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)
Investigation of the effect of the number of lifters on performance of pilot-scale SAG mills using discrete element method
1. Investigation of the effect of the number of lifters on performance of pilot-scale SAG mills using discrete element method

Sajad Kolahi; Mohammad Jahani Chegeni

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 February 2020

Abstract
  The number of lifters of mill shell liners, mill rotation speed, and filling percentage of grinding media are three of the most important parameters influencing the charge behavior ...  Read More
Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation into Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty
2. Application of Sequential Gaussian Conditional Simulation into Underground Mine Design Under Grade Uncertainty

Farzad Sotoudeh; Mohammad Ataei; Reza Kakaie; Yashar Pourrahimian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 September 2019

Abstract
  In mining projects, all uncertainties associated with a project must be considered to determine the feasibility study. Grade uncertainty is one of the major components of technical ...  Read More
Dilution risk ranking in underground metal mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation area Comparison (MABAC)
3. Dilution risk ranking in underground metal mines using Multi-Attributive Approximation area Comparison (MABAC)

Majid Mohseni; Mohammad Ataei; Reza Khaloo Kakaie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 December 2019

Abstract
  The contamination of ores with wastes or materials of lower than the cut-off grade is referred to as dilution. Dilution is an undesirable phenomenon that, on one hand, reduces the product ...  Read More
Risk assessment of flyrock in surface mines using FFTA-MCDMs combination
4. Risk assessment of flyrock in surface mines using FFTA-MCDMs combination

raziye norouzi masir; Mohammad Ataei; Adel Mottahedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 January 2020

Abstract
  The drilling and blasting method is the first choice for rock breakage in surface or underground mines due to its high flexibility against variations and low investment costs. However, ...  Read More
On the applicability of some indirect tests for estimation of tensile strength of anisotropic rocks
5. On the applicability of some indirect tests for estimation of tensile strength of anisotropic rocks

Fuad Rastegar; Hamid Reza Nejati; Abdolhadi Ghazvinian; Mir Raouf Hadei; Amin Nazerigivi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 March 2020

Abstract
  The tensile strength of rocks plays a noteworthy role in their failure mechanism, and its determination can be beneficial in optimizing the design of the rock structures. Schistose ...  Read More
A comprehensive study of several meta-heuristic algorithms for the open-pit mine production scheduling problem considering grade uncertainty
6. A comprehensive study of several meta-heuristic algorithms for the open-pit mine production scheduling problem considering grade uncertainty

Kamyar Tolouei; Ehsan Moosavi; Amir Hossein Bangian Tabrizi; Peyman Afzal; Abbas Aghajani Bazzazi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 25 March 2020

Abstract
  It is significant to discover a global optimization in the problems dealing with large dimensional scales to increase the quality of decision-making in the mining operation. It has ...  Read More
Effect of segmental joint on internal force in tunnel lining under seismic loading by numerical method
7. Effect of segmental joint on internal force in tunnel lining under seismic loading by numerical method

gholamhossein ranjbar; kourosh Shahriar; Kaveh Ahangari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 May 2020

Abstract
  Although segmental tunnel linings are often used for seismic areas, the influence of segment joints on the segmental lining behavior under seismic loading has not been thoroughly considered ...  Read More
Comparison of copper dissolution in chalcopyrite concentrate bioleaching with Acidianus brierleyi in different initial pH
8. Comparison of copper dissolution in chalcopyrite concentrate bioleaching with Acidianus brierleyi in different initial pH

Mohamad Reza Samadzadeh Yazdi; Mahmood Abdollahi; Seyed Mohamad Mousavi; Ahmad Khodadadi Darban

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 May 2020

Abstract
  Although bioleaching of chalcopyrite by thermophilic microorganisms enhances the rate of copper recovery, high temperature accelerates iron precipitation as jarosite, which can bring ...  Read More
A New Mathematical Model for Production Scheduling in Sublevel Caving Mining Method
9. A New Mathematical Model for Production Scheduling in Sublevel Caving Mining Method

Morteza Shenavar; Majid Ataee-pour; Mehdi Rahmanpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 May 2020

Abstract
  Production scheduling in underground mines is still a manual process and achieving the truly optimal result through manual scheduling is impossible due to the complexity of the scheduling ...  Read More
Comparative Analysis of Coal Miner’s Fatalities by Fuzzy Logic
10. Comparative Analysis of Coal Miner’s Fatalities by Fuzzy Logic

Niaz Muhammad Shahani; Muhammad Jawad Sajid; Izhar Mithal Jiskani; Barkat Ullah; Abdullah Rasheed Qureshi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 May 2020

Abstract
  This study has employed fuzzy logic technique for the first time to achieve and present a proper analysis of the actual intensity of increasing coal miners’ fatality rates in ...  Read More
Dissolution of nickel and cobalt from iron-rich laterite ore using different organic acids
11. Dissolution of nickel and cobalt from iron-rich laterite ore using different organic acids

Marzieh Hosseini Nasab; Mohammad Noaparast; Hadi Abdollahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 May 2020

Abstract
  Due to the decreasing production of nickel and cobalt from sulfide sources, Ni and Co extraction from oxide ores (laterites) have become more prevalent. In this research work, the effect ...  Read More
Blast Design for Improved Productivity using a Modified Available Energy method
12. Blast Design for Improved Productivity using a Modified Available Energy method

Sunday Mulenga; Rennie B Kaunda

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 May 2020

Abstract
  In this study, a new drilling and blasting design methodology is introduced and applied at a case study mine to improve productivity. For the case study copper mine, a blast diameter ...  Read More
A Correlation for Estimating LCPC Abrasivity Coefficient Using Rock Properties
13. A Correlation for Estimating LCPC Abrasivity Coefficient Using Rock Properties

Milad Ansari; Mehdi Hosseini; Alireza Taleb Beydokhti

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 June 2020

Abstract
  Abrasivity, as one of the most important parameters affecting rock drillability, significantly influences drilling rate in mines. Therefore, rock abrasivity should be carefully evaluated ...  Read More
A 3D finite-difference analysis of the interaction between a newly driven large tunnel with the twin tunnels in urban areas
14. A 3D finite-difference analysis of the interaction between a newly driven large tunnel with the twin tunnels in urban areas

Saber Akbari; Shokroallah Zare; Hamid Chakeri; Hossein Mirzaei Nasir Abad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 04 June 2020

Abstract
  Evaluation of interaction between new and existing underground structures is one of the important problems in urban tunneling. In this study, using the FLAC3D, a numerical model of ...  Read More