Volume 15 (2024)
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)
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Volume 1 (2010)
Determination of the caving zone height using numerical and physical modeling based on the undercutting method, joint dip, and spacing

Behnam Alipenhani; mehran jalilian; Abbas Majdi; Hassan Bakhshandeh Amnieh; Mohammad Hossein Khosravi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 April 2024


  The paper presents the effect of the dip of joints, joint spacing, and the undercutting method on the height of the caving in block caving. The obtained results show that among the three investigated parameters, respectively, the dip of joints, undercutting method, and joint spacing have the greatest ...  Read More

Cavability Assessment of Rock Mass in Block Caving Mining Method based on Numerical Simulation and Response Surface Methodology

B. Alipenhani; A. Majdi; H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 579-606


  The present work aims at implementing Response Surface Methodology (RSM) in order to generate a statistical model for Minimum Required Caving Span (MRCS) and estimate both the individual and mutual effects of the rock mass parameters on rock mass cavability. The adequate required data is obtained from ...  Read More

Determination of Caving Hydraulic Radius of Rock Mass in Block Caving Method using Numerical Modeling and Multivariate Regression

B. Alipenhani; A. Majdi; H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 217-233


  Determining the hydraulic radius of the undercut in the block caving method is one of the key issues in this method. The hydraulic radius is directly related to the minimum caving span. In this research work, the rock mass cavability is investigated using the UDEC and 3DEC software. Since the factors ...  Read More

Support Analysis of Main Tunnels in Tabas Mechanized Parvadeh Mine at Intersection with Coal Seam

F. Abbasi; M.H. Khosravi; A. Jafari; Ali Bashari; B. Alipenhani

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 711-724


  The instability of the roof and walls of the tunnels excavated in coal mines has always attracted the attention of the miners and experts in this field. In this work, the instability of the main tunnels of the mechanized Parvadeh coal mine in Tabas, Iran, at the intersection with coal seam is studied. ...  Read More