Yashar Pourrahimian, PhD, P.Eng.
School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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[39]. R. Noriega, Sh. Paravarz, Y. Pourrahimian, and W. V. Liu, (2019), "A new method to select the optimum undercut elevation in block caving mines", SME Annual Conference and Expo (SME  2019), Denver, USA, Feb 24-27.

[38].R. Noriega, Y. Pourrahimian, and W.V. Liu, (2018), "Determination of undercut horizon in block caving mines using mathematical programming", 4th International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving (Caving 2018), Vancouver, Canada, Oct 15-17, pp. 363-372.

[37]. F. Khodayari, Y. Pourrahimian, and E. Ben-Awuah, (2018), "Application of mathematical modeling for draw control under material flow uncertainty ", 4th International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving (Caving 2018), Vancouver, Canada, Oct 15-17, pp. 815-822.

[36]. H. Yu, L. Wu, W. V. Liu, and Y. Pourrahimian, (2018), "Effect of fibers on expansive shotcrete mixtures containing calcium solfoaluminate ", CIM convention 2018, Vancouver, Canada, May 6-9, Paper 1931.

[35]. D. Omane, W. V. Liu, and Y. Pourrahimian, (2018), "A ranking of dust suppressants under different atmospheric temperatures to control fugitive dust generated from mine haul roads", SME Annual Meeting (SME  2018), Minneapolis, USA, Feb 25-28.

[34]. D. Omane, W. V. Liu, and Y. Pourrahimian, (2017), "Evaluating dust suppressants on mine haul roads", 2017 Alberta NWT/NUnavut Regional Canadian Mineral Processors Conference (CMP 2017), Fort McMurray, Canada, Oct 25.

[33]. F. Nezhadshahmohammad,F. Khodayari, and Y. Pourrahimian, (2017), "Draw rate optimization in block cave production scheduling using mathematical proframming", 1st International Conference on Underground Mining Technology (UMT 2017), Sudbury, Canada, October 11-13, pp. 309-321.

[32]. S. Malaki, F. Khodayari, Y. Pourrahimian, and W. V. Liu, (2017), "An application of mathematical programming and sequencial Gaussian simulation for block-cave production scheduling", 1st International Conference on Underground Mining Technology (UMT 2017), Sudbury, Canada, October 11-13, pp. 323-337.

[31]. E. Ugarte, Y. Pourrahimian, and J. Boisvert, (2017), "Determination of optimum drawpoint layout in block caving using sequential Gaussian simulation", 1st International Conference on Underground Mining Technology (UMT 2017), Sudbury, Canada, October 11-13, pp. 339-349.

[30]. A. Yaghini, Y. Pourrahimian, and R. A. Hall, (2017), "The human factor analysis and classification system (HFACS): a review and lessons from other industries", MEMO 2017, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Saskatoon, Canada, September 24-27, (paper 1868).

[29]. H. Yu, L. Wu, W. V. Liu, and Y. Pourrahimian, (2017), "Developing shrinkage-compensating shotcrete mixtures from calcium sulfoaluminate, portland cement, and calcium sulfate ", CIM 2017, Montreal, Canada, April 30-May 3, Paper 1453.

[28]. F. Nezhadshahmohammad, Y. Pourrahimian, and H. Aghababei, (2017), "Presentation of draw control criteria in block caving and improvement of production planning", CIM 2017, Montreal, Canada, April 30-May 3, Paper 1516.

[27]. D. Omane, H. Yu, W. V. Liu, and Y. Pourrahimian, (2017), "Investigation on the use of chemical dust suppressants on ashemissions due to Fort McMurray wildfire", SME Annual Meeting (SME  2017), Denver, USA, Feb 19-22, Preprint 17-077.

[26]. F. Khodayari and Y. Pourrahimian, (2016), "Quadratic programming application in block-cave mining", 1st International Conference on underground Mining (Umining 2016), Santiago, Chile, Oct 19-21, pp.427-438.

[25].F. Khodayari and Y. Pourrahimian, (2015), "Determination of development precedence for drawpoints in block-cave mining", 5th International Symposium Mineral Resources and Mine Development (AIMS 2015), Aachen, Germany, May 27-28, pp.383-391.

[24].F. Khodayari and Y. Pourrahimian, (2014), "Determination of the best height of draw in block-cave sequence optimisation", 3rd International Symposium on Block and Sublevel caving (CAVING 2014), Santiago, Chile, June 5-6, pp.457-467.

[23]. H. Askeri-Nasab and Y. Pourrahimian, (2012), "An application of mixed-integer linear programming for block-cave production scheduling", 5th International conference on Innovation in Mine Operations (MININ 2012), © GECAMIN, Santiago, Chile, June 20-22, pp. 594-614.

[22]. Y. Pourrahimian, H. Askari-Nasab, and D. Tannant, (2012), “Block cave production scheduling optimization using mathematical programming”, 6th International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining (MassMin 2012),Sudbury, Canada , June 11-13, (Paper No: 6799).

[21]. Y. Pourrahimian, H. Askari-Nasab and , D. Tannant, (2009), "Production scheduling with minimum mining width constraints using mathematical programming",Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2009), Banff-Alberta, Canada. pp. 646 -653.

[20]. E. Ben-Awuah,  S. Kalantari, Y. Pourrahimian and H.Askari-Nasab, (2009), "Simulating the production of a multi element ore-body with an alternating crushing schedule", Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection(MPES 2009), Banff-Alberta, Canada. pp.150 -162.

[19]. S. Gheibie, H. Aghababaei, S. H. Hoseinie, and Y. Pourrahimian, (2009), ”Kuznetsov model's efficiency in estimation of mean fragment size at the Sungun copper mine”, Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on  Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (Fragblast 9), Granda, Spain, CRC Press 2010, pp. 265 – 269.

[18]. A. Majdi, Y. Pourrahimian, B.Kushavand, (2007) “A geostatistical approach to estimate the permeability and groundwater path in rocks”, 20th International Mining congress and Exhibition of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey, (IMCET2007), pp.137 – 142.

[17]. B. Nikbakhtan, Y. Pourrahimian, H. Aghababaei, (2007), “Effects of Jet grouting on excavated slopes in Shahriar dam's foundation, Iran", GEO-CHANGSHA 2007, International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Changsha, China, pp. 495 –502.

[16]. H. O. Ghaffari, M. Rahimi Dizaji, and Y. Pourrahimian, (2007), "Analysis of permeability using soft computing approaches", 2nd International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science and Engineering ICPM2, hawaii, USA.

[15]. S. H. Hoseinie, Y. Pourrahimian, and H. Aghababaei, (2007),”Development of a new classification system for prediction of penetration rate of rotary drilling in open pit mines”, 3rd Iranian Rock Mechanics Conference, Iran (3rd IRMC), pp. 641 – 646. (In Persian).

[14]. S. H. Hoseinie,  S. Gheibie and Y. Pourrahimian, (2007), ”Prediction of blasting fragmentation distribution in Sungun Copper mine using rock mass geomechanical properties”, 3rd Iranian Rock Mechanics Conference, Iran (3rd IRMC), pp. 751 – 756. (In Persian).

[13]. S. H. Hoseinie, M.Ataie, H. Aghababaei and Y. Pourrahimian, (2007), " RDi-A new method for evaluating of rock mass drillability", Proceedings of the 1st CANADA-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver CANADA, pp. 207-213.

[12]. S. H. Hoseinie, Y. Pourrahimian, and H. Aghababaei, (2007), ”Physical modeling of joints spacing effects on penetration rate of rotary drilling in open pit mines”, 20th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey, (IMCET 2007), pp. 259 – 263.

[11]. B. Nikbakhtan, Y. Pourrahimian, H. Aghababaei, (2007), “Investigation of Jet grouting effect on slope stability:A case study at the Shahriar dam, Iran", 20th International Mining congress and Exhibition of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey, (IMCET 2007), pp. 229 – 237.

[10]. S. H. Hoseinie,  H. Aghababaei and Y. Pourrahimian, (2006), “Analyzing and physical modeling of joints dipping effects on penetration rate  of rotary drilling in open pit mines”, Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection (MPES 2006), Torino-Italy. Vol.2. pp. 1007-1012.

[9]. S. H. Hoseinie, Y. Pourrahimian and H. Aghababaei, (2006), “Application of Rock Mass index (RMi) to determinate the Blasting Index(BI) - A case study Sungun copper mine, Iran”, Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, (MPES 2006), Torino-Italy. Vol.2. pp. 1013-1018.

[8].S. H. Hoseinie, Y. Pourrahimian, N. Fardin and H. Aghababaei, (2006), “Determination of blasting index (BI) to predict the fragmentation amount and blasting efficiency of Sungun copper mine using Rock Mass index (RMi)", 8th Int. Conf. on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (Fragblast-8), Santiago,  Chili, pp. 321-325.

[7]. H. O. Ghaffari, Y. Pourrahimian and A. Majdi, (2006), “Application of ANNs to permeability analysis Shivashan Dam, Iran”, Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS-2006), Singapore.

[6]. Y. Pourrahimian, B. Nikbakhtan, (2006), "Application of jet grouting in ground improvement", Proceeding of the 2nd Conference of Mine and related Science, Tabas, Iran, pp. 351- 358. (In Persian).

[5]. M. Rahim dizaji, Y. Pourrahimian, (2006), “Study and simulation of forepoling method in tunnel excavation",Proceeding of the 5th Iranian Students Conference of Mining Engineering, Isfahan, pp. 403- 409. (In Persian).

[4]. A. Majdi, Y. Pourrahimian, H. Bagheri, (2005), “A study of groutability of Shivashan Dam Foundation And The Corresponding Abutments", 6th International Conference on GROUND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES, Portugal. pp. 415-421.

[3]. S. H. Hoseinei, A. Nasirnezhad and Y. Pourrahimian, (2005), “A Study of Energy Transition Quality Resulting from Blasting in Sungun Copper Mine”, Iranian Mining Engineering Conference, Tehran, Iran. pp. 440-450. (In Persian).

[2]. A. Majdi, Y. Pourrahimian and H. Bagheri, (2004), “Theoretical Prediction of Grout Intake In Jointed Rock Masses”, 5th International Conference on GROUND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 237-244.

[1]. A. Majdi, Y. Pourrahimian, and H. Bagheri, (2004), “Investigation of groutability of Shivashan Dam Foundation”, 2nd IRSRM, Iran, pp. 595-603. (In Persian)

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