Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Application of simulated annealing for optimization of blasting costs due to air overpressure constraints in open-pit mines
151. Application of simulated annealing for optimization of blasting costs due to air overpressure constraints in open-pit mines

H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh; M. Hakimiyan Bidgoli; H. Mokhtari; A. Aghajani Bazzazi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 903-916

Abstract
  Estimating the costs of blasting operations is an important parameter in open-pit mining. Blasting and rock fragmentation depend on two groups of variables. The first group consists ...  Read More
Formation of a deep pit lake: case study of Aguas Claras, Brazil
152. Formation of a deep pit lake: case study of Aguas Claras, Brazil

E. von Sperling; C.A.P. Grandchamp

Volume 1, Number 1 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  The paper presents the case study of the current formation of a Brazilian pit lake from an iron ore mining activity. The water used for the filling of the lake comes from rain, ground ...  Read More
Determination of the largest pit with the non-negative net profit in the open pit mines
153. Determination of the largest pit with the non-negative net profit in the open pit mines

J. Gholamnejad; A.R. Mojahedfar

Volume 1, Number 2 , Summer 2010

Abstract
  The determination of the Ultimate Pit Limit (UPL) is the first step in the open pit mine planning process. In this stage that parts of the mineral deposit that are economic to ...  Read More
Processing of Alborz Markazi coal tailings using column flotation
154. Processing of Alborz Markazi coal tailings using column flotation

Z. Bahri; S.Z. Shafaei; M. Karamoozian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2011

Abstract
  Investigations were carried out on coal tailings by conventional cell and column flotation techniques. Tests were conducted to assess processing coal tailings of Alborz Markazi coal ...  Read More
The effect of price changes on optimum cut-off grade of different open-pit mines
155. The effect of price changes on optimum cut-off grade of different open-pit mines

Ali Asghar khodaiari; A Jafarnejad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, , Pages 61-68

Abstract
  Maximizing economic earnings is the most common goal in cut-off grade optimization of open-pit mining operations. When this is the case, the price of the product has a critical effect ...  Read More
Comparison of golden section search method and imperialist competitive algorithm for optimization cut-off grade- case study: Mine No. 1 of Golgohar
156. Comparison of golden section search method and imperialist competitive algorithm for optimization cut-off grade- case study: Mine No. 1 of Golgohar

S. Mohammadi; M. Ataei; R. Khalokakaei; E. Pourzamani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, , Pages 63-71

Abstract
  Optimization of the exploitation operation is one of the most important issues facing the mining engineers. Since several technical and economic parameters depend on the cut-off grade, ...  Read More
Joint inversion of ReMi dispersion curves and refraction travel times using particle swarm optimization algorithm
157. Joint inversion of ReMi dispersion curves and refraction travel times using particle swarm optimization algorithm

A. Zarean; R. Poormirzaee

Volume 7, Issue 1 , Winter 2016, , Pages 67-79

Abstract
  Shear-wave velocity ( ) is an important parameter used for site characterization in geotechnical engineering. However, dispersion curve inversion is challenging for most inversion methods ...  Read More
A new brittleness index for estimation of rock fracture toughness
158. A new brittleness index for estimation of rock fracture toughness

H. R. Nejati; Seyed A. Moosavi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, , Pages 83-91

Abstract
  Assessment of the correlation between rock brittleness and rock fracture toughness has been the subject of extensive research works in the recent years. Unfortunately, the brittleness ...  Read More
Prediction of ultimate strength of shale using artificial neural network
159. Prediction of ultimate strength of shale using artificial neural network

S. Moshrefi; K. Shahriar; A. Ramezanzadeh; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 91-105

Abstract
  A rock failure criterion is very important for prediction of the ultimate strength in rock mechanics and geotechnics; it is determined for rock mechanics studies in mining, civil, and ...  Read More
A comparative study of two meta-heuristic algorithms in optimizing cost of reinforced concrete segmental lining
160. A comparative study of two meta-heuristic algorithms in optimizing cost of reinforced concrete segmental lining

Seyed S. Mousavi; M. Nikkhah; Sh. Zare

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 95-112

Abstract
  In this work, we tried to automatically optimize the cost of the concrete segmental lining used as a support system in the case study of Mashhad Urban Railway Line 2 located in NE Iran. ...  Read More
Identification of Geochemical Anomalies Using Fractal and LOLIMOT Neuro-Fuzzy modeling in Mial Area, Central Iran
161. Identification of Geochemical Anomalies Using Fractal and LOLIMOT Neuro-Fuzzy modeling in Mial Area, Central Iran

M. Alipour Shahsavari; P. Afzal; A. Hekmatnejad

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 99-117

Abstract
  The Urumieh-Dokhtar Magmatic Arc (UDMA) is recognized as an important porphyry, disseminated, vein-type and polymetallic mineralization arc. The aim of this study is to identify and ...  Read More
Estimating the deformation modulus of jointed rock mass under multilateral loading condition using analytical methods
162. Estimating the deformation modulus of jointed rock mass under multilateral loading condition using analytical methods

M Ebadi; Saeed Karimi Nasab; H Jalalifar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Summer 2011, , Pages 146-156

Abstract
  rnDetermination of rock mass deformation modulus is very important in different projects, especially in civil and mining engineering works. In-situ measurements such as dilatometer, ...  Read More
A new chart-independent method for fast identification of control level of industrial processes using continuous data
163. A new chart-independent method for fast identification of control level of industrial processes using continuous data

H. Khoshdast; M. Mahmoodabadi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, , Pages 203-213

Abstract
  A new method is developed for a fast identification of the stability situation of industrial processes. The proposed method includes two factor ratios of the control constants for the ...  Read More
Introducing Mesozoic siliciclastic-rich refractory sand levels based on geochemical and physical properties in Iran
164. Introducing Mesozoic siliciclastic-rich refractory sand levels based on geochemical and physical properties in Iran

M. Yazdi; A. Bahrami; Z. Alaminia; H. Jamali; M. A. Mackizadeh

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 361-369

Abstract
  This research work introduces the Early Triassic, Late Triassic-Early Jurassic, and Early Cretaceous silica-rich sand levels at east and central Alborz, Kopeh-Dagh, and Central Iran, ...  Read More
Mechanical activation of phosphate concentrates to enhance dissolution efficiency of rare earth elements from a kinetic viewpoint
165. Mechanical activation of phosphate concentrates to enhance dissolution efficiency of rare earth elements from a kinetic viewpoint

H. Shadi Naghadeh; M. Abdollahy; A. Khodadadi Darban; P. Pourghahramani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 373-388

Abstract
  The Esfordi phosphate concentrate mainly contains fluorapatite, monazite, and xenotime as rare earth element (REE) minerals, accounting for 1.5% of rare earth metals. The monazite and ...  Read More
Phytoextraction-based process of metal absorption from soil in mining areas (tailing dams) by Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa) (Case study: Sarcheshmeh porphyry copper mine, SE of Iran)
166. Phytoextraction-based process of metal absorption from soil in mining areas (tailing dams) by Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa) (Case study: Sarcheshmeh porphyry copper mine, SE of Iran)

S. Tabasi; H. Hassani; A.R. Azadmehr

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 419-431

Abstract
  The present work was planned to evaluate the phytoextraction of metal mine tailings, Sarcheshmeh copper mine, SE of Iran, by the endemic plant species Medicago sativa L. (Alfalfa). ...  Read More
On Analytic Solutions of Elastic Net Displacements around a Circular Tunnel
167. On Analytic Solutions of Elastic Net Displacements around a Circular Tunnel

M. Hazrati Aghchai; P. Moarefvand; H. Salari Rad

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 419-432

Abstract
  Displacements around a tunnel, occurring as a result of excavation, consist of the elastic and plastic parts. In this paper, we discuss the elastic part of displacements as a result ...  Read More
Investigation of leaching kinetics of zinc from a low-grade ore in organic and inorganic acids
168. Investigation of leaching kinetics of zinc from a low-grade ore in organic and inorganic acids

Seyed M. Seyed Ghasemi; A. Azizi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 579-591

Abstract
  The leaching kinetics of a low-grade zinc oxide ore in different acid media was investigated with respect to the experimental variables including acid concentration, temperature, liquid ...  Read More
Fundamentals of 3D modelling and resource estimation in coal mining
169. Fundamentals of 3D modelling and resource estimation in coal mining

B. Unver

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 623-639

Abstract
  The prerequisite of maintaining an efficient and safe mining operation is the proper design of a mine by considering all aspects. The first step in a coal mine design is a realistic ...  Read More
Pre-treatment of toxic element and cationic dye onto natural biomass: characterization and optimization
170. Pre-treatment of toxic element and cationic dye onto natural biomass: characterization and optimization

F. Mohajer-Moghari; K. Seifpanahi Shabani; M. Karamouzian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 649-658

Abstract
  This researchdescribe wastewater pre-treatment that contaminated with Methylene Blue dye (MB) and Ni(II) ion by Athelia Bombacina fungus dead biomass (ABFDB). Researches finding on ...  Read More
3D model construction of induced polarization and resistivity data with quantifying uncertainties using geostatistical methods and drilling (Case study: Madan Bozorg, Iran)
171. 3D model construction of induced polarization and resistivity data with quantifying uncertainties using geostatistical methods and drilling (Case study: Madan Bozorg, Iran)

K. Mostafaei; H. R. Ramazi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 857-872

Abstract
  Madan Bozorg is an active copper mine located in NE Iran, which is a part of the very wide copper mineralization zone named Miami-Sabzevar copper belt. The main goal of this research ...  Read More
Development of a GEP model to assess CERCHAR abrasivity index of rocks based on geomechanical properties
172. Development of a GEP model to assess CERCHAR abrasivity index of rocks based on geomechanical properties

M. H. Kadkhodaei; E. Ghasemi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 917-928

Abstract
  The CERCHAR abrasivity test is very popular for determination of rock abrasivity. An accurate estimation of the CERCHAR abrasivity index (CAI) is useful for excavation operation costs. ...  Read More
Modelling of the kaolin deposits and reserve classification challenges of Charentes Basin, France
173. Modelling of the kaolin deposits and reserve classification challenges of Charentes Basin, France

M. Koneshloo; Jean-Paul Chiles

Volume 1, Number 1 , Winter 2010

Abstract
  The kaolinitic clays have been exploited for more than a hundred years, in the western part of the Charentes Basin, France, and belong to a paleo-deltaic network. The recent deposits ...  Read More
The use of analytic hierarchy process in the selection of suitable excavation machine for Dez - Qomroud water conveyance tunnel (lot 1&2), Iran
174. The use of analytic hierarchy process in the selection of suitable excavation machine for Dez - Qomroud water conveyance tunnel (lot 1&2), Iran

M. Ataei; S.R. Torabi; B. Alizadeh Sevary

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2011

Abstract
  Qomroud water conveyance tunnel (lot 1&2) with the length of 16 kilometers is considered as one of the greatest development and national projects in Iran. Since about 2 kilometers of ...  Read More
A boundary element analysis of crack-propagation mechanism of micro-cracks in rock-like specimens under a uniform normal tension
175. A boundary element analysis of crack-propagation mechanism of micro-cracks in rock-like specimens under a uniform normal tension

H. Haeri; A. R Khaloo; K. Shahriar; M. Fatehi Marji; P. Moaref vand

Volume 6, Issue 1 , Winter 2015, , Pages 73-93

Abstract
  In this work, the mechanism for fracture of brittle substances such as rocks under a uniform normal tension is considered. The oriented straight micro-cracks are mostly created in all ...  Read More