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)

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

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

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

Selection of Appropriate Probability Distributions for Rock Analysis using Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Kamran Abbas; Adeel Nawazish; Navid Feroze; Nasar Male Ahmed

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 997-1013


  In this work, an attempt is made to fit and identify the most appropriate probability distribution(s) for the analysis of seventeen rock samples including diorite, gypsum, marble, basalt, sandstone, limestone, apatite, slate, dolomite, granite-II, schist, gneiss, amphibolite, hematitle, magnetite, Shale, ...  Read More

Numerical Investigation of Effect of Rock Bolt Angle on Shear Behavior of Rock Bridges

V. Sarfarazi; A. Tabaroei

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1007-1022


  In this work, the effect of rock bolt angle on the shear behavior of Rock Bridges is investigated using the particle flow code in two dimensions (PFC2D) for three different Rock Bridge lengths. Firstly, the calibration of PF2D is performed to reproduce the gypsum sample. Then the numerical models with ...  Read More

Soil liquefaction susceptibility of Akcay residential area (Biga Peninsula, Turkey) close to North Anatolian Fault Zone

Şener Ceryan; Pijush Samui; Osman Samed Özkan; Samet Berber; Şule Tüdeş; Hakan Elci; Nurcihan Ceryan

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1141-1153


  Balikesir province Akcay district (Biga Peninsula, South Marmara Region, Turkey); the studied area is located on the southern branch of the North Anatolian Fault Zone, where some earthquake, 1867 Edremit (Mw =7.0), 1919 Ayvalik-Sarmisakli (Mw = 7.0), 1944 Edremit (Mw =6.4) and 1953 Yenice (Mw = 7.2) ...  Read More

Formation of a deep pit lake: case study of Aguas Claras, Brazil

E. von Sperling; C.A.P. Grandchamp

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The paper presents the case study of the current formation of a Brazilian pit lake from an iron ore mining activity. The water used for the filling of the lake comes from rain, ground water and the complementary pumpage from a close river. At its final stage, which will be reached around year 2018, Lake ...  Read More

Determination of the largest pit with the non-negative net profit in the open pit mines

J. Gholamnejad; A.R. Mojahedfar

Volume 1, Number 2 , July 2010


  The determination of the Ultimate Pit Limit (UPL) is the first step in the open pit mine planning process. In this stage that parts of the mineral deposit that are economic to mine are determined. There are several mathematical, heuristic and meta-heuristic algorithms to determine UPL. The optimization ...  Read More

Processing of Alborz Markazi coal tailings using column flotation

Z. Bahri; S.Z. Shafaei; M. Karamoozian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2011


  Investigations were carried out on coal tailings by conventional cell and column flotation techniques. Tests were conducted to assess processing coal tailings of Alborz Markazi coal washing plant in Iran by column flotation. The effects of reagent type/dosage were investigated with conventional flotation ...  Read More

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

Jitendra Singh Yadav; Anant Saini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 November 2023


  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

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

Comparison of golden section search method and imperialist competitive algorithm for optimization cut-off grade- case study: Mine No. 1 of Golgohar

S. Mohammadi; M. Ataei; R. Khalokakaei; E. Pourzamani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 63-71


  Optimization of the exploitation operation is one of the most important issues facing the mining engineers. Since several technical and economic parameters depend on the cut-off grade, optimization of this parameter is of particular importance. The aim of this optimization is to maximize the net present ...  Read More

Joint inversion of ReMi dispersion curves and refraction travel times using particle swarm optimization algorithm

A. Zarean; R. Poormirzaee

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 67-79


  Shear-wave velocity ( ) is an important parameter used for site characterization in geotechnical engineering. However, dispersion curve inversion is challenging for most inversion methods due to its high non-linearity and mix-determined trait. In order to overcome these problems, in this study, a joint ...  Read More

A new brittleness index for estimation of rock fracture toughness

H. R. Nejati; Seyed A. Moosavi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 83-91


  Assessment of the correlation between rock brittleness and rock fracture toughness has been the subject of extensive research works in the recent years. Unfortunately, the brittleness measurement methods have not yet been standardized, and rock fracture toughness cannot be estimated satisfactorily by ...  Read More

Chemical Characteristics of Discharges from Two Derelict Coal Mine Sites in Enugu Nigeria: Implication for Pollution and Acid Mine Drainage

L. Akpan; A. Celestine Tse; F. dumbari Giadom; C. Iorfa Adamu

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 89-111


  In this study, the chemical composition of water and soils contiguous to two abandoned coal mines in southeastern Nigeria, was assessed to evaluate the impact of water flow from the mines ponds on the geoenvironment and potential for acid mine drainage (AMD). Parameters including the pH, anions and cations, ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Prediction of ultimate strength of shale using artificial neural network

S. Moshrefi; K. Shahriar; A. Ramezanzadeh; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 91-105


  A rock failure criterion is very important for prediction of the ultimate strength in rock mechanics and geotechnics; it is determined for rock mechanics studies in mining, civil, and oil wellborn drilling operations. Also shales are among the most difficult to treat formations. Therefore, in this research ...  Read More