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)

Financial Risk Management Prediction of Mining and Industrial Projects using Combination of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation Methods

Sirvan Moradi; Seyed Davoud Mohammadi; Abbas Aghajani Bazzazi; Ali Aali Anvari; Ava Osmanpour

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 1211-1223


  Feasibility studies of mining and industrial investment projects are usually associated with uncertain parameters; hence, these investigations rely on prediction. In these particular conditions, simulation and modelling techniques remain the most significant approaches to reduce the decision risk. Since ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Identifying Corresponding Earthquake of Mobarak Abad Landslide, Northeast Tehran, Iran

Erfan Amini; Masoud Mojarab; Hossein Memarian

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1343-1359


  Landslides are defined as the downward movement of a portion of land materials under the direct influence of gravity. Landslides would get triggered by a wide spectrum of initiative factors such as earthquakes as a site effect of that event. In the vicinity of Tehran, significant historical earthquakes ...  Read More

Performance Evaluation of a Haul Truck Allocation Model in the Sungun Copper Mine

Mehrnaz Mohtasham; Hossein Mirzaei Nasir Abad; Farshad Rahimzadeh-Nanekaran

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 April 2024


  Transportation of materials is the most cost-intensive component in open-pit mining operations. The aim of the allocation models is to manage and optimize transportation activities, leading to reduced wasted time, and ultimately, increasing profitability while reducing operational costs. Given that the ...  Read More

Approximate resistivity and susceptibility mapping from airborne electromagnetic and magnetic data, a case study for a geologically plausible porphyry copper unit in Iran

Maysam Abedi; Gholam-Hossain Norouzi; Nader Fathianpour; Ali Gholami

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 133-146


  This paper describes the application of approximate methods to invert airborne magnetic data as well as helicopter-borne frequency domain electromagnetic data in order to retrieve a joint model of magnetic susceptibility and electrical resistivity. The study area located in Semnan province of Iran consists ...  Read More

Multivariate geostatistical estimation using minimum spatial cross-correlation factors (Case study: Cubuk Andesite quarry, Ankara, Turkey)

B. Sohrabian; R. Mikaeil; R. Hasanpour; Y. Ozcelik

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 255-275


  The quality properties of andesite (Unit Volume Weight, Uniaxial Compression Strength, Los500, etc.) are required to determine the exploitable blocks and their sequence of extraction. However, the number of samples that can be taken and analyzed is restricted, and thus the quality properties should be ...  Read More

Assessment of an ore body internal dilution based on multivariate geostatistical simulation using exploratory drill hole data

I. Masoumi; Gh.R. Kamali; O. Asghari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 271-286


  Dilution can best be defined as the proportion of waste tonnage to the total weight of ore and waste in each block. Predicting the internal dilution based on geological boundaries of waste and ore in each block can help engineers to develop more reliable long-term planning designs in mining activities. ...  Read More

Facies Quality Zoning in Shale Gas by Deep Learning Method

Y. Asgari Nezhad; A. Moradzadeh

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 271-280


  One of the most essential factors involved in unconventional gas reserves for drilling and production is a suitable quality facies determination. The direct core and geochemical analyses are the most common methods used for studying this quality. Due to the lack of this data and the high cost, the researchers ...  Read More

Determining Probability Distribution Functions of Rock Joint Geometric Properties

J. Zadhesh; A. Majdi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 281-308


  The mechanisms of deformation and failure of the structures in and on the jointed rock masses are often governed by the characteristics of the geometrical properties of joints. Since the joint geometry properties have a range of values, it is helpful to understand the distribution of these values in ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Numerical Modelling of Backfill Grouting Approaches in EPB Tunneling

L. Nikakhtar; Sh. Zare; H. Mirzaei Nasir Abad

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 301-314


  One of the main issues involved during tunnel construction with tunnel boring machines is the tail gap grouting. This gap is between the external diameter of tunnel lining and the excavation boundary that is filled with high-pressure grouting materials. In this work, three different approaches of gap ...  Read More

Assessment of Effect of Rock Properties on Horizontal Drilling Rate in Marble Quarry Mining: Field and Experimental Studies

Mohammad Rezaei; Navid Nyazyan

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 321-339


  Rock drilling is one of the most important processes in the mining operations, which involves high costs. Deep knowledge of the drilling conditions and rock mass properties can help the optimum selection of drilling system, precise determination of type and number of drilling equipment, and accurate ...  Read More

Protection of Geological Heritage by a New Phenomenon in Earth Sciences: Geoconservation

Abdollah Yazdi; rahim dabiri; Habib Mollai

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 365-379


  Geosites and their contents including minerals, fossils, etc. can strongly represent the history of a region. They greatly help our understanding of the evolution of Earth, volcanic activities, plate tectonics, and the characteristics of different environments. These are some of the vital information ...  Read More

Porosity classification from thin sections using image analysis and neural networks including shallow and deep learning in Jahrum formation

M. Abedini; M. Ziaii; Y. Negahdarzadeh; J. Ghiasi-Freez

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 513-525


  The porosity within a reservoir rock is a basic parameter for the reservoir characterization. The present paper introduces two intelligent models for identification of the porosity types using image analysis. For this aim, firstly, thirteen geometrical parameters of pores of each image were extracted ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Efficiency of seismic wave velocity and electrical resistivity in estimation of limestone rock mass quality indices (Q, Qsrm) (Case study: Asmari formation, SW Iran)

Seyed M. Fatemi Aghda; M. Kianpour; M. Talkhablou

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 529-541


  In this research, the relationship between P-wave velocity (Vp) and Electrical Resistivity (ER) parameters with rock mass quality indices is investigated; parameters such as rock mass quality classification (Q) and modified system for sedimentary rocks, known as Qsrm. For making predictive models, about ...  Read More

Investigation of Geochemical Correlation Between Radioactive and Rare Earth Elements: Case Study of Baghak Mine, NE Iran

Seyyed S. Ghannadpour; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 569-587


  In several uranium (U) prospecting projects in Iran, particularly Central Iran, the association and enrichment of rare earth elements (REEs) are known as the usual features. Sometimes the association of REEs and U with high economic perspective has caused that the relation between the rare earth and ...  Read More

A Hybrid Fuzzy MCDM Approach to Determine an Optimal Block Size in Open-Pit Mine Modeling: a Case Study

J. Abdollahei Sharif; A. Jafarpour; S. Yousefi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 611-627


  The computer-based 3D modeling of ore bodies is one of the most important steps in the resource estimation, grade determination, and production scheduling of open-pit mines. In the modeling phase, the volume of the orebody model is required to be filled by the blocks and sub-blocks. The determination ...  Read More

A Hybrid Model for Back-Break Prediction using XGBoost Machine learning and Metaheuristic Algorithms in Chadormalu Iron Mine

Zohreh Nabavi; Mohammad Mirzehi; Hesam Dehghani; Pedram Ashtari

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 689-712


  Back-break is one of the adverse effects of blasting, which results in unstable mine walls, high duration, falling machinery, and inappropriate fragmentation. Thus, the economic benefits of the mine are reduced, and safety is severely affected. Back-break can be influenced by various parameters such ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Soil Arching and Ground Deformation around Tunnels in Sandy Grounds: Review and New Insights

Ghorban Khandouzi; Mohammad Hossein Khosravi

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 731-759


  Granular materials used in engineering structures tend to experience arching under different geotechnical factors. Arching is a factor of load transfer from the destroyed zone to stable areas in these structures. Soil arching plays an important role in stress redistribution, settlement, and load on supports ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Deformation mechanism and optimum design for large cross-sectional longwall installation roadway under compound roof

H.C. ZHAO; H.J. An; M.S. Gao

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 771-784


  Both the deformation characters and the failure mode of the large cross-sectional longwall installation roadway under compound roof are becoming an emergent issue than ever before due to the rapid development of modern mining equipment. Various engineering applications have revealed that the insufficient ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Modelling and optimization of digestion efficiency of bauxite in Bayer process: Iran Alumina company

M. R. Khani; M. Karamoozian

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 799-809


  In the present work, we investigated and optimized the digestion efficiency, A/S (Al2O3/SiO2 in red mud), and N/S (Na2O/SiO2 in red mud) of mixed bauxite in Iran Alumina Company using the Bayer process. Digestion experiments were carried out in an induction rotary autoclave on a mix of Jajarm, Yazd, ...  Read More

An Investigation on Tailing Slurry Transport in Kooshk lead-Zinc Mine in Iran Based on Non-Newtonian Fluid Rheology: an Experimental Study

J. Vazifeh Mehrabani; M. Goharkhah

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 877-893


  In the current research work, a piping system is designed for slurry transport to the tailing dam in the Kooshk lead-zinc mine, Iran. The experiments are carried out primarily to investigate the rheological behavior of the slurry at different densities and obtain a non-Newtonian model for the shear stress ...  Read More

Development of a New Experimental Technique for Dynamic Fracture Toughness Measurement of Rocks using Drop Weight Test

Gh. Khandouzi; H. Memarian; M. H. Khosravi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 909-920


  The dynamic fracture characteristics of rock specimens play an important role in analyzing the fracture issues such as blasting, hydraulic fracturing, and design of supports. Several experimental methods have been developed for determining the dynamic fracture properties of the rock samples. However, ...  Read More

Should Geochemical Indicators Be Integrated to Produce Enhanced Signatures of Mineral Deposits? A Discussion with Regard to Exploration Scale

Mahyar Yousefi; Samaneh Barak; Amir Salimi; Saeed Yousefi

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 1011-1018


  In this paper, we discuss the concepts behind dispersion patterns of geochemical anomalies when applied for prospecting mineral deposits in different exploration scales. The patterns vary from regional to local scale geochemical surveys, which is due to the differences in the corresponding underlying ...  Read More

Investigation of effect of sulfate ion on xanthate consumption in galena flotation based on thermodynamic diagrams

M.R. Shahverdi; A. Khodadadi Darban; M. Abdollahy; Yadollah Yamini

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1035-1048


  Flotation is a common process in sulfide ore beneficiation. Due to the restrictions and lack of access to high-quality water sources for industrial purposes, recycled water plays an important role in the flotation processes. Due to the existence of various organic and inorganic substances in the process, ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Performance evaluation of chain saw machines for dimensional stones using feasibility of neural network models

J. Mohammadi; M. Ataei; R. Kakaie; R. Mikaeil; S. Shaffiee Haghshenas

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1105-1119


  Prediction of the production rate of the cutting dimensional stone process is crucial, especially when chain saw machines are used. The cutting dimensional rock process is generally a complex issue with numerous effective factors including variable and unreliable conditions of the rocks and cutting machines. ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Evaluation the Effect of Blast Pattern on Overbreak Area around the Miyaneh-Ardabil Railway Tunnel

Sajjad Khalili; Masoud Monjezi; Hasel Amini Khoshalan; Amir Saghat foroush

Volume 15, Issue 3 , May 2024, , Pages 1149-1160


  Determining the appropriate blasting pattern is important to prevent any damage to the tunnel perimeter in conventional tunneling by blasting operation in hard rocks. In this research work, the LS-DYNA software and numerical finite element method (FEM) are used for simulation of the blasting process ...  Read More