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Temporized colored Petri nets with changeable structure (CPN-CS) for performance modeling of dynamic production systems.

Jiang, Z.; Zuo, M.J.; Fung, R.Y.K.; Tu, P.Y.

In: International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 38, No. 8, pages 1917-1945. 2000.

Abstract: One of the difficulties in modeling dynamic production systems is the representation if changes to the system along time. Colored Petri nets with changeable structure (CPN-CS) are capable of modeling system subject to change. However, this is restricted to modeling functionality of the system. This paper extends CPN-CS into temporized CPN-CS (TCPN-CS). The extension is carried out by associating relevant modeling elements with time parameters and modifying the mechanism for structure change of the CPN-CS model. TCPN-CS makes it possible to model a dynamic production system considering both functionality and performance. A case study is provided to show that TCPN-CS is effective for modeling dynamic production systems.

Keywords: CPN-CS, TCPN-CS, colored Petri nets, dynamic production systems, performance modeling, timed Petri nets.

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