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Acta Metallurgica Slovaca     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advanced Device Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Fluid Dynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 51)
Archives of Metallurgy and Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Complex Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Corrosion Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Energy Materials : Materials Science and Engineering for Energy Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Handbook of Magnetic Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
High Temperature Materials and Processes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences (IJEMS)     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Metallurgy and Alloys     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Metals     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy, and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Mining and Geo-Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ironmaking & Steelmaking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ISIJ International - Iron and Steel Institute of Japan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Izvestiya Vuzov. Poroshkovaya Metallurgiya i Funktsional’nye Pokrytiya (Proceedings of Higher Schools. Powder Metallurgy аnd Functional Coatings)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
JOM Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Journal of Advanced Joining Processes     Open Access  
Journal of Central South University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cluster Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Heavy Metal Toxicity and Diseases     Open Access  
Journal of Iron and Steel Research International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Materials Processing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Metallurgical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions E     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Metallurgical Research & Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Metallurgical Research and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Metallurgy and Foundry Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration     Hybrid Journal  
Powder Diffraction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Powder Metallurgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Powder Metallurgy Progress     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Practical Metallography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Rare Metals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Revista de Metalurgia     Open Access  
Revista del Instituto de Investigación de la Facultad de Ingeniería Geológica, Minera, Metalurgica y Geográfica     Open Access  
Revista Remetallica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Russian Metallurgy (Metally)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Science and Technology of Welding and Joining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Soldering & Surface Mount Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Stainless Steel World     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Transactions of the IMF     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Tungsten     Hybrid Journal  
Universal Journal of Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Welding in the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Welding International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Вісник Приазовського Державного Технічного Університету. Серія: Технічні науки     Open Access  
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International Journal of Mining and Geo-Engineering
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ISSN (Print) 2345-6930 - ISSN (Online) 2345-6949
Published by U of Tehran Homepage  [9 journals]
  • Application of Artificial Neural Network for Stability Analysis of
           Undercut Slopes

    • Abstract: One of the significant tasks in undercut slopes is determining the maximum stable undercut span. According to the arching effect theory, undercut excavations cause the weight of the slope to be transmitted to the adjacent stable regions of the slope, which will increase the stability of the slope. In this research, determining the maximum width of undercut slopes was examined through numerical modeling in the FLAC3D software. For this purpose, a series of undercut slope numerical models, with various slope angles, horizontal acceleration coefficients, and counterweight balance widths was conducted, and the results were validated using the corresponding experimental test results. The effect of each parameter on the maximum stable undercut span was investigated with an artificial neural network, where a multi-layer perceptron (MLP) model was performed. The results showed good accuracy of the proposed MLP model in the prediction of the maximum stable undercut span. In addition, a sensitivity analysis demonstrated that the dip angle and horizontal acceleration coefficient were the most and least effective input variables on the maximum stable undercut span, respectively.
  • Crude oil Effects on Some Engineering Properties of Sandy Alluvial Soil

    • Abstract: Sandy alluvial soils contaminated with crude oil were investigated with a view to understanding the effects of crude oil contamination on their engineering properties. Bulk samples of alluvial soils compacted in layers were admixed thoroughly with 10% by volume of the contaminant and were cured for 63 days under room temperature in the laboratory and outside in the open to simulate field conditions. Mineralogical and chemical compositions of soils were obtained using X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence analyses, and specific gravity, hydraulic conductivity, and compaction tests were conducted on the soils before and after contamination. Results show that the soil is silica-rich with SiO2 content of 96.24g/g. This is corroborated by the high quartz content (96.62%) observed from the mineralogical composition with minor amounts of kaolinite (6.04%), and trace amounts of haematite (0.02%).  The addition of crude oil resulted in an increase in maximum dry density (MDD) with a corresponding decrease in hydraulic conductivity, optimum moisture content (OMC), and specific gravity for both laboratory and outside cured samples. Hence, crude oil contamination can be said to modify the engineering properties of sandy soils, and the environment of samples’ emplacement also contributed to the alteration pattern observed.
  • Sustainable Development Assessment in Underground Coal mining by
           Developing a Novel Index

    • Abstract: A novel index is presented in this paper to evaluate sustainable development in underground coal mining. Eleven parameters were chosen as impacting factors that define three aspects of sustainable development, including environmental, economic, and social. Fuzzy Delphi Analytical Hierarchy Process (FDAHP) was used to develop a new rating system in the form of a classification system. Subsequently, a sustainable development index (SDi) was defined as a simple summation of ratings for all parameters to classify the sustainability level of underground coal mining qualitatively. Applicability of the new index was examined through applying it to a case study, and the results were compared with a benchmark model. The results indicate that SDi possesses a higher performance in sustainable development evaluation in the actual case when compared to common models. This performance is because it is developed for underground coal mining, especially in a scientific manner that considers three aspects of sustainable development together.
  • A hybrid-based clustering algorithm for targeting porphyry copper
           mineralization at Chahargonbad district in SE Iran

    • Abstract: This work presents a hybrid-based clustering approach for mineral potential mapping (MPM) of porphyry-type Cu mineralization at Kerman province in the SE of Iran. Whereby a multidisciplinary geospatial data set was processed and integrated in the Chahargonbad district. Data-driven prediction-area (P-A) plots were drawn for each evidence layer derived from geological, geochemical, geophysical and satellite imagery data. The P-A plots provide insight into the weight of evidence for synthesizing all geospatial layers. Out of many knowledge-driven methods which biasing from experts' opinions, index overlay and fuzzy operators were employed to find out an optimum Cu favorability map through calculating an efficiency index representing the performance of each MPM. A concentration-area (C-A) fractal model was implemented to separate the mineral favorability map into some populations to ensure correct determining the cluster numbers. Clusters number is a prerequisite which must be defined correctly to increase the performance of clustering analysis for generating reliable results in MPM. Such an appropriate number of clusters can be incorporated in running three prevalent groups of clustering methodologies as data-driven approaches in MPM. They are self-organizing map, fuzzy c-means, and k-means algorithms. One of the reasons for this tendency to consider a hybrid-based method is that it overcomes the shortcomings of the both methods (bias of experts’ opinions and unknown clusters number) in mineral favorability mapping. The unknown number of clusters was determined through a knowledge-driven method, and then it was passed to an unsupervised data-driven method, i.e. clustering algorithm. This hybrid method produces synthesized maps in close association with known porphyry-Cu mineralization in the Chahargonbad area.
  • New reagents for controlling of H2O2 by metal sulfide and its effect in
           sulfide mineral floatation

    • Abstract: Our recent studies revealed that the ground sulphide minerals in contact with water generate H2O2 but its effect on the oxidation of pulp components and hence in deteriorating the concentrate grade and recovery in flotation has not been explored yet. The use of Na2S reductant at the grinding stage is thought to control the deleterious effects of H2O2 in the pulp liquid. Therefore, the effect of Na2S addition during grinding stage on the formation of H2O2 and its influence on sulphide complex ore flotation was investigated. The results showed that the presence of Na2S increases the formation of H2O2 but decreases the dissolved oxygen. An increase in Na2S dosage in grinding, the Pb grade and recovery in Cu-Pb concentrate is decreased while pyrite is depressed marginally better. These changes in flotation response of sulphides have been discussed and explained with the formation of H2O2 quantitatively.
  • Estimating groundwater inflow into Dorud-Khorramabad railway tunnel using
           analytical and numerical methods

    • Abstract: The main objective of this study is to estimate the amount of groundwater inflow into Dorud-Khorramabad railway tunnel. To this end, in the first place, existing approaches of predicting groundwater inflow into tunnel was reviewed. According to the literature, up to now, a wide range of approaches have been proposed in order to predict the groundwater inflow into tunnel which can be classified into three distinct groups including, analytical solutions, empirical equations, and numerical modeling. Analytical solutions and empirical equations are mainly developed based on the given hypotheses and specific data sets, respectively, and should be applied in similar conditions. On the other hand, results obtained from numerical modeling are generally dependent on a wide range of parameters. Literature review revealed that one of the most effective parameters on the numerical modeling results is model extent, which controls not only final results but also numerical runtime. Hence, a sensitivity analysis is performed in order to investigate the effect of model extent on numerical results. The results demonstrated that increasing model extent decreases the groundwater inflow rate, and for a large model extent (greater than 1000), the amount of groundwater inflow tends to a constant value. In the second part, analytical solutions and finite element numerical modeling are applied for estimating the amount of groundwater inflow into Dorud–Khorramabad railway tunnel. The results indicate that the groundwater inflow into the tunnel, based on analytical methods, gives higher values than the numerical modeling. Assumptions and simplifications may justify this difference in analytical methods, accordingly, it can be inferred that if an appropriate model extent selected, the results of the numerical model based on the fact in the project can be more reliable.
  • Ultimate Pit Limit Determination Using Flashlight Algorithm

    • Abstract: In this paper, the flashlight (FL) algorithm, which is categorized as a heuristic method, has been suggested to determine the ultimate pit limit (UPL). In order to apply the suggested algorithm and other common algorithms, such as the dynamic programming, the Korobov, and the floating cone, and to validate the capability of the proposed method, the ultimate pit limit was determined in a cross-section of the Korkora reserve, which is located in Kurdistan province, northwestern of Iran and consists of 3080 blocks. The comparison of the FL algorithm and other methods revealed that same as high accuracy dynamic programming methods, the proposed algorithm could find the optimum value, while the Korobov and the floating cone algorithms failed to determine the optimum limit.
  • Detection of Effective Porosity and Permeability Zoning in an Iranian Oil
           Field Using Fractal Modeling

    • Abstract: Identification and delineation of different zones in oil fields are among the fundamental tasks in petroleum explorations. Fractal methods are useful tools for such purposes. The aim of this paper is to conduct a comparative study of Concentration-Area (C-A) and Number-Size (N-S) fractal models to separate effective porous and permeable zones based on core logging samples collected from one of the oilfields in southern Iran. However, permeability and porosity threshold values were calculated based on the C-A and N-S log-log plots. A comparison between the C-A and N-S fractal results showed that the C-A method is more compatible with reality, and it is capable of separating permeable and porous zones in this oilfield.
  • Predicting slake durability of carbonate rocks using geomechanical
           properties (Case study: Durood-Khorramabad highway, Iran)

    • Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between slake durability indices and geomechanical characteristics of five types of carbonate rocks situated in the west of Iran along the Doruod-Khorramabad highway. In this study, five types of limestone rocks were selected, including grey limestone (A), marly limestone (B, C, D), and sandy limestone (E). The geomechanical characteristics of the studied limestones were calculated based on the ISRM (1981) standard stimulations. Statistical approaches were executed to find the most influential geomechanical characteristics on slake durability indices and to find an appropriate slake durability cycle for interpreting rock behaviors. According to the simple regression analysis, the first and fourth cycles of slake durability can provide adequately good information for initial engineering/design works. Also, the correlation coefficients demonstrated nearly constant change after the fourth cycle. Geomechanical parameters, like Schmidt hammer and dry density, showed the highest correlation with the fourth slake durability cycle (R =0.98). On the other hand, uniaxial compressive strength revealed a poor correlation (R = 0.49) with this cycle. Apart from estimating the 4th durability cycle from geomechanical properties, it is possible to calculate the second to fourth cycles of slake durability using the results of the first durability cycle (R = 0.99–0.94). Consequently, a multivariate equation was developed based on water absorption, Schmidt hammer, effective porosity, and modulus of elasticity with R2=0.89 using the best subset regression method.
  • Determining the relationship between shear wave velocity and
           physicomechanical properties of rocks

    • Abstract: Thorough knowledge of physicomechanical properties of rocks is crucial during the primary and secondary stages of designing a rock engineering project. Laboratory examination of these properties requires high-quality rock specimens. However, preparing such high accuracy samples is a difficult, expensive, and time-consuming task, especially in weak and fractured rocks. Hence, indirect approaches seem an attractive research area for determining these properties. The main object of this study is to develop some empirical relations to determine different physical and mechanical properties of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks based on the shear wave velocity index. To do that, several schist, phyllite, and sandstone core samples were collected from the drilled boreholes in the Marivan Azad dam in western Iran. Then, the shear wave velocity and some physical and mechanical properties of rocks were measured in dry and saturated conditions. Subsequently, statistical analyses were conducted to develop shear wave velocity-based equations to determine different rock properties, including uniaxial compressive strength, modulus of elasticity, porosity, Poisson’s ratio, slake durability index, density, and water absorption. An equation with the maximum correlation coefficient was proposed as the optimum equation to determine each of the above rock properties. Finally, the results of the proposed empirical equations were compared with those of laboratory measurements. This comparison proved the proposed equations to have high accuracy for determining the physicomechanical properties of rocks and can be used in practical projects with similar geological conditions to save time and money.
  • A simple but efficient non-linear method for 2D inversion of magnetic
           field data based on Ridge-Regression algorithm

    • Abstract: In geophysical exploration, inversion is carried out on the observed data to generate a geophysical model, approximating the subsurface geological struc­ture. In the interpretation of magnetic data, the subsurface model parameters are found by a proper inversion scheme. Hence, it will be possible to obtain the entire parameters of any features (e.g. Dike) including depth, width, and location. In this paper, theoretical and field studies were carried out to interpret the total components of magnetic anomalies of dikes at the finite depth. Moreover, a least-squares approach was used for depth determination using anomalous magnetic data. Potential field data inversion can be achieved through many optimization techniques. This study, however, it is attempted to develop an efficient two-dimensional (2D) inversion algorithm based on the Ridge Regression routine. The developed method was programmed using Matlab software and applied to three sets of synthetic magnetic data containing different percent of random noise to find out how good the results are. It was found that the proposed 2D inversion method can produce an accurate subsurface model that precisely explains the synthetic data in each case of data inversion. Finally, the method was applied to the real total magnetic field (TMF) data of Moghan Sedimentary basin. In that case, the estimated sedimentary basement depths were found to be in good agreement with that of the seismic data acquired before.
  • Identification of hidden mineralized and non-mineralized zones using
           spectral analysis of geochemical data

    • Abstract: Detection of dispersed and blind mineral deposits is an important aim in the mineral exploration. Detailed exploratory operations such as drilled boreholes which are performed for exploration of mineral deposits in the depth caused high cost and risk. In this research, a new scenario based on spectral analysis of geochemical data has been utilized for prediction of mineralized zones in the depth without any additional cost. The variations of mineralized elements from the surface to the depth are predicted and delineated by using this approach based on surface geochemical data. This proposed approach is the state-of the-art application of two-dimensional Fourier transformation (2DFT) for geochemical image processing. This approach which is named frequency coefficient method (FCM) has been defined based on the behavior of elements in the frequency domain. In this study, the FCM shows two Pb and Zn mineralized zones at the surface and moderate depth and a non-mineralized zone at the profound depth in Chichakloo Pb–Zn mineralization. Finally, the results of FCM have been validated and confirmed by the results of drilled boreholes and geophysical surveys.
  • The Modeling and Optimization of Titanium Dioxide Extraction, Case study:
           The Slag Sample of Blast Furnace

    • Abstract: In this research work, the application of the Response Surface Methodology (RSM) and the Central Composite Design (CCD) techniques for modeling and optimization of some of the operating variables on the titanium dioxide extraction were studied. This study was performed, using sodium hydroxide roasting and sulfuric acid leaching. Four main parameters, i.e., leaching temperature, time, liquid to solid ratio, and the concentration of acid, were changed during the experiments. The two parameters of the stirring rate (250 rpm), and the feed size (d80= 106 micrometers) were considered to be constant. Based on the findings, several empirical equations were modeled for the titanium dioxide extraction with the above mentioned parameters. The empirical equations were then individually optimized by employing the quadratic programming to maximize the extraction within the experimental range. In conclusion, the optimum conditions were accordingly obtained at 85°C, 235 minutes, liquid to solid ratio of 15, and the acid concentration of 2.4 M, in which the maximum TiO2 extraction of 81.32% was achieved.
  • Investigation of the effect of industrial ball mill liner type on their
           comminution mechanism using DEM

    • Abstract: The mill shell liner type, rotation speed and the amount of its loading are the key factors influencing the charge behavior, consequently the comminution mechanism. In this paper, milling operation of industrial ball mills using Discrete Element Method (DEM) is investigated. First, an industrial scale ball mill with a Smooth liner type is simulated. Then, by changing liner type, i.e. Wave, Rib, Ship-lap, Lorain, Osborn, and Step liners, six other independent simulations are performed. Effects of mill shell liner type on charge shoulder, toe, impact, and head points, also on head height and impact zone length as well as on creation of cascading, cataracting, and centrifuging motions for balls at two different mill speeds, i.e. 70% and 80% of its critical speed (NC) are evaluated. Also, in order to validate simulation results, a laboratory scale mill is simulated. The results indicate that the charge heads are respectively about 240.13, 283.40, 306.47, 278.12, 274.42, 274.42, and 278.12 cm at the simulations performed with Smooth, Wave, Rib, Ship-lap, Lorain, Osborn, and Step liners at 70% of NC. The corresponding values at 80% of NC are as follows: 256.08, 264.56, 313.54, 298.45, 313.54, 311.60, and 283.40 cm. On the other hand, the impact zone lengths are respectively about 33.14, 22.11, 38.63, 35.86, 38.63, 38.63, and 49.59 cm at the simulations performed with above-mentioned liners at 70% of NC. The corresponding values for impact zone lengths at 80% of NC are as follows: 35.86, 27.63, 49.59, 38.63, 33.14, 52.32, and 41.38 cm. Comparison of the simulations related to the laboratory scale mill with experimental results demonstrates a good agreement which validates the DEM simulations and the software used.
  • Studies on the effects of physical parameters of filtration process on the
           fluid flow characteristics and de-watering efficiency of copper

    • Abstract: The effect of physical parameters such as type of filtration media, solids percent, pressure drop, and pH on resistance to filter cloth (R), specific cake resistance (α), moisture content and cake formation rate were investigated in this paper. Experiments were performed using Vacuum Top-Feed method and during the experiments, no chemicals (flocculants, coagulants, etc.) were used. The optimal response for each factor was considered as the minimum values of the resistance to filter cloth (R), specific cake resistance (α), moisture content and maximum cake formation rate. The results showed that the Cloth A7 (Fiber: Polyester, Weave: Twill) and Cloth A12 (Fiber: Polyester, Weave: Plain) have the best performance among 16 types of filters media. With increasing solid content from 45 to 65%, the resistance to filter cloths of A7 and A12 increase from 26.29 (1/m×〖10〗^10) to 101.39 (1/m×〖10〗^10) and from 25.38(1/m×〖10〗^10) to 245.67 (1/m×〖10〗^10), respectively. The highest rate of cake formation in 65% solids for both cloths was 0.077 (mm/s) for cloth A7 and 0.059 (mm/s) for cloth A12. Also, it was found that the compressibility factor is the same for each cloths, so the difference in the compressibility coefficient of cake depends on the inherent properties of the raw material.
  • The role of Mineral Salts Company in pollution of Mighan playa sediments
           with heavy metals by contamination indices and multivariate analysis
           methods, Arak, Iran

    • Abstract: Heavy metal concentrations were investigated for 30 sediments collected from different regions of Mighan playa/lake. The means of Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn and Cd in sediments of playa/lake were much lower than the soil guideline values of Iran and background values of region (BVR). However, the maximum concentrations of Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn and Cd were higher than BVR. Only 7% of Cr, Cu, Zn, 27% of Ni, 14% of Pb and 38% of Cd concentration exceeded the BVR. The heavy metal Cr, Zn, Ni and Cd are the most important metals in different land use. About 11% of the samples in the lake land use contain Cr, Ni, Pb and Zn has concentration higher than BVR. The concentration of Cu and Pb in 33% and 67% samples is exceeded the BVR in Tail of Mineral Salts Company. The spatial distribution patterns of Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn and Cd were generally similar and increase from Mighan playa/lake to the Arak city and mainly affected by anthropogenic sources. Among the six types of land use, the concentrations of Cr, Ni, Zn and Cd in the range land and wastewater sludge were significantly higher than those in the other land use (p <0.05). In factor analysis, Cr, Ni, Zn in factor1, Cd in factor2, Pb, Zn in factor3 were originated from the municipal sewage, industrial plants activities and Arak urban traffic.
  • Analysing the Role of Safety Level and Capital Investment in Selection of
           Underground Metal Mining Method

    • Abstract: It is one of the important tasks to select a suitable mining method for economic and safely extraction of the specific ore deposit. The selection of individual mining methods depends on multiple factors like dip, shape, thickness, depth, grade distribution, RMR (rock mass rating) of ore and adjacent strata, and RSS (rock substance strength) of ore and adjacent strata. The present study aims to analyse the role of two extrinsic factors (safety and capital) in the selection of underground metal mining method. A fuzzy-AHP decision making model is developed to analyse the possible changes in the mining method with different levels of safety and capital. The study considers seven alternatives or mining methods (block caving, sublevel stoping, sublevel caving, room and pillar mining, shrinkage stoping, cut and fill stoping and square set stoping) in the model. The results revealed that the preference level or ranking of different mining method in a particular condition like low safety (SAL), medium safety (SAM), high safety (SAH), low capital (CL), medium capital (CM), and high capital (CH) remains same for different decision-making attitude and uncertainty level.
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