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)
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

Geotechnical and Geochemical Analysis of Dichinama Marble in Northern Ethiopia: Quarrying Insights

Assefa Hailesilasie Wolearegay; Yowhas Birhanu Amare; Asmelash Abay Hagos; Kassa Amare Mesfin; Hagos Abraha; Bereket Gebresilassie; Yewuhalashet Fissha; nageswararao cheepurupalli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 July 2024


  The Dichinama area in northern Ethiopia is a potential source of dimension stone, but the quality of the marble has been a major challenge for mining operations. This research aims to evaluate the quality of dimension stone by conducting a comprehensive study involving geological mapping, geotechnical ...  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