New book, "Formal Methods in Manufacturing"

Thu, 29/05/2014

Formal Methods in Manufacturing



  • Includes illustrations from real-life manufacturing examples
  • Provides state-of-the-art solutions to common problems in manufacturing systems
  • Describes formal methods including Petri nets, automata, and max-plus algebra
  • Employs formalisms to solve problems such as deadlock, scheduling, and fault diagnosis
  • Contains chapters written by leading experts in their respective fields

Illustrated with real-life manufacturing examples, Formal Methods in Manufacturing provides state-of-the-art solutions to common problems in manufacturing systems. Assuming some knowledge of discrete event systems theory, the book first delivers a detailed introduction to the most important formalisms used for the modeling, analysis, and control of manufacturing systems (including Petri nets, automata, and max-plus algebra), explaining the advantages of each formal method. It then employs the different formalisms to solve specific problems taken from today’s industrial world, such as modeling and simulation, supervisory control (including deadlock prevention) in a distributed and/or decentralized environment, performance evaluation (including scheduling and optimization), fault diagnosis and diagnosability analysis, and reconfiguration.

Containing chapters written by leading experts in their respective fields, Formal Methods in Manufacturing helps researchers and application engineers handle fundamental principles and deal with typical quality goals in the design and operation of manufacturing systems.

Editorial Reviews:

"The book gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of formal approaches to engineering issues in manufacturing. Readers can benefit from this aggregated knowledge and learn about the benefits of each method."
— Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Armin Zimmermann, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany

"… authors are well known authors in the discrete event systems community and it is a guarantee that the material is a high quality and very well presented. The problems are studied from different perspectives, using different formal models: finite state automata, Petri nets, stochastic fluid models, max-plus algebras permitting to the reader to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each formalism. In all chapters, many examples are considered, facilitating the understanding of the theoretical methods making also the book more attractive for the reader.
—Cristian Mahulea, University of Zaragoza

"This book is a must for engineers, researchers, students and educators that work in the areas of manufacturing systems and discrete event systems."
—Christoforos N. Hadjicostis, ECE Department, University of Cyprus

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