Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Decision Making Methods and Applications in Civil Engineering


Status
Published

1Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

2Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

3Cairo University, Giza, Egypt


Decision Making Methods and Applications in Civil Engineering

Description

Civil engineering projects are increasingly complex and are associated with situations where robust decisions are required to be taken. These decisions are made in different stages of civil engineering projects. For example, decision making takes place during feasibility study stage prior to design, procurement, and construction stages in order to determine the viability of project undertaken by an investor.

Decision making in the field of civil engineering often faces the need to deal with hazardous phenomena. They include industrial accidents capable of damaging built property, structural failures, extreme natural phenomena, and human acts affecting security. Proper decisions made by architects and civil engineers may reduce the risk posed by the aforementioned phenomena. Decision making in this field can be facilitated by an application of formal methods, such as methods of multiple criteria decision making or methods of discrete or continuous optimisation.

Most, if not all, decisions are made under uncertainty. The failure probability analysis is an important tool for decision making about the reliability of the structure. Factors relevant to decisions can be identified using the methods of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of mathematical model outputs. The sensitivity analysis is crucial for building, understanding, and applying complex mathematical models to reliability tasks of bearing structures. Terms like influence, importance ranking, and dominance are all related to uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

We invite authors to submit original research articles that seek to combine methods of formal decision making and methods developed for assessing risks related to civil engineering infrastructure.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Concepts and techniques which have been developed to both describe and rationalize the process of decision making in civil engineering
  • Making a choice among several possible alternatives in different stages of civil engineering projects: selecting building design, selecting appropriate delivery system, selecting appropriate construction method, and so forth
  • Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) methods: advances and applications in civil engineering
  • Safety and security methods in formal decision making related to civil engineering
  • Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of the reliability tasks of civil engineering structures

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 160569
  • - Editorial

Decision Making Methods and Applications in Civil Engineering

Jurgita Antucheviciene | Zdeněk Kala | ... | Egidijus Rytas Vaidogas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 381926
  • - Research Article

Use of a Combination of MRSS-ANP for Making an Innovative Landfill Siting Decision Model

Mohammad K. Younes | N. E. Ahmad Basri | ... | Mohammed F. M. Abushammala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 357981
  • - Research Article

Performance Requirements on Remodeling Apartment Housing and TOPSIS Evaluation

Jaeho Cho | Jaeyoul Chun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 281640
  • - Research Article

BIM Application to Select Appropriate Design Alternative with Consideration of LCA and LCCA

Young-su Shin | Kyuman Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 362579
  • - Review Article

Solving Civil Engineering Problems by Means of Fuzzy and Stochastic MCDM Methods: Current State and Future Research

Jurgita Antucheviciene | Zdeněk Kala | ... | Egidijus Rytas Vaidogas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 404926
  • - Research Article

Service Station Evaluation Problem in Catering Service of High-Speed Railway: A Fuzzy QFD Approach Based on Evidence Theory

Xin Wu | Lei Nie | Meng Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 830781
  • - Research Article

Naïve Bayesian Classifier for Selecting Good/Bad Projects during the Early Stage of International Construction Bidding Decisions

Woosik Jang | Jung Ki Lee | ... | Seung Heon Han
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 851303
  • - Research Article

QFD Based Benchmarking Logic Using TOPSIS and Suitability Index

Jaeho Cho | Jaeyoul Chun | ... | Jungsik Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 717095
  • - Research Article

Map Matching Based on Conditional Random Fields and Route Preference Mining for Uncertain Trajectories

Ming Xu | Yiman Du | ... | Yang Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 797953
  • - Research Article

Planning Tunnel Construction Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)

Juan P. Vargas | Jair C. Koppe | ... | Juan P. Hurtado
Mathematical Problems in Engineering
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate27%
Submission to final decision64 days
Acceptance to publication34 days
CiteScore1.800
Impact Factor1.009
 Submit