WIT Press

Use Of Fuzzy Relations For Affordability De- Cisions In High Technology

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI960391

Volume

16

Pages

15

Published

1996

Size

241 kb

Author(s)

E.J. Kim, L.J. Kohout, B. DuBrosky and W. Bandler

Abstract

Use of Fuzzy Relations for A ordability De- cisions in High Technology E.J. Kim, L.J. Kohout, *B. DuBrosky and W. Bandler Department of Computer Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4019, USA email: ejkim@cs.fsu.edu, kohout@cs.fsu.edu *Pratt & Whitney, Government Engine Business, P.O.Box 108600, West Palm Beach, FL 33410-9600, USA email: dubrosky@pw .com Abstract In the aeronautics industry, e ective assessment of propulsion technologies for future investment and applications is required to re ect the total cost impact in the trade-o between cost and performance. Application of fuzzy relational techniques will allow more e ective predictions of cost, uncertainty, inde niteness and con dence in cost solutions, and will also facilitate more realistic analysis of cost/bene ts vs. performance trade-o than probability theory when a suciently large sample of technological data characterising the manufactured artifact is not yet available. In our study, a method of repertory

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