Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
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
Detection of Surface and Sub-surface Coal Mine Fire of Jharia Coalfields using Remotely Sensed and Ground Thermal Data

Jitendra Pandey; Dheeraj Kumar; Sumit kumar Chaudhari; Ajay Khalkho; Jai Krishna Pandey

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 1-19


  Detection and mapping of the Jharia coal mine fire through the integration of satellite-based observed data with ground thermography data have been used and described in this work. This assimilation has been achieved using three types of data set viz., Landsat satellite images, topographical area map, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Determination of Mechanical Parameters of Anthracite Coal using Flying Squirrel Search Algorithm with Timber Load and Displacement Data

Myong Nam Sin; Un Chol Han; Hyon Hyok Ri; Sung Il Jon

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 21-40


  Anthracite coal seam of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was broken into particles to be soft due to geological tectonic actions through several stages in the Mesozoic era. Because the folds and faults have excessively developed and the shape of coal seam is very complicated, it is impossible ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
A Promising Automatic System for studying of Coal Mine Surfaces using Sentinel-2 Data to Assess a Classification on a Pixel-based Pattern

Ajay Kumar

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 41-54


  Land use (LU) classification based on remote sensing images is a challenging task that can be effectively addressed using a learning framework. However, accurately classifying pixels according to their land use poses a significant difficulty. Despite advancements in feature extraction techniques, the ...  Read More

Review Paper Exploitation
Statistical Analysis and Optimization of Drilling Process using Response Surface Methodology and Experimental Data

Rym Khettabi; Issam Touil; Mohamed Kezzar; Mohamed R. Eid; Fatima.Z Derdour; Kamel Khounfais; Lakhdar Khochmane

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 55-71


  It is well-established that the response surface methodology (RSM) is commonly employed to establish the differences between the predicted values and those observed experimentally. This study mainly goals on the impact of four drilling factors including weight on the bit (WOB), the rotating rapidity ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Finite Element Analysis of Seismic Hazard in Post-mining Environments of Closed Underground Hard Rock Mines

Praveena Das Jennifer; Porchelvan P

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 73-96


  This paper presents a comprehensive study on the stability of the deep underground closed Kolar Gold Fields mine (3.2 km deep) under varying seismic loading conditions. The study utilized the Finite Element Method (FEM)-based Midas GTS NX software tool to conduct numerical simulations of seismic loads ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Bearing Capacity of Circular Footing Resting on Recycled Construction Waste Materials using ANN Method

Anant Saini; Jitendra Singh Yadav

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 97-114


  The goal of this research work was to use an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model to predict the ultimate bearing capacity of circular footing resting on recycled construction waste over loose sand. A series of plate load tests were conducted by varying the thickness of two sizes of recycled construction ...  Read More

Review Paper Mine Economic and Management
Tourism Management with AI Integration for Mining Heritage: a Literature Review Approach

Aditi Nag; Smriti Mishra

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 115-149


  Integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into heritage tourism has opened new avenues for transforming visitors’ engagement with historical sites. This research paper delves into a novel paradigm, focusing on AI integration in inter- and intra-regional mining heritage site planning and design. ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploration
Geological Mapping and Facies Characterization of Miocene Evaporites along Central-eastern Margin of Gulf of Suez Rift by Remote Sensing Techniques

Eman M. Kamel; Mohamed S.H. Hammed; Osama E.A. Attia

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 151-173


  In the recent years, the use of ASTER and Landsat data have become prevalent for mapping different types of rock formations. Specifically, this study utilizes ASTER (L1B) and Landsat 8 (AOL) images to map outcrops of various gypsum facies in Ras Malaab area of west-central Sinai. These gypsum facies ...  Read More

Review Paper Exploration
Predicting Gabal Gattar Uranium Content as a Function of Total Gamma-ray and Thorium Contents using an Artificial Neural Network in Northeastern Desert, Egypt

Abdelrahem Khalefa Embaby; Sayed Gomaa; Yehia Darwish; Samir Selim

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 175-189


  This study aims to develop an empirical correlation model for estimating the uranium content of the G-V in the Gabal Gattar area, northeastern desert of Egypt, as a function of the thorium content and the total gamma rays. Using the recent MATLAB software, the effect of selecting tan-sigmoid as a transfer ...  Read More

Case Study Rock Mechanics
Stability Analysis and Construction of Highest Gabion Wall of its own Kind in India - a Case Study

Avinash Bhardwaj; Ajay Bhardwaj; Madhusudan Sarda; Namrata Bichewar

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 191-202


  Narmada valley development authority proposed a scheme under which 12.6 cumecs of water from the Hathani river (Tributary of Narmada) will be lifted to irrigate the command area. At the pumping station lies near Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, there was a need to protect the slope on both side as water ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Effect of Tunnel Location Related to Inclined Coal Strata on Excavation-Induced Displacements of Mine Tunnel: Application of Calibrated Numerical Model

Morteza Javadi; Ashkan Shahpasand; Shahrbanou Sayadi; Arash Shahpasand

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 203-221


  The stratified-sedimentary rock mass, as the typical host ground of coal mine tunnels, is characterized by highly non-isotropic deformation due to the very persistent discontinuity of bedding planes. This study evaluates the effect of tunnel location relative to the host ground strata on the excavation-induced ...  Read More

Original Research Paper
Prediction of Roof Failure in Pre-driven Entries and Selecting a Suitable Type of Recovery Room Method in Longwall Mining

Sajjad Aghababaei; Hossein Jalalifar; Ali Hosseini; Farhad Chinaei; Mehdi Najafi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 223-237


  In this work, two rock engineering system (RES)-based models are presented, the first model to predict the roof failure when a longwall face advances toward a pre-driven recovery room (PDRR) and the second model to select the type of recovery room method for longwall mining. For the first model, an international ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Environment
Optimizing Hybrid Photocatalytic-ozonation for Offshore Produced Water Treatment

Masoud Rabieian; Farhad Qaderi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 239-259


  Offshore produced water (OPW), a type of wastewater rich in hazardous compounds such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), requires effective treatment. This study presents a novel methodology utilizing TiO2 nanoparticles, ultraviolet (UV) lamps, and ozonation for the degradation of phenanthrene ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mineral Processing
Effect of Stable Nano-microbubbles on Sulfide Copper Flotation and Reduction of Chemicals Dosage

Ali Nikouei Mahani; Mohammad Karamoozian; Mohammad Jahani Chegeni; Mohammad Mahmoodi Meymand

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 261-283


  Generally, mineral processing plants generate a large quantity of waste in the form of fine particles. The flotation speed of mineral microbubbles by coarse bubbles is dramatically higher than that of individual particles. The advantage of microbubbles is due to the increase of binding efficiency of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Environment
Cyanide Removal from Tailing Slurry of Gold Processing Plant using Surfactant-modified Zeolite

Mehdi Soleymani Gharegol; Kazem Badv; Behzad Nemati akhgar

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 285-300


  This paper carried out the study on removing cyanide from aqueous solutions by modified zeolite with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide. After determining the properties of the prepared adsorbent by the XRD, SEM, FTIR, and BET techniques, the effect of parameters such as the initial concentration of ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Investigating Effect of Soil Grading Parameters on Tool Wear in Mechanized Tunneling using EPB-TBM Machine

Taha Ansari; Hamid Chakeri; Mohammad Darbor; sadegh Amoun; Hadi Shakeri

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 301-321


  There is no acceptable method for investigating the tool wear phenomenon in soft grounds. In this article, first, a new equipment made at Sahand University of Technology is introduced, which is used for simulation of TBM tunneling mechanism. Next, the effect of various soil grading parameters such as ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Rock Mechanics
Performance Prediction of a Hard Rock TBM using Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Methods

Alireza Afradi; Arash Ebrahimabadi; Mansour Hedayatzadeh

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 323-343


  Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) are extensively used to excavate underground spaces in civil and tunneling projects. An accurate evaluation of their penetration rate is the key factor for the TBM performance prediction. In this study, artificial intelligence methods are used to predict the TBM penetration ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Mine Economic and Management
Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Stone Cutting: Utilizing Rock Engineering System Method for Precise Maximum Energy Consumption Prediction

Hadi Fattahi; Hossein Ghaedi

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 345-364


  The maximum energy consumption of stone cutting machines is one of the important cost factors during the process of cutting construction stones. Accurately predicting and estimating the maximum energy consumption performance of the cutting machine, along with estimating the cutting costs, can help approach ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Environment
Protection of Geological Heritage by a New Phenomenon in Earth Sciences: Geoconservation

Abdollah Yazdi; rahim dabiri; Habib Mollai

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 365-379


  Geosites and their contents including minerals, fossils, etc. can strongly represent the history of a region. They greatly help our understanding of the evolution of Earth, volcanic activities, plate tectonics, and the characteristics of different environments. These are some of the vital information ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Exploitation
Investigating Effect of Induced Stresses due to Coal Panel Extraction on Next Panel Strata behavior during Mechanized Longwall Mining: a Case Study

Emad Ansari; Ramin Rafiee; Mohammad Ataei

Volume 15, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 381-399


  Due to longwall mining, a large space without any support is created, and the in-situ stress regimes change. The change of the in-situ stress regimes affects the roof and face of the adjacent panel. In other words, the strata behavior would be different from the intact condition during the previous panel ...  Read More