Dr Jie Guo

Dr Jie Guo

Research Associate

School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Jie Guo completed a bachelor degree in Thermal Energy and Power Engineering at Central South University (2005-2009) and a PhD degree under the supervision of Emeritus Profess Alan Roberts at the University of Newcastle (2010-2014). She continued her research career with Newcastle University since.  She is also affiliated with TUNRA Bulk Solids where she performs industrial consulting activities.

Dr Jie Guo has supervised internship students from Istanbul Technical University, Final-Year Project students and master students from University of Newcastle, and her main areas of expertise are: wall loads and hopper design for mass-flow, special design for eccentric loading and discharging in silos, Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) and moisture migration. Dr Jie Guo has been currently involved in research endeavors in the field of coal transportation, especially regarding Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) during bulk cargo maritime transportation for coal and self-heating.

The rigorous research attitude of Profess Alan Roberts has great influence on Dr Jie Guo’s research career. She remembers the motto from her supervisor:” it is one thing to know that something is so, but more difficult to understand why it is so.” She is pursuing more knowledge in bulk solids handling field. Much has been achieved but there remains much more to be done.

"however high we climb in pursuit of knowledge we shall still see heights above us, and the more we extend our view, the more conscious we shall be of the great immensity that lies beyond. (D.A.Wrangham 1948)"


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Bulk Solids Handling
  • Cohesive Arching
  • Mass flow
  • Eccentric Loading and Discharging
  • Transportable Moisture Limit
  • Material Characterization
  • Moisture Migration
  • DEM Modelling
  • Vaccum Belt Dewatering for Iron Ores
  • Coal Self-heating

Languages

  • Mandarin (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified 20
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified 30
091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
11/08/2014 - 31/10/2017 R&D Engineer University of Newcastle
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Guo J, Roberts AW, Prigge J-D, 'Experimental investigation of wall pressure and arching behavior under surcharge pressure in mass-flow hoppers', POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 258 272-284 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2014.03.048
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2012 Guo J, Roberts AW, Prigge J-D, 'The investigation of arch model acting in mass-flow hoppers', Advanced Materials Research, 508 135-140 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.508.135
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2012 Guo J, Roberts AW, Prigge JD, 'Investigation of arching behavior in mass-flow hoppers under surcharge pressures', 7th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, CHoPS 2012, (2012)

The results of mass-flow hopper arch geometry investigation are presented, which were conducted using a variable geometry plane-flow bin under different surcharge pressures. The i... [more]

The results of mass-flow hopper arch geometry investigation are presented, which were conducted using a variable geometry plane-flow bin under different surcharge pressures. The influence of surcharge pressures on arching behavior was analyzed. Cohesive arches forming under different outlet openings and hopper half-angles corresponding to one specific surcharge load were measured using a two-dimensional laser rangefinder. The effectiveness of this method of arch profile measurement is demonstrated. Further mathematical characteristics used to describe arch shape are also investigated in this paper.

Co-authors Alan Roberts

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Caldwell S, Williams K, Guo J, Chen W, 'Aeration Induced Moisture Reduction of Iron Ore', Iron Ore 2017, Perth, Australia (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Ken Williams, W Chen
2017 Guo J, Roberts AW, Williams K, Jones M, Chen B, Guo JY, 'Simulation investigation of flow patterns and feeder loads at hopper/feeder interface', Iron Ore 2017, Perth, Australia (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Jones, Ken Williams, Alan Roberts
2016 Chen B, Roberts AW, Donohue TJ, Guo J, 'Analysis of Silo Asymmetry Normal Pressures due to Eccentric Discharge using DEM Simulation', ICBMH2016 Conference Proceedings, Darwin (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Timothy Donohue
2013 Guo J, Roberts AW, Prigge J-D, 'Experimental and simulation investigation of flow patterns and feeder loads at hopper/feeder interface', Proceedings. ICBMH 2013 - 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, Newcastle, Australia (2013) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Alan Roberts
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Guo J, Investigation of arching behaviour under surcharge presssure in mass-flow bins and stress states at hopper/feeder interface, University of Newcastle (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 9
Total funding $1,052,890

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20182 grants / $53,000

Technical Assistance to Develop and Specify Materials Handling Simulation Design Criteria$33,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd

Funding body BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Ognjen Orozovic
Scheme Research Gant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800591
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Iron ore blending operations and homogeneity improvement assessment$20,000

Funding body: Vale Metals (Shanghai)

Funding body Vale Metals (Shanghai)
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Ognjen Orozovic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams
Scheme Research Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800670
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
UON Y

20175 grants / $962,390

ACARP Project C27001 - Maritime Regulation Project for Coal Serf Heating Research and Assessment$857,096

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Associate Professor Merrick Mahoney, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands, Associate Professor Jianglong Yu, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1700798
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Pneumatic conveying research on the transportability parameters for stone dust conveying to the coal long wall$37,780

Funding body: Oaky Creek Coal Pty Ltd

Funding body Oaky Creek Coal Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Ognjen Orozovic, Doctor Dusan Ilic, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Jayne O'Shea
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701626
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

UoN Technical Assistance for the PacWaste Contingency for Disaster Waste (Green Waste Utilisation)$28,967

Funding body: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Funding body Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Jie Guo, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Geoffrey Doherty
Scheme Request for Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601540
Type Of Funding C3212 - International Not for profit
Category 3212
UON Y

Assessment of the NIR moisture sensor and hyperspectral unit $21,400

Funding body: BHP Billiton Limited

Funding body BHP Billiton Limited
Project Team Doctor Peter Robinson, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701625
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Investigation into the effect of additives on the flow properties of wet sticky minerals$17,147

Flow properties and handleability of run-of-mine ores and minerals are heavily affected by their inherent moisture. In recent years, mining is increasingly occurring near or below the water table increasing inherent moisture volume. Excessive inherent moisture combine with higher clay content leads to severe handling problems creating increased cohesion and adhesion strength within the bulk. The rise in cohesive/adhesive strength in the bulk solids is due to the liquid bridges and the capillary pressures, which cause poor flowability in material handling systems.

This research studies the effect of additives, including coagulants, flocculants and surfactants on flow properties of wet sticky ores and minerals. Coagulants can be utilized to reduce sub-microscopic and microscopic particles by binding them together into larger aggregates. Charge-neutralized solids by coagulants can be further agglomerated by using flocculants. With the aid of surfactants, the surface tension of larger particles can be reduced to further liberate the water between particles, which effectively reduces cohesive and adhesive associated bulk strength.

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

A/prof Ken Williams, Dr Jie Guo, A/prof Olivier Buzzi, Dr Wei Chen, Dr Jayne O'shea

Scheme FEBE Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20161 grants / $20,000

Investigation of Cenospheres Separation from Fly Ash by Pneumatic Methods$20,000

Cenospheres are one of the most valuable components found in fly ash waste. They have been widely used in the manufacturing of many products, such as cement, metal alloys, concrete, ceramic and paints. Due to the hollow sphere structure of cenospheres, their buoyancy has allowed easy harvesting from the top of fly ash dams. However, with the transition of ash handling systems from a dilute to a dense phase slurry flow and also to dry handling systems, the ash pond form of harvesting is rapidly diminishing. To sustain or even increase cenosphere collection, it is crucial to develop a new method to separate the cenospheres from the fly ash stream. This project will investigate a novel dry separation method to enable rapid cenosphere collection.

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UON

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UON
Project Team

Dr Ken Williams, Dr Jie Guo, Dr Thomas Bunn

Scheme 2016 FACULTY STRATEGIC PILOT GRANT
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20151 grants / $17,500

Development of a moisture migration predictive model for a shipborne coal product$17,500

Funding body: AngloAmerican Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd

Funding body AngloAmerican Metallurgical Coal Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Jie Guo, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501386
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 Masters Identification of Moisture Reduction Systems and Associated Moisture Removal Mechanism for Hydrophilic Ores M Philosophy (Mechanical Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Dr Jie Guo

Position

Research Associate
Center for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Email jie.guo@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4033 9048
Mobile 0421971227
Fax (02) 4033 9044
Link Personal webpage

Office

Room NIER A447
Building NIER
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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