Is the use of 'is depended on' in the following sentences correct grammatically and conceptually? If it is not , kindly suggest ways to make it clearer.

"As is revealed in Eq. 16, the axial velocity is depended on the value of M_cri."


The sentence should state

As is revealed in Eq. 16, the axial velocity is dependent on the value of Mcri.

Confusing dependent with depended is a common auditory mistake. Only use depended on when talking about trust/expectation:

Her son is depended on to make his bed every morning.

The cash register is depended on for the business to survive.

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    It also could be confused with depends on. "the axial velocity depends on the value". Or plain depended (as past tense) "the axial velocity depended on the value" – user3169 Aug 5 '17 at 23:09
  • @user3169 Possible, but judging that the sentence seems like a therefore statement for an equation, I think that's unlikely. – Kman3 Aug 6 '17 at 0:04

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