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Original Research Paper
Artificial Neural Network Modeling as an Approach to Limestone Blast Production Rate Prediction: a Comparison of PI-BANN and MVR Models

Blessing Olamide Taiwo; Gebretsadik Angesom; Yewuhalashet Fissha; Yemane Kide; Enming Li; Kiross Haile; Oluwaseun Augustine Oni

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 375-388


  Rock blast production rate (BPR) is one of the most crucial factors in the evaluation of mine project's performance. In order to improve the production of a limestone mine, the blast design parameters and image analysis results are used in this work to evaluate the BPR. Additionally, the effect of rock ...  Read More

Review Paper
Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing in Highway Project: a Review

Devraj Dhakal; Salad Omar Abdi; Kanwarpreet Singh; Abhishek Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 375-388


  The highway contributes significantly to human existence by providing safe, dependable, and cost-effective services that are environmentally friendly and promote economic progress. Highway projects need extensive planning to prevent work revisions, save time and cost, and increase job efficiency. Without ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Implementation of Remote Sensing Techniques in Structural and Lithological Mapping of Northwestern Margin of Red Sea, Egypt

Farouk Sayed; Mohamed Saleh Hassan Hammed; Ahmed Gaber Shided; Ahmed Wagih Hussein

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 389-411


  The northwestern margin of the Red Sea is developed as several rift-related fault blocks. These fault blocks comprise two mega tectono-stratigrahicsuccessions; the Pre-riftsuccessioncould be sub-divided intothe Precambrian Basement rocks and theUpperCretaceous-Lower Eocenedeposits,whilst the Syn-rift ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Numerical Analysis of Inclined Granular Pile Anchor Subjected to Uplift Forces in Expansive Soil using Abaqus

Ankit Kumar; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 413-434


  Granular pile anchor is a new technique that is commonly used to improve the pull-out resistance of expansive soil like soft clay, loose sand, and black cotton soil. Using the Abaqus software, this work presents a numerical investigation to estimate the pull-out capacity of granular pile anchor ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

Original Research Paper
Improvement of Geotechnical Properties of Soil using Calcium Carbide, Waste Foundry Sand and Polypropylene Fibre

Kashitij Guleria; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 449-471


  This paper discusses the applications of industrial waste like waste foundry sand (10%, 20%, 30%, and 40%) and calcium carbide residue (3%, 6%, 9%, and 12%) blended with polypropylene fibre (0.25%, 0.50%, 0.75%, and 1%) for soil stabilization. The purpose of this study is to develop a composite of clayey ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Application of Remote Sensing in Lithological Mapping of Umm Tawat Precambrian Rock Assemblage, North Eastern Desert, Egypt

Kamar Samir; Mohamed El-Sharkawi; Ahmed Niazy El-Barkooky; Mohamed Saleh Hassan Hammed

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 473-491


  The Precambrian rock assemblages of Umm Tawat area in the North Eastern Desert of Egypt have a distinctive ENE-trending exposure of Hammamat sediments (HS) between the Gebel Gattar granitic pluton and the volcanoclastic succession of Gebel El Dokhan. The present work applies the Landsat-8 data and image ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Analysis of Granite Failure Modes and Energy Conversion under Uniaxial Compression at Various Temperatures

kausar Sultan shah; Naeem Abbas; Li Kegang; Mohd Hazizan bin Mohd Hashim; Hafeez Ur Rehman; Khan Gul Jadoon

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 493-506


  The rocks in the studied area are prone to deterioration and failure due to frequent exposure to extreme temperature variations and loading conditions. In the context of rock engineering reliability assessment, understanding the energy conversion process in rocks is critical. Therefore, this research ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Estimation of Ground Motion Amplification for Sub-Himalayan Strata due to Hypothetical Earthquake Motions

Vivek Sharma; Pardeep Kumar; Ravi Kumar Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 507-525


  Himachal Pradesh state is located in seismically active western Himalayas (India) and its seven districts are in seismic zone V and other in zone IV as per the seismic code of India. Ninety% area of Hamirpur district, the studied area, lies in zone V. Peak ground acceleration (PGA) is one of the most ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Estimation of Land Surface Temperature of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab, India

Kaustubh Sinha; Priyangi Sharma; Kanwarpreet Singh; Sushindra Kumar Gupta; Abhishek Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 527-544


  Land surface temperature (LST) is one of the most important geological features of any area in the present times. During the study, the information regarding the land surface temperature is calculated using the Arc-GIS software. The LANDSAT 8 (2022) and LANDSAT 4-5 (2001 and 2011) satellite images are ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Evaluation of Effects of Parameters of Blast Damage Factor, Sub-drilling, Decoupling, and Inter-hole Delay Time on Peak Particle Velocity using Numerical Modeling

Bijan Afrasiabian; Kaveh Ahangari; Ali Noorzad

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 545-563


  High-level vibrations caused by blasting operations in open-pit mining can exert adverse effects such as destruction of surrounding surface structures. Therefore, it is essential to identify the factors effective in mitigating the damaging effects of ground vibration in open-pit mines, and monitor them. ...  Read More

Case Study
Investigation of Fractures Effect on Building Stone Utilization: a Case Study

Hasan Alizadeh; Mahnaz Nedaei; Negar Tirandaz

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 565-576


  One of the significant negative factors involved in exploiting granite stones as ornamental stones is the presence of heterogeneous fractures within the rock mass. Joints can either be destructive or beneficial in the production granite piles and building stone mines depending on their characteristics. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
An Experimental Study on Water Saturation Effect on Rock Cutting Force of a Chisel Pick

Hadi Bejari; Jafar Khademi Hamidi

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 577-600


  This work aims to investigate the effect of water saturation on cutting forces and chipping efficiency by performing a series of small-scale linear cutting tests with a chisel pick on twelve low- and medium-strength rock samples. The peak and mean cutting force acting on the chisel pick are measured ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Analytical Solutions of First-order Displacement Discontinuity Elements in Poroelasticity

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

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 601-618


  The presence of pores and cracks in porous and fractured rocks is mostly accompanied by fluid flow. Poroelasticity can be used for the accurate modeling of many rock structures in the petroleum industry. The approach of the stress to the value of the fracture stress and the effect of pore pressure on ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Investigation of External Work, Fracture Energy, and Fracture Toughness of Oil Well Cement Sheath using HCCD Test and CSTBD Test

Mohammad Omidi manesh; Vahab Sarfarazi; Nima Babanouri; Amir Rezaei

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 619-634


  This work presents the hollow center cracked disc (HCCD) test and the cracked straight through Brazilian disc (CSTBD) test of oil well cement sheath using the experimental test and Particle Flow Code in two-dimensions (PFC2D) in order to determine mode I fracture toughness of cement sheath. The tensile ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
An Integrated Geo-Statistical Methodology for an Optimum Resource Estimation of Angouran Underground Mine

Mohammad Rezaei; Milad Ghasemi

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 635-651


  Resource estimation and determining the grade distribution is one of the most important stages in planning and designing the open-pit and underground mines. In this work, a new mythology is used for resource estimation of the Angouran underground mine based on the optimized integration of the indicator ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Effect of Acidic Water on Physico-Mechanical Properties of Concrete Containing Micro-Silica

Mehdi Hosseini; Alireza Dolatshahi; Esmaeel Ramezani

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 653-666


  This work investigates the effect of adding micro-silica as a pozzolan and a replacement for part of concrete cement when placing concrete in an acidic environment. Two types of ordinary concrete and concrete-containing micro-silica are constructed. The specimens are subjected to 0, 1, 5, and 10 cycles ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Operating Environmental Condition Effect on Reliability-Centred Maintenance

Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou; Abbas Barabadi; Meisam Saleki

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 667-688


  Implementing maintenance protocols for industrial machinery is essential since a well-thought-out plan may support and improve machinery dependability, production quality, and safety precautions. Implementing a maintenance plan that considers the equipment's actual functional behavior and the effects ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A Hybrid Model for Back-Break Prediction using XGBoost Machine learning and Metaheuristic Algorithms in Chadormalu Iron Mine

Zohreh Nabavi; Mohammad Mirzehi; Hesam Dehghani; Pedram Ashtari

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 689-712


  Back-break is one of the adverse effects of blasting, which results in unstable mine walls, high duration, falling machinery, and inappropriate fragmentation. Thus, the economic benefits of the mine are reduced, and safety is severely affected. Back-break can be influenced by various parameters such ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Analysis of Grain Size Effect on Mechanical Properties of Sandstone with Experimental and Numerical Methods

Enayatallah Emami Meybodi; Fatemeh Taajobian

Volume 14, Issue 2 , April 2023, Pages 713-730


  Due to the challenge of finding identical rock samples with varying grain sizes, investigating the impact of texture on rock material has been given less attention. However, macroscopic properties such as compressive strength, tensile strength, and modulus of elasticity can indicate microscopic properties ...  Read More