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)
Design of Loading and Transportation Fleet in Open-Pit Mines using Simulation Approach and Metaheuristic Algorithms

H. hadizadeh Ghaziania; M. Monjezi; A. Mousavi; H. Dehghani; E. Bakhtavar

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1177-1188


  The production cycle in open-pit mines includes the drilling, blasting, loading, and haulage. Since loading and haulage account for a large part of the mining costs, it is very important to optimize the transport fleet from the economic viewpoint. Simulation is one of the most widely used methods in ...  Read More

A Mathematical Model to Optimize Allocation Sequence in Dispatching Problem

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

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


  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. Among the available dispatch mathematical models, the multi-stage approach is well suited for allocating trucks ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Combined DEM and SPH simulation of ball milling

M. Jahani Chegeni

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 151-161


  A deeper understanding of the milling operation of ball mills helps mineral processing engineers to control and optimize them, and therefore, reduce their consuming power. In this work, the milling operation of ball mills is investigated using two methods, i.e. DEM and combined DEM-SPH. First, a pilot ...  Read More

Simulation of tunnel boring machine utilization: A case study

S. Moosazadeh; H. Aghababaie; Seyed H. Hoseinie; B. Ghodrati

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 53-60


  Utilization is one of the main managerial factors that is applied for construction process analysis well. It directly affects the project duration and construction costs. Therefore, a utilization study in tunneling projects is essential. In this work, the utilization of an earth pressure balance Tunnel ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Application of perfect mixing model for simulation of vertical roller mills

H. Shahgholi; K. Barani; M. Yaghobi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 545-553


  Vertical roller mills (VRMs) are well-established grinding equipment for various tasks in the coal and cement industry. There are few studies on simulation of VRMs. In this research work, application of perfect mixing model for simulation of a VRM in a cement grinding plant was investigated. Two sampling ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Prediction of effect of fine particle removal on efficiency of a spiral circuit by size-by-size partition curves

F. Basirifar; M.R. Khalesi; M. Ramezanizadeh; M. Abdollahy; A. Hajizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 567-571


  Partition curves are widely used to determine the spiral separator efficiency. In this work, the partition curves were used in order to investigate the particle transportation to concentrate and tailing streams. Simulation of fine particle removal using the size-by-size partition curves showed that the ...  Read More

Modelling of the kaolin deposits and reserve classification challenges of Charentes Basin, France

M. Koneshloo; Jean-Paul Chiles

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The kaolinitic clays have been exploited for more than a hundred years, in the western part of the Charentes Basin, France, and belong to a paleo-deltaic network. The recent deposits are relatively richer in alumina in comparison with the older ones. The genesis of the kaolin deposits of the Charentes ...  Read More