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Hybrid petri net based modeling and simulation of hybrid process industries

Ghaeli, M., Bahri, P.A.ORCID: 0000-0003-4661-5644 and Lee, P.L. (2006) Hybrid petri net based modeling and simulation of hybrid process industries. In: 4th International Industrial Simulation Conference, ISC 2006, 5 - 7 June, Palermo; Italy pp. 223-228.


Many process industries have hybrid production structures, where both batch and continuous processes are involved. Although much research has been conducted on either continuous or batch process industries, there is a distinct absence of research in hybrid process industries. This study addresses the modeling and simulation of such process industries by proposing a Timed Hybrid Petri net as a suitable method. The applicability and potential benefit of the proposed technique is shown through a typical hybrid sugar mill case study. A number of receivers are considered between batch and continuous operations in this sugar mill plant which results in a schedule with no idle time for batch processing units. Using the proposed method, the minimum size for each of these receivers is estimated.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Energy
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