Pub. online:26 Mar 2020Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 31, Issue 2 (2020), pp. 225–248
Today energy demand in the world cannot be met based on the growing population of the countries. Exhaustible resources are not enough to supply this energy requirement. Furthermore, the pollution created by these sources is one of the most important issues for all living things. In this context, clean and sustainable energy alternatives need to be considered. In this study, a novel interval-valued neutrosophic (IVN) ELECTRE I method is conducted to select renewable energy alternative for a municipality. A new division operation and deneutrosophication method for interval-valued neutrosophic sets is proposed. A sensitivity analysis is also implemented to check the validity of the proposed method. The obtained results and the sensitivity analysis demonstrate that the given decision in the application is robust. The results of the proposed method determine that the wind power plant is the best alternative and our proposed method’s decisions are consistent and reliable through the results of comparative and sensitivity analyses.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2019Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 30, Issue 4 (2019), pp. 689–710
Construction site selection is a complex problem involving many alternatives and conflicting criteria with vague and imprecise evaluations. Fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making methods are the most effective tools to obtain optimum solutions under possibilistic uncertainty. In this paper, a novel interval hesitant fuzzy CODAS method is proposed and applied to a residential construction site selection problem. A comparative analysis with ordinary fuzzy CODAS method is applied for validating the proposed method. Also, a sensitivity analysis is conducted for the stability of the ranking results of the interval hesitant fuzzy CODAS method. The results of the analyses demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed method.