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Networks of Queues with Blocking and Load Balancing

  • Ke-Tsai Edward Chin
  • Richard F. Serfozo
Part of the Progress in Materials Handling and Logistics book series (LOGISTICS, volume 1)

Abstract

In a flexible manufacturing network, the flow of parts among work stations is subject to blocking due to limited station capacities. Generally use of “intelligent” routing can circumvent existing congestion and avoid congestion buildup. Little is known about modeling networks of queues with dynamic routings that are functions of the queue lengths in the network.

Keywords

Transition Rate Load Balance Queue Length Equilibrium Distribution Material Handling 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ke-Tsai Edward Chin
    • 1
  • Richard F. Serfozo
    • 2
  1. 1.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA

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