Modeling A Copier Paper Path: A Case Study in Modeling Transportation Processes
Vineet Gupta, Peter Struss
We present a compositional model of paper transportation in a
photocopier that is meant to support different problem solving tasks
like simulation and diagnosis, and to be applicable to a variety of
configurations. Therefore, we try to avoid making hard-wired implicit
assumptions about design principles and possible scenarios. In order
to simplify our analysis, the model abstracts away from the physical forces
and reasons only about velocities. Nonetheless, it succeeds in
determining essential features of the motion of the sheet of paper
like buckling and tearing. The framework provided is quite generic
and can be used as a starting point for developing models of other
,author=" Vineet Gupta and Peter Struss"
,title="Modeling a copier paper path"
,booktitle=" Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning"