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)
Investigation of the effect of the number of lifters on performance of pilot-scale SAG mills using discrete element method
1. Investigation of the effect of the number of lifters on performance of pilot-scale SAG mills using discrete element method

Sajad Kolahi; Mohammad Jahani Chegeni

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 February 2020

Abstract
  The number of lifters of mill shell liners, mill rotation speed, and filling percentage of grinding media are three of the most important parameters influencing the charge behavior ...  Read More
Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation into Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty
2. Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation into Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty

Farzad Sotoudeh; Mohammad Ataei; Reza Kakaie; Yashar Pourrahimian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 September 2019

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
Dilution risk ranking in underground metal mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation area Comparison (MABAC)
3. 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
Risk assessment of flyrock in surface mines using FFTA-MCDMs combination
4. 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
On the applicability of some indirect tests for estimation of tensile strength of anisotropic rocks
5. On the applicability of some indirect tests for estimation of tensile strength of anisotropic rocks

Fuad Rastegar; Hamid Reza Nejati; Abdolhadi Ghazvinian; Mir Raouf Hadei; Amin Nazerigivi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 March 2020

Abstract
  The tensile strength of rocks plays a noteworthy role in their failure mechanism, and its determination can be beneficial in optimizing the design of the rock structures. Schistose ...  Read More
A comprehensive study of several meta-heuristic algorithms for the open-pit mine production scheduling problem considering grade uncertainty
6. A comprehensive study of several meta-heuristic algorithms for the open-pit mine production scheduling problem considering grade uncertainty

Kamyar Tolouei; Ehsan Moosavi; Amir Hossein Bangian Tabrizi; Peyman Afzal; Abbas Aghajani Bazzazi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 March 2020

Abstract
  It is significant to discover a global optimization in the problems dealing with large dimensional scales to increase the quality of decision-making in the mining operation. It has ...  Read More
Effect of segmental joint on internal force in tunnel lining under seismic loading by numerical method
7. Effect of segmental joint on internal force in tunnel lining under seismic loading by numerical method

gholamhossein ranjbar; kourosh Shahriar; Kaveh Ahangari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 May 2020

Abstract
  Although segmental tunnel linings are often used for seismic areas, the influence of segment joints on the segmental lining behavior under seismic loading has not been thoroughly considered ...  Read More
Comparison of Copper Dissolution in Chalcopyrite Concentrate Bioleaching with Acidianus Brierleyi in Different Initial pH Values
8. Comparison of Copper Dissolution in Chalcopyrite Concentrate Bioleaching with Acidianus Brierleyi in Different Initial pH Values

Mohamad Reza Samadzadeh Yazdi; Mahmood Abdollahi; Seyed Mohamad Mousavi; Ahmad Khodadadi Darban

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 May 2020

Abstract
  Although bioleaching of chalcopyrite by thermophilic microorganisms enhances the rate of copper recovery, a high temperature accelerates iron precipitation as jarosite, which can bring ...  Read More
A New Mathematical Model for Production Scheduling in Sub-level Caving Mining Method
9. A New Mathematical Model for Production Scheduling in Sub-level Caving Mining Method

Morteza Shenavar; Majid Ataee-pour; Mehdi Rahmanpour

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

Abstract
  Production scheduling in underground mines is still a manual process, and achieving a truly optimal result through manual scheduling is impossible due to the complexity of the scheduling ...  Read More
Comparative Analysis of Coal Miner’s Fatalities by Fuzzy Logic
10. Comparative Analysis of Coal Miner’s Fatalities by Fuzzy Logic

Niaz Muhammad Shahani; Muhammad Jawad Sajid; Izhar Mithal Jiskani; Barkat Ullah; Abdullah Rasheed Qureshi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 May 2020

Abstract
  In this work, we employ the fuzzy logic technique to achieve and present, for the first time, a proper analysis of the actual intensity of the increase in the coal miners’ fatality ...  Read More
Dissolution of nickel and cobalt from iron-rich laterite ore using different organic acids
11. Dissolution of nickel and cobalt from iron-rich laterite ore using different organic acids

Marzieh Hosseini Nasab; Mohammad Noaparast; Hadi Abdollahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 May 2020

Abstract
  Due to the decreasing production of nickel and cobalt from sulfide sources, the Ni and Co extraction from the oxide ores (laterites) have become more prevalent. In this research work, ...  Read More
Blast Design for Improved Productivity using a Modified Available Energy method
12. Blast Design for Improved Productivity using a Modified Available Energy method

Sunday Mulenga; Rennie B Kaunda

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 May 2020

Abstract
  In this work, a new drilling and blasting design methodology is introduced and applied at a case study mine to improve productivity. For the case study copper mine, a blast diameter ...  Read More
A Correlation for Estimating LCPC Abrasivity Coefficient Using Rock Properties
13. A Correlation for Estimating LCPC Abrasivity Coefficient Using Rock Properties

Milad Ansari; Mehdi Hosseini; Alireza Taleb Beydokhti

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 June 2020

Abstract
  Abrasivity, as one of the most important parameters affecting rock drillability, significantly influences drilling rate in mines. Therefore, rock abrasivity should be carefully evaluated ...  Read More
A 3D Finite-Difference Analysis of Interaction between a Newly-Driven Large Tunnel with Twin Tunnels in Urban Areas
14. A 3D Finite-Difference Analysis of Interaction between a Newly-Driven Large Tunnel with Twin Tunnels in Urban Areas

Saber Akbari; Shokroallah Zare; Hamid Chakeri; Hossein Mirzaei Nasir Abad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 June 2020

Abstract
  Evaluation of the interaction between a new and the existing underground structures is one of the important problems in urban tunneling. In this work, using FLAC3D, four numerical models ...  Read More
Copper Price Prediction using Wave Count with the Contribution of Elliott Waves
15. Copper Price Prediction using Wave Count with the Contribution of Elliott Waves

Ramin Satari; Afshin Akbari Dehkharghani; Kaveh Ahangari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 June 2020

Abstract
  Within the last few decades, copper has been identified as one of the most applicable metals by many researchers. These researchers have also been enthusiastic to predict the price ...  Read More
Mechanical Properties of Low Plasticity Clay Soil Stabilized with Iron Ore Mine Tailing and Portland cement
16. Mechanical Properties of Low Plasticity Clay Soil Stabilized with Iron Ore Mine Tailing and Portland cement

Ali Reza Ghanizadeh; Abouzar Yarmahmoudi; Hanie Abbaslou

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 June 2020

Abstract
  Due to economical and environmental issues, utilization of mineral wastes, e.g. iron ore mine tailing (IOMT), as road materials can be recommended as a sustainable alternative. In the ...  Read More
Behavior of Tunnel and Neighboring Joint with and without Presence of Rock Bolt under biaxial loads; Particle Flow Code Approach
17. Behavior of Tunnel and Neighboring Joint with and without Presence of Rock Bolt under biaxial loads; Particle Flow Code Approach

vahab sarfarazi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 June 2020

Abstract
  In this work, the interaction between the semi-circular space and the neighboring joint with and without the presence of rock bolts was investigated using the particle flow code (PFC) ...  Read More
Probabilistic prediction of acid mine drainage generation risk based on pyrite oxidation process in coal washery rejects - A Case Study
18. Probabilistic prediction of acid mine drainage generation risk based on pyrite oxidation process in coal washery rejects - A Case Study

Behshad Jodeiri Shokri; Masoud Zare Naghadehi; Faramarz Doulati Ardejani; Foroud Hadadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 June 2020

Abstract
  In this paper, we investigate a probabilistic approach in order to predict how acid mine drainage is generated within coal waste particles in NE Iran. For this, a database is built ...  Read More
A new technical and economic model to calculate specific charge and specific drilling using hole diameter, height bench, uniaxial compressive strength, and joint set orientation
19. A new technical and economic model to calculate specific charge and specific drilling using hole diameter, height bench, uniaxial compressive strength, and joint set orientation

Ali Ghanizadeh Zarghami; kourosh Shahriar; Kamran Goshtasbi; Afshin Akbari Dehkharghani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 June 2020

Abstract
  Calculation of the specific charge and specific drilling before a blasting operation plays a significant role in the design of a blasting pattern and the reduction of the final extraction ...  Read More
Investigating and Ranking the Blasting Patterns to Reduce the Ground Vibration Using Soft Computing Approaches and MCDM Technique
20. Investigating and Ranking the Blasting Patterns to Reduce the Ground Vibration Using Soft Computing Approaches and MCDM Technique

Davood Mohammadi; Reza Mikaeil; jafar abdollahei sharif

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 July 2020

Abstract
  The blasting method is one of the most important operations in most open-pit mines that has a priority over the other mechanical excavation methods due to its cost-effectiveness and ...  Read More
A New Method for Predicting Indirect Tensile Strength of Sandstone Rock Samples
21. A New Method for Predicting Indirect Tensile Strength of Sandstone Rock Samples

Hadi Fattahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 July 2020

Abstract
  The tensile strength (σt) of a rock plays an important role in the reliable construction of several civil structures such as dam foundations and types of tunnels and excavations. ...  Read More
Determination of an optimum interface between open pit and underground mining activities in Mazinu coal mine of Tabas power plant
22. Determination of an optimum interface between open pit and underground mining activities in Mazinu coal mine of Tabas power plant

Ali Soltani Khaboushan; Morteza Osanloo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 03 August 2020

Abstract
  Due to gradually deepening of Mazinu coal seams from the ground surface, both the open pit (OP) and underground (UG) mining methods can be applied for extracting them. Thus, there is ...  Read More
Development of a New Experimental Technique for Dynamic Fracture Toughness Measurement of Rock Using Drop Weight Test
23. Development of a New Experimental Technique for Dynamic Fracture Toughness Measurement of Rock Using Drop Weight Test

Ghorban Khandouzi; Hossein Memarian; Mohammad Hossein Khosravi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 August 2020

Abstract
  Dynamic fracture characteristics of rock specimens play an important role in analyzing fracture issues such as blasting, hydraulic fracturing and design of supports. Several experimental ...  Read More