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Volume-3,Issue-7  ( Jul, 2017 )
Paper Title
A New AHP Model for Selecting the Best Battery for a Firefighting and Rescue Boat: Mofeed
Author Name
Hani H M H Alhababi
Kuwait Fire Directorate, Engineering Sector and Information Systems, Management of Vehicles and Equipments, Head of Reception Department, Alrai city, Kuwait
The aim of the study is to develop an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) model capable of selecting the best battery for a given Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) boat. To do so, a case study for KFSD boat Mofeed was investigated and the identified influencing criteria were used in the AHP model to analyse and then select between three types of batteries namely (Conventional, AGM, and Gel). The obtained results for Mofeed shows that the AGM battery (0.359) appears to be the best battery option over the conventional and Gel batteries (0.338 and 0.302 respectively). The obtained results confirmed that this developed model can be used as a new decision support tool to aid engineers, decision makers etc. selecting between different battery options for any given ship/ truck or equipment that often vary in their characteristics. Keywords - Analytic hierarchy process; Batteries; Multi-Criteria decision making.
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