Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Rock Mechanics
Effects of geometrical and geomechanical properties on slope stability of open-pit mines using 2D and 3D finite difference methods

H. Zebarjadi Dana; R. Khaloo Kakaie; R. Rafiee; A.R. Yarahmadi Bafghi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 941-957


  Slope stability analysis is one of the most important problems in mining and geotechnical engineering. Ignoring the importance of these problems can lead to significant losses. Selecting an appropriate method to analyze the slope stability requires a proper understanding of how different factors influence ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Improvement of coal mine roof rating classification using fuzzy type-2

R. Rafiee; A. Azarfar

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 691-701


  One of the main concerns of an underground coal mining engineer is the safety and stability of the mine. One way that the safety and stability can be ensured is to know and understand the coal mine geology and how it reacts to the mining process. One technique that has shown a lot of success in the coal ...  Read More

Determination of a suitable extraction equipment in mechanized longwall mining in steeply inclined coal seams using fuzzy analytical hierarchy method (Case study: Hamkar coal mine, Iran)

A. Hosseini; M. Najafi; Seyed A. Shojaatlhosseini; R. Rafiee

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 487-499


  The longwall mining method is one of the most applied methods in extracting low-inclined to high-inclined coal seams. Selection of the most suitable extraction equipment is very important in the economical, safety, and productivity aspects of mining operations. There are a lot of parameters affecting ...  Read More