Case Study
Fault orientation modeling of Sonda- Jherruck coalfield, Pakistan
1. Fault orientation modeling of Sonda- Jherruck coalfield, Pakistan

I. M. Jiskani; F. I. Siddiqui

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 305-313

Abstract
  Faults are the most critical tectonic factors in geological structures, which have major economic impacts on mining economics. Thus it is necessary to understand faults in order to ...  Read More
Case Study
DPM flow pattern of LHD in underground mines with different ventilation conditions
2. DPM flow pattern of LHD in underground mines with different ventilation conditions

R. Morla; Sh. Karekal; A. Godbole

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 315-326

Abstract
  Diesel-operated Load Haul Dumper (LHD) vehicles are commonly used in underground coal mines. Despite their value as utility vehicles, the main drawback of these vehicles is that they ...  Read More
Case Study
Application of non-linear regression and soft computing techniques for modeling process of pollutant adsorption from industrial wastewaters
3. Application of non-linear regression and soft computing techniques for modeling process of pollutant adsorption from industrial wastewaters

A. Aryafar; R. Mikaeil; F. Doulati Ardejani; S. Shaffiee Haghshenas; A. Jafarpour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 327-337

Abstract
  The process of pollutant adsorption from industrial wastewaters is a multivariate problem. This process is affected by many factors including the contact time (T), pH, adsorbent weight ...  Read More
Case Study
Application of fractal modeling to delineate alteration zones and lithological units in Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit, NW Iran
4. Application of fractal modeling to delineate alteration zones and lithological units in Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit, NW Iran

H. Nikoogoftar Safa; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 339-356

Abstract
  In this paper, we aim to present a quantitative modeling for delineating the alteration zones and lithological units in the hypogene zone of Masjed-Daghi Cu-Au porphyry deposit (NW ...  Read More
Case Study
Automatic estimation of regularization parameter by active constraint balancing method for 3D inversion of gravity data
5. Automatic estimation of regularization parameter by active constraint balancing method for 3D inversion of gravity data

M. Moghadasi; A. Nejati Kalateh; M. Rezaie

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 357-364

Abstract
  Gravity data inversion is one of the important steps in the interpretation of practical gravity data. The inversion result can be obtained by minimization of the Tikhonov objective ...  Read More
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Changing sag mill liners type from Hi-Low to Hi-Hi at Sarcheshmeh copper complex based on physical and numerical modeling
6. Changing sag mill liners type from Hi-Low to Hi-Hi at Sarcheshmeh copper complex based on physical and numerical modeling

M. Maleki Moghaddam; E. Arghavani; A.R. Ghasemi; S. Banisi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 365-372

Abstract
  Liner design has become an increasingly more important tool for the AG/SAG mill performance optimization. The Sarcheshmeh copper complex concentration plant uses a SAG mill lined with ...  Read More
Case Study
Mechanical activation of phosphate concentrates to enhance dissolution efficiency of rare earth elements from a kinetic viewpoint
7. Mechanical activation of phosphate concentrates to enhance dissolution efficiency of rare earth elements from a kinetic viewpoint

H. Shadi Naghadeh; M. Abdollahy; A. Khodadadi Darban; P. Pourghahramani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 373-388

Abstract
  The Esfordi phosphate concentrate mainly contains fluorapatite, monazite, and xenotime as rare earth element (REE) minerals, accounting for 1.5% of rare earth metals. The monazite and ...  Read More
Case Study
Impact of gasoline contamination on mechanical behavior of sandy clay soil
8. 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
Case Study
Potential of OM of Iranian peat and swamp and characterization of physico-chemical properties of organic soils
9. Potential of OM of Iranian peat and swamp and characterization of physico-chemical properties of organic soils

S. Tabasi; M. Kurdi; M. Bahrammanesh

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 401-416

Abstract
  The objective of this work was to investigate the potential of three different kinds of Iranian peat and swamp soils as sources of organic matter (OM) in the Golestan Province, Northern ...  Read More
Case Study
Using an experimental drilling simulator to study operational parameters in drilled-cutting transport efficiency
10. Using an experimental drilling simulator to study operational parameters in drilled-cutting transport efficiency

M. Dehvedar; P. Moarefvand; A.R. Kiyani; A. R. Mansouri

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 417-428

Abstract
  Inadequate hole cleaning can lead to many problems in horizontal and directional wells. In this work, we tried to investigate the cutting transport phenomenon by an experimental directional ...  Read More
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Evaluation of effects of operating parameters on combustible material recovery in coking coal flotation process using artificial neural networks
11. Evaluation of effects of operating parameters on combustible material recovery in coking coal flotation process using artificial neural networks

S. Khoshjavan; K. Moshashaei; B. Rezai

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 429-440

Abstract
  In this research work, the effects of flotation parameters on coking coal flotation combustible material recovery (CMR) were studied by the artificial neural networks (ANNs) method. ...  Read More
Case Study
Use of density tracers in evaluating performance of Tri-Flo circuits Case study: Tabas (Iran) coal preparation plant
12. Use of density tracers in evaluating performance of Tri-Flo circuits Case study: Tabas (Iran) coal preparation plant

M. Noori; R. Dehghan

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 441-450

Abstract
  In the Tabas coal preparation plant (SE Iran), -50 + 6 mm raw coal was treated in a 700 mm two-stage two-density Tri-Flo dynamic dense medium separator. In order to study the circuit ...  Read More
Case Study
Hydraulic fracture propagation: analytical solutions versus Lattice simulations
13. 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
Case Study
Effect of large blocks position on stability analysis of block-in-matrix slopes
14. 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
Case Study
Study of convergence confinement method curves considering pore-pressure effect
15. 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
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Using a combination of genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization algorithm for GEMTIP modeling of spectral-induced polarization data
16. Using a combination of genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization algorithm for GEMTIP modeling of spectral-induced polarization data

F. Sharifi; A.R. Arab Amiri; A. Kamkar Rouhani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 493-505

Abstract
  The generalized effective-medium theory of induced polarization (GEMTIP) is a newly developed relaxation model that incorporates the petro-physical and structural characteristics of ...  Read More
Case Study
Bayesian prediction of rotational torque to operate horizontal drilling
17. 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
Case Study
Metal(loid) uptake of Sonchus oleraceus grown around Cheshmeh-Konan copper deposit, NW Iran
18. Metal(loid) uptake of Sonchus oleraceus grown around Cheshmeh-Konan copper deposit, NW Iran

M. Samadi; S. Torbati; S. Alipour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, Pages 517-528

Abstract
  Heavy metal(loid) contamination in the environment of mining areas has become an important problem. Cheshemeh-Konan is one of the main copper deposits in NW Iran that is currently abandoned. ...  Read More
Case Study
Efficiency of seismic wave velocity and electrical resistivity in estimation of limestone rock mass quality indices (Q, Qsrm) (Case study: Asmari formation, SW Iran)
19. 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
Case Study
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