Invited Papers

Application and Theory of Petri Nets 1993

Volume 691 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 24-31


FSPNs: Fluid stochastic Petri nets

  • Kishor S. TrivediAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Duke University
  • , Vidyadhar G. KulkarniAffiliated withDepartment of Operations Research, University of North Carolina

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In this paper we introduce a new class of stochastic Petri nets in which one or more places can hold fluid rather than discrete tokens. After defining the class of fluid stochastic Petri nets, we provide equations for their transient and steady-state behavior. We give two application examples. We hope that this paper will spur further research on this topic.