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|Title: ||Automated generation of a Petri Net model: application to an end of life manufacturing process|
|Authors: ||Latsou, Christina|
Dunnett, Sarah J.
Jackson, Lisa M.
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Publisher: ||© CRC Press|
|Citation: ||LATSOU, C., DUNNETT, S.J. and JACKSON, L.M., 2017. Automated generation of a Petri Net model: application to an end of life manufacturing process. Presented at the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017), Portoroz, Slovenia, 18th-22nd June.|
|Abstract: ||As the complexity of engineering systems and processes increases, determining their optimal
performance also becomes increasingly complex. There are various reliability techniques available to model
performance, for example fault trees, simulation etc., but generating the models can become a significant task
that is cumbersome, error-prone and tedious. This can result in significant resources being devoted to the generation
of the models and there is much room for error. Hence over the years work has been undertaken into
automatically generating reliability models. Such an approach enables the detection of the most critical components
and design errors at an early design stage, supporting alternative designs and systems. The aim of the
research described in this paper is the automatic generation of a Petri Net model for a given system or process.
The Petri Net approach enables complex systems and processes to be modelled using a modular approach.
The methodology of the automated Petri Net generation outlined in this work is to extract the information required
for the model from the system description in a form used by industry, such as a UML Activity Diagram,
into a database using XML transformations. An algorithm is then applied to generate the Petri Net incidence
matrices of the necessary nets, which is the mathematical representation of the model. The algorithm
builds the nets up in a modular fashion enabling changes to be made to the overall net in a cost effective way
hence allowing various designs to be easily assessed. In this work the procedure will be demonstrated by its
application to an end of life manufacturing process.|
|Description: ||This paper is closed access until twelve months after its publication.|
|Sponsor: ||The research reported in this paper aligns to the
work being researched as part of the EPSRC grant
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://esrel2017.org/|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)|
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