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An integrated decision-making method for selecting machine tool guideways considering remanufacturability

Ding, Zhouyang, Jiang, Zhigang, Zhang, Hua, Cai, Wei and Liu, Ying 2020. An integrated decision-making method for selecting machine tool guideways considering remanufacturability. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing 33 (7) , pp. 686-700. 10.1080/0951192X.2018.1550680

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Abstract

As one of the most important components of machine tool, guideway has an important driving force to comprehensively improve the remanufacturability of machine tools. To select optimal guideway for machine tool remanufacturing, an integrated multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach that combines improved analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and connection degree-based technique of ranking preferences by similarity to the ideal solution (CD-TOPSIS) method is proposed. The improved AHP is employed to calculate the weights of each criterion and the CD-TOPSIS is adapted to complete the task of sorting; finally, the comprehensive evaluation of the alternatives is carried out. A case study, i.e. eight types of guideways, is illustrated to verify the proposed MCDM method. In addition, comparison with existing methods is performed to validate the effective and reliability for the proposed hybrid approach. Also, sensitivity analysis is provided to evaluate the robustness of the method. The final result shows the method provides reliable decision support for the selection of machine tool guideways for remanufacturing.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0951-192X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 11 December 2018
Date of Acceptance: 18 November 2018
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 10:47
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/117582

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