Null controllability of the heat equation with boundary Fourier conditions : the linear case
ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Volume 12 (2006) no. 3, pp. 442-465.

In this paper, we prove the global null controllability of the linear heat equation completed with linear Fourier boundary conditions of the form y n+βy=0. We consider distributed controls with support in a small set and nonregular coefficients β=β(x,t). For the proof of null controllability, a crucial tool will be a new Carleman estimate for the weak solutions of the classical heat equation with nonhomogeneous Neumann boundary conditions.

DOI: 10.1051/cocv:2006010
Classification: 35K20,  93B05
Keywords: controllability, heat equation, Fourier conditions
Fernández-Cara, Enrique ; González-Burgos, Manuel ; Guerrero, Sergio 1; Puel, Jean-Pierre 2

1 Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, boîte courrier 187, 75035 Cedex 05, Paris, France;
2 Laboratoire de Mathématiques Appliquées, Université de Versailles – St. Quentin, 45 avenue des États-Unis, 78035 Versailles, France; ; Laboratoire de Mathématiques Appliquées, Université de Versailles, St. Quentin, 45 avenue des États-Unis, 78035 Versailles, France;
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Fernández-Cara, Enrique; González-Burgos, Manuel; Guerrero, Sergio; Puel, Jean-Pierre. Null controllability of the heat equation with boundary Fourier conditions : the linear case. ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Volume 12 (2006) no. 3, pp. 442-465. doi : 10.1051/cocv:2006010. http://www.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/cocv:2006010/

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