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)
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

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

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

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

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

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

3D stochastic rock fracture modeling related to strike-slip faults

M. Noroozi; R. Kakaie; Seyed M. E Jalali

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 169-181


  Fault zones and fault-related fracture systems control the mechanical behaviors and fluid-flow properties of the Earth’s crust. Furthermore, nowadays, modeling is being increasingly used in order to understand the behavior of rock masses, and to determine their characteristics. In this work, fault ...  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