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Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
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Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
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Original Research Paper
Improvement of Small-Scale Dolomite Blasting Productivity: Comparison of Existing Empirical Models with Image Analysis Software and Artificial Neural Network Models

Blessing Olamide Taiwo

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 627-641


  Assessment of blast results is a significant approach for the improvement of mining operations. The different procedures for investigating rock fragmentation have their limitations, causing different variation prediction errors. Thus every technique is site-explicit, and applicable for a few explicit ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Real-Scale Numerical Analyzing Dynamic Process of TBM Boring in Jointed Rock; a Case Study: Kerman Water Conveyance Tunnel in Iran

Morteza Karami; Shokrollah Zare; Jamal Rostami

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 643-666


  One of the important cost items in mechanized tunneling is the cost of repairing or replacing the disc cutters that have suffered from normal wear during the boring of the hard abrasive rocks. For inspecting the health of the disc cutters, the boring operation shall be stopped, and after checking, the ...  Read More

Case Study
Slope Stability Analysis and Preventive Actions for a Landslide Location along NH-05 in Himachal Pradesh, India

Surya Pratap Singh; Amrit Kumar Roy

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 667-678


  The Himalayan mountain range is susceptible to slope instability in numerous areas due to its complicated topography, because of the existing natural conditions and human influence and intervenes. National Highway-05 is considered in this work. The area under investigation located in Rampur, district ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Comparison of Efficiencies of Neutralizing Agents for Heavy Metal Removal from Acid Mine Drainage

Afrodita Zendelska; Adrijana Trajanova; Mirjana Golomeova; Blagoj Golomeov; Dejan Mirakovski; Nikolinka Doneva; Marija Hadzi-Nikolova

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 679-691


  The treatment of acid mine drainages is usually based on two basic technologies, active and passive treatment technologies. Whichever acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment method is employed, a neutralizing procedure that raises the water's pH over 7.0 using alkaline agents is required prior to discharge. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

Case Study
Risk Assessment in Quarries using Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Method (Case study: West-Azerbaijan Mines)

Akbar Esmaeilzadeh; Sina Shaffiee Haghshenas; Reza Mikaeil; Giuseppe Guido; Roohollah Shirani Faradonbeh; Roozbeh Abbasi Azghan; Amir Jafarpour; Shadi Taghizadeh

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 715-725


  Iran is one of the countries with the largest number of quarry mines in the world. Diamond cutting wire is usually used in quarries to cut dimension stone cubes, which is accompanied by hazardous events. Therefore, detecting and investigating the possible quarry risks is crucial to have a safe and sustainable ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Experimental Investigation on Deformation Behavior of Circular Underground Opening in Hard Soil using a 3D Physical Model

Jinwei Fu; Mohammad Reza Safaei; Hadi Haeri; Vahab Sarfarazi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Leige Xu; Ali Arefnia

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 727-749


  In this work, the mechanical behavior of strata deformation due to drilling and surface loading is investigated using a 3D physical model. For this purpose, a scaled-down physical model is first designed. Then the tunnel drilling and support system are built. The subsidence experiments performed due ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Determining Priority of Risk Factors in Technological Zones of Longwalls

Serhii Hryhorovych Nehrii; Tetiana Oleksandrivna Nehrii; Oksana Viktorivna Zolotarova; Valentyn Anatolyovich Glyva; Andrii Mykolaiovych Surzhenko; Oksana Mykolaivna Tykhenko; Nataliia Burdeina

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 751-765


  The studies of risk factors on which the safety of miners depends are relevant. These factors include temperature and air velocity within roadways, relative air humidity, dust, noise and vibration, lighting, clutter, limited working space, the difficulty of work, and the collapse of roof rocks. Their ...  Read More

Case Study
Assessment of Slope Stability and Its Remedies in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

Alankrit Walia; Amrit Kumar Roy

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 767-780


  The complex geography of the Himalayan mountain range, along with the natural circumstances that already exist and the ways in which people have influenced and intervened in the region- makes various regions of the range vulnerable to slope instability. The slope stability of the area that is the subject ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
The Finite Difference Analysis of Empirical Tunnel Support Design in High Stress fractured rock mass Environment at the Bunji Hydropower Project, Pakistan

Hafeezur Rehman; Wahid Ali; Kausar sultan Shah; Mohd Hazizan bin Mohd Hashim; Naseer Muhammad Khan; Muhammad Ali; Muhammad Kamran; Muhammad Junaid

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 781-795


  Support design is the main goal of the Q and rock mass rating (RMR) systems. An assessment of the Q and RMR system application in tunnelling involving high-stress ground conditions shows that the first system is more appropriate due to the stress reduction factor. Recently, these two systems have been ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A Deep Neural Network for Classification of Land Use Satellite Datasets in Mining Environments

Ajay Kumar; Aditya Gupta; Yadvendra Pratap Singh; Monu Bhagat

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 797-808


  Land use (LU) is one of the most imperative pieces of cartographic information used for monitoring the mining environment. The extraction of land use data sets from remotely sensed satellite images has garnered significant interest in the mining region community. However, classification of LUs from satellite ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
2D Simulation of Dynamic Transportation of Volatile Hydrocarbons in Vadose Zone of Tehran Oil Refinery and Industrial area of Ray, Tehran, Iran

Azadeh Agah; Faramarz Doulati Ardejani; Mohamad Javad Azinfar

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 809-820


  This work investigates the reactive transport of volatile hydrocarbons in the unconfined aquifer system of Tehran oil refinery and the industrial area of Ray, Tehran. A 2D finite volume model is presented to predict the soil gas contamination caused by LNAPL traveling on the phreatic surface through ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Fractal Modeling of Geochemical Mineralization Prospectivity Index based on Centered Log-Ratio Transformed Data for Geochemical Targeting: a Case Study of Cu Porphyry Mineralization

Hossein Mahdiyanfar; Amir Salimi

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 821-838


  This work aims to investigate the geochemical signatures of the Cu porphyry deposit in the Dalli area using the geochemical soil samples. At the first step, the geochemical data was opened using the Centered Log-Ratio (CLR) transform method. Then those outlier samples that reduce the accuracy of the ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Modeling, Optimizing, and Characterizing Elimination Process of Cyanide Ion from an Industrial Wastewater of Gold Mine by Caro’s Acid Method

Hassan Vafaie; Seyyed Mohammad Seyyed Alizadeh Ganji

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 839-849


  The present work is aimed to examine the elimination of cyanide ions from the wastewater derived from the Agh-Darreh gold mine using the Caro’s acid method. The response surface modeling is utilized to evaluate and optimize the influential parameters such as the sulfuric acid/hydrogen peroxide ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Compressional and Shear Interval Velocity Modeling to Determine Formation Pressures in an Oilfield of SW Iran

Pooria Kianoush; Ghodratollah Mohammadi; Seyed Aliakbar Hosseini; Nasser Keshavazr Faraj Khah; Peyman Afzal

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 851-873


  In the seismic methods, estimation of the formation pressures is obtained by converting the seismic velocity to the pore pressure, and comparing it with the effective pressure during the well-test program. This work is a new challenge regarding the velocity study domain in an oil field in SW Iran. The ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
An Investigation into Bench Health Monitoring under Blast Loading in Hoek-Brown Failure Criterion using Finite Difference Method

Seyed Ahmad Mousavi; Kaveh Ahangari; Kamran Goshtasbi

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 875-889


  Blast and stress release create cracks, fractures, and excavation damage zone in the remaining rock mass. Bench health monitoring (BHM) is crucial regarding bench health and safety in blast dynamic loading. Several empirical criteria have been proposed for a quick estimation of different parameters of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Role of Functional Groups in Selective Adsorption of Gold over Copper Cyano complexes by Activated Carbon: A DFT Study

Sina Ghasemi; Sima Mohammadnejad; Mohammad Reza Khalesi

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 891-901


  The adsorption of gold and copper cyanide complexes on the activated carbon is investigated using the Density Functional Theory (DFT). In order to represent the activated carbon, two fullerene-like model (presenting structural defect sites) and a simple graphene layer containing different functional ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Simulation of Crack Propagation Mechanism in Porous Media using Modified linear Element Displacement Discontinuity Method

Mohammadhosein Dehghani Firoozabadi; Mohammad Fatehi Marji; Abolfazl Abdollahipour; Alireza Yarahamdi Bafghi; Yousef Mirzaeian

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2022, Pages 903-927


  In this work, an effective methodology is introduced for simulation of the crack propagation in linear poroelastic media. The presence of pores and saturated cracks that can be accompanied by fluid flow makes the use of poroelastic media inevitable. In this work, involvement of the time parameter in ...  Read More