EFFECTS OF GRINDING MEDIA SHAPES ON BALL MILL PERFORMANCE Niyoshaka Nistlaba Stanley Lameck A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Engineering Johannesburg, October 2005

D = Internal Dia of the Mill in cms. after lining L = Internal length of the mill in cms. after lining. To calculate grinding media charge for continuous type ball mill, M = x D2 x L Example To calculate grinding media charge for a 180 cm dia x 180 cm long batch type ball mill with Duralox 50 mm thick bricks. Formula to be used is