n South African Journal of Industrial Engineering - A new ranking approach and its application to solving fuzzy critical path problems : general article

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-277X



There are several methods for solving fuzzy critical path problems in which ranking approaches are used to compare fuzzy numbers. In this paper, some fuzzy critical path problems are chosen to show that the results obtained with fuzzy critical path methods that use existing ranking approaches are not appropriate according to real life situations. To obtain appropriate results, a new ranking approach the Mehar ranking approach, is proposed for comparing flat fuzzy numbers. To show the advantages of the Mehar ranking approach over existing approaches, selected fuzzy critical path problems are solved by using the existing methods together with the Mehar ranking approach. It is shown that the obtained results are appropriate.

Daar bestaan verskeie metodes om wasige kritieke padprobleme op te los wat rangordening toepassings gebruik om wasige getalle te vergelyk. In dié artikel word 'n paar wasige kritieke padprobleme gekies om te bewys dat die resulte verkry met die wasige kritieke padmetode, wat bestaande rangordening benaderings gebruik, nie voldoende is volgens lewenswerklike voorbeelde nie. Om gepaste resultate te kry word 'n nuwe rangordening benadering, die 'Mehar rangordening benadering', voorgestel om plat, wasige getalle te vergelyk. Om die voordele van die Mehar benadering te wys word geselekteerde probleme opgelos met beide bestaande metodes en die Mehar rangordening benadering. Die resultate bewys dat die verkreë resultate gepas is.

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