Title of paper:

A method for solving unbalanced intuitionistic fuzzy transportation problems

Author(s):

P. Senthil Kumar

PG and Research Department of Mathematics, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli620 020, Tamil Nadu, India

senthilsoft_5760@yahoo.com , senthilsoft1985@gmail.com

R. Jahir Hussain

PG and Research Department of Mathematics, Jamal Mohamed College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli620 020, Tamil Nadu, India

hssn_jhr@yahoo.com


Published in:

"Notes on IFS", Volume 21, 2015, Number 3, pages 54—65

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Abstract:

In conventional transportation problem (TP), supplies, demands and costs are always certain. This paper develops an approach to solve the unbalanced transportation problem where as all the parameters are not in deterministic numbers but imprecise ones. Here, all the parameters of the TP are considered to the triangular intuitionistic fuzzy numbers (TIFNs). The existing ranking procedure of Varghese and Kuriakose is used to transform the unbalanced intuitionistic fuzzy transportation problem (UIFTP) into a crisp one so that the conventional method may be applied to solve the TP. The occupied cells of unbalanced crisp TP that we obtained are as same as the occupied cells of UIFTP.
On the basis of this idea the solution procedure is differs from unbalanced crisp TP to UIFTP in allocation step only. Therefore, the new method and new multiplication operation on triangular intuitionistic fuzzy number (TIFN) is proposed to find the optimal solution in terms of TIFN. The main advantage of this method is computationally very simple, easy to understand and also the optimum objective value obtained by our method is physically meaningful.

Keywords:

Intuitionistic fuzzy set, Triangular intuitionistic fuzzy number, Unbalanced intuitionistic fuzzy transportation problem, PSK method, Optimal solution.

AMS Classification:

03E72, 03F55, 90B06.

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