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)

Application of Remote Sensing in Lithological Mapping of Umm Tawat Precambrian Rock Assemblage, North Eastern Desert, Egypt

Kamar Samir; Mohamed El-Sharkawi; Ahmed Niazy El-Barkooky; Mohamed Saleh Hassan Hammed

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 473-491


  The Precambrian rock assemblages of Umm Tawat area in the North Eastern Desert of Egypt have a distinctive ENE-trending exposure of Hammamat sediments (HS) between the Gebel Gattar granitic pluton and the volcanoclastic succession of Gebel El Dokhan. The present work applies the Landsat-8 data and image ...  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

Investigation of leaching kinetics of zinc from a low-grade ore in organic and inorganic acids

Seyed M. Seyed Ghasemi; A. Azizi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 579-591


  The leaching kinetics of a low-grade zinc oxide ore in different acid media was investigated with respect to the experimental variables including acid concentration, temperature, liquid to solid (L/S) ratio, and stirring speed. The results obtained showed that the leaching reagent concentration and the ...  Read More

Fundamentals of 3D modelling and resource estimation in coal mining

B. Unver

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 623-639


  The prerequisite of maintaining an efficient and safe mining operation is the proper design of a mine by considering all aspects. The first step in a coal mine design is a realistic geometrical modelling of the coal seam(s). The structural features such as faults and folding must be reliably implemented ...  Read More

Pre-treatment of toxic element and cationic dye onto natural biomass: characterization and optimization

F. Mohajer-Moghari; K. Seifpanahi Shabani; M. Karamouzian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 649-658


  This researchdescribe wastewater pre-treatment that contaminated with Methylene Blue dye (MB) and Ni(II) ion by Athelia Bombacina fungus dead biomass (ABFDB). Researches finding on ABFDB characterization by SEM, XRD, CHNS and FT-IR analysis show that ABFDB can be used as efficient sorbent, because ABFDB ...  Read More

Modeling of Induced Polarization and Resistivity Data for Prospecting and Exploration of Polymetallic Deposit in Kaboudan Area, East of Iran

F. Jamali; A.R. Arab Amiri; A. Kamkar Rouhani; A. Bahrami

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 693-710


  In any geophysical exploration, the final goal is to achieve an accurate image of the relevant underground property. In order to achieve this, the geophysical operation using the electrical resistivity and induced polarization (IP) methods is conducted to explore the sub-surface sulfide mineralization. ...  Read More

Experimental Investigation on Deformation Behavior of Circular Underground Opening in Hard Soil using a 3D Physical Model

Jinwei Fu; Mohammad Reza Safaei; Hadi Haeri; Vahab Sarfarazi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Leige Xu; Ali Arefnia

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 727-749


  In this work, the mechanical behavior of strata deformation due to drilling and surface loading is investigated using a 3D physical model. For this purpose, a scaled-down physical model is first designed. Then the tunnel drilling and support system are built. The subsidence experiments performed due ...  Read More

Effect of Segmental Joint on Internal Forces in Tunnel Lining under Seismic Loading by Numerical Method

Gh.H. Ranjbar; K. Shahriar; K. Ahangari

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 737-751


  Although segmental tunnel linings are often used for seismic areas, the influence of segment joints on the segmental lining behavior under seismic loading has not been thoroughly considered in the literature. This paper presents the results of a numerical study investigating the effects of the rotational, ...  Read More

Sustainable Approach for Geometric Design of Highway using OpenRoads: a Case Study of NH-05

Ankit Verma; Akhilesh Nautiyal

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 825-837


  Roads are said to be the backbone of the development of any nation. In the developing nations like India, it is the primary mode of transportation, which makes its significance much higher. Highway geometric alignment is an important aspect for maintaining road safety and the effective movement of traffic ...  Read More

3D model construction of induced polarization and resistivity data with quantifying uncertainties using geostatistical methods and drilling (Case study: Madan Bozorg, Iran)

K. Mostafaei; H. R. Ramazi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 857-872


  Madan Bozorg is an active copper mine located in NE Iran, which is a part of the very wide copper mineralization zone named Miami-Sabzevar copper belt. The main goal of this research work is the 3D model construction of the induced polarization (IP) and resistivity (Rs) data with quantifying the uncertainties ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Development of a GEP model to assess CERCHAR abrasivity index of rocks based on geomechanical properties

M. H. Kadkhodaei; E. Ghasemi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 917-928


  The CERCHAR abrasivity test is very popular for determination of rock abrasivity. An accurate estimation of the CERCHAR abrasivity index (CAI) is useful for excavation operation costs. This paper presents a model to calculate CAI based on the gene expression programming (GEP) approach. This model is ...  Read More

On Propagation Mechanism of Cracks Emanating from Two Neighboring Holes in Cubic Concrete Specimens under Various Lateral Confinements

M. Davood Yavari; H. Haeri; V. Sarfarazi; M. Fatehi Marji; H. A. Lazemi

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1003-1017


  The propagation mechanism of cracks emanating from two holes within the concrete specimens is studied by considering the effects of different lateral compressive stresses. The experimental part of this research work is carried out on some specially prepared pre-cracked specimens with two neighbouring ...  Read More

Formulation of a Bearing Capacity Equation for a Circular Footing with Vertical and Inclined Loads on Layered Sand

Surya PRATAP Singh; Amrit Kumar Roy

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1015-1029


  This research work provides a bearing capacity equation for a circular footing placed on dense sand overlying loose sand and subjected to vertical and inclined loading, utilizing the limit equilibrium followed by the projected area approach. For the parametric study, the variables include upper dense ...  Read More

Robust Principal Component Analysis and Fractal Methods to Delineate Mineralization-Related Hydrothermally-Altered Zones from ASTER Data: A Case Study of Dehaj Terrain, Central Iran

N. Habibkhah; H. Hassani; A. Maghsoudi; M. Honarmand

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1023-1037


  The Dehaj area, located in the southern part of the Urumieh-Dokhtar magmatic belt, is a well-endowed terrain hosting a number of world-class porphyry copper deposits. These deposits are all hosted in an acidic to intermediate volcano-plutonic sequence greatly affected by various types of the hydrothermal ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Study of Slope Stability using Flexible Facing

Tanveer Wagay; Manju Suthar

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1155-1170


  An experiment was conducted to evaluate the load-bearing capacity of a soil nailing system that consisted of four 10mm nails and four 12mm nails, reinforced in a slope with three different flexible facing materials: geo-composite facing, aluminium facing, and galvanized iron facing. The nails were spaced ...  Read More

Modelling of the kaolin deposits and reserve classification challenges of Charentes Basin, France

M. Koneshloo; Jean-Paul Chiles

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The kaolinitic clays have been exploited for more than a hundred years, in the western part of the Charentes Basin, France, and belong to a paleo-deltaic network. The recent deposits are relatively richer in alumina in comparison with the older ones. The genesis of the kaolin deposits of the Charentes ...  Read More

The use of analytic hierarchy process in the selection of suitable excavation machine for Dez - Qomroud water conveyance tunnel (lot 1&2), Iran

M. Ataei; S.R. Torabi; B. Alizadeh Sevary

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2011


  Qomroud water conveyance tunnel (lot 1&2) with the length of 16 kilometers is considered as one of the greatest development and national projects in Iran. Since about 2 kilometers of tunnel pass through alluvium and the rest of the tunnel pass through various types of geological units, and due to the ...  Read More

Applications of IoT Framework for Underground Mine Safety: Limitations and Solutions

Jitendra Pramanik; Singam Jayanthu; Dr Abhaya Kumar Samal

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


  The environmental conditions present in underground (UG) mines working site significantly impacts the productivity, efficiency, effectiveness as well as threatened security levels. Consequently, maintaining safety in mineral excavation process requires continuous monitoring of the intricate and perilous ...  Read More

A boundary element analysis of crack-propagation mechanism of micro-cracks in rock-like specimens under a uniform normal tension

H. Haeri; A. R Khaloo; K. Shahriar; M. Fatehi Marji; P. Moaref vand

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 73-93


  In this work, the mechanism for fracture of brittle substances such as rocks under a uniform normal tension is considered. The oriented straight micro-cracks are mostly created in all the polycrystalline materials resulting from the stress concentrations. The present work focuses on the interactions ...  Read More

Impact of mining on groundwater quality in SW Ashanti, Ghana: a preliminary study

C. Bempah; H-J. Voigt; A. Ewusi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 81-95


  The focus of this research work is on the determination of the impact of mining on the groundwater quality in the historical mining region of SW Ashanti region in Ghana. This work describes the characteristics of the groundwater chemistry and pollution of the aquifer in the gold-ore bearing formation, ...  Read More

Determining fractal parameter and depth of magnetic sources for ardabil geothermal area using aeromagnetic data by de-fractal approach

A. Khojamli; F. Doulati Ardejani; A. Moradzadeh; A. Nejati Kalateh; A. Roshandel Kahoo; S. Porkhial

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 93-101


  The Ardabil geothermal area is located in the northwest of Iran, which hosts several hot springs. It is situated mostly around the Sabalan Mountain. The Sabalan geothermal area is now under investigation for the geothermal electric power generation. It is characterized by its high thermal gradient and ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Interactional effects of bubble size, particle size, and collector dosage on bubble loading in column flotation

A. Eskanlou; M. R. Khalesi; M. Abdollahy; M. Hemmati Chegeni

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 107-116


  The success of flotation operation depends upon the thriving interactions of chemical and physical variables. In this work, the effects of particle size, bubble size, and collector dosage on the bubble loading in a continuous flotation column were investigated. In other words, this work was mainly concerned ...  Read More

Clay sedimentation and consolidation behaviour in tailing storage facilities over mine lifetime

Seyedeh M. Ehsani; M. Unesi; R. Tamartash

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 113-124


  Changes in the tailing properties (increasing clay mineral content and fine particles) and poor operation of the dewatering systems have negative impacts on the Tailing Storage Facilities (TSF) of the Shahrbabak copper complex. The design solid concentration of the thickened tailings is 63 wt.% in the ...  Read More

Applying a Technical-Economic Approach to Calculate a Suitable Panel Width for Longwall Mining Method

S. Aghababaei; H. Jalalifar; A. Hosseini

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 113-126


  Providing an approach to calculate a suitable panel width for the longwall mining method is considered considering both the technical and economic factors. Based on the investigations carried out, a technical-economic model is proposed to calculate a suitable panel width. The proposed model is a combination ...  Read More

Response of Underground Tunnels to Combined Dynamic Loadings of Running Metro-train and Earthquake

Rahul Shakya; Manendra Singh; Narendra Kumar Samadhiya

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 113-131


  An earthquake is a random occurrence that can happen anytime in highly seismic active areas. Therefore, it might happen even when the metro-train is moving. In such a scenario, the vibrations produced by the dynamic loading of a moving metro-train and the dynamic loading due to an earthquake will impact ...  Read More