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Applying generalized stochastic Petri nets to manufacturing systems containing nonexponential transition functions

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2 Author(s)
Watson, J.F., III ; Rensselaer Polytech. Inst., Troy, NY, USA ; Desrochers, A.A.

Generalized stochastic Petri nets (GSPNs) are applied to flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs). Throughput subnets and s-transitions are presented. Two FMS examples containing nonexponential distributions, which were analyzed in previous papers by queuing theory and probability theory respectively, are treated using GSPNs developed using throughput subnets and s-transitions. The GSPN results agree with the previous results, and developing and analyzing the GSPN models are straightforward and relatively easy compared to other methodologies

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 5 )