Distributed Simulation of Timed Petri Nets: Basic Problems And Their Resolution

Devendra Kumar, S. Harous

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We present a model of Timed Petri Nets which is more general than known models in terms of modeling convenience. The model consists of simple but fairly general modules. This would result in simpler and more modular codes for simulation of these systems, as compared with the known models of Timed Petri Nets. After discussing this model, we present an approach towards its distributed simulation. The well known distributed simulation schemes for discrete event systems do not directly apply to these systems due to non-autonomous nature of place nodes in Timed Petri Nets. Moreover, in our approach we incorporate several ideas to increase the degree of concurrency and to reduce the number of overhead messages in distributed simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1498-1510
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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