Fluid-elastic instabilities are at the origin of large deformations of flexible structures and are limiting the capacities of products in various industrial branches such as aeronautics, marine industry, or wind electricity production. The challenges addressed in this project are to develop new theoretical methodologies for (i) describing mathematically aeroelastic instabilities, (ii) controlling them and (iii) improving the aerodynamic performance of flexible structures.

Moreover if suppressing these instabilities is an ultimate goal, a paradigm shift in the technological development is to take advantage of them to achieve others objectives, as reducing the aerodynamic drag of these structures, thus paving the way for innovative control solutions over a wide class of fluid-structure problems.