Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
Industrial automation: models
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Electronic Engineering - Vercelli
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Calafiore Giuseppe Carlo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 ING-INF/04 30 15 20 0 4
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/04 5 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Objectives of the course
The course 'Industrial Automation: Models' provides the student with the fundamental methodological instruments for understanding and modeling the dynamic phenomena arising in modern manufacturing systems and automation engineering.
Fundamentals of linear algebra, probability and statistics.
- Elements of probability and statistical estimation.
- Introduction to discrete event systems. Automata.
- Model of manufacturing systems (production cell with periodic downtimes, robot with grip failures, transfer line, etc.).
- Discrete-time Markov chains: theory and applications.
- Continuous-time Markov chains: theory and applications.
- Poisson and birth-death processes.
- Resources with waiting lines. Measures of performance. Little's Law.
- Elementary queueing theory.
Laboratories and/or exercises
The course includes practise sessions and computer simulation activities.
Reference textbook: G. Calafiore, Elementi di Automatica, seconda ed.; CLUT, Torino, 2007.
Other suggested texts:
Balduzzi, F., G. Calafiore, Esercizi di Automazione I, UTET Libreria, 2000 (esercizi svolti)
Cassandras, C., S. Lafortune, Introduction to Discrete Event Systems, Kluwer, 1999
Revisions / Exam
Written + (possible) oral examination.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2007/08

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