RESEARCH ARTICLE


Analytic Hierarchy Process Application for the Selection of a Metal Matrix Composite



Baragetti Sergio
Centre on Innovation Management and Technology Transfer, SMLab - Structural Mechanics Lab, Department of Engineering, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Via Salvecchio 19, 24129 Bergamo, Italy.


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Abstract

The multi-attribute decision-making methods allow to solve arbitrary problems governed by several parameters. In this paper, the choice of a composite material was analyzed, by considering the availability from four companies. The multi-attribute decision Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) procedure was used to select the best levels for different attributes, both parametric and non-parametric, and to select the best company.

Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), decision-making methods, metal matrix composites.