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Controllability of a parabolic system with a diffusive interface. (English) Zbl 1319.35078
Summary: We consider a linear parabolic transmission problem across an interface of codimension one in a bounded domain or on a Riemannian manifold, where the transmission conditions involve an additional parabolic operator on the interface. This system is an idealization of a three-layer model in which the central layer has a small thickness \(\delta\). We prove a Carleman estimate in the neighborhood of the interface for an associated elliptic operator by means of partial estimates in several microlocal regions. In turn, from the Carleman estimate, we obtain a spectral inequality that yields the null controllability of the parabolic system. These results are uniform with respect to the small parameter \(\delta\).
35K51 Initial-boundary value problems for second-order parabolic systems
93B05 Controllability
93C20 Control/observation systems governed by partial differential equations
35Q93 PDEs in connection with control and optimization
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