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A Combined Fuzzy-AHP and Fuzzy-GRA Methodology for Hydrogen Energy Storage Method Selection in Turkey

Department of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Faculty, Yildiz Technical University, İstanbul 34349, Turkey
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Marmara University, İstanbul 34722, Turkey
Automotive Technologies Program, Amasya Vocational School, Amasya 5100, Turkey
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Energies 2013, 6(6), 3017-3032;
Received: 24 April 2013 / Revised: 30 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 June 2013 / Published: 20 June 2013
In this paper, we aim to select the most appropriate Hydrogen Energy Storage (HES) method for Turkey from among the alternatives of tank, metal hydride and chemical storage, which are determined based on expert opinions and literature review. Thus, we propose a Buckley extension based fuzzy Analytical Hierarchical Process (Fuzzy-AHP) and linear normalization based fuzzy Grey Relational Analysis (Fuzzy-GRA) combined Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methodology. This combined approach can be applied to a complex decision process, which often makes sense with subjective data or vague information; and used to solve to solve HES selection problem with different defuzzification methods. The proposed approach is unique both in the HES literature and the MCDM literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogen energy storage; fuzzy-AHP; fuzzy-GRA hydrogen energy storage; fuzzy-AHP; fuzzy-GRA
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Gumus, A.T.; Yayla, A.Y.; Çelik, E.; Yildiz, A. A Combined Fuzzy-AHP and Fuzzy-GRA Methodology for Hydrogen Energy Storage Method Selection in Turkey. Energies 2013, 6, 3017-3032.

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