Solving Critical Path Problem in Project Network by a New Enhanced Multi-objective Optimization of Simple Ratio Analysis Approach with Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Sets


1 Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Shahed University

2 Faculty of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering , Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University


Decision making is an important issue in business and project management that assists finding the optimal alternative from a number of feasible alternatives. Decision making requires adequate consideration of uncertainty in projects. In this paper, in order to address uncertainty of project environments, interval type-2 fuzzy sets (IT2FSs) are used. In other words, the rating of each alternative and weight of each criterion are expressed by IT2FSs. Moreover, for obtaining weights of criteria, interval type-2 fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method is employed. In addition, a new enhanced model of multi-objective optimization on the basis of simple ratio analysis (MOOSRA) method is developed with IT2F-relative preference relation. Finally, to illustrate applicability of the introduced approach, an existing application from literature is adopted and solved.