Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
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Case Study
An experimental study of axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts using axially split embedment apparatus

A. Mirzaghorbanali; N. Aziz

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 131-137


  The load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts differ from those for normal rebar bolts. The cable bolts used in mines are basically steel strands with different constructions depending on the number of wires or elements and the way they are laid. Tendon bolts (rebar and cable) are normally evaluated for ...  Read More

Case Study
Geochemistry, petrology, and mineralization in volcanic rocks located in south Neyshabour, NE Iran

A. Entezari Harsini; S. A. Mazaheri; S. Saadat; J. F. Santos

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 139-154


  This paper presents the new geochemical isotopes Sr and Nd, and the mineralization data for the south Neyshabour volcanic rocks located in NE Iran. Based on the chemical classifications, the studied rocks are basaltic trachy andesite, trachy andesite, trachyte, and trachy dacite in composition. All the ...  Read More

Research Note
Selection of chromite processing plant site using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP)

H. Bejari; A. A. Daya; A. Roudini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 155-162


  Based on existence of the chromite deposits in the Sistan and Baluchestan province in Iran, and also various applications of chromite in different industries, it is expected that the establishment of chromite processing plant is required in the erelong. The geographical location of a processing plant ...  Read More

Case Study
Prediction of slope stability using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system based on clustering methods

H. Fattahi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 163-177


  Slope stability analysis is an enduring research topic in the engineering and academic sectors. Accurate prediction of the factor of safety (FOS) of slopes, their stability, and their performance is not an easy task. In this work, the adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) was utilized to build ...  Read More

Case Study
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

Research Note
Mineralogical and physical beneficiation studies for iron extraction from Bardaskan titanomagnetite placer deposit

M. Hosseinzadeh; M. Alizadeh; S. M. Raouf Hosseini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 191-201


  In this work, a bench-scale process was developed using mineral-processing methods to recover iron from a placer deposit located in Bardaskan, Khorasan-e-Razavi, Iran. The mineralogical studies were performed by X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA), ...  Read More

Case Study
A new chart-independent method for fast identification of control level of industrial processes using continuous data

H. Khoshdast; M. Mahmoodabadi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 203-213


  A new method is developed for a fast identification of the stability situation of industrial processes. The proposed method includes two factor ratios of the control constants for the upper and lower control limits to process these constants. An indication ratio is then defined as the ratio of the maximum ...  Read More

Case Study
Numerical assessment of influence of confining stress on Kaiser effect using distinct element method

M. Nikkhah

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 215-226


  Nowadays acoustic emission (AE) testing based on the Kaiser Effect (KE) is increasingly used to estimate the in-situ stress in laboratories. In this work, this effect is assessed on cylindrical specimens in numerical simulations of the cyclic loadings including loading, unloading, and re-loading cycles ...  Read More

Case Study
3D gravity data-space inversion with sparseness and bound constraints

M. Rezaie; A. Moradzadeh; A. Nejati Kalate

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 227-235


  One of the most remarkable basis of the gravity data inversion is the recognition of sharp boundaries between an ore body and its host rocks during the interpretation step. Therefore, in this work, it is attempted to develop an inversion approach to determine a 3D density distribution that produces a ...  Read More

Case Study
A boundary element/finite difference analysis of subsidence phenomenon due to underground structures

S. E. Mirsalari; M. Fatehi Marji; J. Gholamnejad; M. Najafi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 237-253


  Analysis of the stresses, displacements, and horizontal strains of the ground subsidence due to underground excavation in rocks can be accomplished by means of a hybridized higher order indirect boundary element/finite difference (BE/FD) formulation. A semi-infinite displacement discontinuity field is ...  Read More

Case Study
Robust production scheduling in open-pit mining under uncertainty: a box counterpart approach

A. Alipour; A. A. Khodaiari; A. Jafari; R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 255-267


  Open-Pit Production Scheduling (OPPS) problem focuses on determining a block sequencing and scheduling to maximize Net Present Value (NPV) of the venture under constraints. The scheduling model is critically sensitive to the economic value volatility of block, block weight, and operational capacity. ...  Read More

Case Study
Gallium extraction from Jajarm Bayer process liquor using micro-emulsions

H. Amani; H. Naderi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 269-276


  Gallium extraction from Jajarm Bayer process liquor (Jajarm, Iran) was investigated using microemulsions. Also the behavior of aluminum was studied as an impurity. Kelex100 (4-ethyl, 1-methyl, 7-octyl, 8-hydroxyquinoleine), iso-decanol and n-butanol, and kerosene were used as the surfactant, co-surfactant, ...  Read More

Case Study
Heavy metal pollution and identification of their sources in soil over Sangan iron-mining region, NE Iran

R. Dabiri; M. Bakhshi Mazdeh; H. Mollai

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 277-289


  The aim of this study was to determine the extent of metal pollutions and the identification of their major sources in the vicinity of the Sangan iron mine occurring in NE Iran. Soil samples were collected from the vicinity of the mine site and analyzed for heavy metals. In addition, the chemical speciation ...  Read More

Case Study
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

Case Study
Evaluation of coalbed methane potential in Parvadeh IV coal deposit in central Iran using a combination of MARS modeling and Kriging

H. Molayemat; F. Mohammad Torab

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2017, Pages 305-319


  Coalbed methane (CBM) plays an important role in coal mining safety and natural gas production. In this work, The CBM potential of B2 seam in Parvadeh IV coal deposit, in central Iran, was evaluated using a combination of local regression and geostatistical methods. As there were 30 sparse methane sampling ...  Read More