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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Application of artificial neural networks and colored petri nets on earthquake resilient water distribution systems

Balakrishnan, Nandini Kavanal, January 2008 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.S.)--Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2008. / Vita. The entire thesis text is included in file. Title from title screen of thesis/dissertation PDF file (viewed January 21, 2009) Includes bibliographical references.

Power system availability determination through Petri net simulation

Scruggs, James N. January 1995 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Ohio University, March, 1995. / Title from PDF t.p.

Noodle : a three-dimensional net-based object-oriented development environment /

Cheng, Chuk-ping. January 1994 (has links)
Thesis (M. Phil.)--University of Hong Kong, 1994. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 99-102).

Performance analysis of timed Petri nets by decomposition of the state space /

Suciu, Floarea, January 1998 (has links)
Thesis (M. Sc.), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1998. / Bibliography: leaves 63-67.

A petri net on-line controller for the coordination of multiple mobile robots /

Hwang, Faustina, January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (M.Eng.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2000. / Bibliography: leaves 74-79.

Formal data flow diagrams (FDFD) : a petri-net based requirements specification language /

Pong, Lih. January 1985 (has links)
Thesis--M. Phil., University of Hong Kong, 1986.

Výukový nástroj pro barvené Petriho sítě / Educational Tool for Coloured Petri Nets

Navrátil, Ondřej January 2013 (has links)
Coloured Petri nets (CPN) are an extension of a standard place-transition Petri nets (P/T PN). Every token and place have its type (and eventually a value) and various inscriptions can be inserted into the net. CPN excel with great readibility and expresivity. At the same time, they carry a well-defined formal basis, which eases its computer simulation and allows limited verification of certain attributes to be performed. Motivation for doing this project is the simple fact that currently only one public software tool is available for CPN creation and simulation - CPNTools developed on the Aarhus university. The program, however, is quite complicated and hard to handle for an unexperienced user. The goal is to research capabilities and properties of both CPNs and CPNTools and on this basis design and implement a didactic application with swift and intuitive interface that helps users without deeper theoretical insight to get a grasp of the problematics.

Modeling, analysis, and simulation of Muzima fingerprint module based on ordinary and time Petri nets

Eadara, Archana 15 April 2016 (has links)
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) / In the healthcare industry, several modern patient identification and patient matching systems have been introduced. Most of these implement patient identification by their first, middle and last names. They also use Social Security Number and other similar national identifiers. These methods may not work for many developing and underdeveloped countries where identifying a patient is a challenge with highly redundant and interchangeable first and last names of the patient, this is aggravated by the absence of a national identification system. In order to make the patient identification more efficient, Muzima, an interface of OpenMRS (Open source medical records system) introduced an additional identifier, fingerprint, through a module to the system. Ordinary and Time Petri nets are used to analyze this module. Chapter 1 introduces Muzima fingerprint module and describes the workflow of this interface followed by the related work, importance and applications of Petri nets. Chapter 2 introduces Ordinary and Time Petri nets using examples. Chapter 3 discusses about the mathematical modeling of the Muzima Fingerprint module using Petri nets. Chapter 4 explains the qualitative and quantitative analysis done on the Muzima fingerprint module. Chapter 5 discusses about the programming and simulation done to prove the theoretical results obtained. Chapter 6 provides the conclusion and future work for the thesis.

Test and diagnosis of discrete event systems using Petri nets / Test et diagnostic des systèmes à événements discrets par les réseaux de Petri

Pocci, Marco 23 September 2013 (has links)
Le test d’identification d’état d’un système à événement discret (SED) a pour but d’en identifier l’état final, lorsque son état initial est inconnu. Une solution classique à ce problème, en supposant que le SED n’ait pas de sorties observables, consiste à déterminer une séquences de synchronisation, c.à-d., une séquence d’événements d’entrée qui conduit le SED sur un état connu. Ce problème a été résolu dans les années 60’ à l’aide des automates. L’objectif principal de cette thèse est d’utiliser les réseaux de Petri (RdP) pour obtenir une résolution plus optimal de ce problème et pour une plus large classe de systèmes.Initialement, nous montrons que la méthode classique peut être aisément étendue aux RdP synchronisés. Pour cette classe de réseaux non-autonomes, toute transition est associée à un événement d’entrée.L’approche proposée est générale, dans la mesure où elle s’applique à des RdP bornés arbitraires. Cependant, elle engendre le problème d’explosion combinatoire du nombre d’états. Pour obtenir des meilleures solutions, nous considérons une classe spéciale de RdP : les graphes d’état (GdE). Pour ces réseaux, nous considérons d’abord les GdE fortement connexes et proposons des approches pour la construction de SS, qui exploitent les propriétés structurelles du réseau en évitant ainsi une énumération exhaustive de l’espace d’état. Ces résultats s’étendent aux GdE non fortement connexes et à tout RdP synchronisé composé de GdE. Enfin, nous considérons la classe des RdP non bornés et proposons des séquences qui synchronisent le marquage des places non bornées. Une boîte à outils fournit toutes les approches décrites et est appliquée à des différents bancs d’essai. / State-identification experiments are designed to identify the final state of a discrete event system (DES) when its initial state is unknown. A classical solution, assuming the DES has no observable outputs, consists in determining a synchronizing sequence (SS), i.e., a sequence of input events that drives the system to a known state. This problem was essentially solved in the 60’ using automata. The main objective of this thesis is to use Petri nets (PNs) for solving the state-identification problem more efficiently and for a wider class of systems.We start showing that the classical SS construction method based on automata can be easily applied to synchronized PNs, a class of non-autonomous nets where each transition is associated with an input event. The proposed approach is fairly general and it works for arbitrary bounded nets with a complexity that is polynomial with the size of the state space. However, it incurs in the state-space explosion problem.Looking for more efficient solutions, we begin by considering a subclass of PNs called state machines (SMs). We first consider strongly connected SMs and propose a framework for SS construction that exploits structural criteria, not requiring an exhaustive enumeration of the state space of the net. Results are further extended to larger classes of nets, namely non strongly connected SMs and nets containing SM subnets. Finally we consider the class of unbounded nets that describe infinite state systems: even in this case we are able to compute sequences to synchronize the marking of bounded places. A Matlab toolbox implementing all approaches previously described has been designed and applied to a series of benchmarks.

Power system fault analysis based on intelligent techniques and intelligent electronic device data

Luo, Xu 17 September 2007 (has links)
This dissertation has focused on automated power system fault analysis. New contributions to fault section estimation, protection system performance evaluation and power system/protection system interactive simulation have been achieved. Intelligent techniques including expert systems, fuzzy logic and Petri-nets, as well as data from remote terminal units (RTUs) of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and digital protective relays have been explored and utilized to fufill the objectives. The task of fault section estimation is difficult when multiple faults, failures of protection devices, and false data are involved. A Fuzzy Reasoning Petri-nets approach has been proposed to tackle the complexities. In this approach, the fuzzy reasoning starting from protection system status data and ending with estimation of faulted power system section is formulated by Petri-nets. The reasoning process is implemented by matrix operations. Data from RTUs of SCADA systems and digital protective relays are used as inputs. Experiential tests have shown that the proposed approach is able to perform accurate fault section estimation under complex scenarios. The evaluation of protection system performance involves issues of data acquisition, prediction of expected operations, identification of unexpected operations and diagnosis of the reasons for unexpected operations. An automated protection system performance evaluation application has been developed to accomplish all the tasks. The application automatically retrieves relay files, processes relay file data, and performs rule-based analysis. Forward chaining reasoning is used for prediction of expected protection operation while backward chaining reasoning is used for diagnosis of unexpected protection operations. Lab tests have shown that the developed application has successfully performed relay performance analysis. The challenge of power system/protection system interactive simulation lies in modeling of sophisticated protection systems and interfacing the protection system model and power system network model seamlessly. An approach which utilizes the "compiled foreign model" mechanism of ATP MODELS language is proposed to model multifunctional digital protective relays in C++ language and seamlessly interface them to the power system network model. The developed simulation environment has been successfully used for the studies of fault section estimation and protection system performance evaluation.

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