A New Stability Approach using Probabilistic Profile along Direction of Excavation
1. A New Stability Approach using Probabilistic Profile along Direction of Excavation

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

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Modeling and Optimization of Truck-Shovel Allocation to Mining Faces in Cement Quarry
2. Modeling and Optimization of Truck-Shovel Allocation to Mining Faces in Cement Quarry

K. Shah; S. Ur Rehman

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
A review of Rock Burst’s Experimental Progress, Warning, Prediction, Control and Damage Potential Measures
3. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 31-48

Abstract
  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. ...  Read More
A Comparative Study of SVM and RF Methods for Classification of Alteration Zones Using Remotely Sensed Data
4. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 49-61

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Bayesian Data Fusion: a Reliable Approach for Descriptive Modeling of Ore Deposits
5. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 63-76

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Stability Analysis of Salt Cavern Gas Storage Using 2D Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Finite-Element Software
6. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 77-97

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Identification of Geochemical Anomalies Using Fractal and LOLIMOT Neuro-Fuzzy modeling in Mial Area, Central Iran
7. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 99-117

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Effects of Flocculant, Surfactant, Coagulant, and Filter Aid on Efficiency of Filtration Processing of Copper Concentrate: Mechanism and Optimization
8. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 119-141

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Geostatistical Modeling of Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Imaging Porphyry Cu Mineralization in Takht-e-Gonbad Deposit, Iran
9. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 143-159

Abstract
  This work presents the application of a geostatistical-based modeling approach for building up electrical properties acquired from a geophysical electrical tomography survey deployed ...  Read More
Investigation of Bishop’s and Janbu’s Models Capabilities on Slope Stability Problems with Special Consideration to Open-Pit Mining Operations
10. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 161-170

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination in Waters due to Mineral Salts Company from Mighan playa/lake, Arak, Iran
11. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 171-184

Abstract
  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. ...  Read More
A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem
12. A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem

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

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

Abstract
  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. ...  Read More
Wellbore Trajectory Optimization of an Iranian Oilfield Based on Mud Pressure and Failure Zone
13. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 193-220

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Comparison between Helical and Elliptical Static Mixers Performance in Column Flotation of Sungun Copper Plant
14. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 221-230

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Predicting Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Using New Hybrid Intelligent Models
15. Predicting Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Using New Hybrid Intelligent Models

M. Rezaei; M. Asadizadeh

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

Abstract
  Bedrock unconfined compressive strength (UCS) is a key parameter in designing thegeosciences and building related projects comprising both the underground and surface rock structures. ...  Read More
Numerical Modeling of Rock Slopes with a Potential of Block-Flexural Toppling Failure
16. Numerical Modeling of Rock Slopes with a Potential of Block-Flexural Toppling Failure

H. Sarfaraz; M. Amini

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Comparative and Competitive Study of LDH/Diatomite and Chitosan/Diatomite for Adsorptive Removal of Chloride Ion from Aqueous Solution
17. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 261-279

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Prediction of Blasting Cost in Limestone Mines Using Gene Expression Programming Model and Artificial Neural Networks
18. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 281-300

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Numerical Modelling of Backfill Grouting Approaches in EPB Tunneling
19. Numerical Modelling of Backfill Grouting Approaches in EPB Tunneling

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

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

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More
Studying Relationship between Coal Intrinsic Characteristics in Spontaneous Combustion of Coal Potential Using Crossing Point Temperature Test Method
20. 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 , Winter 2020, Pages 315-333

Abstract
  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 ...  Read More