Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 13 (2022)
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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Volume 1 (2010)
Original Research Paper
A Study on Seismic Analysis of Underground Tunnels for Delhi Metro

Rahul Shakya; Manendra Singh

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 731-754


  Due to fast urbanization, there is a shortage of above-ground surfaces. Thus to reduce this shortage of above-ground surface, underground tunnels are constructed beneath the structure for transportation purposes. As a result, it is critical to understand how earthquakes affect underground tunnels, so ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Rate of Penetration Prediction in Drilling Operation in Oil and Gas Wells by K-nearest Neighbors and Multi-layer Perceptron Algorithms

Yahia ElSayed Khamis; Shady Galal El-Rammah; Adel M Salem

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 755-770


  The rate of penetration plays a key role in maximizing drilling efficiency, so it is essential for the drilling process optimization and management. Traditional mathematical models have been used with some success to predict the rate of penetration in drilling. Due to the high complexity and non-linear ...  Read More

Case Study
Seasonal Variation in Physico-chemical Characteristics of Domestic Wastewater in Himachal Pradesh: a Case Study

Smily Vishwakarma; Dr Dharmendra; Deven Singh

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 771-787


  The present study is based on data collection from some of the WWTPs (wastewater treatment plants) of the Himachal Pradesh region, and to investigate the range of physico-chemical characteristics of conventional WWTPs, which receive wastewater from different zones in different cities in Himachal Pradesh. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Sub-grade Characteristics of Flexible Pavements Incorporating Shredded Face Mask in Clayey Soil

Avinash Chandan; Abhishek Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 789-797


  Due to disposal concerns, an enormous quantity of personal protective equipment (PPE) waste from the COVID-19 pandemic constituted a severe health and environmental risk. During the pandemic, the usage of protective suits increased dramatically raising concerns about how to dispose of them to safeguard ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
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

Original Research Paper
Bearing Capacity Evaluation of Square Footing Resting on Reinforced Sand

Imran Khan; Ravi Kumar Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 813-824


  An experimental study is carried out to improve the bearing capacity of soils by using geotextile. In the present study geotextile (tire reinforcement) is used as geotextile, whereas sand is used as a soil medium. This research work presents the results of laboratory load tests on model square footings ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Sustainable Approach for Geometric Design of Highway using OpenRoads: a Case Study of NH-05

Ankit Verma; Akhilesh Nautiyal

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 825-837


  Roads are said to be the backbone of the development of any nation. In the developing nations like India, it is the primary mode of transportation, which makes its significance much higher. Highway geometric alignment is an important aspect for maintaining road safety and the effective movement of traffic ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
The Efficiency of Clay-Based Adsorbent in Fluoride Removal from Groundwater: Adsorption Process

Patrick MUHIZI

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 839-851


  Excessive amounts of fluoride present in underground water sources are a major health concern worldwide. This study presents a new way to address the global health issue of high fluoride concentrations in groundwater using the abundantly available and cost-effective adsorbent material activated kaolinite ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Impact on Mechanical and Durable Properties of Rubber and Copper Slag-based Geo-polymer Mortar using Various Sodium Hydroxide Molarities and Proportions of Alkali Activator Solutions

Yeluri Sesha Choudary; Karan Singh; T S Ramesh Babu; Garikapati Deepthi

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 853-870


  The efficiency of geo-polymer mortar is analyzed by replacing fine aggregates with different ratios of copper slag and crumb rubber. Properties such as flow value, setting time, strengthening properties, density, and water absorption are studied for different factors, i.e. molarities of sodium hydroxide ...  Read More

Review Paper
A Comprehensive Literature Review Approach for Assessing Probable Impact of Post-reclamation Strategies Applied to Abandoned Mines

Debasmita Basu; Smriti Mishra

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 871-896


  Although mine closure problems have been researched in the past, little to no research has been dedicated to the post-reclamation impacts of abandoned mine closure. Even though reclamation has been an age-old identified technique, stakeholders’ perception has played an important role in defining ...  Read More

Research Note Environment
Sustainable Utilization of Waste Foundry Sand and Sodium Chloride in Soil Stabilization

Sehla Altaf; Kanwarpreet Singh; Abhishek Sharma

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 897-908


  The expansion and contraction properties of black cotton soil make it a challenging task to construct structures on it. Hence, modifying its expansion and contraction behavior is imperative to make black cotton soil appropriate for construction purposes. This study aims to assess the geo-technical properties ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Numerical Study of Behavior of Eccentric-inclined Loaded Strip Footing Resting above a Soil Mass Containing a Void

Vaibhav Sharma; Andy Kwame Yeboah; Joshua Asare; Natillio Pillay; Jaspreet Singh

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 909-927


  The presence of any underground cavity in the soil stratum can seriously harm the structural performance of the overlying facility. These may develop because of mining, tunneling, water, and gas networks or outdated channels. In the present investigation, a circular void is considered, and its effect ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
A Process Mineralogy Based Approach for Arsenic Removal from Copper Concentrate in Cu – Mo Flotation Circuit

Ataallah Bahrami; Reza Hassanpour Kashani; Mirsaleh Mirmohammadi; Fatemeh Kazemi; Ahmad Fathzadeh; Yousef Ghorbani

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 929-944


  Due to anthropogenic activities of arsenic, its contamination has been widely recognized as one of the most consequential environmental pollutants. This study aims to investigate the possible controlling factors in the amount of arsenic in copper concentrate of the Sungun processing plant – located ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Pre-existing Crack Effect on Damage of Inner Concrete Lining under an Internal Explosion: A Numerical Study

Alireza Dolatshahi; Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 945-960


  Engineers use various methods to evaluate the performance of concrete structures under dynamic loads, including numerical simulations, laboratory experiments, and field tests. By combining the results of these methods, the engineers can develop a comprehensive understanding of the behavior of concrete ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Failure Mechanism of Rock Pillar Containing Two Edge Notches: Experimental Test and Numerical Simulation

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

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 961-971


  Non-persistent joints are geologic occurrences in rocks that weaken pillars because they are present within them. Using practical tests and numerical models, it has been determined how edge notches affect the way pillars break. Gypsum samples that are notched and have dimensions of 70 mm by 70 mm by ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Multifractal modelling of gold mineralization and lineaments in the 1:100,000 Chaapaan sheet (NW IRAN)

Reza Nouri; Mehran Arian

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 973-980


  In this research work, the fractal modeling of Au anomalies in the Chaapaan 1:100,000 sheet (NW Iran) is conducted through an investigation of the concentration-distance to lineament (C-DL) relationship. The classification of Au anomalies is based on their proximity to major lineaments. Stream sediment ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Application of Fuzzy Gamma Operator for Mineral Prospectivity Mapping, Case Study: Sonajil Area

Samaneh Barak; Ali Imamalipour; Maysam Abedi

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 981-997


  The Sonajil area is located in the east Azerbaijan province of Iran. According to studies on the geological structure, the region has experienced intrusive, subvolcanic, and extrusive magmatic activities, as well as subduction processes. As a result, the region is recognized for its high potential for ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Role of Glycine in Cyanidation of Copper Bearing Gold Ores: an Experimental and Molecular Modeling Study

Aghil Haghdadi; Sima Mohammadnejad

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 999-1009


  The presence of copper bearing minerals in cyanidation of gold ores may lead to several challenges in the CIP/CIL circuits. Many solutions have been proposed to address these problems, one being the use of glycine in the cyanidation process. Here, the experimental as well as molecular modelling studies ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Should Geochemical Indicators Be Integrated to Produce Enhanced Signatures of Mineral Deposits? A Discussion with Regard to Exploration Scale

Mahyar Yousefi; Samaneh Barak; Amir Salimi; Saeed Yousefi

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 1011-1018


  In this paper, we discuss the concepts behind dispersion patterns of geochemical anomalies when applied for prospecting mineral deposits in different exploration scales. The patterns vary from regional to local scale geochemical surveys, which is due to the differences in the corresponding underlying ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Integration of Fractal and Multivariate Principal Component Models for Separating Pb-Zn Mineral Contaminated Areas

Hossein Mahdiyanfar; Mirmahdi Seyedrahimi-Niaraq

Volume 14, Issue 3 , July 2023, Pages 1019-1035


  The primary purpose of this investigation is contamination mapping in surrounding areas of Irankuh Pb–Zn mine, located in central Iran, using an integrated approach of principal component analysis (PCA) with the Concentration-Area (C-A) and Power Spectrum-Area (S-A) fractal models. PCA categorized ...  Read More