### TECHNICAL NOTES 8 GRINDING R. P. King

The critical speed of the mill, c, is defined as the speed at which a single ball will just remain against the wall for a full cycle. At the top of the cycle =0 and Fc Fg () mp 2 cDm 2 mpg () c 2g Dm 1/2 () The critical speed is usually expressed in terms of the number of revolutions per second Nc c 2 1 2 2g Dm 1/2 (2×)1/2