Entry last updated: 2002/5/3
Entry last validated: 2002/5/3

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Tool availability: Commercial

Tool Features

Petri Nets Supported (see also help on terminology) Components (see also help on terminology)


Tool Description

ALPHA/Sim is a general-purpose, graphical, discrete-event simulation tool based on Petri nets. ALPHA/Sim allows the user to graphically build a Petri net model, enter input data (timing delays, routing rules, initial token populations, and other data) via integrated forms, execute the Petri net simulation model, and view the simulation results. The class of Petri nets modeled are stochastic, timed, attributed or colored Petri nets.

Models can be built hierarchically, from the bottom up or the top down. Models can be built without seeing or writing a single line of code. ALPHA/Sim models can also be linked to external code; this code may be written in any language that can be compiled on the host platform. ALPHA/Sim automatically collects statistics on place populations, delays, transition firing rates, and attributes. ALPHA/Sim has been used in a wide number of applications including military command and control, computer hardware systems, manufacturing systems, and queueing systems.

Contact Information

Alan B. Evans, Bradford E. Rigby
50 Mall Road
Burlington, MA  01803-4562

Phone:  +1 781 273 3388
Fax:    +1 781 273 9345

Other Remarks

Implementing a Petri net model in ALPHA/Sim involves the following steps:
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