Control and synchronization in switched arrival systems

Bart Rem, Hans Armbruster

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A chaotic model of a production flow called the switched arrival system is extended to include switching times and maintenance. The probability distribution of the chaotic return times is calculated. Scheduling maintenance, loss of production due to switching, and control of the chaotic dynamics is discussed. A coupling parameter to couple switched arrival systems serially, based on lost production, is identified. Simulations of three parallel and three serial levels were performed. Global synchronization of the switching frequencies between serial levels is achieved. An analytic model allows one to predict the self-balancing properties of the serial system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-137
Number of pages10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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