A Comparative Study of Fuzzy Techniques to Handle Uncertainty: An Industrial Grinding Process

Research paper by Nagajyothi Virivinti, Kishalay Mitra

Indexed on: 09 Mar '16Published on: 03 Mar '16Published in: Chemical Engineering & Technology


Fuzzy‐based approaches like fuzzy chance constrained programming (FCCP) and fuzzy expected value model (FEVM) have been applied to a multi‐objective optimization problem of the industrial grinding process to carry out the uncertainty analysis. Results are compared with respect to the power of risk averseness adopted in the approaches used. The extent of constraint satisfaction due to the presence of uncertain parameters can be accommodated assuming credibility of constraint satisfaction under the FCCP framework whereas the robust set of parameters in the FEVM approach is determined by considering the expectation terms for objectives and constraints. Nonlinear relation of uncertain parameters has been handled by adopting simulation‐based approaches while computing the credibility. These approaches are very generic and can be applied for the study of parametric sensitivity for any process model in a novel manner.

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