2024 : 6 : 14
maryam Amiri

maryam Amiri

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7411-9552
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 57146848900
Faculty: Engineering
Phone: 32625522


A new combination of artifcial neural network and K‑nearest neighbors models to predict blast‑induced ground vibration and air‑overpressure
Blasting operation · Ground vibration · Air-overpressure · Artifcial neural network · K-nearest neighbors
Journal Engineering with Computers
Researchers maryam Amiri ، Hassan Bakhshandeh Amnieh ، Mahdi Hasanipanah ، Leyli Mohammad-Khanli


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 artifcial neural network (ANN) and K-nearest neighbors (KNN) models to predict blast-induced ground vibration and AOp. Here, this combination is abbreviated using ANN-KNN. To indicate performance of the ANN-KNN model in predicting ground vibration and AOp, a pre-developed ANN as well as two empirical equations, presented by United States Bureau of Mines (USBM), were developed. To construct the mentioned models, maximum charge per delay (MC) and distance between blast face and monitoring station (D) were set as input parameters, whereas AOp and peak particle velocity (PPV), as a vibration index, were considered as output parameters. A database consisting of 75 datasets, obtained from the Shur river dam, Iran, was utilized to develop the mentioned models. In terms of using three performance indices, namely coeffcient correlation (R2), root mean square error and variance account for, the superiority of the ANN-KNN model was proved in comparison with the ANN and USBM equations