Abstract

In this study, we summerize the method of fuzzy optimization using fuzzy numbers as design variables. In order to detect flaw in fuzzy calculation, we use LR-fuzzy numbers, which is known as its simplicity in calculation. We also use simple fuzzy numbers’ operations, which was proposed in the previous papers. The proposed method has unique characteristics that we can obtain fuzzy sets in design variables (results of the design) directly from single numerical optimizing process. Which takes a large number of numerical optimizing processes when we try to obtain similar results in the conventional methods. In the numerical examples, we compare the proposed method with several other methods taking imprecision in design parameters into account, and demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

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