Combining fuzzy RES with GA for predicting wear performance of circular diamond saw in hard rock cutting process
1. Combining fuzzy RES with GA for predicting wear performance of circular diamond saw in hard rock cutting process

M. Akhyani; R. Mikaeil; F. Sereshki; M. Taji

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 559-574

Abstract
  Predicting the wear performance of circular diamond saw in the process of sawing hard dimensional stone is an important step in reducing production costs in the stone sawing industry. ...  Read More
Delineation of alteration zones based on kriging, artificial neural networks, and concentration–volume fractal modelings in hypogene zone of Miduk porphyry copper deposit, SE Iran
2. Delineation of alteration zones based on kriging, artificial neural networks, and concentration–volume fractal modelings in hypogene zone of Miduk porphyry copper deposit, SE Iran

O. Gholampour; A. Hezarkhani; A. Maghsoudi; M. Mousavi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 575-595

Abstract
  This paper presents a quantitative modeling for delineating alteration zones in the hypogene zone of the Miduk porphyry copper deposit (SE Iran) based on the core drilling data. The ...  Read More
Risk management in urban tunnels using methods of game theory and multi-criteria decision-making
3. Risk management in urban tunnels using methods of game theory and multi-criteria decision-making

M. Nikkhah; M. A. Ghasvareh; N. Farzaneh Bahalgardi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 597-611

Abstract
  In general, underground spaces are associated with high risks because of their high uncertainty in geotechnical environments. Since most accidents and incidents in these structures ...  Read More
Determination of optimal bandwidth in upscaling process of reservoir data using kernel function bandwidth
4. Determination of optimal bandwidth in upscaling process of reservoir data using kernel function bandwidth

M. R. Azad; A. Kamkar Rouhani; B. Tokhmechi; M. Arashi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 613-621

Abstract
  Upscaling based on the bandwidth of the kernel function is a flexible approach to upscale the data because the cells will be coarse-based on variability. The intensity of the coarsening ...  Read More
Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification
5. Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification

H.R. Nezarat; Seyed M. E. Jalali; M. Nazari

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 623-632

Abstract
  Knowledge of the airflow distribution inside a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) can create a safe working environment for workers and machinery. The airflow quality and the related mass ...  Read More
A programming method to estimate proximate parameters of coal beds from well-logging data using a sequential solving of linear equation systems
6. A programming method to estimate proximate parameters of coal beds from well-logging data using a sequential solving of linear equation systems

A. Yusefi; H. R. Ramazi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 633-647

Abstract
  This paper presents an innovative solution for estimating the proximate parameters of coal beds from the well-logs. To implement the solution, the C# programming language was used. ...  Read More
Pre-treatment of toxic element and cationic dye onto natural biomass: characterization and optimization
7. Pre-treatment of toxic element and cationic dye onto natural biomass: characterization and optimization

F. Mohajer-Moghari; K. Seifpanahi Shabani; M. Karamouzian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 649-658

Abstract
  This researchdescribe wastewater pre-treatment that contaminated with Methylene Blue dye (MB) and Ni(II) ion by Athelia Bombacina fungus dead biomass (ABFDB). Researches finding on ...  Read More
Fuzzy tonnage-average grade model based on extension principle
8. Fuzzy tonnage-average grade model based on extension principle

S. Soltani-Mohammadi; A. Soltani; B. Sohrabian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 659-666

Abstract
  Due to the nature of the geological and mining activities, different input parameters in the grade estimation and mineral resource evaluation are always tainted with uncertainties. ...  Read More
Ant colony algorithm as a high-performance method in resource estimation using LVA field; A case study: Choghart Iron ore deposit
9. Ant colony algorithm as a high-performance method in resource estimation using LVA field; A case study: Choghart Iron ore deposit

H. Moini; F. Mohammad Torab

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 667-678

Abstract
  Kriging is an advanced geostatistical procedure that generates an estimated surface or 3D model from a scattered set of points. This method can be used for estimating resources using ...  Read More
Geostatistical estimation to delineate oxide and sulfide zones using geophysical data; a case study of Chahar Bakhshi vein-type gold deposit, NE Iran
10. Geostatistical estimation to delineate oxide and sulfide zones using geophysical data; a case study of Chahar Bakhshi vein-type gold deposit, NE Iran

H. Azmi; P. Moarefvand; A. Maghsoudi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 679-694

Abstract
  Delineation of oxide and sulfide zones in mineral deposits, especially in gold deposits, is one of the most essential steps in an exploration project that has been traditionally carried ...  Read More
Detection of Mo geochemical anomaly in depth using a new scenario based on spectrum–area fractal analysis
11. Detection of Mo geochemical anomaly in depth using a new scenario based on spectrum–area fractal analysis

H. Mahdiyanfar

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 695-704

Abstract
  Detection of deep and hidden mineralization using the surface geochemical data is a challenging subject in the mineral exploration. In this work, a novel scenario based on the spectrum–area ...  Read More
Delineation of podiform-type chromite mineralization using geochemical mineralization prospectivity index and staged factor analysis in Balvard area (SE Iran)
12. Delineation of podiform-type chromite mineralization using geochemical mineralization prospectivity index and staged factor analysis in Balvard area (SE Iran)

P. Afzal; M. Yusefi; M. Mirzaie; E. Ghadiri-Sufi; S. Ghasemzadeh; L. Daneshvar Saein

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 705-715

Abstract
  The aim of this work was to delineate the prospects of podiform-type chromite by staged factor analysis and geochemical mineralization prospectivity index in Balvard area, SE Iran. ...  Read More
A finite element model to simulate magnetic field distribution and laboratory studies in wet low-intensity magnetic separator
13. A finite element model to simulate magnetic field distribution and laboratory studies in wet low-intensity magnetic separator

P. Karimi; A. Khodadadi Darban; Z. Mansourpour

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 717-727

Abstract
  Low-intensity magnetic separators are widely used in the research works and the industry. Advancement in the magnetic separation techniques has led to an expansion in the application ...  Read More
Reprocessing of Sangan iron ore tailings by flotation
14. Reprocessing of Sangan iron ore tailings by flotation

S. Ghasemi; A. Behnamfard; R. Arjmand

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 729-745

Abstract
  The Sangan processing plant consists of four consecutive low-intensity magnetic separation steps with the same magnetic field intensity of 1300 Gauss for upgradation of iron ore. Hence, ...  Read More
Anomaly delineation of porphyry copper deposits of Hanza Region through geochemical data analyses and multispectral remote sensing
15. Anomaly delineation of porphyry copper deposits of Hanza Region through geochemical data analyses and multispectral remote sensing

A. Habibnia; Gh. R. Rahimipour; H. Ranjbar

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 747-762

Abstract
  Hanza region is located in the southern part of Urumieh–Dokhtar Metallogenic belt in southeastern Iran. This region includes six known porphyry copper deposits and it is considered ...  Read More
Studying ilmenite dissolution using mechanical activation method
16. Studying ilmenite dissolution using mechanical activation method

H. Ebadi; P. Pourghahramani; E. Dehgani; M. Ganjeh

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 763-776

Abstract
  In this work, the effects of temperature, acid concentration, and mechanical activation on dissolution of ilmenite were studied using the statistical design of experiment technique. ...  Read More
Processing a multifold ground penetration radar data using common-diffraction-surface stack method
17. Processing a multifold ground penetration radar data using common-diffraction-surface stack method

H. Shahsavani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 777-785

Abstract
  Recently, the non-destructive methods have become of interest to the scientists in various fields. One of these method is Ground Penetration Radar (GPR), which can provide a valuable ...  Read More
Influence of microwave treatment on surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena
18. Influence of microwave treatment on surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena

K. Barani; M. Azghadi; M. R. Azadi; A. Karrech

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 787-797

Abstract
  The influence of microwave treatment on the surface roughness, hydrophobicity, and chemical composition of galena was studied. The pure galena specimens and purified galena concentrate ...  Read More
Modelling and optimization of digestion efficiency of bauxite in Bayer process: Iran Alumina company
19. Modelling and optimization of digestion efficiency of bauxite in Bayer process: Iran Alumina company

M. R. Khani; M. Karamoozian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 799-809

Abstract
  In the present work, we investigated and optimized the digestion efficiency, A/S (Al2O3/SiO2 in red mud), and N/S (Na2O/SiO2 in red mud) of mixed bauxite in Iran Alumina Company using ...  Read More
X-Ray mapping and the mineralogy pattern of nickel laterite ore: Bavanat, Fars, Iran
20. X-Ray mapping and the mineralogy pattern of nickel laterite ore: Bavanat, Fars, Iran

A. Abbasi Gharaei; B. Rezai; H. Hamidian Shoormasti

Volume 10, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, Pages 811-820

Abstract
  According to the classification of the nickel laterite, this paper describes mineralogy test is to reveal where valuable elements are located in the ore, in which mineralogical form. ...  Read More