Apr 28, 2017· N = speed of mill in rev. per min. N1 = critical speed of mill in rev. per min. Vb = relative velocity of particle at od, ft. per sec. w = weight of portion of charge, lb. W = weight of entire charge, lb. P = fraction of mill volume occupied by charge. g = a constant = 32.2 ft. per sec. per sec. k = a constant = 4π²n²/g = 1.226n².