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IJE TRANSACTIONS C: Aspects Vol. 28, No. 3 (March 2015) 387-395   

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  APPLICATION OF INTERVAL-VALUED FUZZY ANALYTIC HIERARCHY PROCESS APPROACH IN SELECTION CARGO TERMINALS, A CASE STUDY
 
E. Mirzaei, Y. Minatour, H. Bonakdari and A. A. Javadi
 
( Received: February 05, 2014 – Accepted: November 13, 2014 )
 
 

Abstract    Cargo terminals are the gateways for entrance of commodities into the transportation network. Therefore, locating them in optimal location could have a major impact on the cost effectiveness and efficiency of transport, traffic safety and reduction in environmental pollutions. Due to the presence of a large number of parameters involved and the existing uncertainties, decision making in this field is a complex task. If the decision makers cannot reach an agreement on the method of defining linguistic variables based on the fuzzy sets, favorable results and more accurate modeling can be achieved by using the interval-valued fuzzy sets (IVFSs), which provide an additional degree of freedom to represent the uncertainty and fuzziness in the real world. This study presents a group fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) based on IVFSs (IVF-AHP), and its application to find the optimal location for the Ghaen (Qayenat) cargo terminal in Ghaen City, Iran. The results show that the proposed method is a reliable method in selecting the optimal location for cargo terminals.

 

Keywords    Cargo Terminal, Fuzzy AHP, Ghaen (Qayenat) City, Interval-valued fuzzy sets, Group decision making.

 

چکیده    پایانه ها دروازه برای ورود کالاها به شبکه حمل و نقل می باشد. بنابراین، موقعیت آنها در محل مناسب، می تواند تأثیر عمده ای بر اثربخشی هزینه و بهره وری از شبکه حمل و نقل، ایمنی ترافیک و کاهش آلودگی های زیست محیطی داشته باشند. با توجه به تاثیر تعداد زیادی از عوامل و عدم قطعیت های موجود، تصمیم گیری در این زمینه یک کار پیچیده است. اگر تصمیم گیرندگان نمی تواند به توافق در مورد روش تعریف متغیرهای موثر بر اساس مجموعه های فازی برسند، نتایج مطلوب و مدل سازی دقیقتر، می تواند با استفاده از مجموعه فازی با ارزش بازه (IVFSs)، که ارائه دهنده یک درجه اضافی از آزادی عدم اطمینان و فازی در جهان واقعی است، بدست آید. این مطالعه یک فرآیند گروه تحلیلی فازی سلسله مراتبی (AHP) بر اساس IVFSs (IVF-AHP)، و کاربرد آن را برای پیدا کردن محل بهینه پایانه حمل و نقل در شهر قائن، ایران را ارائه می کند. نتایج نشان می دهد که روش پیشنهادی یک روش قابل اعتماد در انتخاب محل مناسب برای حمل و نقل پایانه می باشد.

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