Kamran Esmaeili

Research Lab Website - Mine Modelling and Analytics

 

Background

Professor Kamran Esmaeili leads the work undertaken in the Mine Modeling and Analytics lab. His research strives to explore development of predictive analytics and smart modeling solutions for the mining industry that allows better mine design and continuous mining process control and optimization. The ongoing research projects fall into the following three key interrelated areas:

  • development of innovative methods for real-time acquisition of high-resolution mining data, digital transformation of mining data, data integration, analytics and visualization;
  • development of predictive 3D spatial models of rock mass properties (i.e. Geomechanical, Structural and Geometallurgical models) based on advanced statistical and geostatistical techniques; and,
  • investigation of the influence of rock mass heterogeneity and anisotropy on its responses when subjected to different static and dynamic loading conditions (i.e. influence of heterogeneity and anisotropy on rock mass strength, fragmentation and stability).

The Mine Modelling and Analytics lab is equipped with a variety of computing tools to facilitate design of enhanced mining sites, and to run numerical simulations for analysis. The lab also has access to excellent field measurement tools including: a multi-sensor core logging facility (high-resolution 360-degree core scanner, Leeb Equotip hardness tester, Acoustic emission test, Schmidt hammer), a DJI-Matrices 600 Pro Drone, LiDAR, and Photogrammetry camera.

Education

  • PhD, Rock Engineering (2010), Laval University, Canada.
  • MASc Mining Engineering (1999), University of Tehran, Iran
  • BSc Mining Engineering (1997), Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

Research Interests

Mining Engineering

Mining & Geomechanics

Mine to Mill Process Optimization

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

 
1. Esmaieli K., Hadjigeorgiou J. and M. Grenon, 2012. Stability Analysis of the 19A ore pass at Brunswick Mine using a coupled numerical modelling approach. Submitted to  Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering .
2. Esmaieli K. and J. Hadjigeorgiou 2012. Influence of rock mass foliation on impact-induced damage of an ore pass wall. Submitted to  CIM Bulletin .
3. Esmaieli K. and J. Hadjigeorgiou, 2011. Selecting ore pass-finger raise configurations in underground mines.  Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Doi:10.1007/s00603-010-0128-z .
4. Esmaieli K., Hadjigeorgiou J. and M. Grenon, 2010. Estimating geometrical and mechanical REV, based on synthetic rock mass models at Brunswick Mine.  Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. Doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2010.05.010 .
5. Hadjigeorgiou J., Esmaieli K. and M. Grenon, 2009. Stability Analysis of Vertical Excavations in Hard Rock by integrating a fracture system into a PFC model.  Tunnel. Underg. Space Technol. Doi:10.1016/j.tust.2008.10.002 .
6. Hadjigeorgiou J., Esmaieli K. and R. Harrisson, 2008. Observations of Ore Pass System Performance at Brunswick Mine.  CIM Bulletin , Vol. 3, No.5.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  
1. Esmaieli K. 2012. The influence of underground voids on the stability of pit wall slopes - A probabilistic approach.  21st International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection , MPES 2012, November 28‐30, 2012, New Dehli, India.Conference Papers
2. Hadjigeorgiou J. and K. Esmaieli 2012. Issues of ore pass wear in underground mines.  21st International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection , MPES 2012, November 28‐30, 2012, New Dehli, India.Conference Papers
3. Esmaieli K. and J. Hadjigeorgiou, 2012. Influence of rock mass foliation on impact-induced damage of an ore pass wall.  21st Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium , May 5-9, 2012, Edmonton, Canada.Conference Papers
4. Esmaieli K. and J. Hadjigeorgiou, 2009. Investigations of finger configuration on degradation of ore pass walls.  3rd Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium  (Rock Engineering in Difficult Conditions), May 8-13, 2009, Toronto, ON, Canada.Conference Papers
5. Esmaieli K., Hadjigeorgiou J. and M. Grenon, 2009. Investigating the influence of scale on rock mass strength using a synthetic rock mass model.  International Conference on Rock Joints and Jointed Rock Masses , 4-11 January 2009, Tucson, AR, USA.Conference Papers
6. Esmaieli K., Hadjigeorgiou J. Grenon M. and R. Harrison, 2008. Ore pass stability analysis at the Brunswick Mine using PFC3D. 1st International FLAC/DEM Symposium on Numerical Modeling , 25-27 August 2008, Minneapolis, MN, USA.Conference Papers
7. Hadjigeorgiou J., Esmaieli K. and R. Harrison, 2008. Observations of Ore Pass System Performance at Brunswick Mine. Maintenance Engineering/ Mine Operators (CIM-MEMO) Conference , 23-25 February 2008, Val d’Or, QC, Canada.Conference Papers
8. Hadjigeorgiou J., Esmaieli K. and M. Grenon, 2007. Investigating raise stability using fracture system and particle flow tools.  1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium , 27-31 May 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada.Conference Papers
1. Esmaieli K., Hadjigeorgiou J. and M. Grenon, 2012. Stability Analysis of the 19A ore pass at Brunswick Mine using a coupled numerical modelling approach. Submitted to  Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering .Journals
2. Esmaieli K. and J. Hadjigeorgiou 2012. Influence of rock mass foliation on impact-induced damage of an ore pass wall. Submitted to  CIM Bulletin .Journals
3. Esmaieli K. and J. Hadjigeorgiou, 2011. Selecting ore pass-finger raise configurations in underground mines.  Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Doi:10.1007/s00603-010-0128-z .Journals
4. Esmaieli K., Hadjigeorgiou J. and M. Grenon, 2010. Estimating geometrical and mechanical REV, based on synthetic rock mass models at Brunswick Mine.  Int. J. Rock Mech. Min. Sci. Doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2010.05.010 .Journals
5. Hadjigeorgiou J., Esmaieli K. and M. Grenon, 2009. Stability Analysis of Vertical Excavations in Hard Rock by integrating a fracture system into a PFC model.  Tunnel. Underg. Space Technol. Doi:10.1016/j.tust.2008.10.002 .Journals
6. Hadjigeorgiou J., Esmaieli K. and R. Harrisson, 2008. Observations of Ore Pass System Performance at Brunswick Mine.  CIM Bulletin , Vol. 3, No.5.Journals

Teaching

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Contact

Kamran Esmaeili
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

 

Tel: 416-978-2383

kamran.esmaeili@utoronto.ca