Dr. Khumbulani Mpofu of Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa Presented a Lecture at North China University of Technology


           At the invitation of the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Khumbulani Mpofu visited our school. November 30th, Dr. Khumbulani Mpofu presented an academic report titled Knowledge Base System and Fuzzy Theory in Reconfigurable Manufacturing System(RMS). Ms. Yanyu of the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering hosted the academic meeting which the faculty of the Department of Mechanics attended.

Dr. Khumbulani Mpofu graduated from Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa and the University of Zimbabwe. He is the graduate student advisor at Tshwane University of Technology in the Department of Engineering. He teaches CAD/CAM/CAE, System Dynamics, Manufacturing Technology and Automation. He is an excellent teacher, and his research includes fuzzy theory, knowledge base systems, reconfigurable manufacturing systems, robot technology and computer integrated manufacturing. His research results are influential in South Africa and have been published in international journals.

In his lecture, Dr. Khumbulani Mpofu introduced the application of RMS in manufacturing, the frontier technology of RMS, and the process of reconfiguration. He touched on the success of his research team, and he also explained the process of using fuzzy theory in RMS to attain optimal allocation.


(By College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering)