Structuring ship design project approval mechanism towards installation of operator-system interfaces via fuzzy axiomatic design principles

Cebi S., Çelik M. , KAHRAMAN C.

INFORMATION SCIENCES, vol.180, no.6, pp.886-895, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 180 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ins.2009.10.018
  • Title of Journal : INFORMATION SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.886-895


Managing the verification of primary design projects for ship machinery systems is one of the crucial stages in ship building processes In particular, the design of operator-system interfaces such as remote controls, displays, alarms, workstations, and labels requires a high level of technical expertise and systematic control. This paper focuses on structuring a ship design project approval mechanism (SDPAM) based on fuzzy axiomatic design (FAD) methodology which is concerned with the system design of relevant interfaces on an engine room control console. Design characteristics such as accessibility and operational requirements are treated as "hard" constraints being encountered in this complex problem Hence, the proposed methodology requires performance assessment using fuzzy values This Study provides original contributions to the existing approval procedures of classification societies, which are non-governmental construction and classification organizations in the shipping industry. Furthermore, the study proposes a new approach to handle uncertainty and vagueness by an axiomatic design extension to ship project execution problems. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved