Thunderstorm

This was the final paper for ASEN3046 – Intro to Humans in Aviation. The aim was to write about the Lockheed Martin F35, one of the most controversial fighter jet programs in history. The paper focuses largely on the negative aspects of the program, discussing the role of politics and policy in the space of engineering.

Composite Beam Bending – ASEN 2001

This was a lab assignment for ASEN2001 – Statics & Mechanics. The aim of this lab was to understand beam failure in shear and moment, and what differentiates these two modes of failure. This lab flexed real-life testing and data gathering using a low speed wind tunnel with MATLAB coding development and full technical report writing.  The final lab recieved a 98/100. The full attached PDF is below.

ASEN 2004 – Water Bottle Rocket

This project was a lab assignment for ASEN 2004 – Vehicle Design. The main goal was to analyze the trajectory of the water bottle rocket lab and predict its final location. This was done with rigorous analysis from three separate models using MATLAB 2019. The methods included integration through ode45, cubic interpolated fit models of static test stand thrust data, and heavy 3D plotting work. Sensitivity analysis was done to optimize changes to the fabrication of the rocket, and wind tunnel tests were utilized to estimate the coefficient of drag, necessary in the model equations. A Monte Carlo simulation was employed to accurately convey the associated error and make the most accurate prediction possible for launch day. The link to a Github Repository for all of the code materials is linked below, along with a download link to the final powerpoint presentation.

Github BottleRocketSimulation