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)

Rate of Penetration Prediction in Drilling Operation in Oil and Gas Wells by K-nearest Neighbors and Multi-layer Perceptron Algorithms

Yahia ElSayed Khamis; Shady Galal El-Rammah; Adel M Salem

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 755-770


  The rate of penetration plays a key role in maximizing drilling efficiency, so it is essential for the drilling process optimization and management. Traditional mathematical models have been used with some success to predict the rate of penetration in drilling. Due to the high complexity and non-linear ...  Read More

Assessment of radioactive contamination in water bodies around mine workings using radiation counter

A.O. Owolabi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 795-806


  The vulnerability of water bodies to contamination within the neighbourhood of open mine cast environ cannot be overemphasized. Evidence of radioactive trace elements associated with the target minerals in the Plateau State (Nigeria) showed the extent of this vulnerability. In order to address this challenge, ...  Read More

Evaluation of stream sediment contamination by potentially toxic elements around mining and farming areas (SE Nigeria)

G.U Sikakwe

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 833-851


  In this work, the concentrations of the potentially toxic elements in stream sediments in SE Nigeria were assessed for pollution monitoring in mining, quarrying, and farming areas. The levels of iron, molybdenum, vanadium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, cobalt, manganese, chromium, barium, and beryllium ...  Read More

Proposing a Viable Stabilization Method for Slope in a Weak Rock Mass Environment using Numerical Modelling: a Case Study from Cut Slopes

S. Hussain; Z. Ur Rehman; N. Muhammad Khan; I. Ahmad; S. Raza; M. Tahir; A. Ullah; D. Afzal; A. Khan; M. Salman; S. Sherin

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 929-940


  The design of a stable slope in a rock mass environment is a quite complicated job due to the anisotropic behaviour of the rock mass. In this research work, the cut slopes at the Swat motorway in the weakest schist rock is numerically analyzed by the shear strength reduction (SSR) approach using the ...  Read More

Spatial Prediction of Landslide Hazard using GIS-multi-criteria Decision Analysis in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, India

Akhilesh Kumar; Ravi Kumar Sharma; Vijay Kumar Bansal

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 943-956


  The GIS-multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) techniques are increasingly used in landslide susceptibility mapping for predicting the future hazards, land use planning, and hazard preparedness. Identification of landslide susceptible regions helps in making a strategic plan for future developmental ...  Read More

Optimal Earthmoving Fleet Size for Minimising Emissions and Cost

Seyed A.R. Kaboli; M. Bahaaddini; Seyed M. Kaboli

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 949-965


  Traditionally, the earthmoving operations have been developed based on the minimum cost per production criterion. Nowadays, due to the negative impacts of the emissions on the environment, there is an increasing public awareness to reduce the emissions from the earthmoving operations. Different management ...  Read More

Hydrogeophysical Survey for Assessment of Groundwater Budget and Aquifer Protection in Hilly Terrain

Sonu Singh; Vijay Shankar; Joseph Tripura

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1061-1079


  Assessing the groundwater potential (GWP) and protective capacity of aquifers is essential to provide solutions to challenges in aquifer exploration and conditions in hilly terrain regions. The study was conducted in the hilly terrain region of Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India, to obtain one-dimensional ...  Read More

Biosorption of Lead (II) and Zinc (II) ions by pre-treated biomass of phanerochaete chrysosporium

R. Marandi; F. Doulati Ardejani; H. Amir Afshar

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  The biosorption of heavy metals can be an effective process for the removal of such metal ions from aqueous solutions. In this study, the adsorption properties of nonliving biomass of phanerochaete chrysosporium for Pb (II) and Zn (II) were investigated by the use of batch adsorption techniques. The ...  Read More

Inverse modeling of HEM data using a new inversion algorithm

A. R. Arab-Amiri; A. Moradzadeh; N. Fathianpour; B. Siemon

Volume 1, Number 2 , July 2010


  Helicopter-borne frequency-domain electromagnetic (HEM) surveys are used extensively for mineral and groundwater exploration and a number of environmental investigations. To have a meaningful interpretation of the measured multi- frequency HEM data, in addition to the resistivity maps which are ...  Read More

Analysis of Land Subsidence in Joshimath Township using GIS and Remote Sensing

Kaustubh Sinha; Priyangi Sharma; Anurag Sharma; Kanwarpreet Singh; Murtaza Hassan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 January 2024


  In this expansive study, a thorough analysis of land subsidence in the Joshimath area has been conducted, exercising remote sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (Civilians) tools. The exploration encompasses colourful pivotal parameters, including Annual Rainfall, Geology, Geomorphology, and ...  Read More

Application of artificial neural network and genetic algorithm to modelling the groundwater inflow to an advancing open pit mine

S. Bahrami; F. Doulati Ardejani

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 21-30


  In this study, a hybrid intelligent model has been designed to predict groundwater inflow to a mine pit during its advance. Novel hybrid method coupling artificial neural network (ANN) with genetic algorithm (GA) called ANN-GA, was utilised. Ratios of pit depth to aquifer thickness, pit bottom radius ...  Read More

A laboratory study of rock properties affecting the penetration rate of pneumatic top hammer drills

S. Hadi Hosseini; Mohammad Ataie; Hamid Aghababaie

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 25-34


  In this paper, after collecting the rock samples from eight mines and one high way slope, the tests for determination of dry density, Uniaxial Compressive Strength, tensile Strength (Brazilian Test), elastic modulus, Schmidt hammer rebound number have been done on samples. In addition, in order to calculating ...  Read More

Probabilistic analysis of stability of chain pillars in Tabas coal mine in Iran using Monte Carlo simulation

M. Najafi; Seyed M. E. Jalali; F. Sereshki; A. Yarahmadi Bafghi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 25-35


  Performing a probabilistic study rather than a determinist one is a relatively easy way to quantify the uncertainty in an engineering design. Due to the complexity and poor accuracy of the statistical moment methods, the Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) method is wildly used in an engineering design. In ...  Read More

Development of a new creep testing equipment to obtain long-term deformation parameters of salt rocks

S.M.A Hosseini; F Sereshki; M Shariati; S.M.E Jalali; F Crotogino

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 27-32


  Creep phenomenon in rock engineering plays a key role in development of underground spaces as they must be stable enough for a long period of time. Current research involved designing and manufacturing of a new creep testing machine. The equipment is capable to perform simultaneous light-duty creep tests ...  Read More

Calculation of tunnel behavior in viscoelastic rock mass

Reza Rahmannejad; A.I. Sofianos

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, , Pages 27-33


  Wall displacements and ground pressure acting on the lining of a tunnel increase with time. These time-dependent deformations are both due to face advance effect and to the time-dependent behavior of the rock mass.  Viscoelastic materials exhibit both viscous and elastic behaviors. Thorough this ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
A review of Rock Burst’s Experimental Progress, Warning, Prediction, Control and Damage Potential Measures

Sh. Bacha; Z. Mu Long; A. Javed; Sh. Al Faisal

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 31-48


  Rock burst is the most attractive and hot research area in geomechanics, mining, and civil engineering due to the increasing depth of mines and construction of deep underground structures. It has also been a severe problem in ground control measures in the last few decades. Many studies have been done ...  Read More

Numerical Stability Analysis of Undercut Slopes Evaluated by Response Surface Methodology

H. Sarfaraz; M. H. Khosravi; T. Pipatpongsa

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 31-43


  One of the most important tasks in designing the undercut slopes is to determine the maximum stable undercut span to which various parameters such as the shear strength of the soil and the geometrical properties of the slope are related. Based on the arching phenomenon, by undercutting a slope, the weight ...  Read More

Mineralogical approach-A tool for geometallurgical prediction of Tizert copper deposit (Ighrem inlier, Anti-Atlas, Morocco)

K. Dachri; Kh. Naji; K. Nouar; I. Benzakour; Kh. Ouzaouit; M. Badri; A. Boussetta; H. Faqir; Kh. El Amari; M. Hibti

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 33-51


  This work aims to define an efficient and innovative tool in order to make early metallurgical predictions of the Tizert deposit in western Anti-Atlas-Morocco. To do this, the mineralogical approach is used as a tool of gometallurgical prediction using a combination of the lithological field observations ...  Read More

Radiological Baseline Assessment of a Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) Waste Disposal Facility in Ghana

Edith Amoakie Amoatey; Eric Tetteh Glover; David Okoh Kpeglo; Francis Otoo; Dennis Kpakpo Adotey

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 33-46


  Knowledge of accurate radio-isotopic signatures of NORM waste disposal site is essential prior to the disposal, to ascertain the baseline radioactivity levels. In this work, soil and water from a NORM waste site situated at Sofokrom in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis of Ghana is characterized and determined. ...  Read More

Use of artificial intelligence techniques to predict distribution of heavy metals in groundwater of Lakan lead-zinc mine in Iran

Z. Bayatzadeh Fard; F. Ghadimi; H. Fattahi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 35-48


  Determining the distribution of heavy metals in groundwater is important in developing appropriate management strategies at mine sites. In this paper, the application of artificial intelligence (AI) methods to data analysis,namely artificial neural network (ANN), hybrid ANN with biogeography-based optimization ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Stage specialization for design and analysis of flotation circuits

V. Radmehr; Seyed Z. Shafaei; M. Noaparast; H. Abdollahi

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 37-47


  This paper presents a new approach for flotation circuit design. Initially, it was proven numerically and analytically that in order to achieve the highest recovery in different circuit configurations, the best equipment must be placed at the beginning stage of the flotation circuits. The size of the ...  Read More

Hydrothermal alterations mapping using Quickbird and Landsat-8 data, a case study from Babbiduyeh, Kerman province, Iran

H. Aryanmehr; M. Hosseinjanizadeh; M. Honarmand; F. Naser

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 41-52


  In this work, we focus on investigating the Quickbird and Landsat-8 datasets for mapping hydrothermal and gossans alterations in reconnaissance porphyry copper mineralization in the Babbiduyeh area. This area is situated in the Central Iranian Volcano-sedimentary Complex, where large copper deposits ...  Read More

A Promising Automatic System for studying of Coal Mine Surfaces using Sentinel-2 Data to Assess a Classification on a Pixel-based Pattern

Ajay Kumar

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 41-54


  Land use (LU) classification based on remote sensing images is a challenging task that can be effectively addressed using a learning framework. However, accurately classifying pixels according to their land use poses a significant difficulty. Despite advancements in feature extraction techniques, the ...  Read More

Implementation of flotation and gravity separation, to process Changarzeh sulfide-oxide lead ore

A Atrafi; H Hodjatoleslami; Mohammad Noaparast; Z Shafaei; A Ghorbani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 79-87


  This study aimed to explore concentration of a low grade sulfide-oxide lead-zinc sample containing 2.3% Pb, 1.91% Zn taken from Changarzeh mine, South Natanz, Iran. The effects of different parameters such as type and dosage of collector, milling retention time, dosage of sodium sulfur and its preparation ...  Read More

Evaluation of TBM Utilization Using Rock Mass Rating System: A Case Study of Karaj-Tehran Water Conveyance Tunnel (Lots 1 and 2)

Omid Frough; Seyed Rahman Torabi; Majid Tajik

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 89-98


  Successful application of a TBM in a project requires investigating both the ground conditions and the machine and backup system design features. Prediction of the machine performance is very important as it has a big effect on the duration of the project and the costs. In this respect, both penetration ...  Read More