Archives of Acoustics, 40, 4, pp. 453–467, 2015

Fuzzy TOPSIS Approach in Selection of Optimal Noise Barrier for Traffic Noise Abatement

Naveen GARG
Senior Scientist CSIR-National Physical Laboratory

Assistant Professor Amity School of Engg. & Technology, Bijwasan, Delhi - 110 061, India.

Sagar MAJI
Professor, Department of Mechanical, Production & Industrial Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi – 110042, India.

The paper presents a retrospective study for selection of noise barrier for road traffic noise abatement. The work proposes the application of Fuzzy TOPSIS (Technique for order preference by similarity to an ideal solution) approach is selection of optimal road traffic noise barrier. The present work utilizes the fuzzy TOPSIS model proposed by Mahdavi et al. (2008) in determination of ranking order of various types of noise barriers with respect to the various criteria considered. It is suggested that application of this approach can be very helpful in selection and application of optimal noise barrier for road traffic noise abatement.
Keywords: fuzzy TOPSIS; MADM; road traffic noise; fuzzy positive ideal solution (FPIS); fuzzy negative ideal solution (FNIS); SWOT analysis.
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DOI: 10.1515/aoa-2015-0045