The thickness or thickness

alexeru653280

Senior Member
Iran
Hi,

Is it necessary to add "the" before "thickness "?


In this study, two kinds of blade profiles are being investigated, the original design, a constant thickness blade (CTB) and the proposed design, a variable thickness blade (VTB). The thickness of the VTB increases linearly from hub to tip (NACA 0010 at hub and NACA 0020 at tip) while the thickness of the CTB is constant from hub to tip (NACA 0015 at hub and NACA 0015 at tip).
 
  • Barque

    Banned
    Tamil
    Yes, it is. It could be dropped if you were writing in points, rather than in complete sentences.
     

    Edinburgher

    Senior Member
    German/English bilingual
    Yes, you need "the". It might be a good idea to change the second "the thickness" to "that", and to add a comma before "while".
    The thickness of the VTB ... (... tip), while that of the CTB...
     

    Barque

    Banned
    Tamil
    A summarised version, with bullet points. Something like this:

    In this study:
    • Two kinds of blade profiles being investigated
    • Original design - constant thickness blade (CTB) and proposed design - variable thickness blade (VTB)
    • Thickness of VTB increases linearly from hub to tip (NACA 0010 at hub and NACA 0020 at tip)
    • Thickness of CTB constant from hub to tip (NACA 0015 at hub and NACA 0015 at tip)
     
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