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)

Rock Joint Micro-Scale Surface Roughness Characterisation using Photogrammetry Method

M. Bahaaddini; M. Serati; M. H. Khosravi; B. Hebblewhite

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 87-100


  A proper understanding of the shear behaviour of rock joints and discontinuities is yet a remaining challenge in the rock engineering research works owing to the difficulties in quantitatively describing the joint surface roughness both at the field and the laboratory scales. Several instruments and ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Bearing Capacity of Circular Footing Resting on Recycled Construction Waste Materials using ANN Method

Anant Saini; Jitendra Singh Yadav

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 97-114


  The goal of this research work was to use an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model to predict the ultimate bearing capacity of circular footing resting on recycled construction waste over loose sand. A series of plate load tests were conducted by varying the thickness of two sizes of recycled construction ...  Read More

Wellbore associated problems due to gas injection into non-horizontal structures

A Chamani; Vamegh Rasouli

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 113-119


  The rapid growth in natural gas consumption has increased the need for gas storage, in particular in the form of injection into depleted reservoirs. Also, CO2 sequestration into the depleted reservoirs has attracted a large attention recently. However, it is important to ensure that the injection pressure ...  Read More

Optimization of cyanidation parameters to increase the capacity of Aghdarre gold mill

Bahman Ghobadi; Mohammad Noaparast; Seid Ziaedin Shafaei; Majid Unesi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 121-128


  This study investigates the optimization of gold dissolution from Aghdarre ore. Therefore, a laboratory investigation was initiated, to improve the leaching conditions with the objective of maximizing mill capacity with no reduction on gold recovery. It was observed that the time reduction from 25 to ...  Read More

Relationship between fracture dip angle, aperture and fluid flow in the fractured rock masses

Mohammad Fatehi; Arash Pashapour; Javad Gholamnejad

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 136-145


  Most of the Earth's crust contains fluids, and fractures are common throughout the upper part. They exist at a wide range of scales from micro-fractures within grains to major faults and shear zones that traverse the crust. In this paper, the stress-dependent permeability in fractured rock masses have ...  Read More

Mineralogical and physical beneficiation studies for iron extraction from Bardaskan titanomagnetite placer deposit

M. Hosseinzadeh; M. Alizadeh; S. M. Raouf Hosseini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 191-201


  In this work, a bench-scale process was developed using mineral-processing methods to recover iron from a placer deposit located in Bardaskan, Khorasan-e-Razavi, Iran. The mineralogical studies were performed by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA), ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Forecasting copper price using gene expression programming

H. Dehghani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 349-360


  Forecasting the prices of metals is important in many aspects of economics. Metal prices are also vital variables in financial models for revenue evaluation, which forms the basis of an effective payment regime using resource policymakers. According to the severe changes of the metal prices in the recent ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Changing sag mill liners type from Hi-Low to Hi-Hi at Sarcheshmeh copper complex based on physical and numerical modeling

M. Maleki Moghaddam; E. Arghavani; A.R. Ghasemi; S. Banisi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 365-372


  Liner design has become an increasingly more important tool for the AG/SAG mill performance optimization. The Sarcheshmeh copper complex concentration plant uses a SAG mill lined with 48 rows of Hi-Low type liners. Because of breakage of Low type liners and cold welding, the liner replacement task of ...  Read More

Evaluation of Mine Reclamation Criteria using Delphi-Fuzzy Approach

N. Hajkazemiha; M. Shariat; M. Monavari; M. Ataei

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 367-384


  Mining and mineral industry have important role in supporting sustainable development of countries. Many countries rely on the income derived from natural resources, but the exploitation of the natural resources may impact the environment and destroy the ecosystem. Mining activities usually affect the ...  Read More

A fuzzy-based prognosis of ore mineralization potentials in Ramand region (Qazvin province)

S. Abbaszadeh; Seyed R. Mehrnia; S. Senemari

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 403-418


  The Ramand region is a part of the magmatic belt in Urmieh-Dokhtar structural zone in Iran, located in the SW of BuinـZahra. This area mainly consists of felsic extrusions such as rhyolites and rhyodacites. Argillic alterations with occurrences of mineralized silica veins are abundant in most of the ...  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

Interaction between One Internal Hole and Two Neighboring Joints under Uniaxial Compression using an Experimental Test and a Numerical Simulation

V. Sarfarazi; K. Asgari; Sh. Mohamadi Bolban Abad

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 407-420


  The interaction between an internal hole and two surrounded joints under a uniaxial compression are examined using the experimental and discrete element procedures. Inside the concrete sample, two notches and an internal hole are created. The joint angle change from 0° to 90° with an increment ...  Read More

Improvement of Geotechnical Properties of Soil using Calcium Carbide, Waste Foundry Sand and Polypropylene Fibre

Kashitij Guleria; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 449-471


  This paper discusses the applications of industrial waste like waste foundry sand (10%, 20%, 30%, and 40%) and calcium carbide residue (3%, 6%, 9%, and 12%) blended with polypropylene fibre (0.25%, 0.50%, 0.75%, and 1%) for soil stabilization. The purpose of this study is to develop a composite of clayey ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Evaluation of Pressure-Settlement Response of Square Footing Rested on Sand Reinforced with Coir Geotextile

Jitendra Singh Yadav; Poonam Shekhawat; Sreekeshava K S

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 481-495


  The present work aims to assess the pressure-settlement behaviour of sand beds under a square footing reinforced with coir geotextile using the PLAXIS 3D software. The angle of internal friction of sand was varied from 28° to 38°. The effect of length of coir geotextile (1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, and 5B; ...  Read More

An improvement in RTM method to image steep dip petroleum bearing structures and its superiority to other methods

F. Moradpouri; A. Moradzadeh; R. Cruz Pestana; M. Soleimani Monfared

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 573-578


  In this paper, first the limitations of the ray-based method and the one-way wave-field extrapolation migration (WEM) in imaging steeply dipping structures are discussed by some examples. Then a new method of the reverse time migration (RTM), used in imaging such complex structures is presented. The ...  Read More

Determination and assessment of coal bed methane potential using rock engineering systems

K. Ghanbari; M. Ataei; F. Sereshki; A. Saffari

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 605-621


  The presence of methane in coal mines is one of the major problems in underground coal mines. Every year, in underground coal mines, a lot of casualties due to outbursts and explosions of methane gas is occurring. Existence of this gas in the mines not only creates a difficult and dangerous situation ...  Read More

A programming method to estimate proximate parameters of coal beds from well-logging data using a sequential solving of linear equation systems

A. Yusefi; H. R. Ramazi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 633-647


  This paper presents an innovative solution for estimating the proximate parameters of coal beds from the well-logs. To implement the solution, the C# programming language was used. The data from four exploratory boreholes was used in a case study to express the method and determine its accuracy. Then ...  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

Risk Assessment in Quarries using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Method (Case study: West-Azerbaijan Mines)

Akbar Esmaeilzadeh; Sina Shaffiee Haghshenas; Reza Mikaeil; Giuseppe Guido; Roohollah Shirani Faradonbeh; Roozbeh Abbasi Azghan; Amir Jafarpour; Shadi Taghizadeh

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 715-725


  Iran is one of the countries with the largest number of quarry mines in the world. Diamond cutting wire is usually used in quarries to cut dimension stone cubes, which is accompanied by hazardous events. Therefore, detecting and investigating the possible quarry risks is crucial to have a safe and sustainable ...  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

Bearing Capacity Evaluation of Square Footing Resting on Reinforced Sand

Imran Khan; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 813-824


  An experimental study is carried out to improve the bearing capacity of soils by using geotextile. In the present study geotextile (tire reinforcement) is used as geotextile, whereas sand is used as a soil medium. This research work presents the results of laboratory load tests on model square footings ...  Read More

Improving reservoir rock classification in heterogeneous carbonates using boosting and bagging strategies: A case study of early Triassic carbonates of coastal Fars, south Iran

J. Ghiasi-Freez; M. Ziaii; A. Moradzadeh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 839-855


  An accurate reservoir characterization is a crucial task for the development of quantitative geological models and reservoir simulation. In the present research work, a novel view is presented on the reservoir characterization using the advantages of thin section image analysis and intelligent classification ...  Read More

Application of simulated annealing for optimization of blasting costs due to air overpressure constraints in open-pit mines

H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh; M. Hakimiyan Bidgoli; H. Mokhtari; A. Aghajani Bazzazi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 903-916


  Estimating the costs of blasting operations is an important parameter in open-pit mining. Blasting and rock fragmentation depend on two groups of variables. The first group consists of mass properties, which are uncontrollable, and the second one is the drill-and-blast design parameters, which can be ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Application of Machine Learning Techniques in Slope Stability Analysis: A Comprehensive Overview

Arun Kumar Sahoo; Debi Prasad Tripathy; Singam Jayanthu

Volume 15, Issue 3 , May 2024, , Pages 907-921


  The mining industry needs to accept new-age autonomous technologies and intelligent systems to stay up with the modernization of technology, to benefit the shake of investors and stakeholders, and most significantly, for the nation, and to protect health and safety. An essential part of geo-technical ...  Read More

A Comparative Study on Machine Learning Algorithms for Geochemical Prediction Using Sentinel-2 Reflectance Spectroscopy

Muhammad Ahsan M.; T. Celik; B. Genc

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 987-1001


  The distribution of stream sediments is usually considered as an important and very useful tool for the early-stage exploration of mineralization at the regional scale. The collection of stream samples is not only time-consuming but also very costly. However, the advancements in space remote sensing ...  Read More