Case Study
An experimental study of axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts using axially split embedment apparatus
1. An experimental study of axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts using axially split embedment apparatus

A. Mirzaghorbanali; N. Aziz

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 131-137

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.732

Abstract
  The load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts differ from those for normal rebar bolts. The cable bolts used in mines are basically steel strands with different constructions depending ...  Read More
Case Study
Geochemistry, petrology, and mineralization in volcanic rocks located in south Neyshabour, NE Iran
2. Geochemistry, petrology, and mineralization in volcanic rocks located in south Neyshabour, NE Iran

A. Entezari Harsini; S. A. Mazaheri; S. Saadat; J. F. Santos

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 139-154

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.766

Abstract
  This paper presents the new geochemical isotopes Sr and Nd, and the mineralization data for the south Neyshabour volcanic rocks located in NE Iran. Based on the chemical classifications, ...  Read More
Research Note
Selection of chromite processing plant site using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP)
3. Selection of chromite processing plant site using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP)

H. Bejari; A. A. Daya; A. Roudini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 155-162

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.632

Abstract
  Based on existence of the chromite deposits in the Sistan and Baluchestan province in Iran, and also various applications of chromite in different industries, it is expected that the ...  Read More
Case Study
Prediction of slope stability using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system based on clustering methods
4. Prediction of slope stability using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system based on clustering methods

H. Fattahi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 163-177

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.637

Abstract
  Slope stability analysis is an enduring research topic in the engineering and academic sectors. Accurate prediction of the factor of safety (FOS) of slopes, their stability, and their ...  Read More
Case Study
Local multivariate outliers as geochemical anomaly halos indicators, a case study: Hamich area, Southern Khorasan, Iran
5. Local multivariate outliers as geochemical anomaly halos indicators, a case study: Hamich area, Southern Khorasan, Iran

H. Moeini; A. Aryafar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 179-189

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.656

Abstract
  Anomaly recognition has always been a prominent subject in preliminary geochemical explorations. Among the regional geochemical data processing, there are a range of statistical and ...  Read More
Research Note
Mineralogical and physical beneficiation studies for iron extraction from Bardaskan titanomagnetite placer deposit
6. Mineralogical and physical beneficiation studies for iron extraction from Bardaskan titanomagnetite placer deposit

M. Hosseinzadeh; M. Alizadeh; S. M. Raouf Hosseini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 191-201

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.661

Abstract
  In this work, a bench-scale process was developed using mineral-processing methods to recover iron from a placer deposit located in Bardaskan, Khorasan-e-Razavi, Iran. The mineralogical ...  Read More
Case Study
A new chart-independent method for fast identification of control level of industrial processes using continuous data
7. A new chart-independent method for fast identification of control level of industrial processes using continuous data

H. Khoshdast; M. Mahmoodabadi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 203-213

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.663

Abstract
  A new method is developed for a fast identification of the stability situation of industrial processes. The proposed method includes two factor ratios of the control constants for the ...  Read More
Case Study
Numerical assessment of influence of confining stress on Kaiser effect using distinct element method
8. Numerical assessment of influence of confining stress on Kaiser effect using distinct element method

M. Nikkhah

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 215-226

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.674

Abstract
  Nowadays acoustic emission (AE) testing based on the Kaiser Effect (KE) is increasingly used to estimate the in-situ stress in laboratories. In this work, this effect is assessed on ...  Read More
Case Study
3D gravity data-space inversion with sparseness and bound constraints
9. 3D gravity data-space inversion with sparseness and bound constraints

M. Rezaie; A. Moradzadeh; A. Nejati Kalate

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 227-235

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2015.558

Abstract
  One of the most remarkable basis of the gravity data inversion is the recognition of sharp boundaries between an ore body and its host rocks during the interpretation step. Therefore, ...  Read More
Case Study
A boundary element/finite difference analysis of subsidence phenomenon due to underground structures
10. A boundary element/finite difference analysis of subsidence phenomenon due to underground structures

S. E. Mirsalari; M. Fatehi Marji; J. Gholamnejad; M. Najafi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 237-253

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.759

Abstract
  Analysis of the stresses, displacements, and horizontal strains of the ground subsidence due to underground excavation in rocks can be accomplished by means of a hybridized higher order ...  Read More
Case Study
Robust production scheduling in open-pit mining under uncertainty: a box counterpart approach
11. Robust production scheduling in open-pit mining under uncertainty: a box counterpart approach

A. Alipour; A. A. Khodaiari; A. Jafari; R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 255-267

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.849

Abstract
  Open-Pit Production Scheduling (OPPS) problem focuses on determining a block sequencing and scheduling to maximize Net Present Value (NPV) of the venture under constraints. The scheduling ...  Read More
Case Study
Gallium extraction from Jajarm Bayer process liquor using micro-emulsions
12. Gallium extraction from Jajarm Bayer process liquor using micro-emulsions

H. Amani; H. Naderi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 269-276

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.780

Abstract
  Gallium extraction from Jajarm Bayer process liquor (Jajarm, Iran) was investigated using microemulsions. Also the behavior of aluminum was studied as an impurity. Kelex100 (4-ethyl, ...  Read More
Case Study
Heavy metal pollution and identification of their sources in soil over Sangan iron-mining region, NE Iran
13. Heavy metal pollution and identification of their sources in soil over Sangan iron-mining region, NE Iran

R. Dabiri; M. Bakhshi Mazdeh; H. Mollai

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 277-289

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.820

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to determine the extent of metal pollutions and the identification of their major sources in the vicinity of the Sangan iron mine occurring in NE Iran. Soil ...  Read More
Case Study
Improved prediction of blast-induced vibrations in limestone mines using Genetic Algorithm
14. Improved prediction of blast-induced vibrations in limestone mines using Genetic Algorithm

M. Ataei; F. Sereshki

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 291-304

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2016.654

Abstract
  Like most limestone mines, which produce the raw materials required for cement companies, the transportation cost of the raw materials used in the Shahrood Cement Company is high. It ...  Read More
Case Study
Evaluation of coalbed methane potential in Parvadeh IV coal deposit in central Iran using a combination of MARS modeling and Kriging
15. Evaluation of coalbed methane potential in Parvadeh IV coal deposit in central Iran using a combination of MARS modeling and Kriging

H. Molayemat; F. Mohammad Torab

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2017, Pages 305-319

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2017.874

Abstract
  Coalbed methane (CBM) plays an important role in coal mining safety and natural gas production. In this work, The CBM potential of B2 seam in Parvadeh IV coal deposit, in central Iran, ...  Read More