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The purpose of this article is to evaluate and predict blast-induced ground vibration at Shur River Dam in Iran using different empirical vibration predictors and artificial neural network (ANN) model. Ground vibration is a seismic wave that spreads out from the blasthole when explosive charge is detonated in a confined manner. Ground vibrations were(More)
Blasting operation is widely used method for rock excavation in mining and civil works. Ground vibration and air-overpressure (AOp) are two of the most detrimental effects induced by blasting. So, evaluation and prediction of ground vibration and AOp are essential. This paper presents a new combination of artificial neural network (ANN) and K-nearest(More)
Blasting operations usually produce significant environmental problems which may cause severe damage to the nearby areas. Air-overpressure (AOp) is one of the most important environmental impacts of blasting operations which needs to be predicted and subsequently controlled to minimize the potential risk of damage. This paper presents three non-linear(More)
This research presents several non-linear models including empirical, artificial neural network (ANN), fuzzy system and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) to estimate air-overpressure (AOp) resulting from mine blasting. For this purpose, Miduk copper mine, Iran was investigated and results of 77 blasting works were recorded to be utilized for AOp(More)
The aim of the present study is to predict air-overpressure (AOp) resulting from blasting operations in the Shur river dam, Iran. AOp is considered as one of the most detrimental side effects induced by blasting. Therefore, accurate prediction of AOp is essential in order to minimize/reduce the environmental effects of blasting. This paper proposes a new(More)
Ground vibration is one of the most undesirable effects of blasting operation in surface mines. Therefore, it seems that the prediction of ground vibrations with a high degree of accuracy is necessary to reduce environmental effects. This article proposes a novel swarm intelligence algorithm based on cuckoo search (NSICS) to create a precise equation for(More)
The potential surface settlement, especially in urban areas, is one of the most hazardous factors in subway and other infrastructure tunnel excavations. Therefore, accurate prediction of maximum surface settlement (MSS) is essential to minimize the possible risk of damage. This paper presents a new hybrid model of artificial neural network (ANN) optimized(More)
Blasting operation is an inseparable operation of the rock fragmentation process in the surface mines and tunneling projects. Ground vibration is one of the most undesirable effects induced by blasting operation which can cause damage to the surrounding residents and structures. So, the ability to make precise predictions of ground vibration is very(More)
Drilling and blasting is a widely-used method for rock fragmentation in open-pit mines, tunneling and civil projects. Flyrock, as one of the most dangerous effects induced by blasting, can cause substantial damage to structures and injury to human. Therefore, the ability to make proper predictions of flyrock distance is important to reduce and minimize the(More)
Air overpressure is one of the most undesirable destructive effects induced by blasting operation. Hence, a precise prediction of AOp has vital importance to minimize or reduce the environmental effects. This paper presents the development of two artificial intelligence techniques, namely artificial neural network (ANN) and ANN based on genetic algorithm(More)