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)

Airflow inside tunnel boring machine: A numerical study and an experimental verification

H.R. Nezarat; Seyed M. E. Jalali; M. Nazari

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 623-632


  Knowledge of the airflow distribution inside a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) can create a safe working environment for workers and machinery. The airflow quality and the related mass flow rate in the ventilation system should be sufficient to dilute gases and remove dust inside the tunnel. In this work, ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of Machine Learning Methods for Prediction of Blast-Induced Ground Vibration

A. Srivastava; B. Singh Choudhary; M. Sharma

Volume 12, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 667-677


  Blast-induced ground vibration (PPV) evaluation for a safe blasting is a long-established criterion used mainly by the empirical equations. However, the empirical equations are again considering a limited information. Therefore, using Machine Learning (ML) tools [Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Random ...  Read More

An Experimental-Intelligent Method to Predict Noise Value of Drilling in Dimension Stone Industry

Reza Mikaeil; Mostafa Piri; Sina Shaffiee Haghshenas; Nicola Careddu; Hamid Hashemolhosseini

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 693-713


  The noise of drilling in the dimension stone business is unbearable for both the workplace and the people who work there. In order to reduce the negative effects drilling has on the health of the environment, the drilling noise has to be measured, assessed, and controlled. The main purpose of this work ...  Read More

On Applicability of Some Indirect Tests for Estimation of Tensile Strength of Anisotropic Rocks

F. Rastegar; H. R. Nejati; A. Ghazvinian; M. R. Hadei; A. Nazerigivi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 711-720


  The tensile strength of rocks plays a noteworthy role in their failure mechanism, and its determination can be beneficial in optimizing the design of the rock structures. Schistose rocks due to their inherent anisotropy in different foliation directions show a diverse strength at each direction. The ...  Read More

Numerical Analysis of Strip Footing Behaviour on a Hollow Pile Stabilized Clay Slope

Lokeshwar Singh Dilta; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, , Pages 799-811


  This study highlights the results from a series of analytical model experiments that investigate the behaviour of a strip footing supported by hollow steel piles installed to stabilize a clay slope. The effects of changing the pile diameter, pile length, spacing between piles, slope angle, the position ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
An optimal method to design reinforced concrete lining of pressure tunnels

E. Dadashi; A. Noorzad; K. Shahriar; K. Goshtasbi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 829-837


  The utilization of the lining type in pressure tunnels is highly dependent on the geological and hydraulic conditions. There are two types of lining, namely concrete and steel lining but steel lining is one of the most expensive arrangements. To decrease the length of steel lining in these tunnels, the ...  Read More

Delineation of alteration zones based on artificial neural networks and concentration-volume fractal methods in the hypogene zone of porphyry copper-gold deposit, Masjed-Daghi, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran

H. Nikoogoftar; A. Hezarkhani

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 883-901


  In this paper, we aim to achieve two specific objectives. The first one is to examine the applicability of the Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) technique in ore grade estimation. Different training algorithms and numbers of hidden neurons are applied to estimate Cu grade of borehole data in the hypogene ...  Read More

Application of Stochastic Simulation in Assessing Effect of Particle Morphology on Fracture Characteristics of Sandstone

K. Sultan shah; M. H. bin Mohd Hashim; H. Rehman; K. S. bin Ariffin

Volume 12, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 969-986


  Indirect tensile testing is used in order to investigate the effect of particle morphology (shape and size) on the various weathering grade sandstone fracture characteristics. Several fracture characteristics are discussed in depth in this work including the fracture length (FL), fracture deviation area ...  Read More

Economic impact of derangements on mining process – Case study: Sidi Chennane

Abderrahim Ayad; Saad Bakkali

Volume 13, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 989-996


  In Sidi Chennane, Central Morocco, the cost of phosphate mining is often influenced by problems bound to the existence of sterile bodies called derangements. These bodies consisting of a waste rocky material affect the sedimentary phosphate series, and thus disturb the phosphate extraction process. In ...  Read More

A New Technical and Economic Model to Calculate Specific Charge and Specific Drilling Using Hole Diameter, Bench Height, Uniaxial Compressive Strength, and Joint Set Orientation

A. Ghanizadeh Zarghami; K. Shahriar; K. Goshtasbi; A. Akbari Dehkharghani

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 991-1005


  Calculation of the specific charge and specific drilling before a blasting operation plays a significant role in the design of a blasting pattern and the reduction of the final extraction cost of minerals. In this work, the information from the Sungun, Miduk and Chah-Firouzeh copper mines in Iran was ...  Read More

Improvement of Drill Bit-Button Performance and Efficiency during Drilling: an application of LSTM Model to Nigeria Southwest Mines

Babatunde Adebayo; Blessing Olamide Taiwo; BUSUYI THOMAS AFENI; Aderoju Oluwadolapo Raymond; Joshua Oluwaseyi Faluyi

Volume 14, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 1121-1139


  The quarry operators and managers are having a running battle in determining with precision the rate of deterioration of the button of the drill bit as well as its consumption. Therefore, this study is set to find the best-performing model for predicting the drill bit button's wear rate during rock drilling. ...  Read More

An investigation of the particle size effect on coal flotation kinetics using multivariable regression

M. Kor; E. Abkhoshk; Kh. Gharibie; S. Z. Shafaei

Volume 1, Number 1 , January 2010


  An attempt has been made in this paper to investigate the effect of particle size distribution on coal flotation kinetics. The effect of particle size (Ps) on kinetics constant (k) and maximum theoretical flotation recovery (RI) was investigated while other operational parameters were kept constant. ...  Read More

An improved method for geological boundary detection of potential field anomalies

A. H. Ansari; K. Alamdar

Volume 1, Number 2 , July 2010


  Potential field methods such as gravity and magnetic methods are among the most applied geophysical methods in mineral exploration. A high-resolution technique is developed to image geologic boundaries such as contacts and faults. Potential field derivatives are the basis of many ...  Read More

Developing a method for identification of net zones using log data and diffusivity equation

P. Masoudi; B. Tokhmechi; A. Zahedi; M. Ansari Jafari

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2011


  Distinguishing productive zones of a drilled oil well plays a very important role for petroleum engineers to decide where to perforate to produce oil. Conventionally, net pay zones are determined by applying a set of cut-offs on perophysical logs. As a result, the conventional method finds productive ...  Read More

Prediction of Iron Ore Grade using Artificial Neural Network, Computational Method, and Geostatistical Technique at El-Gezera Area, Western Desert, Egypt

Abdelrahem Khalefa Embaby; Ashraf Ismael; Faissal Ali; Hussin Farag; Bahaa Mousa; Sayed Gomaa; Mohamed Elwageeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 January 2024


  The mineral resource estimation process necessitates a precise prediction of the grade based on limited drilling data. Grade is crucial factor in the selection of various mining projects for investment and development. When stationary requirements are not met, geo-statistical approaches for reserve estimation ...  Read More

Box-Behnken Design of Experiments Investigation forAdsorption of Cd2+ onto carboxymethyl Chitosan Magnetic Nanoparticles

A Igder; Ali Akbar Rahmani; Ali Fazlavi; Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi; Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi; Mohammad Hassan Omidi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 51-59


  The main objective of the present study is to investigate the feasibility of using Carboxymethyl chitosan magnetic nanoparticles (CCMN) for the adsorption of Cd2+. The study also reports important parameters, which affect the adsorption process, i.e., pH, adsorbent dose, contact time and concentration ...  Read More

Prediction of recovery of gold thiosulfate on activated carbon using artificial neural networks

Saeed Alishahi; Ahmad Darban; Mahmood Abdollahi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2014, , Pages 55-66


  Since a high toxicity of cyanide which use as a reagent in the gold processing plant, thiosulfate has been recognized as a environmental friendly reagent for leaching of gold from ore. After gold leaching process it's important for recovery of gold from solution using adsorption or extraction methods, ...  Read More

Underground contour (UGC) mapping using potential field, well log and comparing with seismic interpretation in Lavarestan area

M. Fakhrerad; A. Nejati Kalateh; S. Ghomi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 55-62


  Coastal Fars gravimetry project in Fars province was carried out to find the buried salt domes and to determine characteristics of faults in this area. The Lavarestan structure was covered by 4203 gravimetry stations in a regular grid of 1000*250 m. Depth structural model of this anticline made in previous ...  Read More

Negative impacts of mine exploitations on rural regions of Tekab Township

Gh. Mojarradi; R. Rezaei; A. Ketabi

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 57-66


  This descriptive analytical survey was aimed to study the negative impacts of mine exploitations carried out in the rural regions of the Tekab Township located in Iran. The statistical population of the studied areas consisted of all the heads of the rural households in the villages located in the vicinity ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Determination of scratching energy index for Cerchar abrasion test

M. T. Hamzaban; H. Memarian; J. Rostami

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 73-89


  Rock abrasivity is an essential factor for selecting cutting tools, estimating tool wear and life, and ultimately, matching various mechanized excavation systems with a given geologic condition. It also assists engineers to determine economic limits of different cutting tools and machines used in civil ...  Read More

Investigation of parameters affecting desilication of diasporic bauxite in Jajarm mine by thermo-chemical treatment

M. Rezaee Rad; Sh. Shahhoseini; M. Janfada; H. A. Mirzaee; P. Kelidari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 75-81


  Low grade diasporic bauxite in the Jajarm mine with an A/S (Al2O3/SiO2) ratio of 2.3 is not usable in the Bayer process at Jajarm Alumina Complex. Due to the severe interlocking effect between the diaspore and aluminosilicate minerals (Chamosite and Kaolinite) and iron-containing minerals in a microcrystal ...  Read More

Rock Mechanics
Stability Analysis of Salt Cavern Gas Storage Using 2D Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Finite-Element Software

A. Asgari; A. Ramezanzadeh; Seyed M. E. Jalali; B. Brouard

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 77-97


  Ensuring the stability and integrity of underground gas storage salt caverns is a very complicated subject due to the non-linear and time-dependent behavior of rock salts under complicated thermal and mechanical loading conditions. For this reason, pressure and temperature fluctuations in the caverns ...  Read More

Comparative Analysis of Coal Miner’s Fatalities by Fuzzy Logic

N. M. Shahani; M. J. Sajid; I. M. Jiskani; B. Ullah; A. R. Qureshi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2021, , Pages 77-87


  In this work, we employ the fuzzy logic technique to achieve and present, for the first time, a proper analysis of the actual intensity of the increase in the coal miners’ fatality rates in Pakistan from 2010 to 2018, compared with China and India, with an objective to minimize the impact of incidents ...  Read More

Change Detection of Surface Water of Atfih Spring by Integrated Effect of Rainfall Storms and Geological Structures using Landsat Data

Deemah Saad Mahmoud; Ahmed Ali Madani; Said Mohamed Said; Mohamed Mokhtar Yehia; Tamer Nassar

Volume 14, Issue 1 , January 2023, , Pages 79-96


  The eastern border of the Nile valley south of Cairo is distinguished by numerous springs and associated surface water bodies, e.g. Ain El-Sira, Helwan, and Atfih. Except the latter, all of them were disseminated in urban areas, and were hardly detected by remote sensing data. Thus, studying the surface ...  Read More

Mineral Processing
Leaching of gold ores with high cyanicides: a physico-chemical modeling approach

Y. Kianinia; M. R. Khalesi; M. Abdollahy; A. Khodadadi Darban

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 87-94


  Processing of gold ores with high sulfide minerals is problematic as they consume cyanide and reduce gold leaching. Optimization of gold leaching and cyanide consumption requires a methodology to estimate the amount of exposed cyanicides, their leaching kinetics, and speciation of cyanide complexes that ...  Read More