Title: Total span of farm work flow using Petri net with resource sharing

Authors: Sunita Kumawat; G.N. Purohit

Addresses: Department of Applied Mathematics, Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon, India ' Department of Applied Mathematics, Banasthali University Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: The aim of this work is to present the graphical model of farm work flow (FWF) problem with multi resources sharing, in which each operation may need more than one kind of resources. Using the Petri net concept with resource shared places we describe the farming process mathematically and graphically, and simulate the farming activation and resources assignment. The marking that is one of the properties of Petri nets facilitates mastering the farming progress and the status of the farmland and resources. Here, we apply a new concept deadlock-free Petri net model with resource sharing for minimising the total span of FWF, which is essential in agricultural production systems.

Keywords: Petri net; resource sharing place; transition; marking; composite Petri net.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPIM.2017.085395

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2017 Vol.8 No.3, pp.160 - 171

Available online: 19 Jul 2017

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