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I want to do a EPQ which is about Aerospace Engineering.
Can anyone give me some ideas about it?? I'm really stuck on it.
This is a good idea actually. But because epq requires your project title to be some sort of question, maybe you can research into the extent that autopilot could be used? For example can we trust planes to self land or take off? To really impress the universities in your personal statement, you can research into flight control algorithms (although there isn't a specific one), or just research into control algorithms in general like PID and talk about how airplanes uses this method to control actuators etc. You can also look into a bit about the mathematics used in control such as Laplace transforms (khan academy has good videos on this, learning how to solve a 2nd order differential equation with Laplace transform is good enough which you can mention on your personal statement). So you don't have to necessarily know how PID control is used in a plane but just the idea that its part of the ways autopilots work. If you want more info you can PM me as I have an interest in this topic
I saw very excited when I saw this topic because I'm doing an EPQ and I too want to do something based on aerospace engineering - which is what I would like to do at university - I was thinking of doing an EPQ based on the 737 rudder PCU flaws, what went wrong and how it led to the crashes of USAir 427 and United 535 and in the long run, how much it improved passenger safety post 90s.... Would you advice this be a good idea for an EPQ or should I do something different?
Thanks in advance!