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)
Risk assessment of flyrock in surface mines using FFTA-MCDMs combination
1. Risk assessment of flyrock in surface mines using FFTA-MCDMs combination

raziye norouzi masir; Mohammad Ataei; Adel Mottahedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2020

Abstract
  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, ...  Read More
Dilution risk ranking in underground metal mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation area Comparison (MABAC)
2. Dilution risk ranking in underground metal mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation area Comparison (MABAC)

Majid Mohseni; Mohammad Ataei; Reza Khaloo Kakaie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 December 2019

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation to Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty
3. 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 , Summer 2020, , Pages 695-709

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Studying Relationship between Coal Intrinsic Characteristics in Spontaneous Combustion of Coal Potential Using Crossing Point Temperature Test Method
4. 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 , Winter 2020, , Pages 315-333

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem
5. A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem

M. Ghobadi Samani; M. Monjezi; J. Khademi Hamidi; A. Mousavinogholi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 185-192

Abstract
  Truck-Shovel fleet, as the most common transportation system in open-pit mines, has a significant part of mining costs, for which optimal management can lead to substantial cost reductions. ...  Read More
Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach
6. Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach

A. Mozafari; A. H. Bangian Tabrizi; M. Taji; A. Parhizkar

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1095-1104

Abstract
  In this paper, we present an integrated model to find the optimum size of blast block that uses (i) a multi-criteria decision-making method to specify the applicable size of the mineable ...  Read More
Analysis of reliability and maintainability for multiple repairable units (Case study: Sungun copper mine)
7. Analysis of reliability and maintainability for multiple repairable units (Case study: Sungun copper mine)

R. Razzaghzadeh; R. Shakoor Shahabi; A. Nouri Qarahasanlou

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1045-1059

Abstract
  The appropriate operating of mining machines is affected by both the executive and environmental factors. Considering the effects and the related risks lead to a better understanding ...  Read More
Application of simulated annealing for optimization of blasting costs due to air overpressure constraints in open-pit mines
8. 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
Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification
9. Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification

H.R. Nezarat; Seyed M. E. Jalali; M. Nazari

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 623-632

Abstract
  Knowledge of the airflow distribution inside a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) can create a safe working environment for workers and machinery. The airflow quality and the related mass ...  Read More
Analysis of a possible root cause and mechanism for Soma mine disaster
10. Analysis of a possible root cause and mechanism for Soma mine disaster

B. Ünver; M.S. Ünal

Volume 10, Issue 1 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-26

Abstract
  A daunting mine disaster took place in 13 May 2014 at Soma and 301 men lost their lives. Brief information about the Eynez coal mine and some of the inherent characteristics of the ...  Read More
A new classification system for evaluation and prediction of unplanned dilution in cut-and-fill stoping method
11. 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 , Autumn 2018, , Pages 873-892

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Estimation of reliability-based maintenance time intervals of Load-Haul-Dumper in an underground coal mine
12. Estimation of reliability-based maintenance time intervals of Load-Haul-Dumper in an underground coal mine

J. Balaraju; M. Govinda Raj; C.H.S.N. Murthy

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 761-770

Abstract
  Reliability estimation plays a significant role in the performance assessment of mining equipment, and aids in designing efficient and effective preventive maintenance strategies. Continuous ...  Read More
Prediction of the main caving span in longwall mining using fuzzy MCDM technique and statistical method
13. 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 , Summer 2018, , Pages 717-726

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Application of VENTSIM 3D and mathematical programming to optimize underground mine ventilation network: A case study
14. Application of VENTSIM 3D and mathematical programming to optimize underground mine ventilation network: A case study

S. Maleki; F. Sotoudeh; F. Sereshki

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 741-752

Abstract
  Ventilation is a vital component of an underground mining operation, used to guarantee a safe atmosphere for workers and survive them from the hazardous and toxic gases. In the recent ...  Read More
Determination and assessment of coal bed methane potential using rock engineering systems
15. Determination and assessment of coal bed methane potential using rock engineering systems

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

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Estimation of coal seams gas content for evaluating potential use of methane drainage system in Tabas coal mine
16. Estimation of coal seams gas content for evaluating potential use of methane drainage system in Tabas coal mine

M. Mohtasham Seyfi; J. Khademi Hamidi; M. Monjezi; A. Hosseini

Volume 9, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 667-677

Abstract
  Methane gas emission, accumulation, and explosion are the most important risk factors in underground coal mines. Hence, having a knowledge of methane gas emission potential in underground ...  Read More
Application of stochastic programming for iron ore quality control
17. Application of stochastic programming for iron ore quality control

J. Gholamnejad; A. Azimi; M.R. Teymouri

Volume 9, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 331-338

Abstract
  Stockpiling and blending play a major role in maintaining the quantity and quality of the raw materials fed into processing plants, especially the cement, iron ore and steel making, ...  Read More
A practical approach to open-pit mine planning under price uncertainty using information gap decision theory
18. 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 , Spring 2018, , Pages 527-537

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Simulation of tunnel boring machine utilization: A case study
19. Simulation of tunnel boring machine utilization: A case study

S. Moosazadeh; H. Aghababaie; Seyed H. Hoseinie; B. Ghodrati

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 53-60

Abstract
  Utilization is one of the main managerial factors that is applied for construction process analysis well. It directly affects the project duration and construction costs. Therefore, ...  Read More
UPL determination of multi-element deposits with grade uncertainty using a new block economic value calculation approach
20. UPL determination of multi-element deposits with grade uncertainty using a new block economic value calculation approach

M. Jamshidi; M. Osanloo

Volume 9, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 61-72

Abstract
  The block economic value (BEV) of a single-metal deposit is calculated based on the metal content and the related costs. The common methods available for calculating BEV are just based ...  Read More
Development of a site-specific regression model for assessment of road-header cutting performance of Tabas coal mine based on rock properties
21. Development of a site-specific regression model for assessment of road-header cutting performance of Tabas coal mine based on rock properties

E. Ghasemi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 663-672

Abstract
  In underground excavation, where the road-headers are employed, a precise prediction of the road-header performance has a vital role in the economy of the project. In this paper, a ...  Read More
Optimal production strategy of bimetallic deposits under technical and economic uncertainties using stochastic chance-constrained programming
22. Optimal production strategy of bimetallic deposits under technical and economic uncertainties using stochastic chance-constrained programming

E. Bakhtavar; A. Jafarpour; S. Yousefi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 475-485

Abstract
  In order to catch up with reality, all the macro-decisions related to long-term mining production planning must be made simultaneously and under uncertain conditions of determinant ...  Read More
Development of a goal programming model for optimization of truck allocation in open pit mines
23. Development of a goal programming model for optimization of truck allocation in open pit mines

M. Mohtasham; H. Mirzaei Nasirabad; A. Mahmoodi Markid

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 359-371

Abstract
  Truck and shovel operations comprise approximately 60% of the total operating costs in open pit mines. In order to increase productivity and reduce the cost of mining operations, it ...  Read More
Determination of a suitable extraction equipment in mechanized longwall mining in steeply inclined coal seams using fuzzy analytical hierarchy method (Case study: Hamkar coal mine, Iran)
24. Determination of a suitable extraction equipment in mechanized longwall mining in steeply inclined coal seams using fuzzy analytical hierarchy method (Case study: Hamkar coal mine, Iran)

A. Hosseini; M. Najafi; Seyed A. Shojaatlhosseini; R. Rafiee

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2017, , Pages 487-499

Abstract
  The longwall mining method is one of the most applied methods in extracting low-inclined to high-inclined coal seams. Selection of the most suitable extraction equipment is very important ...  Read More