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)

Original Research Paper
Ore Deposit Boundary Modification in Afghanistan Aynak Central Copper Deposit using Sequential Indicator Simulation and Indicator Kriging

Shah Hussain Shafayi; Farhad Mohammad Torab

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 April 2022


  The Aynak copper deposit is the most important strata-bound copper reserve in Afghanistan. The main purpose of this work is the ore deposit boundary modification and reserve estimation of the Aynak central copper deposit using the geostatistical methods. The ordinary kiging (OK), indicator kriging (IK) ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Evaluating the microscale failure response of various weathering grade sandstone based on microscale observation and microstructural modelling subjected to wet and dry cycles

Kausar Sultan shah; Mohd Hazizan bin Mohd Hashim; Hafeez Ur Rehman; Kamar shah bin Ariffin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 June 2022


  The significance of rock failure can be found from the fact that microfracture genesis and coalescence in the rock mass results in macroscale fractures. Rock may fail due to an increase in the local stress, natural fractures, weathering inducing micro-crack genesis, coalescence, and propagation. Therefore, ...  Read More

Case Study
Suitable Mining Method Selection using HFGDM-TOPSIS Method: A Case Study of an Apatite Mine

Myong Chun Pak; Un Chol Han; Dong Il Kim

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 June 2022


  Mining Method Selection (MMS) is the first and the most critical problem in mine design, and depends on some parameters such as the geo-technical and geological features and economic factors. The factors affecting MMS are determined by some mining experts, and the most suitable mining method is selected ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Developing new models for flyrock distance assessment in open-pit mines

Hasel Amini Khoshalan; Jamshid Shakeri; Hesam Dehghani; Kennedy Onyelowe; Marc Bascompta

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 April 2022


  In this research work, a comprehensive study is conducted to predict flyrock as a typical and undesirable phenomenon occurring during the blasting operation in open-pit mining. Despite the availability of several empirical methods for predicting the flyrock distance, the complexity of flyrock analysis ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Prediction of the Flyrock using Gene Expression Programming (GEP) and Teaching–learning-based optimization algorithm (TLBO)

Reza Shamsi; Mohammad Saeed Amini; Hesam Dehghani; Marc bascompta; Behshad Jodeiri Shokri; Shima Entezam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2022


  This paper attempted to estimate the amount of flyrock in the Angoran mine in Zanjan province, Iran using the gene expression programming (GEP) predictive technique. The input data, including flyrock, mean depth of the hole, powder factor, stemming, explosive weight, number of holes, and booster were ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Interaction between one internal hole and two neighboring joints under uniaxial compression using an experimental test and a numerical simulation

vahab sarfarazi; kaveh asgari; shadman mohamadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 October 2021


  The interaction between an internal hole and two surrounded joints under a uniaxial compression are examined using the experimental and discrete element procedures. Inside the concrete sample, two notches and an internal hole are created. The joint angle change from 0° to 90° with an increment ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
The mechanism of zinc complexation by alkaline ligands: A Molecular Modelling Study

Sima Mohammadnejad; Davood Alavi; Seyed Mohammad Javad Koleini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 May 2022


  In this work, the mechanism of zinc hydroxide and ammine complexation in caustic and ammonia leaching is investigated by molecular modelling using the density functional theory method. The speciation of zinc complexes is defined based on the thermodynamic data and Pourbiax diagrams. The mechanism of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A new 3D model for shear wave velocity by utilizing conventional petrophysical logs and geostatistical method

Shahoo Maleki; Hamid Reza Ramazi; Mohammad Javad AMERI SHAHRABI

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 May 2022


  Shear wave velocity (Vs) is considered as a key parameter in determination of the subsurface geomechanical properties in any hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir. During a well logging operation, the magnitude of Vs can be directly measured through the dipole shear sonic imager (DSI) logs. On a negative note, ...  Read More

Case Study
Prediction of Pb and Zn Elements Using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) (Case study: Gerde Kooh area, north of Yazd)

Shahou Rezaei; Ali Imam Ali Pour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 June 2022


  In the recent years, according to the difficulty of accurately measuring parameters and demarcation of earth sciences, attempts have been made to simplify the natural events for better investigation using geo-modelling. Modeling with intelligent methods is one of the new methods that has been considered ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Application of Machine Learning Models for Predicting the Rock Fracture Toughness Mode-I and Mode-II

Enayatallah Emami Meybodi; Syed Khaliq Hussain; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; vamegh rasouli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 May 2022


  In this work, the machine learning prediction models are used in order to evaluate the influence of rock macro-parameters (uniaxial compressive strength, tensile strength, and deformation modulus) on the rock fracture toughness related to the micro-parameters of rock. Four different types of machine ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Selective recovery of Pt, Pd and Rh from spent catalysts by functionalized magnetite nanoparticles

Masoud Hasani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 June 2022


  Selective recovery of platinum group metals including Pt, Pd, and Rh from the spent automobile catalysts is investigated by functionalized magnetite nanoparticles as a novel adsorbent. Magnetite nanoparticles are synthesized by co-precipitation of ferrous and ferric salts with ammonium hydroxide, and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
CFD modeling of impact of gas content uncertainty on methane distribution in underground coal mine roadways

Shokofe Rahimi; Majid Ataee-pour; Hassan Madani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 June 2022


  Methane has been known as a safety risk for the coal mining activities. Accordingly, one can mitigate this risk, and hence, the level of hazard to which the mining workers are exposed, by predicting the possible exceedance of allowable methane dosage should be provided with a reliable information on ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Delineation of iron alteration zones using the spectrum-area fractal model and TOPSIS decision-making method in Tarom metallogenic zone, NW Iran

Mohammad Mahdi Pourgholam; Peyman Afzal; Ahmad Adib; Kambiz Rahbar; Mehran Gholinejad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 June 2022


  Signal analysis approaches are a powerful and widely used tool in processing multi-spectral satellite images for detection of alteration zones. The main goal of this work is application of the spectrum-area fractal methodology based on the Landsat 8 OLI satellite images’ data for separation alteration ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Adsorptive study of cadmium removal from aqueous solution using a coal waste loaded with Fe3O4 nanoparticles

Vahideh Shojaei; Sasan Mirshrkari; Hamid Khoshdast

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 08 June 2022


  A coal waste sample loaded with Fe3O4 nanoparticles is employed as an efficient adsorbent to remove Cd from synthetic wastewater. The synthesized nanocomposite is characterized using the Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
A practical comparison between Gaussian and direct sequential simulation algorithms using a 3D porosity data set

Hamid Sabeti; Farzad Moradpouri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 June 2022


  The geo-statistical simulation algorithms for continuous spatial variables have been used widely in order to generate the statistically-honored models. There are two main algorithms doing the continuous variable simulation, Sequential Gaussian Simulation (SGS) and Direct Sequential Simulation (DSS). ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Effect of glass and polypropylene hybrid fibres on mode I, mode II, and mixed-mode fracture toughness of concrete containing microsilica and limestone powder

Danial Fakhri; Mehdi Hosseini; Mahdi Mahdikhani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 May 2022


  Fracture toughness is an important concrete property that controls crack extension and concrete fracture. Concrete is the most widely used material in civil engineering containing the most conventional and cheapest materials. Accordingly, cracks and fractures may cause irreparable damages. To this end, ...  Read More