Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
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)
Statistical Study to Evaluate Performance of Cutting Machine in Dimension Stone Cutting Process

S. Shaffiee Haghshenas; R. Mikaeil; A. Esmaeilzadeh; N. Careddu; M. Ataei

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 53-67


   Predicting the amperage consumption of cutting machines could be one of the critical steps in optimizing the energy-consuming points for the dimension stone cutting industry. Hence, the study of the relationship between the operational characteristics of cutting machines and rocks with focusing ...  Read More

Expected Proportional Hazard Model in Preventive Maintenance

A. Nouri Qarahasanlou; M. Ataei; R. Shakoor Shahabi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 753-767


  Whether directly in the form of expenses or indirectly, the objective of maintenance in the mining industry is self-evident in time losses and loss of production. In this paper, the reliability-based maintenance is examined with a different insight than before. The system goes back to the Good As New ...  Read More

Evaluation of Mine Reclamation Criteria using Delphi-Fuzzy Approach

N. Hajkazemiha; M. Shariat; M. Monavari; M. Ataei

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 367-384


  Mining and mineral industry have important role in supporting sustainable development of countries. Many countries rely on the income derived from natural resources, but the exploitation of the natural resources may impact the environment and destroy the ecosystem. Mining activities usually affect the ...  Read More

Quantifying Roof Falling Potential based on CMRR Method by Incorporating DEMATEL-MABAC Method; A Case Study

S. Mohammadi; M. Babaeian; M. Ataei; K. Ghanbari

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 151-162


  This work incorporates the DEMATEL-MABAC method for quantifying the potential of roof fall in coal mines by means of the coal mine roof rating (CMRR) parameters. For this purpose, considering the roof weighting interval as a quantitative criterion for the stability of the roof, the immediate roof falling ...  Read More

Risk assessment of Flyrock in Surface Mines using a FFTA-MCDM Combination

R. Norouzi Masir; M. Ataei; A. Mottahedi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 191-203


  The drilling and blasting method is the first choice for rock breakage in surface or underground mines due to its high flexibility against variations and low investment costs. However, any method has its own advantages and disadvantages. The flyrock phenomenon is one of the drilling and blasting disadvantages ...  Read More

Dilution Risk Ranking in Underground Metal Mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation Area Comparison

M. Mohseni; M. Ataei; R. Khaloo Kakaie

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 977-989


  The contamination of ores with wastes or materials of lower than the cut-off grade is referred to as dilution. Dilution is an undesirable phenomenon that, on one hand, reduces the product grade and, consequently, reduces the sales prices and, on the other hand, adds an extra cost to waste production. ...  Read More

Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation to Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty

F. Sotoudeh; M. Ataei; R. Kakaie; Y. Pourrahimian

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 695-709


  In mining projects, all uncertainties associated with a project must be considered to determine the feasibility study. Grade uncertainty is one of the major components of technical uncertainty that affects the variability of the project. Geostatistical simulation, as a reliable approach, is the most ...  Read More

Studying Relationship between Coal Intrinsic Characteristics in Spontaneous Combustion of Coal Potential Using Crossing Point Temperature Test Method

A. Saffari; M. Ataei; F. Sereshki

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 315-333


  Spontaneous combustion of coal is one of the most horrifying hazards in coal industries, especially in underground coal mines. Thus having a prior knowledge about the occurrence of this phenomenon in underground coal mines is of crucial importance in preventing this process, loss of life, huge economic ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Performance evaluation of chain saw machines for dimensional stones using feasibility of neural network models

J. Mohammadi; M. Ataei; R. Kakaie; R. Mikaeil; S. Shaffiee Haghshenas

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1105-1119


  Prediction of the production rate of the cutting dimensional stone process is crucial, especially when chain saw machines are used. The cutting dimensional rock process is generally a complex issue with numerous effective factors including variable and unreliable conditions of the rocks and cutting machines. ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Performance evaluation of gang saw using hybrid ANFIS-DE and hybrid ANFIS-PSO algorithms

A.R. Dormishi; M. Ataei; R. Khaloo Kakaie; R. Mikaeil; S. Shaffiee Haghshenas

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 543-557


  One of the most significant and effective criteria in the process of cutting dimensional rocks using the gang saw is the maximum energy consumption rate of the machine, and its accurate prediction and estimation can help designers and owners of this industry to achieve an optimal and economic process. ...  Read More

Application of harmony search algorithm to evaluate performance of diamond wire saw

R. Mikaeil; Y. Ozcelik; M. Ataei; S. Shaffiee Haghshenas

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 27-36


  Evaluation and prediction of performance of diamond wire saw is one of the most important factors involved in planning the dimension stone quarries. The wear rate of diamond wire saw can be investigated as a major criterion to evaluate its performance. The wear rate of diamond wire saw depends upon non-controlled ...  Read More

A new classification system for evaluation and prediction of unplanned dilution in cut-and-fill stoping method

M. Mohseni; M. Ataei; R. Khaloo Kakaie

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 873-892


  Production planning in mineral exploitation should be undertaken to maximize exploited ore at a minimum unplanned dilution. Unplanned dilution reduction is among the ways to enhance the quality of products, and hence, reduce the associated costs, resulting in a higher profit. In this way, firstly, all ...  Read More

Structural analysis of impacting factors of sustainable development in underground coal mining using DEMATEL method

R. Norouzi Masir; R. Khalokakaie; M. Ataei; S. Mohammadi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 567-579


  Mining can become more sustainable by developing and integrating economic, environmental, and social components. Among the mining industries, coal mining requires paying a serious attention to the aspects of sustainable development. Therefore, in this work, we investigate the impacting factors involved ...  Read More

Determination and assessment of coal bed methane potential using rock engineering systems

K. Ghanbari; M. Ataei; F. Sereshki; A. Saffari

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 605-621


  The presence of methane in coal mines is one of the major problems in underground coal mines. Every year, in underground coal mines, a lot of casualties due to outbursts and explosions of methane gas is occurring. Existence of this gas in the mines not only creates a difficult and dangerous situation ...  Read More

Prediction of the main caving span in longwall mining using fuzzy MCDM technique and statistical method

S. Mohammadi; M. Ataei; R. Khaloo Kakaie; A. Mirzaghorbanali

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 717-726


  Immediate roof caving in longwall mining is a complex dynamic process, and it is the core of numerous issues and challenges in this method. Hence, a reliable prediction of the strata behavior and its caving potential is imperative in the planning stage of a longwall project. The span of the main caving ...  Read More

A practical approach to open-pit mine planning under price uncertainty using information gap decision theory

M. M. Tahernejad; M. Ataei; R. Khalokakaie

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 527-537


  In the context of open-pit mine planning, uncertainties including commodity price would significantly affect the technical and financial aspects of mining projects. A mine planning that takes place regardless of the uncertainty in price just develops an optimized plan at the starting time of the mining ...  Read More

A quantitative model for evaluation and classification of blastings in open-pit mines

Seyyed M. Hoseini; F. Sereshki; M. Ataei

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 127-141


  By evaluation of the blasting results, a proper blast pattern can be presented. It is, therefore, essential to employ a reliable method to evaluate blastings for the effective control and optimization of the main cycle operations. This paper aims to propose a criterion for evaluating the blasting results ...  Read More

Maintainability measure based on operating environment, a case study: Sungun copper mine

A. Nouri Qarahasanlou; M. Ataei; R. Khaolukakaie; B. Ghodrati; M. Mokhberdoran

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 511-521


  The life cycle cost of a system is influenced by its maintainability. Maintainability is a design parameter, whose operational conditions can affect it significantly. Hence, the effects of these operational conditions should be quantified early in the design phase. The proportional repair model (PRM), ...  Read More

Improved prediction of blast-induced vibrations in limestone mines using Genetic Algorithm

M. Ataei; F. Sereshki

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 291-304


  Like most limestone mines, which produce the raw materials required for cement companies, the transportation cost of the raw materials used in the Shahrood Cement Company is high. It has been tried to build the crushing and grinding plant close to the mine as much as possible. On the other hand, blasting ...  Read More

Semi-quantitative environmental impact assessment and sustainability level determination of coal mining using a mathematical model

M. Ataei; E. Tajvidi Asr; R. Khalokakaie; K. Ghanbari; M. R. Tavakoli Mohammadi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 185-193


  Environmental impact assessment (EIA) has led to the dominance of planners on the natural environment of the regions, providing the possibility of continuously monitoring and controlling the status quo by management staff. In this regard, a new semi-quantitative model is presented for the EIA of the ...  Read More

Risk prediction based on a time series case study: Tazareh coal mine

M. Mohseni; M. Ataei

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 127-134


  In this work, the time series modeling was used to predict the Tazareh coal mine risks. For this purpose, initially, a monthly analysis of the risk constituents including frequency index and incidence severity index was performed. Next, a monthly time series diagram related to each one of these indices ...  Read More

Ranking sawability of dimension stone using PROMETHEE method

R. Mikaeil; M. Abdollahi Kamran; G. Sadegheslam; M. Ataei

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 263-271


  Predicting the sawability of the dimension stone is one of the most important factors involved in production planning. Moreover, this factor can be used as an important criterion in the cost estimation and planning of the stone plants. The main purpose for carrying out this work was to rank the sawability ...  Read More

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 , January 2015, , Pages 63-71


  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, optimization of this parameter is of particular importance. The aim of this optimization is to maximize the net present ...  Read More

Selection of the best strategy for Iran's quarries: SWOT-FAHP method

M. M Tahernejad; M. Ataei; R Khalokakaie

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 1-13


  Iran has high potential and unique stone reserves in terms of variety of color, texture, quality, and economic value; nevertheless, in spite of growing mine production during the past decade, in many instances this potential has been overlooked. Therefore it is necessary to investigate strategic factors ...  Read More