Modeling and Control of Discrete-event Dynamic Systems

with Petri Nets and Other Tools

  • Branislav Hrúz
  • MengChu Zhou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-20
  2. Pages 33-40
  3. Pages 41-47
  4. Pages 49-62
  5. Pages 107-160
  6. Pages 161-175
  7. Pages 209-216
  8. Pages 261-304
  9. Pages 305-323
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 325-341

About this book


Discrete-event dynamic systems (DEDs) permeate our world, being of great importance in modern manufacturing processes, transportation and various forms of computer and communications networking.

Modeling and Control of Discrete-event Dynamic Systems begins with the mathematical basics required for the study of DEDs and moves on to present various tools used in their modeling and control. Among the instruments explained are many forms of Petri net, Grafcet (the sequential function chart), state charts, formal languages and max-plus algebra; all essential for control students to become proficient with DEDs and to make use of them in practical applications. In order to assist tutors with the use of this book in classes it contains fully-worked examples and end-of-chapter exercises with a pdf solutions manual available from

Realistic industrial examples of varying complexity illustrate the concepts and methods under discussion. Using them, readers will be able to understand DEDs quickly and to master the control methods to analyze and improve the performance of their systems.

Final-year undergraduates and graduates embarking on further courses of study in control, manufacturing and process engineering, computer studies or operations research will find Modeling and Control of Discrete-event Dynamic Systems an invaluable companion to learning about the control of this increasingly important class of systems.


Control Control Applications Control Engineering Control Theory DEDS Discrete Event Dynamic Systems Finite-state Machines GRAFCET Manufacturing Systems Textbook Max-plus Algebra Performance automata communication operations research petri net

Authors and affiliations

  • Branislav Hrúz
    • 1
  • MengChu Zhou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Automatic Control Systems, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information TechnologySlovak University of TechnologyBratislava 1Slovakia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA

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