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Application of Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process to Underground Mining Method Selection

Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Symmetry 2020, 12(2), 192; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12020192
Received: 30 December 2019 / Revised: 12 January 2020 / Accepted: 14 January 2020 / Published: 23 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Uncertain Multi-criteria Optimization Problems)
The paper proposes a problem-solving approach in the area of underground mining, related to the evaluation and selection of the optimal mining method, employing fuzzy multiple-criteria optimization. The application of fuzzy logic to decision-making in multiple-criteria optimization is particularly useful in cases where not enough information is available about a given system, and where expert knowledge and experience are an important aspect. With a straightforward objective, multiple-criteria decision-making is used to rank various mining methods relative to a set of criteria and to select the optimal solution. The considered mining methods represent possible alternatives. In addition, various criteria and subcriteria that influence the selection of the best available solution are defined and analyzed. The final decision concerning the selection of the optimal mining method is made based on mathematical optimization calculations. The paper demonstrates the proposed approach as applied in a case study. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiple-criteria decision-making; underground mines; mining methods; expert knowledge multiple-criteria decision-making; underground mines; mining methods; expert knowledge
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Bajić, S.; Bajić, D.; Gluščević, B.; Ristić Vakanjac, V. Application of Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process to Underground Mining Method Selection. Symmetry 2020, 12, 192.

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