Pub. online:1 Jan 2014Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 25, Issue 1 (2014), pp. 73–93
The comminution process, particularly grinding, is very important in the mineral processing industry. Some characteristics of ore particles, which occur as a product of grinding process, have a significant impact on the effects of further ore processing. At the same time, this process requires a significant amount of energy which significantly affects the overall processing costs. Therefore, in this paper, we propose new multiple criteria decision making model, based on the Ratio system part of the MOORA method, which should enable an efficient selection of the adequate comminution circuit design.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2013Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 24, Issue 1 (2013), pp. 103–118
This paper proposes a new multi-attribute ranking procedure based on distance from decision-maker preferences. This method has two phases. In the first phase, the decision maker is asked to define the preferred performance for each attribute. In the second phase, Weighted Sum method and new distance-based normalization procedure are used to determine the overall performance rating of alternatives.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2012Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 23, Issue 1 (2012), pp. 141–154
In some cases of using multi-criteria decision making methods for solving real-world problems ratings of alternatives cannot be determined precisely, and that is why they are expressed in the form of intervals. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to extend the MOORA method for solving decision making problems with interval data. By extending the ratio system part of MOORA method, an algorithm to determine the most preferable alternative among all possible alternatives, when performance ratings are given as intervals, is presented. Finally, an example is shown to highlight the proposed procedure, at the end of this paper.