Dr. Zijian Guo is a professor of the State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering at Dalian University of Technology (DUT). He also serves as director for Institute of Harbor and Offshore Engineering and Research Center for Port Development of DUT. He has a Ph. D. in Traffic and Civil Engineering from Nihon University (1995), a Master degree in Traffic and Civil Engineering from Nihon University (1992), a Bachelor degree in Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering from DUT (1987). He is the current member of Education Steering Committee of water conservancy major in Colleges and Universities of Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Vice-Chairman of Professional Committee on port waterway and coastal engineering major of China Association of Hydraulic Engineering Education, and Vice-Chairman of Education Steering Committee of water conservancy major in Colleges and Universities of Liaoning Province. Additionally, he is also the Executive Director of China Research Society of Transportation and Logistics, and serves as the evaluation expert of the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, the Water Transport Engineering and Traffic Support System Engineering Design of Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China, and the Navigation Safety Expert of the People’s Republic of China. He is also the member of the Safety Production Expert Group of Liaoning Province, the Liaoning Provincial Government Consultative Committee, the Consultative Committee of Dalian Municipal Government, the Dalian Society for Oceanography, the Dalian Society of Logistics and Superintendent of grant program, and the Director of Motions Committee of Dalian Municipal Government of Jiusan Society.
Research on the Stockyard Allocation Comparison in Coal Export Terminal
The stockyard is a core part of the coal export terminal (CET). Constrained by various influencing factors, studies to deal with the complicated scheduling process of CET are still not comprehensive enough. For coal stockyards, most existing stacking scheduling strategies are highly depending on the manually scheduling. Therefore, the low efficiency of stockyard has become the main bottleneck that restricts the performance of a CET. Dealing with this issue, this research proposed a simulation model to capture CET operation from the whole process. A large CET in northern China has been selected as a case study to investigate the coal stockyard operation. Four stock position scheduling strategies have been analyzed and compared based on the simulation technique. Discussion on the simulation results of different strategies can provide a basis about the stock position scheduling strategy selection for CET managers from a comprehensive point of view.