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Title: A Petri net model of a continuous flow transfer line with unreliable machines
Authors: Sorensen, K
JANSSENS, Gerrit
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Citation: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 152(1). p. 248-262
Abstract: A production line is studied with several machines in series. The machines are separated with finite buffers. They can break down and have to be repaired. Production is assumed to be continuous, i.e. no individual products can be identified. Analytical models for such a system are scarce. Analytical results for the throughput can be obtained only under very restrictive assumptions. The study of longer transfer lines requires either approximation or simulation. A general Petri net model is developed for an n-machine (n - I)-buffer system. Rules to dress up the Petri net transitions are given. The automatic generation of a discrete-event simulation model from the Petri net model is explained. Finally, some potential applications of the Petri net are illustrated. (C) 2002 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Notes: Limburgs Univ Ctr, Fac Appl Econ Sci, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Univ Antwerp, Fac Appl Econ Sci, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium.Janssens, GK, Limburgs Univ Ctr, Fac Appl Econ Sci, Univ Campus, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2282
DOI: 10.1016/S0377-2217(02)00653-7
ISI #: 000185697000018
ISSN: 0377-2217
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2004
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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