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Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing,  1997:<br>Proceedings of the Seventh International FAIM Conference

ISBN:
978-1-56700-089-4 (Print)
978-1-56700-442-7 (Online)

DESIGN SOFTWARE FOR SPECIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF DISCRETE EVENT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

T.O. Boucher
Department of Industrial Engineering Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ 08855-0909

M. A. Jafari
Department of Industrial Engineering Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ 08855-0909

R. C. Wurl
Department of Industrial Engineering Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ 08855-0909

A. Yalcin
Department of Industrial Engineering Rutgers University Piscataway, NJ 08855-0909

Abstract

This paper describes software for the specification and analysis of discrete event manufacturing systems. The specification is done using the IDEFO modeling formalism. The specification is a static model of the system. Dynamic system analysis is accomplished by converting the IDEFO representation to a Petri net and then simulating the behavior of the system. The contribution of this work is a methodology and its implementation in software.