Date of Award
Master of Science
Dr. Ben Pinkowski
Dr. Donna Kaminski
Dr. Robert Trenary
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This paper defines a method by which the colored petri net model of a concurrent system may be mapped to an equivalent rule-based production system. The mapping method defined is an intuitive process which results in a production system that clearly represents the petri net model.
In order to demonstrate the effectiveness and correctness of this method, the colored petri net representation of a part of a flexible manufacturing system of the Renault Car Company is mapped to an equivalent Sierra OPS5 rule-based production system.
An overview of petri nets and rule-based production systems is presented, along with a brief discussion of flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) and the advantages of using colored petri nets to model FMSs.
Lockwitz, Sally S., "The Mapping of a Colored Petri Net Model to an OPS5 Rule-Based Production System" (1990). Master's Theses. 1031.