The usefulness and application of fuzzy logic and fuzzy AHP in the materials finishing industry
Averill, Anthony (2020). The usefulness and application of fuzzy logic and fuzzy AHP in the materials finishing industry. Transactions of the Institute of Material Finishing.
It is suggested that fuzzy logic could occupy a more prominent role in the materials finishing industry. Whilst a number of applications have already been made to control finishing processes and help with decision making, there is clearly scope for extending the use of fuzzy logic in the industry. After surveying some of these applications, the background to fuzzy logic is described and its set theory explained. Finally, the steps involved in selecting an environmentally acceptable metal cleaning agent from possible alternatives using a fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) are described in detail. As illustration, two different sets of selection criteria ranking are considered for choosing (i) the best solvent for cleaning equipment to be used in oxygen service and (ii) for cleaning metal parts prior to further finishing treatment.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article to be published by Taylor & Francis in Transactions of the IMF It will be available online:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ytim20/current
|Keywords||Fuzzy logic; fuzzy AHP; process control; decision making; cleaning solvent selection|
|Journal||Transactions of the Institute of Material Finishing|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||03 Jul 2020|
|Deposited||08 Jul 2020|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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