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Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
A New Stability Approach using Probabilistic Profile along Direction of Excavation

A. Turanboy; E. Ülker; C. Burak Küçüksütçü

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 1-20


  Estimation of the possible instability that may be encountered in the excavation slope(s) during the planning and application steps of the rock excavation processes is an important issue in geoengineering. In this paper, a modelling method is presented for assessing the probability of wedge failure involving ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mine Economic and Management
Modeling and Optimization of Truck-Shovel Allocation to Mining Faces in Cement Quarry

K. Shah; S. Ur Rehman

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 21-30


  Truck and shovel are the most common raw material transportation system used in the cement quarry operations. One of the major challenges associated with the cement quarry operations is the efficient allocation of truck and shovel to the mining faces. In order to minimize the truck and shovel operating ...  Read More

Review Paper Rock Mechanics
A review of Rock Burst’s Experimental Progress, Warning, Prediction, Control and Damage Potential Measures

Sh. Bacha; Z. Mu Long; A. Javed; Sh. Al Faisal

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 31-48


  Rock burst is the most attractive and hot research area in geomechanics, mining, and civil engineering due to the increasing depth of mines and construction of deep underground structures. It has also been a severe problem in ground control measures in the last few decades. Many studies have been done ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
A Comparative Study of SVM and RF Methods for Classification of Alteration Zones Using Remotely Sensed Data

N. Mahvash Mohammadi; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 49-61


  Identification and mapping of the significant alterations are the main objectives of the exploration geochemical surveys. The field study is time-consuming and costly to produce the classified maps. Therefore, the processing of remotely sensed data, which provide timely and multi-band (multi-layer) data, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Bayesian Data Fusion: a Reliable Approach for Descriptive Modeling of Ore Deposits

B. Tokhmechi; S. Ebrahimi; H. Azizi; Seyed R. Ghavami-Riabi; N. Farrokhi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 63-76


  Recognition of ore deposit genesis is still a controversial challenge for economic geologists. Here, this task was addressed by the virtue of Bayesian data fusion (BDF) implementing available proofs: semi-schematic examples with two (Cu and Pb + Zn) and three (Cu, Pb + Zn and Ag) evidences. The data, ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Stability Analysis of Salt Cavern Gas Storage Using 2D Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Finite-Element Software

A. Asgari; A. Ramezanzadeh; Seyed M. E. Jalali; B. Brouard

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 77-97


  Ensuring the stability and integrity of underground gas storage salt caverns is a very complicated subject due to the non-linear and time-dependent behavior of rock salts under complicated thermal and mechanical loading conditions. For this reason, pressure and temperature fluctuations in the caverns ...  Read More

Case Study
Identification of Geochemical Anomalies Using Fractal and LOLIMOT Neuro-Fuzzy modeling in Mial Area, Central Iran

M. Alipour Shahsavari; P. Afzal; A. Hekmatnejad

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 99-117


  The Urumieh-Dokhtar Magmatic Arc (UDMA) is recognized as an important porphyry, disseminated, vein-type and polymetallic mineralization arc. The aim of this study is to identify and subsequently determine geochemical anomalies for exploration of Pb, Zn and Cu mineralization in Mial district situated ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Effects of Flocculant, Surfactant, Coagulant, and Filter Aid on Efficiency of Filtration Processing of Copper Concentrate: Mechanism and Optimization

A.H. Rezaei; H. Abdollahi; M. Gharabaghi; A. A. Mohammadzadeh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 119-141


  In the recent decades, water scarcity has become a major challenge for many reasons, especially the inadequate use of water resources. The mineral processing plant is among the most important water-consuming industries. Filtration, as one of the important processes in water recovery, is a process in ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Geostatistical Modeling of Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Imaging Porphyry Cu Mineralization in Takht-e-Gonbad Deposit, Iran

M. Babaei; M. Abedi; Gh. H. Norouzi; S. Kazem Alilou

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 143-159


  This work presents the application of a geostatistical-based modeling approach for building up electrical properties acquired from a geophysical electrical tomography survey deployed for the purpose of porphyry Cu exploration at the Takht-e-Gonbad deposit, in the central domain of Iran. Electrical data ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Investigation of Bishop’s and Janbu’s Models Capabilities on Slope Stability Problems with Special Consideration to Open-Pit Mining Operations

A. Alikhani; M. Taheri Moghadder; H. Mohammadi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 161-170


  One of the most effective parameters in economics of open-pit mines is the pit slope angle, so that the slope angle more than the optimum value increases the probability of a large failure in the pit wall and the slope angle less than the optimum value leads to increasing stripping ratio and reducing ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Waters due to Mineral Salts Company from Mighan playa/lake, Arak, Iran

F. Ghadimi; A. Hajati; A. Sabzian

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 171-184


  The Mighan playa/lake is characterized as a closed catchment. In the recent years, the rapid industrialization and urbanization has resulted in a pollution area in the city of Arak. In this work, we focus on six regions around the playa/lake to study the distribution of heavy metals in the waters and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem

M. Ghobadi Samani; M. Monjezi; J. Khademi Hamidi; A. Mousavinogholi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 185-192


  Truck-Shovel fleet, as the most common transportation system in open-pit mines, has a significant part of mining costs, for which optimal management can lead to substantial cost reductions. Among the available dispatch mathematical models, the multi-stage approach is well suited for allocating trucks ...  Read More

Case Study
Wellbore Trajectory Optimization of an Iranian Oilfield Based on Mud Pressure and Failure Zone

H. Yousefian; M. Fatehi Marji; H. Soltanian; A. Abdollahipour; Y. Pourmazaheri

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 193-220


  Determination of the borehole and fracture initiation positions is the main aim of a borehole stability analysis. A wellbore trajectory optimization with the help of the mud pressure may be unreasonable since the mud pressure can only reflect the degree of difficulty for the initial damage to occur at ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Comparison between Helical and Elliptical Static Mixers Performance in Column Flotation of Sungun Copper Plant

B. Nemati Akhgar; A. Fathzade; B. Golizadeh; S. Hajilou

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 221-230


  The flotation circuit in Sungun copper plant consists of two column flotation cells as cleaner, having fixed-spargers system. To achieve the expected aims in flotation step, there are serious operational challenges such as: fast choking of the static mixers, boiling problem, burping phenomena and pulp ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Predicting Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Using New Hybrid Intelligent Models

M. Rezaei; M. Asadizadeh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 231-246


  Bedrock unconfined compressive strength (UCS) is a key parameter in designing thegeosciences and building related projects comprising both the underground and surface rock structures. Determination of rock UCS using standard laboratory tests is a complicated, expensive, and time-consuming process, which ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Numerical Modeling of Rock Slopes with a Potential of Block-Flexural Toppling Failure

H. Sarfaraz; M. Amini

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 247-259


  One of the most important instabilities of rock slopes is toppling failure. Among the types of toppling failure, block-flexural failures are more common instability which occurs in nature. In this failure, some rock blocks break because of tensile stresses, and some overturn under their weights, and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Comparative and Competitive Study of LDH/Diatomite and Chitosan/Diatomite for Adsorptive Removal of Chloride Ion from Aqueous Solution

F. Sadough Abbasian; B. Rezai; A. R. Azadmehr; H. Hamidian

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 261-279


  In this work, two clay-based composites are prepared for the adsorptive removal of the chloride ions from aqueous solutions. These composites are characterized through Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction analysis. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mine Economic and Management
Prediction of Blasting Cost in Limestone Mines Using Gene Expression Programming Model and Artificial Neural Networks

R. Bastami; A. Aghajani Bazzazi; H. Hamidian Shoormasti; K. Ahangari

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 281-300


  The use of blasting cost (BC) prediction to achieve optimal fragmentation is necessary in order to control the adverse consequences of blasting such as fly rock, ground vibration, and air blast in open-pit mines. In this research work, BC is predicted through collecting 146 blasting data from six limestone ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Numerical Modelling of Backfill Grouting Approaches in EPB Tunneling

L. Nikakhtar; Sh. Zare; H. Mirzaei Nasir Abad

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 301-314


  One of the main issues involved during tunnel construction with tunnel boring machines is the tail gap grouting. This gap is between the external diameter of tunnel lining and the excavation boundary that is filled with high-pressure grouting materials. In this work, three different approaches of gap ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Studying Relationship between Coal Intrinsic Characteristics in Spontaneous Combustion of Coal Potential Using Crossing Point Temperature Test Method

A. Saffari; M. Ataei; F. Sereshki

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 315-333


  Spontaneous combustion of coal is one of the most horrifying hazards in coal industries, especially in underground coal mines. Thus having a prior knowledge about the occurrence of this phenomenon in underground coal mines is of crucial importance in preventing this process, loss of life, huge economic ...  Read More