Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering   »   2013 Vol.14, No.1

 

 

Title: Material selection using hybrid MCDM approach for automobile bumper

 

Authors: M. Ilangkumaran; A. Avenash; V. Balakrishnan; S. Barath Kumar; M. Boopathi Raja

 

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Department of Mechatronics Engineering, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Mechatronics Engineering, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Mechatronics Engineering, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Mechatronics Engineering, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India
Department of Mechatronics Engineering, K.S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

 

Abstract: This paper describes an application of multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) techniques to evaluate optimum material to be employed for manufacturing of automobile bumper. The proposed hybrid MCDM technique involves fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (FAHP) integrated with preference ranking organisation method for enrichment evaluation (PROMETHEE). FAHP is used to compute the criteria weights. PROMETHEE I is used to find out the leaving and entering flows, whereas PROMETHEE II is used to find the total ranking of the material. This study focuses on five alternatives such as polyethylene, polypropylene, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, polyamide and polystyrene. This study uses six evaluation criteria such as compressive yield strength, flexural modulus, hardness, Charpy impact strength, elongation and cost to select the appropriate material.

 

Keywords: materials selection; MCDM; multicriteria decision making; FAHP; fuzzy AHP; analytical hierarchy process; PROMETHEE; preference ranking organisation; enrichment evaluation; automobile industry; automotive bumpers; bumper manufacturing; bumper materials.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2013.052919

 

Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2013 Vol.14, No.1, pp.20 - 39

 

Available online: 29 Mar 2013

 

 

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