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)
Original Research Paper
A Probability-Based Evaluation on Andesites for Their Use as Cladding Stone

E. Koken; E. Başpınar Tuncay

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

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11447.2130

Abstract
  Andesites with a satisfactory quality have been mainly considered as dimension stones worldwide. However, practical approaches are required to evaluate the dimension stone quality due to the increasing demand for natural resources. This study presents detailed laboratory investigations on andesitic rocks ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Potentiality of Physical Upgrading for Valuable Heavy Minerals from Sermatai Area, Egypt

M. Diab; M. Abu El Ghar; I. Mohamed Gaafar; A. H. Mohamed El Shafey; A. Wageh Hussein; M. Mohamed Fawzy

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 15-32

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11479.2136

Abstract
  In this work we are concerned with the potentiality of using mineral processing for raising the grade of the valuable heavy minerals (VHMs) from the Quaternary stream sediments of Wadi and Delta Sermatai located on the southern coast of the Red Sea, Egypt. A rigorous understanding of the chemical and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11576.2144

Abstract
  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

Original Research Paper
Statistical Study to Evaluate Performance of Cutting Machine in Dimension Stone Cutting Process

S. Shaffiee Haghshenas; R. Mikaeil; A. Esmaeilzadeh; N. Careddu; M. Ataei

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 53-67

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11362.2118

Abstract
   Predicting the amperage consumption of cutting machines could be one of the critical steps in optimizing the energy-consuming points for the dimension stone cutting industry. Hence, the study of the relationship between the operational characteristics of cutting machines and rocks with focusing ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11577.2145

Abstract
  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

Original Research Paper
Rock Joint Micro-Scale Surface Roughness Characterisation using Photogrammetry Method

M. Bahaaddini; M. Serati; M. H. Khosravi; B. Hebblewhite

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 87-100

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11669.2155

Abstract
  A proper understanding of the shear behaviour of rock joints and discontinuities is yet a remaining challenge in the rock engineering research works owing to the difficulties in quantitatively describing the joint surface roughness both at the field and the laboratory scales. Several instruments and ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Developing a Conceptual Framework of Green Mining Strategy in Coal Mines: Integrating Socio-economic, Health, and Environmental Factors

F. Doulati Ardejani; S. Maghsoudy; M. Shahhosseini; B. Jodeiri Shokri; Sh. Doulati Ardejani; F. Shafaei; F. Amirkhani Shiraz; A. Rajaee

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 101-115

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11704.2161

Abstract
  Considering that mining has many environmental impacts from the exploration phase to production and finally closure, it is necessary to plan the activities so that the concept of green mining is realized in its true meaning. This means that mining is carried out in order to obtain the minerals that are ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Influence of Single Tunnel and Twin Tunnel on Collapse Pattern and Maximum Ground Movement

V. Sarfarazi; K. Asgari

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 117-128

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2021.11088.2085

Abstract
  Particle Flow Code in Two Dimensions (PFC2D) was used in order to examine the influence of single tunnel and twin tunnel on the collapse pattern and maximum ground movement. Since first PFC was calibrated by the experiments, the results obtained were rendered by a uniaxial test. Further, a rectangular ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Application of Fuzzy Gamma Operator to Generate Mineral Prospectivity Mapping for Cu-Mo Porphyry Deposits (Case Study: Kighal-Bourmolk Area, Northwestern Iran)

M. Esmailzadeh; A. Imamalipour; F. Aliyari

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 129-153

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11218.2103

Abstract
  The main aim of mineral exploration is to discover the ore deposits. The mineral prospectivity mapping (MPM) methods by employing multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) integrate the exploration layers. This research work combines the geological, alteration, and geochemical data in order to generate ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Cadmium Oxide Nanoparticles as A Novel Photo-Catalyst for Degradation of Ciprofloxacin Antibiotic in Aqueous Media

M. Mahjoore; A. Aryafar; M. Honarmand

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 155-164

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11376.2120

Abstract
  In the present work, the cadmium oxide (CdO) nanoparticles (NPs) are synthesized using the Ferula extract. Ferula acts as a naturally-sourced reducing agent and stabilizer for the construction of the CdO NPs. The biosynthesized CdO NPs are characterized by different techniques such as X-ray powder diffraction ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
The Effect of Operating Parameters on Bromine Extraction from Desalination Plant Discharge

A. Moeini; S. Mohammadnejad

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 165-174

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11416.2122

Abstract
  A comprehensive utilization of concentrated seawater is crucial in order to promote the development of the desalination industry as a key solution to global freshwater. Debromination of the desalination plant effluent as well as the bromine product extraction are two parallel goals, which have been the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Estimation of In-Situ Block Size Distribution in Jointed Rock Masses using Combined Photogrammetry and Discrete Fracture Network

M. Ghaedi Ghalini; M. Bahaaddini; M. Amiri Hossaini

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 175-184

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11445.2129

Abstract
  Estimation of the in-situ block size is known as a key parameter in the characterization of the mechanical properties of rock masses. As the in-situ block size cannot be measured directly, several simplified methods have been developed, where the intrinsic variability of the geometrical features of discontinuities ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Effect of Acid Rain on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Concrete Containing Micro-Silica and Limestone Powder

M. Hosseini; A.R. Dolatshahi; E. Ramezani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 185-200

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11491.2137

Abstract
  Concrete is among the widely used materials in all industries and mineral and civil activities worldwide, highlighting its significance. Most natural and non-natural phenomena can influence the concrete's physical and mechanical properties, causing many irreparable damages. Acid rain is a natural inevitable ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Reliability Analysis of Surface Settlement caused by Mechanized Tunneling-a Case Study

H. Fattahi; F. Jiryaee

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 201-216

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11570.2143

Abstract
  The surface settlement is an essential parameter in the operation of mechanized tunneling that should be determined before excavation. The surface settlement analysis caused by mechanized tunneling is a geo-technical problem characterized by various sources of uncertainty. Unlike the deterministic methods, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Determination of Caving Hydraulic Radius of Rock Mass in Block Caving Method using Numerical Modeling and Multivariate Regression

B. Alipenhani; A. Majdi; H. Bakhshandeh Amnieh

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 217-233

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11589.2149

Abstract
  Determining the hydraulic radius of the undercut in the block caving method is one of the key issues in this method. The hydraulic radius is directly related to the minimum caving span. In this research work, the rock mass cavability is investigated using the UDEC and 3DEC software. Since the factors ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
CFD-based Modeling of Sarin Gas Dispersion in a Subway Station–A Hypothetical Scenario

M. Hosseini; H. Madani; K. Shahriar

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 235-251

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11604.2150

Abstract
  The main purpose of this work is modeling the dispersion of the sarin gas in a subway station in a hypothetical scenario. The dispersion is modeled using the CFD approach. In the analysis of the environmental conditions of the underground spaces, the only factor that draws a distinction between a subway ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Application of Drone-Based Data for Directing Exploration Activities and Estimating Resources in Emperador Marble Quarry, Kerman Province, Iran

H. Shahriari; M. Honarmand; S. Mirzaei; A. Saffari

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 253-267

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11616.2152

Abstract
  This research work aims to discuss the methodology of using the drone-based data in the initial steps of the exploration program for the dimension stone deposits. A high-resolution imaging is performed by a low-cost commercial drone at the Emperador marble quarry, Kerman province, Iran. A ground resolution ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Numerical Modelling of Slide-Head-Toppling Failure using FEM and DEM Methods

H. Sarfaraz; A.R. Bahrami; R. Samani

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 269-280

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11698.2159

Abstract
  A common instability in the rock slopes is a toppling failure. If this type of slope failure occurs due to another kind of failure, it is considered as the secondary toppling failure. A type of secondary toppling failure is the slide-head-toppling failure. In this instability, the upper portion of the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Determining Probability Distribution Functions of Rock Joint Geometric Properties

J. Zadhesh; A. Majdi

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

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11724.2165

Abstract
  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

Original Research Paper Exploration
Identification of Alteration Zones using ASTER Data for Metallic Mineralization in Ahar region, NW Iran

F. Mirsepahvand; M.R. Jafari; P. Afzal; M. A. Arian

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2022, Pages 309-324

https://doi.org/10.22044/jme.2022.11477.2135

Abstract
  The goal of this research work is to recognize the metallic mineralization potential in the Ahar 1:100,000 sheet (NW Iran) using the remote sensing data based on determination of the alteration zones. This area is located in the Ahar-Arasbaran metallogenic zone as a significant metallogenic zone in Iran ...  Read More