A comparative study on Petri Nets in manufacturing applications
1 Sayed Taha Mohamed, 2 Mohamed Abdel Gawad Mostafa, 3 Ahmed Fathi Mohamed
1Production Engineering and Mechanical Design Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Minia University, Egypt
2 Industrial Engineering Dept., faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt
3 Mechanical Engineering Dept., College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA. Afmohamed277@gmail.com
Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to show the Petri Nets facilities as a comprehensive approach to manufacturing applications for design, specification, simulation and verification of systems. So, a comparison study between the traditional Petri Net (PN) and Colored Petri Net (CPN) as a graphical and mathematical modeling tool was considered for systems that exhibit properties such as sequencing, concurrency merging and synchronization. We can observe that, by using CPN the description and analysis is more compact and the data manipulations can be described in much more direct way. In tern, CPN is a very useful tool for manufacturing systems of large size and high complexity. Petri net is involved to make the implementation of the job shop scheduling specially in any automation system. the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed approach is illustrated in case study.
[Sayed Taha Mohamed, Mohamed Abdel Gawad Mostafa, Ahmed Fathi Mohamed. A comparative study on Petri Nets in manufacturing applications. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):1496-1502] (ISSN:1097-8135).http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
Key words: Manufacturing modelling; Petri net; Colored Petri net.