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Flow lines with finite buffers: Decomposition approach for systems with exponential processing times
A flow line comprising M stations with finite buffers and exponential processing times is decomposed into M-1 subsystems and the performance criteria are calculated with a decomposition approach. The detailed calculations are illustrated here.
- Exponential distributed processing times at all stations
- Finite buffer sizes
- No station breakdowns
The detailed calculations are displayed here:
(1993), p. 195-200
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