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Title: Application of AHP-VIKOR and GMDH framework to develop an indicator to identify utilisation potential of wave energy converter with respect to location

Authors: Tilottama Chakraborty; Mrinmoy Majumder; Ankit Khare

Addresses: School of Hydro-Informatics Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura (W), India ' School of Hydro-Informatics Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura (W), India ' School of Hydro-Informatics Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura (W), India

Abstract: The potential of analytical hierarchy process (AHP)-rough number based compromise ranking method (also known as VIKOR) multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) and group method of data handling (GMDH) multimodal predictive method was analysed for smart representation of 'utilisation potential' of wave energy converters from specific locations. The significant parameters were identified by considering different case studies and their influence on converter efficiency. The soft-computation methods like AHP-VIKOR and GMDH were used for the first time to find the relative priority values of the parameters. The results from the multi-method estimation model were validated with the help of multi linear regression equation and certain real-time case analysis. With an accuracy of above, 99% the ensemble MCDM-ANN model depicted reliability, which ensures the author of its wide application for real benefits like cost reduction and efficiency maximisation of converters in the utilisation of the potential wave energy of locations.

Keywords: analytical hierarchy process; AHP; VIKOR; group method of data handling; GMDH; ensemble modelling; wave energy converter; indicator; utilisation potential; data science.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTDS.2019.097603

International Journal of Spatio-Temporal Data Science, 2019 Vol.1 No.1, pp.98 - 113

Available online: 31 Jan 2019 *

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