Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Case Study
Blast vibration modeling using linear superposition method

H. Mansouri; M. A. Ebrahimi Farsangi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 125-140


  A linear superposition method was used for modeling the time history of the production blast vibrations and optimizing the blast sequence to reduce vibration levels in Sar-Cheshmeh copper mine, Kerman, Iran. A single-hole blast for modeling and two double-hole blasts with time delays of 25 and 65 ms ...  Read More

Research Note
Using Trifolium Alexanderium for Phytoremediation of some heavy metals in tailings dam in Anjir-Tange coal washing plant, Mazandaran, Iran

S. Safari Sinegani; A. Abedi; H. Asghari; A. A. Safari Sinegani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 141-150


  Phytoremediation is a technology that uses plants for the remediation of the contaminated soils, sediments, tailings, and groundwaters. In this work, the ability of TrifoliumAlexanderium for the phytoremediation of the tailings soil in the Anjir-Tange coal washing plant was investigated. For this purpose, ...  Read More

Case Study
Analytical analysis of ultimate ground pressure on tunnel support system

R. Rahmannejad; A. Kargar; V. Maazallahi; E. Ghotbi-Ravandi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 151-157


  The ground reaction curve (GRC) is a vital component of the convergence-confinement method, which possesses many applications in the underground space designs. It defines a relation between the tunnel wall deformations and the ground pressure acting on the tunnel walls. Generally, GRC includes descending ...  Read More

Case Study
An applied comparison between conventional pre-dispersed solvent extraction (PDSE) contactors and new dissolved nitrogen PDSE (DNPDSE) ones

M. R. Tavakoli Mohammadi; Seyed M. J. Koleini; M. Abdollahy

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 159-168


  Efforts to increase the mass transfer coefficient, enhance the contact area, and decrease the power input of contractors have given risen to the development of the pre-dispersed solvent extraction (PDSE) contactor and the devise of the new dissolved nitrogen PDSE (DNPDSE) contactors. The studies conducted ...  Read More

Case Study
3D stochastic rock fracture modeling related to strike-slip faults

M. Noroozi; R. Kakaie; Seyed M. E Jalali

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 169-181


  Fault zones and fault-related fracture systems control the mechanical behaviors and fluid-flow properties of the Earth’s crust. Furthermore, nowadays, modeling is being increasingly used in order to understand the behavior of rock masses, and to determine their characteristics. In this work, fault ...  Read More

Case Study
Estimating the function of copper consumption in Iran between 1991- 2011 using Johansen model

M. J. Babaei; M. A. Molaei; A. Dehghani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 183-189


  This study aims to estimate the function of copper consumption using the Johansen approach in time series data, between 1991-2011 in Iran. The literature review of specialized consumption and demand functions shows factors influencing the consumption of copper including copper price variables, aluminum ...  Read More

Case Study
Fundamental understanding of goaf gas displacement in longwall goaf

K. Tanguturi; R. Balusu

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 191-203


  Fundamental understanding of the goaf gas distribution in a gassy coal mine is necessary for developing effective goaf gas drainage strategies in the longwall coal mine. The goaf gas was subjected to the surface and body forces that were classified depending upon whether they acted on the surface area ...  Read More

Case Study
Feasibility study of underground salt caverns in Western Newfoundland: experimental and finite element investigation of creep-induced damage

A. Ghasemloonia; S. D. Butt

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 205-224


  Underground caverns in rock salt deposits are the most secure disposal method and a type of gas-storing facility. Gas storage plays a vital role in ensuring that a strategic relationship is secured between an established energy infrastructure provider and a midstream energy company. The Fischells Brook ...  Read More

Case Study
Prediction of mineral deposit model and identification of mineralization trend in depth using frequency domain of surface geochemical data in Dalli Cu-Au porphyry deposit

H. Shahi; R. Ghavami Riabi; A. Kamkar Ruhani; H. Asadi Haroni

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 225-236


  In this research work, the frequency domain (FD) of surface geochemical data was analyzed to decompose the complex geochemical patterns related to different depths of the mineral deposit. In order to predict the variation in mineralization in the depth and identify the deep geochemical anomalies and ...  Read More

Case Study
Effect of grinding time on flotation recovery of copper smelting slags in Bardaskan district

M. Shamsi; M. Noparast; Seyyed Z. Shafaie; M. Gharabaghi; S. Aslani

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 237-249


  Copper smelting slags are hard materials. Therefore,to recover their copper by flotation method, grinding should be carried out to obtain optimal particle size. Copper smelting slags in the Bardeskan district, with work index of 16.24 kwh/st, were grinded for 65 minutes to reach an acceptable degree ...  Read More

Case Study
Geochemical and environmental assessment of heavy metals in soils and sediments of Forumad Chromite mine, NE of Iran

M. Otari; R. Dabiri

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 251-261


  Heavy metal concentration in the soils and sediments has increased worldwide during the last century due to the mining, smelting, and industrial activities. The Forumad chromite deposit is located in the Sabzevar ophiolitic complex (SOC), with a long history of mining activities, yet very little is known ...  Read More

Case Study
Ranking sawability of dimension stone using PROMETHEE method

R. Mikaeil; M. Abdollahi Kamran; G. Sadegheslam; M. Ataei

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, Pages 263-271


  Predicting the sawability of the dimension stone is one of the most important factors involved in production planning. Moreover, this factor can be used as an important criterion in the cost estimation and planning of the stone plants. The main purpose for carrying out this work was to rank the sawability ...  Read More