In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, 1989, Albany, NY, USA, pages 227-232. Washington, DC, USA: IEEE Comput. Soc. Press, 1989.
Abstract: A simulation of a job shop process based on a job shop model can be used to evaluate a particular schedule. A class of augmented Petri nets is introduced as a notation for microscopic deterministic job shop models which are well suited for short-term production control. It is shown how these Petri nets can be automatically transformed into CPM nets. These CPM nets represent the job shop schedule; they contain the full causal structure of the job shop process. An attempt is made to determine whether there is a fundamental limit of deterministic simulation of manufacturing facilities emerging out of chaos phenomena due to incomplete specification of deterministic models.
Keywords: job shop control; short-term production control; chaos phenomenon; augmented net; CPM net.
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