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Entropy 2017, 19(1), 44; doi:10.3390/e19010044

Crane Safety Assessment Method Based on Entropy and Cumulative Prospect Theory

School of Logistics Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430063, China
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Received: 22 November 2016 / Revised: 30 December 2016 / Accepted: 16 January 2017 / Published: 21 January 2017
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Abstract

Assessing the safety status of cranes is an important problem. To overcome the inaccuracies and misjudgments in such assessments, this work describes a safety assessment method for cranes that combines entropy and cumulative prospect theory. Firstly, the proposed method transforms the set of evaluation indices into an evaluation vector. Secondly, a decision matrix is then constructed from the evaluation vectors and evaluation standards, and an entropy-based technique is applied to calculate the index weights. Thirdly, positive and negative prospect value matrices are established from reference points based on the positive and negative ideal solutions. Thus, this enables the crane safety grade to be determined according to the ranked comprehensive prospect values. Finally, the safety status of four general overhead traveling crane samples is evaluated to verify the rationality and feasibility of the proposed method. The results demonstrate that the method described in this paper can precisely and reasonably reflect the safety status of a crane. View Full-Text
Keywords: cumulative prospect theory; crane; safety evaluation; entropy cumulative prospect theory; crane; safety evaluation; entropy
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Li, A.; Zhao, Z. Crane Safety Assessment Method Based on Entropy and Cumulative Prospect Theory. Entropy 2017, 19, 44.

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