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)
On Analytic Solutions of Elastic Net Displacements around a Circular Tunnel
1. 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
Study of Damaged Zone around Circular Opening Using Acoustic Emission Technique
2. Study of Damaged Zone around Circular Opening Using Acoustic Emission Technique

A. Dadi-givshad; M. Ahmadi; H. R. Nejati

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 433-451

Abstract
  One of the methods used to investigate the damaged zone in rock structure is the acoustic emission method. This method is based on receiving the elastic waves that are produced by deformation ...  Read More
Predicting Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Using New Hybrid Intelligent Models
3. Predicting Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Using New Hybrid Intelligent Models

M. Rezaei; M. Asadizadeh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 231-246

Abstract
  Bedrock unconfined compressive strength (UCS) is a key parameter in designing thegeosciences and building related projects comprising both the underground and surface rock structures. ...  Read More
Investigation of Bishop’s and Janbu’s Models Capabilities on Slope Stability Problems with Special Consideration to Open-Pit Mining Operations
4. Investigation of Bishop’s and Janbu’s Models Capabilities on Slope Stability Problems with Special Consideration to Open-Pit Mining Operations

A. Alikhani; M. Taheri Moghadder; H. Mohammadi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 161-170

Abstract
  One of the most effective parameters in economics of open-pit mines is the pit slope angle, so that the slope angle more than the optimum value increases the probability of a large ...  Read More
Numerical Modeling of Rock Slopes with a Potential of Block-Flexural Toppling Failure
5. Numerical Modeling of Rock Slopes with a Potential of Block-Flexural Toppling Failure

H. Sarfaraz; M. Amini

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 247-259

Abstract
  One of the most important instabilities of rock slopes is toppling failure. Among the types of toppling failure, block-flexural failures are more common instability which occurs in ...  Read More
Numerical Modelling of Backfill Grouting Approaches in EPB Tunneling
6. Numerical Modelling of Backfill Grouting Approaches in EPB Tunneling

L. Nikakhtar; Sh. Zare; H. Mirzaei Nasir Abad

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 301-314

Abstract
  One of the main issues involved during tunnel construction with tunnel boring machines is the tail gap grouting. This gap is between the external diameter of tunnel lining and the excavation ...  Read More
A review of Rock Burst’s Experimental Progress, Warning, Prediction, Control and Damage Potential Measures
7. A review of Rock Burst’s Experimental Progress, Warning, Prediction, Control and Damage Potential Measures

Sh. Bacha; Z. Mu Long; A. Javed; Sh. Al Faisal

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 31-48

Abstract
  Rock burst is the most attractive and hot research area in geomechanics, mining, and civil engineering due to the increasing depth of mines and construction of deep underground structures. ...  Read More
A New Stability Approach using Probabilistic Profile along Direction of Excavation
8. A New Stability Approach using Probabilistic Profile along Direction of Excavation

A. Turanboy; E. Ülker; C. Burak Küçüksütçü

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-20

Abstract
  Estimation of the possible instability that may be encountered in the excavation slope(s) during the planning and application steps of the rock excavation processes is an important ...  Read More
Stability Analysis of Salt Cavern Gas Storage Using 2D Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Finite-Element Software
9. Stability Analysis of Salt Cavern Gas Storage Using 2D Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Finite-Element Software

A. Asgari; A. Ramezanzadeh; Seyed M. E. Jalali; B. Brouard

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 77-97

Abstract
  Ensuring the stability and integrity of underground gas storage salt caverns is a very complicated subject due to the non-linear and time-dependent behavior of rock salts under complicated ...  Read More
Performance evaluation of chain saw machines for dimensional stones using feasibility of neural network models
10. 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 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1105-1119

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Numerical analysis of slide-head-toppling failure
11. Numerical analysis of slide-head-toppling failure

H. Sarfaraz; M. H. Khosravi; M. Amini

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1001-1011

Abstract
  In layered and blocky rock slopes, toppling failure is a common mode of instability that may occur in mining engineering. If this type of slope failure occurs as a consequence of another ...  Read More
Effect of segmental joint stiffness on tunnel lining internal forces under static conditions
12. Effect of segmental joint stiffness on tunnel lining internal forces under static conditions

Gh. H Ranjbar; K. Shahriar; K. Ahangari

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1031-1043

Abstract
  According to the wide application of segmental lining in mechanized tunneling, recognizing the behavior of segmental lining joints is important in tunnels designing. In the structural ...  Read More
A numerical analysis of effect of segmental lining joints on tunnel support internal forces under seismic loading
13. A numerical analysis of effect of segmental lining joints on tunnel support internal forces under seismic loading

I. Kheyrandish; M. Ahmadi; H. Jahankhah

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 979-999

Abstract
  During an earthquake, the better performance of segmental tunnel lining, compared to the continuous in-cast concrete lining, is generally related to the joints between segments. In ...  Read More
Development of a GEP model to assess CERCHAR abrasivity index of rocks based on geomechanical properties
14. 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
Fractal-wavelet-fusion-based re-ranking of joint roughness coefficients
15. Fractal-wavelet-fusion-based re-ranking of joint roughness coefficients

M. Lotfi; B. Tokhmechi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 1121-1133

Abstract
  Nowadays, Barton’s Joint Roughness Coefficients (JRC) are widely used as the index for roughness and as a challenging fracture property. When JRC ranking is the goal, deriving ...  Read More
Effects of number of freeze-thaw cycles and freezing temperature on mode I and mode II fracture toughness of cement mortar
16. Effects of number of freeze-thaw cycles and freezing temperature on mode I and mode II fracture toughness of cement mortar

K. Abdolghanizadeh; M. Hosseini; M. Saghafiyazdi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, , Pages 967-978

Abstract
  Natural and artificial materials including rocks and cement-based materials such as concrete and cement mortar are affected both physically and chemically by various natural factors ...  Read More
Risk management in urban tunnels using methods of game theory and multi-criteria decision-making
17. Risk management in urban tunnels using methods of game theory and multi-criteria decision-making

M. Nikkhah; M. A. Ghasvareh; N. Farzaneh Bahalgardi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 597-611

Abstract
  In general, underground spaces are associated with high risks because of their high uncertainty in geotechnical environments. Since most accidents and incidents in these structures ...  Read More
Combining fuzzy RES with GA for predicting wear performance of circular diamond saw in hard rock cutting process
18. Combining fuzzy RES with GA for predicting wear performance of circular diamond saw in hard rock cutting process

M. Akhyani; R. Mikaeil; F. Sereshki; M. Taji

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 559-574

Abstract
  Predicting the wear performance of circular diamond saw in the process of sawing hard dimensional stone is an important step in reducing production costs in the stone sawing industry. ...  Read More
Effect of large blocks position on stability analysis of block-in-matrix slopes
19. Effect of large blocks position on stability analysis of block-in-matrix slopes

E. Khorasani; M. Amini; M. F. Hossaini

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 465-477

Abstract
  Bimrocks are complex geomaterials that are defined as mixtures of rocks composed of geotechnically significant blocks within a matrix of finer texture. Bimslopes are made from bimrocks ...  Read More
Performance evaluation of gang saw using hybrid ANFIS-DE and hybrid ANFIS-PSO algorithms
20. 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 , Spring 2019, , Pages 543-557

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Efficiency of seismic wave velocity and electrical resistivity in estimation of limestone rock mass quality indices (Q, Qsrm) (Case study: Asmari formation, SW Iran)
21. Efficiency of seismic wave velocity and electrical resistivity in estimation of limestone rock mass quality indices (Q, Qsrm) (Case study: Asmari formation, SW Iran)

Seyed M. Fatemi Aghda; M. Kianpour; M. Talkhablou

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 529-541

Abstract
  In this research, the relationship between P-wave velocity (Vp) and Electrical Resistivity (ER) parameters with rock mass quality indices is investigated; parameters such as rock mass ...  Read More
Study of convergence confinement method curves considering pore-pressure effect
22. Study of convergence confinement method curves considering pore-pressure effect

K. Bour; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 479-492

Abstract
  The design of underground spaces is mainly carried out using empirical, analytical, and numerical methods. The convergence confinement method (CCM) is an analytical technique that is ...  Read More
Bayesian prediction of rotational torque to operate horizontal drilling
23. Bayesian prediction of rotational torque to operate horizontal drilling

H. Fattahi; N. Zandy Ilghani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 507-515

Abstract
  Horizontal directional drilling is usually used in drilling engineering. In a variety of conditions, it is necessary to predict the torque required for performing the drilling operation. ...  Read More
Impact of gasoline contamination on mechanical behavior of sandy clay soil
24. Impact of gasoline contamination on mechanical behavior of sandy clay soil

M. H. Askarbioki; F. Kargaran Bafghi; M. Mokhtari; M. Khaleghi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 389-399

Abstract
  Oil leakage causes soil contamination and induces changes in the physical and mechanical properties of soils. In areas contaminated with oil products such as gasoline, the implementation ...  Read More
Hydraulic fracture propagation: analytical solutions versus Lattice simulations
25. Hydraulic fracture propagation: analytical solutions versus Lattice simulations

E. Bakhshi; V. Rasouli; A. Ghorbani; M. Fatehi Marji

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 451-464

Abstract
  In this work, we used a grain-based numerical model based on the concept of lattice. The modelling was done to simulate the lab experiments carried out on the mortar samples. Also the ...  Read More