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)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Stability analysis of set-up room of a deep longwall panel of India using 3D numerical modelling technique

AVULA RAJASHEKAR YADAV; Sreenivasa Rao Islavath; Srikanth katkuri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 May 2024


  The installation gallery/set-up room of a longwall panel is driven for installation of the longwall face machineries to start the extraction of coal from the longwall panel. The width of the installation gallery is 8 to 9 m. This gallery needs to be stabilized till the face machineries to be deployed ...  Read More

Predicting open pit mine production using machine learning techniques: A case study in Peru

Marco Antonio Cotrina Teatino; Jairo Jhonatan Marquina Araujo; Eduardo Manuel Noriega Vidal; Jose Nestor Mamani Quispe; Johnny Henrry Ccatamayo Barrios; Joe Alexis Gonzalez Vasquez; Solio Marino Arango Retamozo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 May 2024


  The primary objective of this research was to apply machine learning techniques to predict the production of an open pit mine in Peru. Four advanced techniques were employed: Random Forest (RF), Extreme Gradient Boosting (XGBoost), K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN), and Bayesian Regression (RB). The methodology ...  Read More

Dynamic Pit Tracker: An Iterative Heuristic Algorithm Tracing Optimized Solution for Ultimate Pit Limit and Blocks Sequencing Problem

Meisam Saleki; Reza Khaloo Kakaie; Mohammad Ataei; Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 June 2024


  One of the most critical designs in open-pit mining is the ultimate pit limit (UPL). The UPL is frequently computed initially through profit-maximizing algorithms like the Lerchs-Grossman (LG). Then, in order to optimize net present value (NPV), production planning is executed for the blocks that ...  Read More

A generalized mathematical model for integrated production planning in drift-and-fill mining operation

Mehdi Rahmanpour; Golpari Norozi; Hassan Bakhshandeh Amnieh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 May 2024


  Drift-and-fill mining is a variation of cut-and-fill mining method. Drift-and-fill mining method refers to the excavation of several parallel drifts in ore. Excavation of a new drift could start when its adjacent drifts are backfilled or not excavated. The amount of ore material and its grade depends ...  Read More

A New method for stability analysis of chain pillar in longwall mining by using Coulmann graphical method

Mohammad Sina Abdollahi; Mehdi Najafi; Alireza Yarahamdi Bafghi; Ramin Rafiee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024


  The stability analysis of chain pillars is crucial, especially as coal extraction rates increase, making it essential to reduce the size of these pillars. Therefore, a new method for estimating the load on chain pillars holds significant importance. This research introduces a novel solution for estimating ...  Read More

Optimizing Long-Term Production Scheduling in Open Pit Mining under Commodity Price Uncertainty: A Two-Stage Stochastic Programming Approach

Elham Lotfi; Javad Gholamnejad; Mehdi Najafi; Mohammad Sadegh Zamani; Mahboobe Honarvar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2024


  In the context of open pit mining operations, long-term production scheduling faces significant challenges due to inherent uncertainties, particularly in commodity prices. Traditional mathematical models often adopt a single-point estimation strategy for commodity price, leading to suboptimal mine plans ...  Read More

Performance Evaluation of a Haul Truck Allocation Model in the Sungun Copper Mine

Mehrnaz Mohtasham; Hossein Mirzaei Nasir Abad; Farshad Rahimzadeh-Nanekaran

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024


  Transportation of materials is the most cost-intensive component in open-pit mining operations. The aim of the allocation models is to manage and optimize transportation activities, leading to reduced wasted time, and ultimately, increasing profitability while reducing operational costs. Given that the ...  Read More

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

Developing a new model for predicting specific energy (SE) for economic and environmental optimization of the diamond wire cutting operation

mohammad hossein jalalian; Raheb Bagherpour; mehrbod khoshouei; S. Najmedin Almasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 May 2024


  Diamond wire cutting is a common method to extract dimension stones, which depends on various factors, including the mechanical and physical properties of the stone, cutting specifications, and operational characteristics. Specific energy, production rate, efficiency, and wear of diamond beads are some ...  Read More

Assessing Operational Damage Impact on Mining Tires (Case Study)

Israel Mamani; Angelica Vivanco; Eslainer Avendaño

Volume 15, Issue 3 , May 2024, , Pages 845-861


  In open-pit mining operations, loading and haulage activities account for a significant portion, typically between 50% and 60%, of the operational costs of the entire mining process. Tires, in turn, rank second in terms of operating costs for most mining companies. Therefore, understanding and preserving ...  Read More

Granite Downstream Production Dependent Size and Profitability Assessment: an application of Mathematical-based Artificial Intelligence Model and WipFrag Software

Blessing Olamide Taiwo; Oluwaseun Victor Famobuwa; Melodi Mbuyi Mata; Mohammed Sazid; Yewuhalashet Fissha; Victor Afolabi Jebutu; Adams Abiodun Akinlabi; Olaoluwa Bidemi Ogunyemi; Ozigi Abubakar

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 497-515


  The purpose of this research work is to create empirical models for assessing the profitability of granite aggregate production in Akure, Ondo State, aggregate quarries. In addition, an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model for granite profitability was developed. A structured survey questionnaire was ...  Read More

Studying Effects of Cooling/Lubricating Fluids, Machining Parameters, and Rock Mechanical Properties on Specific Energy in Rock Drilling Process

Shahrokh Khosravimanesh; Masoud Cheraghi Seifabad; Reza Mikaeil; Raheb Bagherpour

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 613-636


  Specific energy is a key indicator of drilling performance to consider in the feasibility and economic analyses of drilling projects. Any improvement in the specific energy of a drilling operation may reflect an improvement in the overall efficiency of drilling operations. This improvement can be achieved ...  Read More

Intelligent Borehole Simulation with python Programming

Hassanreza Ghasemitabar; Andisheh Alimoradi; Hamidreza Hemati Ahooi; Mahdi Fathi

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 707-730


  Drilling of exploratory boreholes is one of the most important and costly steps in mineral exploration, which can provide us with accurate and appropriate information to continue the mining process. There are limitations on drilling the target boreholes, such as high costs, topographical problems in ...  Read More

Statistical Analysis and Optimization of Drilling Process using Response Surface Methodology and Experimental Data

Rym Khettabi; Issam Touil; Mohamed Kezzar; Mohamed R. Eid; Fatima.Z Derdour; Kamel Khounfais; Lakhdar Khochmane

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 55-71


  It is well-established that the response surface methodology (RSM) is commonly employed to establish the differences between the predicted values and those observed experimentally. This study mainly goals on the impact of four drilling factors including weight on the bit (WOB), the rotating rapidity ...  Read More

Effect of Tunnel Location Related to Inclined Coal Strata on Excavation-Induced Displacements of Mine Tunnel: Application of Calibrated Numerical Model

Morteza Javadi; Ashkan Shahpasand; Shahrbanou Sayadi; Arash Shahpasand

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 203-221


  The stratified-sedimentary rock mass, as the typical host ground of coal mine tunnels, is characterized by highly non-isotropic deformation due to the very persistent discontinuity of bedding planes. This study evaluates the effect of tunnel location relative to the host ground strata on the excavation-induced ...  Read More

Investigating Effect of Induced Stresses due to Coal Panel Extraction on Next Panel Strata behavior during Mechanized Longwall Mining: a Case Study

Emad Ansari; Ramin Rafiee; Mohammad Ataei

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 381-399


  Due to longwall mining, a large space without any support is created, and the in-situ stress regimes change. The change of the in-situ stress regimes affects the roof and face of the adjacent panel. In other words, the strata behavior would be different from the intact condition during the previous panel ...  Read More

Hydrogeophysical Survey for Assessment of Groundwater Budget and Aquifer Protection in Hilly Terrain

Sonu Singh; Vijay Shankar; Joseph Tripura

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1061-1079


  Assessing the groundwater potential (GWP) and protective capacity of aquifers is essential to provide solutions to challenges in aquifer exploration and conditions in hilly terrain regions. The study was conducted in the hilly terrain region of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India, to obtain one-dimensional ...  Read More

Improvement of Drill Bit-Button Performance and Efficiency during Drilling: an application of LSTM Model to Nigeria Southwest Mines

Babatunde Adebayo; Blessing Olamide Taiwo; BUSUYI THOMAS AFENI; Aderoju Oluwadolapo Raymond; Joshua Oluwaseyi Faluyi

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1121-1139


  The quarry operators and managers are having a running battle in determining with precision the rate of deterioration of the button of the drill bit as well as its consumption. Therefore, this study is set to find the best-performing model for predicting the drill bit button's wear rate during rock drilling. ...  Read More

Prediction of Fly-rock using Gene Expression Programming and Teaching–learning-based Optimization Algorithm

R. Shamsi; M. S. Amini; H. Dehghani; M. Bascompta; B. Jodeiri Shokri; Sh. Entezam

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 391-406


  This paper attempted to estimate the amount of flyrock in the Angoran mine in Zanjan province, Iran using the gene expression programming (GEP) predictive technique. The input data, including flyrock, mean depth of the hole, powder factor, stemming, explosive weight, number of holes, and booster were ...  Read More

CFD-based Modeling of Sarin Gas Dispersion in a Subway Station–A Hypothetical Scenario

M. Hosseini; H. Madani; K. Shahriar

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 235-251


  The main purpose of this work is modeling the dispersion of the sarin gas in a subway station in a hypothetical scenario. The dispersion is modeled using the CFD approach. In the analysis of the environmental conditions of the underground spaces, the only factor that draws a distinction between a subway ...  Read More

Risk assessment of Flyrock in Surface Mines using a FFTA-MCDM Combination

R. Norouzi Masir; M. Ataei; A. Mottahedi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 191-203


  The drilling and blasting method is the first choice for rock breakage in surface or underground mines due to its high flexibility against variations and low investment costs. However, any method has its own advantages and disadvantages. The flyrock phenomenon is one of the drilling and blasting disadvantages ...  Read More

Dilution Risk Ranking in Underground Metal Mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation Area Comparison

M. Mohseni; M. Ataei; R. Khaloo Kakaie

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 977-989


  The contamination of ores with wastes or materials of lower than the cut-off grade is referred to as dilution. Dilution is an undesirable phenomenon that, on one hand, reduces the product grade and, consequently, reduces the sales prices and, on the other hand, adds an extra cost to waste production. ...  Read More

Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation to Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty

F. Sotoudeh; M. Ataei; R. Kakaie; Y. Pourrahimian

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 695-709


  In mining projects, all uncertainties associated with a project must be considered to determine the feasibility study. Grade uncertainty is one of the major components of technical uncertainty that affects the variability of the project. Geostatistical simulation, as a reliable approach, is the most ...  Read More

Investigating Alteration Zone Mapping Using EO-1 Hyperion Imagery and Airborne Geophysics Data

M. Lotfi; H. Arefi; A. Bahroudi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 405-417


  Hyperspectral remote sensing records reflectance or emittance data in a large sum of contiguous and narrow spectral bands, and thus has many information in detecting and mapping the mineral zones. On the other hand, the geological and geophysical data gives us some other fruitful information about the ...  Read More

Bayesian Data Fusion: a Reliable Approach for Descriptive Modeling of Ore Deposits

B. Tokhmechi; S. Ebrahimi; H. Azizi; Seyed R. Ghavami-Riabi; N. Farrokhi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 63-76


  Recognition of ore deposit genesis is still a controversial challenge for economic geologists. Here, this task was addressed by the virtue of Bayesian data fusion (BDF) implementing available proofs: semi-schematic examples with two (Cu and Pb + Zn) and three (Cu, Pb + Zn and Ag) evidences. The data, ...  Read More