The dynamical mechanism to form rings at Lindblad resonances in a barred galaxy is now well-known: due to its dissipative character, the gas is forced in a spiral structure, and experiences torques from the bar potential. Angular momentum is transferred until gas accumulates in the resonant rings. Some problems remain however to account for all observations, such as the very different time-scales for nuclear, inner and outer ring formation, while the three are frequently observed in the same galaxy; the shapes, orientations and thickness of the rings, etc... The adequacy of the present gas dynamical modelizations is discussed.
Lenses are secondary components of barred galaxies that could originate from bar evolution. No model until now has met the observational constraints, in particular the sharp edge of the lenses, their strong velocity anisotropy, and their small thickness. We propose here that lenses are the result of partial bar destruction, a necessary step in a feedback cycle of bar formation-destruction, a cycle driven by gas accretion.