Fuzzy Decision-Making Applications in Nuclear Science

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLD, volume 16)


Fuzzy set theory has been extensively researched in various fields of engineering. In nuclear science, a significant influence of fuzzy sets can be noticed. However, applications of fuzzy set theory to nuclear engineering is novel. In this paper, we start with a basic statement of the decision-making process based on fuzzy set theory, and then apply it to nuclear science with some practical applications (a fuzzy decision making in an accidental release to the atmosphere as well as in a problem of land suitability classification). We believe that the use of fuzzy set theory in nuclear science has potential advantages, and the fuzzy approach represents the available information in a meaning tractable way, and supplies the decision maker with more analytical information on ranges of sensitivity of decisions, rather than for obtaining a ranking of feasible actions.


Membership Function Decision Theory Fuzzy Decision Fuzzy Environment Accidental Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Ruan
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Research Centre (SCK• CEN)MolBelgium

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