Novel scheduling of a mixed batch/continuous sugar milling plant using petri nets
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Scheduling of processes in mixed batch/continuous plants, due to their hybrid nature can become very complex. This paper presents the Timed Hybrid Petri net (THPN) as a suitable tool for modelling and scheduling of hybrid systems. One of the major benefits over traditional methods is a significant reduction in complexity during problem formulation. A sugar milling plant containing both batch and continuous processing units is considered as a case study by which the application of the proposed scheduling algorithms is illustrated.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Engineering Science|
|Copyright:||© 2005 Elsevier B.V.|
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