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)
Prediction of roof failure in pre-driven entries and selecting the suitable type of recovery room method in longwall mining

Sajjad Aghababaei; Hossein Jalalifar; Ali Hosseini; Farhad Chinaei; Mehdi Najafi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 April 2023


  In this work, two rock engineering system (RES)-based models are presented, the first model to predict the roof failure when a longwall face advances toward a pre-driven recovery room (PDRR) and the second model to select the type of recovery room method for longwall mining. For the first model, an international ...  Read More

Cavity Growth in Underground Coal Gasification Method by Considering Cleat Length and Inclination of Coal with Elasto-Brittle Behavior

M.R. Shahbazi; M. Najafi; M. Fatehi Marji; A. Abdollahipour

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 607-625


  The in-situ coal is converted to the synthetic gas in the process of underground coal gasification (UCG).  In order to increase the rate of in-situ coal combustion in the UCG process, the contact surfaces between the steam, heat, and coal fractures should be raised. Therefore, the number of secondary ...  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

A boundary element/finite difference analysis of subsidence phenomenon due to underground structures

S. E. Mirsalari; M. Fatehi Marji; J. Gholamnejad; M. Najafi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 237-253


  Analysis of the stresses, displacements, and horizontal strains of the ground subsidence due to underground excavation in rocks can be accomplished by means of a hybridized higher order indirect boundary element/finite difference (BE/FD) formulation. A semi-infinite displacement discontinuity field is ...  Read More

Probabilistic analysis of stability of chain pillars in Tabas coal mine in Iran using Monte Carlo simulation

M. Najafi; Seyed M. E. Jalali; F. Sereshki; A. Yarahmadi Bafghi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 25-35


  Performing a probabilistic study rather than a determinist one is a relatively easy way to quantify the uncertainty in an engineering design. Due to the complexity and poor accuracy of the statistical moment methods, the Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) method is wildly used in an engineering design. In ...  Read More