Int J Performability Eng ›› 2013, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (2): 211-220.doi: 10.23940/ijpe.13.2.p211.mag

• Original articles • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Availability Estimation of a Cooling Tower Using GSPN


  1. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode


This paper deals with the availability analysis of a Cooling Tower used in an air conditioning system. The system is modeled as a Generalized Stochastic Petri Net (GSPN) and analyzed using Monte Carlo Simulation method. The superiority of this approach over others is demonstrated. The proposed GSPN is a promising tool that can be conveniently used to model and analyze any complex systems. It is a promising tool for modeling and estimation of reliability measures of any process plants.

Received on March 12, 2012, revised on January 10, 2013
References: 13