In arbitrary dimension, in the discrete setting of finite-differences we prove a Carleman estimate for a semi-discrete parabolic operator, in which the large parameter is connected to the mesh size. This estimate is applied for the derivation of a (relaxed) observability estimate, that yield some controlability results for semi-linear semi-discrete parabolic equations. Sub-linear and super-linear cases are considered.
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Franck Boyer, Jérôme Le Rousseau, Carleman estimates for semi-discrete parabolic operators and application to the controllability of semi-linear semi-discrete parabolic equations. Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Anal. Non Linéaire 31 (2014), no. 5, pp. 1035–1078DOI 10.1016/J.ANIHPC.2013.07.011