FSPNs: Fluid stochastic petri nets

TitleFSPNs: Fluid stochastic petri nets
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsKS Trivedi, and VG Kulkarni
Conference NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (Including Subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Date Published01/1993

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.