Pub. online:1 Jan 2018Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 29, Issue 1 (2018), pp. 41–74
The selection of waste lubricant oil regenerative technology regarding the complexity of the technologies and financial issues is a complex problem. Some risk factors exist regarding the ratings of technologies on the effective criteria. The current study tackles the selection of the technology based on fuzzy axiomatic design approach considering risk factors. Shannon entropy significance coefficients are computed for criteria. The problem is first solved by considering all criteria and then supplementary solutions are presented by categorizing the criteria to technical and economic groups. Two types of risk factors are identified for the technologies, i.e. general and specific risk factors.
Volume 14, Issue 4 (2003), pp. 541–550
The paper deals with the analysis of the two survival models of the accelerated failure‐time using two‐parametrical log‐logistic and Weibull distributions, and survival models using conditional generalized Weibull, log‐logistic, and Smith and Bain distributions. The observed survival (number of deaths during the 30‐year follow‐up period among the study cohort) and the survival predicted by regression models (predicted number of deaths for the same period of time) were compared. Data on deaths occurring in random sample of men were obtained from the death register of the city of Kaunas. The best agreement between the predicted and observed survival was obtained with one of the modified Smith and Bain models.