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)

A parametric model for predicting cut point of hydraulic classifiers

Hamid Khoshdast

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 47-54


  A new parametric model was developed for predicting cut point of hydraulic classifiers. The model directly uses operating parameters including pulp flowrate, feed particle size characteristics, pulp solids content, solid density and particles retention time in the classification chamber and also covers ...  Read More

A New Approach for Obtaining Settling Velocity in a Thickener Using Statistical Regression: A Case Study

M. Hosseini Nasab

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 47-56


  In this research work, the parameters affecting the settling velocity within the thickeners were studied by introducing an equivalent shape factor. Several thickener feed samples of different densities including copper, lead and zinc, and coal were prepared. The settling tests were performed on the samples, ...  Read More

Rock mass structural data analysis using image processing techniques (Case study: Choghart iron ore mine northern slopes)

M. Mohebbi; A.R. Yarahmadi Bafghi; M. Fatehi Marji; J. Gholamnejad

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 61-74


  Presence of joints and fractures in rocks strongly influences the behavior of the rock mass by dividing the media into smaller units. These structures intensify the potential instability besides the development of sliding and rotational movements. The assumption of discontinuum media changes the whole ...  Read More

UPL determination of multi-element deposits with grade uncertainty using a new block economic value calculation approach

M. Jamshidi; M. Osanloo

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 61-72


  The block economic value (BEV) of a single-metal deposit is calculated based on the metal content and the related costs. The common methods available for calculating BEV are just based upon the profitable elements, and the effects of undesirable elements on BEV are not considered. However, in multi-element ...  Read More

Bayesian Data Fusion: a Reliable Approach for Descriptive Modeling of Ore Deposits

B. Tokhmechi; S. Ebrahimi; H. Azizi; Seyed R. Ghavami-Riabi; N. Farrokhi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 63-76


  Recognition of ore deposit genesis is still a controversial challenge for economic geologists. Here, this task was addressed by the virtue of Bayesian data fusion (BDF) implementing available proofs: semi-schematic examples with two (Cu and Pb + Zn) and three (Cu, Pb + Zn and Ag) evidences. The data, ...  Read More

Experimental Investigation of Usability of Construction Waste as Aggregate

G. Kulekci; A. Osman Yilmaz; M. Çullu

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 63-76


  The aim of this work is to obtain recycled aggregate (RA) from construction debris in order to reduce the rapid consumption of aggregate resources and the environmental impact of these resources. In order to fulfill this aim, the density, porosity, Schmidt hardness test, uniaxial compression resistance, ...  Read More

Platform Motion at Lower Loading Station in Trucklift Slope Hoisting System with Varying Profile of Track

Kwang Hyok Kim; Tok Hyong Han; Un Chol Han; Ryo Myong Hong

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 66-77


  This paper focuses on a study concerned with estimation of the platform motion at the lower loading station in the Trucklift slope hoisting system with varying profile of track. The TruckLift slope hoisting system is an innovative transport technology for open-pit mines, and considerably accelerates ...  Read More

Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Haul Truck Fuel Consumption in Open-Pit Mines

S. Alamdari; M.H. Basiri; A. Mousavi; A. Soofastaei

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 69-85


  The haul trucks consume a significant energy source in open-pit mines, where diesel fuel is widely used as the main energy source. Improving the haul truck fuel consumption can considerably decrease the operating cost of mining, and more importantly, reduce the pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions. ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Finite Element Analysis of Seismic Hazard in Post-mining Environments of Closed Underground Hard Rock Mines

Praveena Das Jennifer; Porchelvan P

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, , Pages 73-96


  This paper presents a comprehensive study on the stability of the deep underground closed Kolar Gold Fields mine (3.2 km deep) under varying seismic loading conditions. The study utilized the Finite Element Method (FEM)-based Midas GTS NX software tool to conduct numerical simulations of seismic loads ...  Read More

Discriminating copper geochemical anomalies and assessment of their reliability using a combination of sequential Gaussian simulation and gap statistic methods in Hararan area, Kerman, Iran

S. Abbaszade; F. Mohammad Torab; A. Alikhani; H. Molayemat

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 75-86


  In geochemical exploration, there are various techniques such as univariate and multivariate statistical methods available for recognition of anomalous areas. Univariate techniques are usually utilized to estimate the threshold value, which is the smallest quantity among the values representing the anomalous ...  Read More

A new approach to define batch settling curves for analyzing the sedimentation characteristics

Mohammad Reza Garmsiri; Hassan Haji Amin Shirazi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , July 2012, , Pages 103-111


  The results of batch settling tests (BST) are used to investigate settling behavior of solids suspension, which contribute to sizing thickeners. Conventional methods in analyzing BST on the basis of visual and graphical procedures lead to sub-optimally sized and selected thickeners. A computational approach ...  Read More

Reliability-based maintenance scheduling of powered supports in Tabas mechanized coal mine

Amid Morshedlou; Hesam Dehghani; Seyed Hadi Hoseinie

Volume 5, Issue 2 , July 2014, , Pages 113-120


  Utilizing the gathered failure data and failure interval data from Tabas coal mine in two years, this paper discusses the reliability of powered supports. The data sets were investigated using statistical procedures and in two levels: the existence of trend and serial correlation. The results show that ...  Read More

Limestone chemical components estimation using image processing and pattern recognition techniques

F. Khorram; H. Memarian; B. Tokhmechi; H. Soltanian-zadeh

Volume 2, Issue 2 , July 2011, , Pages 126-135


  In this study based on image analysis, an ore grade estimation model was developed. The study was performed at a limestone mine in central Iran. The samples were collected from different parts of the mine and crushed in size from 2.58 cm down to 15 cm. The images of the samples were taken in appropriate ...  Read More

3D stochastic rock fracture modeling related to strike-slip faults

M. Noroozi; R. Kakaie; Seyed M. E Jalali

Volume 6, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 169-181


  Fault zones and fault-related fracture systems control the mechanical behaviors and fluid-flow properties of the Earth’s crust. Furthermore, nowadays, modeling is being increasingly used in order to understand the behavior of rock masses, and to determine their characteristics. In this work, fault ...  Read More

Local multivariate outliers as geochemical anomaly halos indicators, a case study: Hamich area, Southern Khorasan, Iran

H. Moeini; A. Aryafar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, , Pages 179-189


  Anomaly recognition has always been a prominent subject in preliminary geochemical explorations. Among the regional geochemical data processing, there are a range of statistical and data mining techniques as well as different mapping methods, which serve as presentations of the outputs. The outlier’s ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Effect of thermal treatment on specific rate of breakage of manganese ore

M. Heshami; R. Ahmadi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2018, , Pages 339-348


  The aim of this work is to investigate the effect of thermal treatment on the grinding behavior of manganese ore in the various size fractions of -1.7+1.18, -1.18+0.6, -0.6+0.3 and -0.3+ 0.15 mm. Breakage Function Determination Software (BFDS) is used to calculate the selection function of the experiment. ...  Read More

Rock Fall Hazard Assessment using GeoRock 2D along Swat Motorway, Pakistan

M. Adil; S. Raza; I. Amin

Volume 12, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 351-365


  Despite the slope stability measures, rock falls are witnessed at section KM-37 of the Swat motorway (M-16), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The geotechnical data analysis of the site reveals that although the chances of plane/slope failures are reduced from 43% to 23% with the help of the existing design, ...  Read More

Automatic estimation of regularization parameter by active constraint balancing method for 3D inversion of gravity data

M. Moghadasi; A. Nejati Kalateh; M. Rezaie

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 357-364


  Gravity data inversion is one of the important steps in the interpretation of practical gravity data. The inversion result can be obtained by minimization of the Tikhonov objective function. The determination of an optimal regularization parameter is highly important in the gravity data inversion. In ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
An Investigation on Effect of Shell Liner Type on Performance of Industrial SAG Mills Using DEM

M. Jahani Chegeni; S. Kolahi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 387-404


  The shell liner type, rotation speed, and ball filling percent are the key factors influencing the charge behavior inside the SAG mills, and consequently, their performance. In this work, the milling operation of industrial SAG mills is investigated using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). First, an ...  Read More

Prediction of Fly-rock using Gene Expression Programming and Teaching–learning-based Optimization Algorithm

R. Shamsi; M. S. Amini; H. Dehghani; M. Bascompta; B. Jodeiri Shokri; Sh. Entezam

Volume 13, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 391-406


  This paper attempted to estimate the amount of flyrock in the Angoran mine in Zanjan province, Iran using the gene expression programming (GEP) predictive technique. The input data, including flyrock, mean depth of the hole, powder factor, stemming, explosive weight, number of holes, and booster were ...  Read More

Studying empirical correlation between drilling specific energy and geo-mechanical parameters in an oil field in SW Iran

M. Mohammadi Behboud; A. Ramezanzadeh; B. Tokhmechi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2017, , Pages 393-401


  Multiplicity of the effective factors in drilling reflects the complexity of the interaction between rock mass and drilling bit, which is followed by the dependence of parameters and non-linear relationships between them. Rock mass or, in other words, the formation intended for drilling, as the drilling ...  Read More

Evaluation of Pozzolanic Activity of Two Different Types of C and F Fly Ashes with Fineness Factor

Demet Demir Sahin; Ibrahim Cavusoglu; Ali Osman Yilmaz

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, , Pages 435-448


  Today, energy produced from coal is economical compared to other sources but it faces a very serious waste problem. However, these wastes are evaluated by using them as mineral additives in cement, which leads to lower cement costs, saving resources, producing environmentally friendly cement, reducing ...  Read More

Mine Economic and Management
Risk Analysis and Prioritization with AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS Techniques in Surface Mines of Pakistan

Saira Sherin; Salim Raza

Volume 15, Issue 2 , April 2024, , Pages 463-479


  Despite a decline in mining accidents and improvements in safety performance, the proportion of accidents in mines remains high in developing countries. Although underground mining is one of the most hazardous occupations, surface mining also carries multiple risks that receive comparatively less attention. ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Prediction of effect of fine particle removal on efficiency of a spiral circuit by size-by-size partition curves

F. Basirifar; M.R. Khalesi; M. Ramezanizadeh; M. Abdollahy; A. Hajizadeh

Volume 8, Issue 4 , October 2017, , Pages 567-571


  Partition curves are widely used to determine the spiral separator efficiency. In this work, the partition curves were used in order to investigate the particle transportation to concentrate and tailing streams. Simulation of fine particle removal using the size-by-size partition curves showed that the ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Numerical modelling of the underground roadways in coal mines– uncertainties caused by use of empirical-based downgrading methods and in situ stresses

M. Zoorabadi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 593-604


  Numerical modelling techniques are not new for mining industry and civil engineering projects anymore. These techniques have been widely used for rock engineering problems such as stability analysis and support design of roadways and tunnels, caving and subsidence prediction, and stability analysis of ...  Read More