APPLYING A FUZZY-AHP FOR THE SELECTION OF A SUITABLE TUGBOAT BASED ON PROPULSION SYSTEM TYPE


Cakiroglu G., ŞENER B., Balin A.

BRODOGRADNJA, vol.69, no.4, pp.1-13, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.21278/brod69401
  • Title of Journal : BRODOGRADNJA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-13

Abstract

Selection of a tugboat to be used in a port according to the operations to be carried out is a difficult problem that requires many criteria to be evaluated at the same time. This selection requires high experience as well as technical knowledge about tugboats and operations. In this study, a numerical analysis was carried out within the framework of design, operational and financial criteria to develop a method to select a tugboat. The propulsion/manoeuvring systems used in the tugboats were investigated and different criteria related to the tugboats with different propulsion systems were evaluated by subject matter experts through a survey including technical and financial data. The responses were interpreted with the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to select a suitable tugboat alternative based on the type of propulsion system.