Case Study
Selection of the best strategy for Iran's quarries: SWOT-FAHP method
1. Selection of the best strategy for Iran's quarries: SWOT-FAHP method

M. M Tahernejad; M. Ataei; R Khalokakaie

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 1-13

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2012.71

Abstract
  Iran has high potential and unique stone reserves in terms of variety of color, texture, quality, and economic value; nevertheless, in spite of growing mine production during the past ...  Read More
Case Study
Environmental Hazards Associated With Mining Activities in the Vicinity of Bolivian Poopó Lake
2. Environmental Hazards Associated With Mining Activities in the Vicinity of Bolivian Poopó Lake

V.F Navarro Torres; G Zamora Echenique; R.N Singh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 15-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2012.72

Abstract
  Hydrographically Bolivian Poopó Lake is located in the basin of Desaguadero River and it has over a dozen main tributary rivers and other smaller rivers with lower flow. The ...  Read More
Case Study
Development of a new creep testing equipment to obtain long-term deformation parameters of salt rocks
3. Development of a new creep testing equipment to obtain long-term deformation parameters of salt rocks

S.M.A Hosseini; F Sereshki; M Shariati; S.M.E Jalali; F Crotogino

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 27-32

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2012.42

Abstract
  Creep phenomenon in rock engineering plays a key role in development of underground spaces as they must be stable enough for a long period of time. Current research involved designing ...  Read More
Case Study
Back-calculation of mechanical parameters of shell and balls materials from discrete element method simulations
4. Back-calculation of mechanical parameters of shell and balls materials from discrete element method simulations

Akbar farzanegan; Bahareh Arabzadeh; Vahid Hasanzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 33-40

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2012.74

Abstract
  Discrete Element Method (DEM) is extensively used for mathematical modeling and simulating the behavior of discrete discs and discrete spheres in two and three dimensional space, respectively. ...  Read More
Case Study
Formation interface detection using Gamma Ray log: A novel approach
5. Formation interface detection using Gamma Ray log: A novel approach

Mostafa Javid; Behzad Tokhmechi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 41-50

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2012.66

Abstract
  There are two methods for identifying formation interface in oil wells: core analysis, which is a precise approach but costly and time consuming, and well logs analysis, which petrophysists ...  Read More
Original Research Paper
Box-Behnken Design of Experiments Investigation forAdsorption of Cd2+ onto carboxymethyl Chitosan Magnetic Nanoparticles
6. Box-Behnken Design of Experiments Investigation forAdsorption of Cd2+ onto carboxymethyl Chitosan Magnetic Nanoparticles

A Igder; Ali Akbar Rahmani; Ali Fazlavi; Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi; Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi; Mohammad Hassan Omidi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 51-59

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2012.76

Abstract
  The main objective of the present study is to investigate the feasibility of using Carboxymethyl chitosan magnetic nanoparticles (CCMN) for the adsorption of Cd2+. The study also reports ...  Read More
Research Note
The effect of price changes on optimum cut-off grade of different open-pit mines
7. The effect of price changes on optimum cut-off grade of different open-pit mines

Ali Asghar khodaiari; A Jafarnejad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter 2012, Pages 61-68

http://dx.doi.org/10.22044/jme.2012.75

Abstract
  Maximizing economic earnings is the most common goal in cut-off grade optimization of open-pit mining operations. When this is the case, the price of the product has a critical effect ...  Read More