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)
Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Haul Truck Fuel Consumption in Open-Pit Mines

S. Alamdari; M.H. Basiri; A. Mousavi; A. Soofastaei

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 69-85


  The haul trucks consume a significant energy source in open-pit mines, where diesel fuel is widely used as the main energy source. Improving the haul truck fuel consumption can considerably decrease the operating cost of mining, and more importantly, reduce the pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. ...  Read More

A Comprehensive Study of Several Meta-Heuristic Algorithms for Open-Pit Mine Production Scheduling Problem Considering Grade Uncertainty

K. Tolouei; E. Moosavi; A.H. Bangian Tabrizi; P. Afzal; A. Aghajani Bazzazi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 721-736


  It is significant to discover a global optimization in the problems dealing with large dimensional scales to increase the quality of decision-making in the mining operation. It has been broadly confirmed that the long-term production scheduling (LTPS) problem performs a main role in mining projects to ...  Read More

Use of a mixed integer programming model to achieve an optimum size of blast block in open-pit mining with regard to size of mineable block using fuzzy logic approach

A. Mozafari; A. H. Bangian Tabrizi; M. Taji; A. Parhizkar

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1095-1104


  In this paper, we present an integrated model to find the optimum size of blast block that uses (i) a multi-criteria decision-making method to specify the applicable size of the mineable block; (ii) a linear programming method for the selection of the blasted areas to be excavated and in deciding the ...  Read More

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

The effect of price changes on optimum cut-off grade of different open-pit mines

Ali Asghar khodaiari; A Jafarnejad

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 61-68


  Maximizing economic earnings is the most common goal in cut-off grade optimization of open-pit mining operations. When this is the case, the price of the product has a critical effect on optimum value of cut-off grade. This paper investigates the relationship between optimum cut-off grade and price to ...  Read More