Omar D Lopez Mejia

Omar Dario Lopez Mejia, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. Prof. Lopez obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, USA, with specialization in thermal-fluid systems. His area of expertise is related to the simulation of external flows at moderate and high Reynolds number, including the simulation of the flow around MAVs, both fixed-wing and with rotors. Specifically, Prof. Lopez is interested in developing computational frameworks in which unsteady fluid dynamics simulation, structure interaction (RBD or flexible), and energy efficiency and control (including flow control) are highly coupled.

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Few years ago, the topic of aerial robots was exclusively related to the robotics community, so a great number of books about the dynamics and control of aerial robots and UAVs have been written. As the control technology for UAVs advances, the great interaction that exists between other systems and elements that are as important as control such as aerodynamics, energy efficiency, acoustics, structural integrity, and applications, among others has become evident. Aerial Robots - Aerodynamics, Control, and Applications is an attempt to bring some of these topics related to UAVs together in just one book and to look at a selection of the most relevant problems of UAVs in a broader engineering perspective.

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