# 1D Fourier equation with temperature dependent thermal properties

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Maria Lorena Richiusa on 5 Jun 2020
Hello! I am trying to solve the 1D Fourier's equation with temperature dependent thermal properties but I do not know how to get the temperature results from pdepe at each time step and use them to evaluate the material properties for the next time step. Can you help me sort this out? Find below the example.
In this case, for example, the thermal diffisivity is temperature dependent accordint to the law:
diffr=3.34E-10*T^4 - 9.37E-07*T^3 + 9.38E-04*T^2 - 4.80E-01*T + 2.09E+02
function [c,f,s] = pdex1pde(x,t,u,dudx,diffr,Tfront)
c = 1/diffr;
f = dudx;
s = 0;
end
Many thanks for the help!

Bill Greene on 6 Jun 2020
function [c,f,s] = pdex1pde(x,t,T,dudx,diffr,Tfront)
diffr=3.34E-10*T^4 - 9.37E-07*T^3 + 9.38E-04*T^2 - 4.80E-01*T + 2.09E+02;
c = 1/diffr;
f = dudx;
s = 0;
end
Maria Lorena Richiusa on 7 Jun 2020
Thanks again for your answer. Could I define the temperature-dependent material property law on an external script that recalls the pdepe function, and passing this function as an argument of the pdepe? I have tried but in a wrong way, as the temperature is a result of the pdepe function.