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)
Improvement of Small-Scale Dolomite Blasting Productivity: Comparison of Existing Empirical Models with Image Analysis Software and Artificial Neural Network Models

B. Olamide Taiwo

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 627-641


  Assessment of blast results is a significant approach for the improvement of mining operations. The different procedures for investigating rock fragmentation have their limitations, causing different variation prediction errors. Thus every technique is site-explicit, and applicable for a few explicit ...  Read More

A State of the art Catboost-Based T-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding Technique to Predict Back-break at Dewan Cement Limestone Quarry

M. Kamran

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 679-691


  The blasting operation is an important rock fragmentation technique employed in several foundation engineering disciplines such as mining, civil, tunneling, and road planning. Back-break (BB) is one of the adverse effects caused by the blasting operations that produces several effects including vulnerability ...  Read More

Study on an Online Vibration Measurement System for Seismic Waves Caused by Blasting for Mining in Vietnam

H. Dao; Th. L. Pham; N. Ph. Hung

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 313-325


  Blasting has become a crucial work in mining operation. However, it produces high-intensity seismic waves which cause some serious troubles such as injure people, fly-rock, cracking, breaking and reducing the lifetime of adjacent buildings. In Vietnam, there have been many conflicts between residents ...  Read More

Sensitivity Analysis of Stress and Cracking in Rock Mass Blasting using Numerical Modelling

M.A. Chamanzad; M. Nikkhah

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1141-1155


  Drilling and blasting have numerous applications in the civil and mining engineering. Due to the two major components of rock masses, namely the intact rock matrix and the discontinuities, their behavior is a complicated process to be analyzed. The purpose of this work is to investigate the effects of ...  Read More

Investigating and Ranking Blasting Patterns to Reduce Ground Vibration using Soft Computing Approaches and MCDM Technique

D. Mohammadi; R. Mikaeil; J. Abdollahei Sharif

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 881-897


  The blasting method is one of the most important operations in most open-pit mines that has a priority over the other mechanical excavation methods due to its cost-effectiveness and flexibility in operation. However, the blasting operation, especially in surface mines, imposes some environmental problems ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A comparison between effects of earthquake and blasting on stability of mine slopes: a case study of Chadormalu open-pit mine

R. Shafiei Ganjeh; H. Memarian; M. H. Khosravi; M. Mojarab

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 223-240


  Dynamic slope stability in open-pit mines still remains a challenging task in the computational mining design. Earthquake and blasting are two significant sources of dynamic loads that can cause many damages to open-pit mines in active seismic areas and during exploitation cycles. In this work, the effects ...  Read More

Improved prediction of blast-induced vibrations in limestone mines using Genetic Algorithm

M. Ataei; F. Sereshki

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 291-304


  Like most limestone mines, which produce the raw materials required for cement companies, the transportation cost of the raw materials used in the Shahrood Cement Company is high. It has been tried to build the crushing and grinding plant close to the mine as much as possible. On the other hand, blasting ...  Read More

Numerical analysis of energy transmission through discontinuities and fillings in Kangir Dam

A. Siamaki; H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2016, , Pages 251-259


  A considerable amount of energy is released in the form of shock wave from explosive charge detonation. Shock wave energy is responsible for the creation of crushing and fracture zone around the blast hole. The rest of the shock wave energy is transferred to rock mass as ground vibration. Ground vibration ...  Read More

Monitoring and assessment of pollutants resulting from bench-blasting operations

J. Abdollahisharif; E. Bakhtavar; H. Nourizadeh

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 109-118


  Nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide gases together with dust are known as the major pollutants arising during the blasting operations using the ammonium nitrate-fuel oil (ANFO) explosive at the Sungun surface mine, located in the northwest of Iran. The pollutants were monitored during some blasting operations ...  Read More