IJPAM: Volume 77, No. 3 (2012)
DESIGN FOR A CLASS OF QUEUING SYSTEMS BY
MEANS OF TIMED PETRI NETS, LYAPUNOV
METHODS AND MAX-PLUS ALGEBRA
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CIC
Mineria 17-2, Col. Escandon, Mexico D.F 11800, MEXICO
Abstract. A queuing system, is a dynamical system whose state evolves in time by the occurrence of events at possibly irregular time intervals. Place-transitions Petri nets (commonly called Petri nets) are a graphical and mathematical modeling tool applicable to queuing systems in order to represent its states evolution. Timed Petri nets are an extension of Petri nets, where now the timing at which the state changes is taken into consideration. One of the most important performance issues to be considered in a queuing system is its stability. Lyapunov stability theory provides the required tools needed to aboard the stability problem for queuing systems modeled with timed Petri nets whose mathematical model is given in terms of difference equations. By proving practical stability one is allowed to preassigned the bound on the queuing systems dynamics performance. Moreover, employing Lyapunov methods, a sufficient condition for the stabilization problem is also obtained. It is shown that it is possible to restrict the queuing systems state space in such a way that boundedness is guaranteed. However, this restriction results to be vague. This inconvenience is overcome by considering a specific recurrence equation, in the max-plus algebra, which is assigned to the timed Petri net graphical model. Moreover, by using max-plus algebra a schedule for the queuing system is set.
Received: March 21, 2012
AMS Subject Classification: 08A99, 93D35, 93D99, 39A11, 08C99, 16Y60, 65F15, 05C50, 15A29, 15A33
Key Words and Phrases: queuing systems, Lyapunov methods, max-plus algebra, timed Petri nets
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Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN printed version: 1311-8080
ISSN on-line version: 1314-3395