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Article
Publication date: 13 September 2021

Muhammet Öztürk and İbrahim Özkol

This study aims to propose, as the first time, the interval type-2 adaptive network-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) structure, which is given better results compared to…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose, as the first time, the interval type-2 adaptive network-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) structure, which is given better results compared to previously presented in the open literature. So, the ANFIS can be used effectively for training of interval type-2 fuzzy logic system (IT2FLS) parameters.

Design/methodology/approach

Karnik–Mendel algorithm (KMA) is modified to use in interval type-2 ANFIS. The modified Karnik–Mendel algorithm (M-KMA) is implemented to change the uncertain ANFIS parameters into known ones. In this way, the interval type-2 ANFIS removes uncertainties of IT2FLS. Therefore, the interval type-2 ANFIS is reduced to a simple one, i.e. less mathematical operation required. Only consequent parameters are trained, and the consequent parameters are chosen in the form of crisp.

Findings

By applying the mentioned procedure, it can be shown that interval type-2 ANFIS has generally better results compared to type-1 ANFIS. However, it was noticed that the worst results obtained in the case of interval type-2 ANFIS are equal to the best result obtained in the case of type-1 ANFIS. Therefore, users in this field can use this approach in solving nonlinear problems.

Practical implications

The interval type-2 ANFIS can be used as controller for highly nonlinear systems such as air vehicles.

Originality/value

As stated in the open literature, it is ineffective to use ANFIS for IT2FLS. In this study, the KMA is modified for IT2FLS, and it is seen that the ANFIS can be used effectively for IT2FLS.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 93 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1748-8842

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Book part
Publication date: 5 October 2018

Nima Gerami Seresht, Rodolfo Lourenzutti, Ahmad Salah and Aminah Robinson Fayek

Due to the increasing size and complexity of construction projects, construction engineering and management involves the coordination of many complex and dynamic processes…

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Due to the increasing size and complexity of construction projects, construction engineering and management involves the coordination of many complex and dynamic processes and relies on the analysis of uncertain, imprecise and incomplete information, including subjective and linguistically expressed information. Various modelling and computing techniques have been used by construction researchers and applied to practical construction problems in order to overcome these challenges, including fuzzy hybrid techniques. Fuzzy hybrid techniques combine the human-like reasoning capabilities of fuzzy logic with the capabilities of other techniques, such as optimization, machine learning, multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) and simulation, to capitalise on their strengths and overcome their limitations. Based on a review of construction literature, this chapter identifies the most common types of fuzzy hybrid techniques applied to construction problems and reviews selected papers in each category of fuzzy hybrid technique to illustrate their capabilities for addressing construction challenges. Finally, this chapter discusses areas for future development of fuzzy hybrid techniques that will increase their capabilities for solving construction-related problems. The contributions of this chapter are threefold: (1) the limitations of some standard techniques for solving construction problems are discussed, as are the ways that fuzzy methods have been hybridized with these techniques in order to address their limitations; (2) a review of existing applications of fuzzy hybrid techniques in construction is provided in order to illustrate the capabilities of these techniques for solving a variety of construction problems and (3) potential improvements in each category of fuzzy hybrid technique in construction are provided, as areas for future research.

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Fuzzy Hybrid Computing in Construction Engineering and Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-868-2

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Article
Publication date: 9 December 2020

Rana Jafarpisheh, Mehdi Karbasian and Milad Asadpour

The purpose of this study is to propose a hybrid reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) approach for mining transportation machines of a limestone complex, a real case in…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to propose a hybrid reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) approach for mining transportation machines of a limestone complex, a real case in Esfahan, Iran.

Design/methodology/approach

Criteria for selecting critical machines were collected within literature and selected by decision-makers (DCs), and critical machines have been identified using the preference ranking organization method for enrichment of evaluations (PROMETHEE). Also, multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods were used in addition to failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA) for selecting and prioritizing high-risk failures as well as optimizing the RCM performance. More specifically, the criteria of severity, detectability and frequency of occurrence were selected for risk assessment based on the previous studies, and were weighted using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method. Also, the technique for order of preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) has been applied to prioritize failures' risk. Finally, the critical failures were inserted in the RCM decision-making worksheet and the required actions were determined for them.

Findings

According to the obtained values from PROMEHTEE method, the machine with code 739-7 was selected as the first priority and the most critical equipment. Further, based on results of TOPSIS method, the failure mode of “Lubrication hole clogging in crankpin bearing due poor quality oil,” “Deformation of main bearing due to overwork” and “The piston ring hotness due to unusual increase in the temperature of cylinder” have the highest risks among failure modes, respectively.

Originality/value

RCM has been deployed in various studies. However, in the current study, a hybrid MCDM-FMECA has been proposed to cope with high-risk failures. Besides, transportation machineries are one of the most critical equipment in the mining industry. Due to noticeable costs of this equipment, effective and continuous usage of this fleet requires the implementation of proper maintenance strategy. To the best of our knowledge, there is no research which has used RCM for transportation systems in the mining sector, and therefore, the innovation of this research is employment of the proposed hybrid approach for transportation machineries in the mining industry.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 38 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Article
Publication date: 15 August 2018

Hatice Ercan Teksen and Ahmet Sermet Anagun

The control charts are used in many production areas because they give an idea about the quality characteristic(s) of a product. The control limits are calculated and the…

Abstract

Purpose

The control charts are used in many production areas because they give an idea about the quality characteristic(s) of a product. The control limits are calculated and the data are examined whether the quality characteristic(s) is/are within these limits. At this point, it may be confusing to comment, especially if it is slightly below or above the limit values. In order to overcome this situation, it is suitable to use fuzzy numbers instead of crisp numbers. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how to create control limits of X ¯ -R control charts for a specified data set of interval type-2 fuzzy sets.

Design/methodology/approach

There are methods in the literature, such as defuzzification, distance, ranking and likelihood, which may be applicable for interval type-2 fuzzy set. This study is the first that these methods are adapted to the X ¯ -R control charts. This methodology enables interval type-2 fuzzy sets to be used in X ¯ -R control charts.

Findings

It is demonstrated that the methods – such as defuzzification, distance, ranking and likelihood for interval type-2 fuzzy sets – could be applied to the X ¯ -R control charts. The fuzzy control charts created using the methods provide similar results in terms of in/out control situations. On the other hand, the sample points depicted on charts show similar pattern, even though the calculations are different based on their own structures. Finally, the control charts obtained with interval type-2 fuzzy sets and the control charts obtained with crisp numbers are compared.

Research limitations/implications

Based on the related literature, research works on interval type-2 fuzzy control charts seem to be very limited. This study shows the applicability of different interval type-2 fuzzy methods on X ¯ -R control charts. For the future study, different interval type-2 fuzzy methods may be considered for X ¯ -R control charts.

Originality/value

The unique contribution of this research to the relevant literature is that interval type-2 fuzzy numbers for quantitative control charts, such as X ¯ -R control charts, is used for the first time in this context. Since the research is the first adaptation of interval type-2 fuzzy sets on X ¯ -R control charts, the authors believe that this study will lead and encourage the people who work on this topic.

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 31 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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Article
Publication date: 31 December 2020

Geetha Selvaraj and Jeonghwan Jeon

For a nation to become a superpower, it's scientific and technological advancement is essential. Each country is exploring how to improve themselves in terms of science…

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Purpose

For a nation to become a superpower, it's scientific and technological advancement is essential. Each country is exploring how to improve themselves in terms of science and technology. The authors analyzed the innovation capabilities of 35 OECD countries that have not recently joined Lithuania.

Design/methodology/approach

In recent years, a lot of research work has been done on trapezoidal interval type-2 fuzzy sets (TIT-2 FS), and many research works have been published. The trapezoidal interval type-2 fuzzy set helps effectively to represent the uncertainty comparatively than the type-1 fuzzy set. Taking advantage of this effectiveness, the authors extend the best multi-criteria decision making method (MCDM) for trapezoidal interval type-2 fuzzy sets. Here, ELimination and Choice Expressing REality III (ELECTRE III) method in the trapezoidal interval type-2 fuzzy set environment is proposed.

Findings

This analysis helps to the OECD countries to develop their level of innovation in the criteria. The authors are making this evaluation for the year 2018 based on the 31 criteria. Application of the proposed method expressed by evaluation of the national innovation capability problem. Based on the obtained results, the top five countries are United States, Switzerland, Canada, Germany and Japan.

Originality/value

The authors collected required data from different available data sources like OECD, IMD, USPTO, ITU and surveyed data reported by KISTEP. After collecting all the data from different sources, the authors calculated the standard values as KISTEP. After converting the standard values into trapezoidal interval type-2 fuzzy values, the authors construct a decision matrix based on these values. Then, the authors determined the possibility mean values and preference. Then, they calculated the concordance and discordance credibility degree values. Finally, they ranked OECD countries by the net credibility degree. The results are computed by using the MATLAB software.

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Data Technologies and Applications, vol. 55 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9288

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Article
Publication date: 21 September 2018

Muhammet Deveci, Ibrahim Zeki Akyurt and Selahattin Yavuz

The purpose of this paper is to present a new public bread factory location selection for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM).

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present a new public bread factory location selection for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM).

Design/methodology/approach

A two-stage methodology is proposed to determine the location for the public bread factory facility. This framework is based on both geographic information systems (GIS) and multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques. The first stage of the methodology aims to decrease the number of possible alternative locations to simplify the selection activity by applying GIS; the second stage utilises interval type-2 fuzzy MCDM approach to exactly determine the public bread factory site location.

Findings

In this study, the authors present weighted normalised-based interval type-2 hesitant fuzzy and interval type-2 hesitant fuzzy sets (IT2HFSs)-based compressed proportional assessment (COPRAS) methods to overcome facility location selection problem for a fourth public bread factory in Istanbul.

Practical implications

The results show that the proposed approach is practical and can be employed by the bakery industry.

Originality/value

In this study, the authors present a two-stage methodology for public bread factory site selection. In the first stage, the number of alternatives is reduced by the GIS. In the second stage, an interval type-2 fuzzy set is implemented for the evaluation of public bakery factory site alternatives. A new integrated approach based on COPRAS method and weighted normalised with IT2HFSs is proposed.

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 31 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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Article
Publication date: 11 May 2020

Ahmet Çalık

This study aims to create a model for defining the best supplier for a company and allocating order that considers sustainability criteria beyond the traditional selection…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to create a model for defining the best supplier for a company and allocating order that considers sustainability criteria beyond the traditional selection criteria.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, sustainable supplier Selection and order allocation (SSS and OA) problem is managed based on a multiobjective linear programming (MOLP) model that incorporates sustainability dimensions. First, an interval type-2 fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) method is applied for the main criteria and subcriteria to determine the weight of the selected criteria. Then, these values are used to convert the proposed MOLP model into a single-objective model.

Findings

The economic criterion (0.438) was the most important criterion for SSS in the agricultural machinery sector, followed by the social criterion (0.333) and the environmental criterion (0.229).

Practical implications

The results show that the proposed framework can be utilized by the agricultural machinery industry for SSS and OA.

Originality/value

The proposed framework provides to develop an integrated model by interval type-2 fuzzy sets for SSS and OA, taking into account the relationships between qualitative and quantitative evaluation criteria with different priorities. The validity of the developed model is confirmed by a case study of the agricultural machinery industry in Turkey.

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 33 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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Book part
Publication date: 5 October 2018

Long Chen and Wei Pan

With numerous and ambiguous sets of information and often conflicting requirements, construction management is a complex process involving much uncertainty. Decision…

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With numerous and ambiguous sets of information and often conflicting requirements, construction management is a complex process involving much uncertainty. Decision makers may be challenged with satisfying multiple criteria using vague information. Fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making (FMCDM) provides an innovative approach for addressing complex problems featuring diverse decision makers’ interests, conflicting objectives and numerous but uncertain bits of information. FMCDM has therefore been widely applied in construction management. With the increase in information complexity, extensions of fuzzy set (FS) theory have been generated and adopted to improve its capacity to address this complexity. Examples include hesitant FSs (HFSs), intuitionistic FSs (IFSs) and type-2 FSs (T2FSs). This chapter introduces commonly used FMCDM methods, examines their applications in construction management and discusses trends in future research and application. The chapter first introduces the MCDM process as well as FS theory and its three main extensions, namely, HFSs, IFSs and T2FSs. The chapter then explores the linkage between FS theory and its extensions and MCDM approaches. In total, 17 FMCDM methods are reviewed and two FMCDM methods (i.e. T2FS-TOPSIS and T2FS-PROMETHEE) are further improved based on the literature. These 19 FMCDM methods with their corresponding applications in construction management are discussed in a systematic manner. This review and development of FS theory and its extensions should help both researchers and practitioners better understand and handle information uncertainty in complex decision problems.

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Fuzzy Hybrid Computing in Construction Engineering and Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-868-2

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Article
Publication date: 2 June 2022

Himanshukumar R. Patel and Vipul A. Shah

In recent times, fuzzy logic is gaining more and more attention, and this is because of the capability of understanding the functioning of the system as per human…

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Purpose

In recent times, fuzzy logic is gaining more and more attention, and this is because of the capability of understanding the functioning of the system as per human knowledge-based system. The main contribution of the work is dynamically adapting the important parameters throughout the execution of the flower pollination algorithm (FPA) using concepts of fuzzy logic. By adapting the main parameters of the metaheuristics, the performance and accuracy of the metaheuristic have been improving in a varied range of applications.

Design/methodology/approach

The fuzzy logic-based parameter adaptation in the FPA is proposed. In addition, type-2 fuzzy logic is used to design fuzzy inference system for dynamic parameter adaptation in metaheuristics, which can help in eliminating uncertainty and hence offers an attractive improvement in dynamic parameter adaption in metaheuristic method, and, in reality, the effectiveness of the interval type-2 fuzzy inference system (IT2 FIS) has shown to provide improved results as matched to type-1 fuzzy inference system (T1 FIS) in some latest work.

Findings

One case study is considered for testing the proposed approach in a fault tolerant control problem without faults and with partial loss of effectiveness of main actuator fault with abrupt and incipient nature. For comparison between the type-1 fuzzy FPA and interval type-2 fuzzy FPA is presented using statistical analysis which validates the advantages of the interval type-2 fuzzy FPA. The statistical Z-test is presented for comparison of efficiency between two fuzzy variants of the FPA optimization method.

Originality/value

The main contribution of the work is a dynamical adaptation of the important parameters throughout the execution of the flower pollination optimization algorithm using concepts of type-2 fuzzy logic. By adapting the main parameters of the metaheuristics, the performance and accuracy of the metaheuristic have been improving in a varied range of applications.

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International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-378X

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Article
Publication date: 17 August 2018

Xiaoqing Chen, Xinwang Liu and Zaiwu Gong

The purpose of this paper is to combine the uncertain methods of type-2 fuzzy sets and data envelopment analysis (DEA) evaluation model together. A new type-2 fuzzy DEA…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to combine the uncertain methods of type-2 fuzzy sets and data envelopment analysis (DEA) evaluation model together. A new type-2 fuzzy DEA efficiency assessment method is established. Then the proposed procedure is applied to the poverty alleviation problem.

Design/methodology/approach

The research method is the DEA model, which is an effective method for efficiency assessment of social–economic systems. Considering the existence of the same efficiency values that cannot be ranked in the proposed DEA model, the balance index is introduced to solve the ranking problem of decision-making units effectively.

Findings

The results show that the proposed method can not only measure the efficiency of the existence of uncertain information but also deal with the ranking of multiple efficient decision-making units.

Originality/value

This paper selects type-2 fuzzy DEA model to express a lot of uncertain information in efficiency evaluation problems. We use the parameter decomposition method of type-2 fuzzy programming or the type-2 expectation values indirectly. The balance index is proposed to further distinguish the multiple effective decision-making units. Furthermore, this paper selects rural poverty alleviation in Hainan Province as a case study to verify the feasibility of the method. The relative efficiency values in different years are calculated and analyzed.

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Kybernetes, vol. 48 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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