Partial differential equations arise naturally in mathematical physics and have numerous applications in real life. The present book mainly focuses on fluid mechanics, elasticity, and their interactions. As a typical model of such phenomena, one may consider the fluid-structure interactions between the wind and a suspension bridge. Not much is known about the mechanisms generating instabilities (in a broad sense) and many problems are still open, while an interdisciplinary approach is necessary for a better understanding of all the involved phenomena.
This book collects different points of view on these phenomena and is addressed both to junior researchers entering the field as well as to experienced professionals aiming to expand their scientific knowledge to closely related disciplines. The book also aims to bring closer the mathematical and engineering communities in order to create a common language and to encourage future collaborations.