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Scientific Decision Framework for Evaluation of Renewable Energy Sources under Q-Rung Orthopair Fuzzy Set with Partially Known Weight Information

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School of Computing, SASTRA University, Thanjavur-613401, TN, India
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Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 713209, TN, India
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Department of Economics, University of Molise, Via De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
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Institute of Sustainable Construction, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, Vilnius LT-10223, Lithuania
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Department of Marketing, College of Business Administration, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33813, USA
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Sustainability 2019, 11(15), 4202; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11154202
Received: 11 June 2019 / Revised: 29 July 2019 / Accepted: 31 July 2019 / Published: 3 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Energy Economics and Policy)
As an attractive generalization of the intuitionistic fuzzy set (IFS), q-rung orthopair fuzzy set (q-ROFS) provides the decision makers (DMs) with a wide window for preference elicitation. Previous studies on q-ROFS indicate that there is an urge for a decision framework which can make use of the available information in a proper manner for making rational decisions. Motivated by the superiority of q-ROFS, in this paper, a new decision framework is proposed, which provides scientific methods for multi-attribute group decision-making (MAGDM). Initially, a programming model is developed for calculating weights of attributes with the help of partially known information. Later, another programming model is developed for determining the weights of DMs with the help of partially known information. Preferences from different DMs are aggregated rationally by using the weights of DMs and extending generalized Maclaurin symmetric mean (GMSM) operator to q-ROFS, which can properly capture the interrelationship among attributes. Further, complex proportional assessment (COPRAS) method is extended to q-ROFS for prioritization of objects by using attributes’ weight vector and aggregated preference matrix. The applicability of the proposed framework is demonstrated by using a renewable energy source prioritization problem from an Indian perspective. Finally, the superiorities and weaknesses of the framework are discussed in comparison with state-of-the-art methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: generalized Maclaurin symmetric mean; optimization model; renewable energy source and q-rung orthopair fuzzy set generalized Maclaurin symmetric mean; optimization model; renewable energy source and q-rung orthopair fuzzy set
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Krishankumar, R.; Ravichandran, K.S.; Kar, S.; Cavallaro, F.; Zavadskas, E.K.; Mardani, A. Scientific Decision Framework for Evaluation of Renewable Energy Sources under Q-Rung Orthopair Fuzzy Set with Partially Known Weight Information. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4202.

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