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Cycle time optimization of deterministic timed weighted marked graphs by transformation

Abstract : Timed marked graphs, a special class of Petri nets, are extensively used to model and analyze cyclic manufacturing systems. Weighted marked graphs are convenient to model automated production systems, such as robotic work cells or embedded systems, and reduce the size of the model. The main problem for designers is to find a tradeoff between minimizing the cost of the resources and maximizing the system's throughput (also called cycle time). It is possible to apply analytical techniques for the cycle time optimization problem of such systems. The problem consists in finding an initial marking to minimize the cycle time (i.e., maximize the throughput) while the weighted sum of tokens in places is less than or equal to a given value. We transform a weighted marked graph into several equivalent marked graphs and formulate a mixed integer linear programming model to solve this problem. Moreover, several techniques are proposed to reduce the complexity of the proposed method. We show that the proposed method can always find an optimal solution.
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Zhou He, Zhiwu Li, Alessandro Giua. Cycle time optimization of deterministic timed weighted marked graphs by transformation. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016, 25 (4), pp.1318-1330. ⟨10.1109/TCST.2016.2613967⟩. ⟨hal-01479622⟩



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