A decision support system for the selection of a casting process using analytic hierarchy process

Citation
Mk. Tiwari et R. Banerjee, A decision support system for the selection of a casting process using analytic hierarchy process, PROD PLAN C, 12(7), 2001, pp. 689-694
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Engineering Management /General
Journal title
PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL
ISSN journal
0953-7287 → ACNP
Volume
12
Issue
7
Year of publication
2001
Pages
689 - 694
Database
ISI
SICI code
0953-7287(200110/11)12:7<689:ADSSFT>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
This paper presents an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) based decision supp ort system to select the most suitable casting process for a given product. The hierarchical structure of the proposed method allows the decision make r to compare the different casting processes using the material suitability and flexibility, geometrical complexity, dimensional tolerance and surface finish of the casting, and the cost as the criteria for selection. Judgeme ntal inconsistency of the decision maker in selecting the casting process i s taken care by ensuring that the value of consistency ratio is below (0.1) . A numerical example is presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the p roposed methodology for selecting the suitable casting process.