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)

Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System application for hydrothermal alteration mapping using ASTER data

Saeed Mojeddifar; Hojatollah Ranjbar; Hossain Nezamabadipour

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 83-96


  The main problem associated with the traditional approach to image classification for the mapping of hydrothermal alteration is that materials not associated with hydrothermal alteration may be erroneously classified as hydrothermally altered due to the similar spectral properties of altered and unaltered ...  Read More

Field study on Re and heavy metal phytoextraction and phytomining potentials by native plant species growing at Sarcheshmeh copper mine tailings, SE Iran

S. Tabasi; H. Hassani; A. R. Azadmehr

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 183-194


  In the present work, we aimed to focus on the identification and characterization of the heavy metal-tolerant plant species growing spontaneously at the tailings site of the Sarcheshmeh copper mine, south of Iran. Our aim was to find the plant species that were potentially useful for phytoextraction ...  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

Mineral Processing
Beneficiation of a low-grade iron ore by combination of wet low-intensity magnetic separation and reverse flotation methods

A. Behnamfard; E. Khaphaje

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 197-212


  Beneficiation of a low-grade iron ore was investigated by combination of the low-intensity magnetic separation and reverse flotation methods. The main constituents of the representative sample were 36.86% Fe, 8.1% FeO, 14.2% CaO, 13.6% SiO2, and 0.12% S based on the X-ray fluorescence, titration, and ...  Read More

Reliability Analysis of Surface Settlement caused by Mechanized Tunneling-a Case Study

H. Fattahi; F. Jiryaee

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 201-216


  The surface settlement is an essential parameter in the operation of mechanized tunneling that should be determined before excavation. The surface settlement analysis caused by mechanized tunneling is a geo-technical problem characterized by various sources of uncertainty. Unlike the deterministic methods, ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Comparison between Helical and Elliptical Static Mixers Performance in Column Flotation of Sungun Copper Plant

B. Nemati Akhgar; A. Fathzade; B. Golizadeh; S. Hajilou

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 221-230


  The flotation circuit in Sungun copper plant consists of two column flotation cells as cleaner, having fixed-spargers system. To achieve the expected aims in flotation step, there are serious operational challenges such as: fast choking of the static mixers, boiling problem, burping phenomena and pulp ...  Read More

Investigation of Fracture Toughness of Shotcrete using Semi-Circular Bend Test and Notched Brazilian Disc test; Experimental Test and Numerical Approach

Mohammad Omidi manesh; Vahab Sarfarazi; Nima Babanouri; Amir Rezaei

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 233-242


  This work presents the Semi-Circular Bend (SCB) test and Notched Brazilian Disc (NBD) test of shotcrete using experimental test and Particle Flow Code in two-dimensions (PFC2D) in order to determine a relation between mode I fracture toughness and the tensile strength of shotcrete. Firstly, the micro-parameters ...  Read More

Improved prediction of blast-induced vibrations in limestone mines using Genetic Algorithm

M. Ataei; F. Sereshki

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 291-304


  Like most limestone mines, which produce the raw materials required for cement companies, the transportation cost of the raw materials used in the Shahrood Cement Company is high. It has been tried to build the crushing and grinding plant close to the mine as much as possible. On the other hand, blasting ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Presenting an experimental creep model for rock salt

M. B. Eslami Andargoli; K. Shahriar; A. Ramezanzadeh; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 441-456


  During the recent decades, the design and construction of underground spaces into rock salt have been particularly regarded for storing petroleum fluids, natural gas, and compressed air energy, and also for disposing nuclear and chemical wastes. The rock salt hosting such spaces will be subjected to ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Effect of large blocks position on stability analysis of block-in-matrix slopes

E. Khorasani; M. Amini; M. F. Hossaini

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 465-477


  Bimrocks are complex geomaterials that are defined as mixtures of rocks composed of geotechnically significant blocks within a matrix of finer texture. Bimslopes are made from bimrocks and are usually seen in weathered and shallow environments. Some characteristics of blocks affecting the strength of ...  Read More

On Direct Tensile Strength Measuring of Anisotropic Rocks

V. Sarfarazi; H. Haeri; M. Fatehi Marji

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 491-499


  The tensile strength of the anisotropic rock-like material specimens is meastred directly in the laboratory using a new device converting the compressive loading to that of the tensile before the rock breakage. The specially prepared concrete slabs of dimensions 19 cm * 15 cm * 15 cm with a central hole ...  Read More

A new method for 3-D magnetic data inversion with physical bound

M. Rezaie; S. Moazam

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 501-510


  Inversion of magnetic data is an important step towards interpretation of the practical data. Smooth inversion is a common technique for the inversion of data. Physical bound constraint can improve the solution to the magnetic inverse problem. However, how to introduce the bound constraint into the inversion ...  Read More

Adsorptive Study of Cadmium Removal from Aqueous Solution Using a Coal Waste Loaded with Fe3O4 Nanoparticles

S. Mirshrkari; V. Shojaei; H. Khoshdast

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 527-545


  A coal waste sample loaded with Fe3O4 nanoparticles is employed as an efficient adsorbent to remove Cd from synthetic wastewater. The synthesized nanocomposite is characterized using the Fourier transform-infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. ...  Read More

TBM Tunneling Construction Time with Respect to Learning Phase Period and Normal Phase Period

E. Farrokh

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 539-554


  In every tunnel boring machine (TBM) tunneling project, there is an initial low production phase so-called the Learning Phase Period (LPP), in which low utilization is experienced and the operational parameters are adjusted to match the working conditions. LPP can be crucial in scheduling and evaluating ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Evolution of AG mill shell liner design at Gol-E-Gohar concentration plant

M. Maleki Moghaddam; A. R. Hasankhoei; E. Arghavani; A. Haji-Zadeh; M. Yahyaei; S. Banisi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 683-691


  Liner design is becoming an increasingly more important tool for the AG/SAG mill performance optimization. The Gol-E-Gohar iron ore concentration plant uses three 9 m × 2.05 m autogenous mills (AG) in parallel in a dry operation. Due to large variations in feed characteristics and inadequate ...  Read More

Prediction of the main caving span in longwall mining using fuzzy MCDM technique and statistical method

S. Mohammadi; M. Ataei; R. Khaloo Kakaie; A. Mirzaghorbanali

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 717-726


  Immediate roof caving in longwall mining is a complex dynamic process, and it is the core of numerous issues and challenges in this method. Hence, a reliable prediction of the strata behavior and its caving potential is imperative in the planning stage of a longwall project. The span of the main caving ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Reprocessing of Sangan iron ore tailings by flotation

S. Ghasemi; A. Behnamfard; R. Arjmand

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 729-745


  The Sangan processing plant consists of four consecutive low-intensity magnetic separation steps with the same magnetic field intensity of 1300 Gauss for upgradation of iron ore. Hence, the iron ore minerals with lower magnetic susceptibility or interlocked with gangue minerals have no opportunity for ...  Read More

Interaction of Excavated Tunnels by Earth Pressure Balance Machines and Sub-surface Obstacles; Case Study: Tehran Metro Line 7

D. Mohammadi; K. Shahriar; D. Parsapour

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 799-814


  Tunneling in urban areas has always encountered many uncertainties, which if not considered in both analysis and design of the tunnels, will cause unexpected events during tunnel construction. Obstacles are among the most remarkable uncertainties in tunneling that affect the tunnel construction process. ...  Read More

Mechanical Properties of Low Plasticity Clay Soil Stabilized with Iron Ore Mine Tailing and Portland Cement

A. R. Ghanizadeh; A. Yarmahmoudi; H. Abbaslou

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 837-853


  Due to economical and environmental issues, utilization of mineral wastes, e.g. iron ore mine tailing (IOMT), as road materials can be recommended as a sustainable alternative. In the present study, mechanical properties, as well as resistance to freezing and thawing cycles (F-T) of low plasticity clay ...  Read More

Modeling, Optimizing, and Characterizing Elimination Process of Cyanide Ion from an Industrial Wastewater of Gold Mine by Caro’s Acid Method

H. Vafaie; Seyyed M. Seyyed Alizadeh Ganji

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 839-849


  The present work is aimed to examine the elimination of cyanide ions from the wastewater derived from the Agh-Darreh gold mine using the Caro’s acid method. The response surface modeling is utilized to evaluate and optimize the influential parameters such as the sulfuric acid/hydrogen peroxide ...  Read More

Investigation of linear and non-linear estimation methods in highly-skewed gold distribution

H. Rahimi; O. Asghari; F. Hajizadeh; F. Meysami

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 967-979


  The purpose of this work is to compare the linear and non-linear kriging methods in the mineral resource estimation of the Qolqoleh gold deposit in Saqqez, NW Iran. Considering the fact that the gold distribution is positively skewed and has a significant difference with a normal curve, a geostatistical ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Effect of segmental joint stiffness on tunnel lining internal forces under static conditions

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

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1031-1043


  According to the wide application of segmental lining in mechanized tunneling, recognizing the behavior of segmental lining joints is important in tunnels designing. In the structural analysis of the tunnel segmental lining, segmental joints can be considered as elastic joints, and their stiffness characteristics ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
An Experimental and CFD Investigation on Effect of Initial Bubble Diameter on its Rise Velocity Profile in A Laboratory-Scale Flotation Column Cell

N. Khorasanizadeh; M. Karamoozian; H. Nouri-Bidgoli

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 1089-1102


  The bubble diameter effect on the bubble rise velocity profile in a flotation column is studied by the two-phase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method. The simulations are done in the ANSYS® Fluent® software using a two-phase volume of fluid model. The computational domain is a square cross-section ...  Read More

Prediction of Acid Mine Drainage Generation Potential of A Copper Mine Tailings Using Gene Expression Programming-A Case Study

B. Jodeiri Shokri; H. Dehghani; R. Shamsi; F. Doulati Ardejani

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1127-1140


  This work presents a quantitative predicting likely acid mine drainage (AMD) generation process throughout tailing particles resulting from the Sarcheshmeh copper mine in the south of Iran. Indeed, four predictive relationships for the remaining pyrite fraction, remaining chalcopyrite fraction, sulfate ...  Read More

Preparation of Heterogeneous Rock-Like Samples Containing Non-Persistent Notch; Different Layout

Rahim Mortezaie; Seyed Davoud Mohammadi; Vahab Sarfarazi

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1139-1157


  One of the most important tasks in conducting a laboratory research work is how to make the samples. The purpose of this research work is to create heterogeneous rock-like samples containing non-persistent notches. Regarding that, the molds with dimensions of 250 mm x 200 mm x 50 mm are made. A mixture ...  Read More