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Valentinas Podvezko   Dr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Valentinas Podvezko published an article in June 2018.
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Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas

235 shared publications

Institute of Sustainable Construction, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania

A. Kaklauskas

110 shared publications

Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania

Fausto Cavallaro

26 shared publications

Department of Economics, University of Molise, Via De Sanctis, 86100 Campobasso, Italy

Askoldas Podviezko

20 shared publications

Agricultural Policy and Foreign Trade Division, Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, LT-03105 Vilnius, Lithuania

Ina Tetsman

7 shared publications

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

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Article 1 Read 1 Citation The Recalculation of the Weights of Criteria in MCDM Methods Using the Bayes Approach Irina Vinogradova, Valentinas Podvezko, Edmundas Kazimieras ... Published: 07 June 2018
Symmetry, doi: 10.3390/sym10060205
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The application of multiple criteria decision-making methods (MCDM) is aimed at choosing the best alternative out of the number of available versions in the absence of the apparently dominant alternative. One of the two major components of multiple criteria decision-making methods is represented by the weights of the criteria describing the considered process. The weights of the criteria quantitatively express their significance and influence on the evaluation result. The criterion weights can be subjective, i.e., based on the estimates assigned by the experts, and the so-called objective, i.e., those which assess the structure of the data array at the time of evaluation. Several groups of experts, representing the opinions of various interested parties may take part in the evaluation of criteria. The evaluation data on the criterion weights also depend on the mathematical methods used for calculations and the estimation scales. In determining the objective weights, several methods, assessing various properties or characteristics of the data array’s structure, are usually employed. Therefore, the use of the procedures, improving the accuracy of the evaluation of the weights’ values and the integration of the obtained data into a single value, is often required. The present paper offers a new approach to more accurate evaluation of the criteria weights obtained by using various methods based on the idea of the Bayes hypothesis. The performed investigation shows that the suggested method is symmetrical and does not depend on the fact whether a priori or posterior values of the weights are recalculated. This result is the theoretical basis for practical use of the method of combining the weights obtained by various approaches as the geometric mean of various estimates. The ideas suggested by the authors have been repeatedly used in the investigation for combining the objective weights, for recalculating the criteria weights after obtaining the estimates of other groups of experts and for combining the subjective and the objective weights. The recalculated values of the weights of the criteria are used in the work for evaluating the quality of the distant courses taught to the students.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Analysis of Steel Wire Rope Diagnostic Data Applying Multi-Criteria Methods Audrius Čereška, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Vytautas Buc... Published: 09 February 2018
Applied Sciences, doi: 10.3390/app8020260
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Steel ropes are complex flexible structures used in many technical applications, such as elevators, cable cars, and funicular cabs. Due to the specific design and critical safety requirements, diagnostics of ropes remains an important issue. Broken wire number in the steel ropes is limited by safety standards when they are used in the human lifting and carrying installations. There are some practical issues on loose wires—firstly, it shows end of lifetime of the entire rope, independently of wear, lubrication or wrong winding on the drums or through pulleys; and, secondly, it can stick in the tight pulley—support gaps and cause deterioration of rope structure up to birdcage formations. Normal rope operation should not generate broken wires, so increasing of their number shows a need for rope installation maintenance. This paper presents a methodology of steel rope diagnostics and the results of analysis using multi-criteria analysis methods. The experimental part of the research was performed using an original test bench to detect broken wires on the rope surface by its vibrations. Diagnostics was performed in the range of frequencies from 60 to 560 Hz with a pitch of 50 Hz. The obtained amplitudes of the broken rope wire vibrations, different from the entire rope surface vibration parameters, was the significant outcome. Later analysis of the obtained experimental results revealed the most significant values of the diagnostic parameters. The evaluation of the power of the diagnostics was implemented by using multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods. Various decision-making methods are necessary due to unknown efficiencies with respect to the physical phenomena of the evaluated processes. The significance of the methods was evaluated using objective methods from the structure of the presented data. Some of these methods were proposed by authors of this paper. Implementation of MCDM in diagnostic data analysis and definition of the diagnostic parameters significance offers meaningful results.
Article 1 Read 18 Citations MCDM Assessment of a Healthy and Safe Built Environment According to Sustainable Development Principles: A Practical Nei... Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Fausto Cavallaro, Valentinas ... Published: 28 April 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9050702
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Urbanization has a massive effect on the environment, both locally and globally. With an ever-increasing scale of construction and manufacturing and misuse of energy resources come poorer air quality, growing mortality rates and more rapid climate change. For these reasons, a healthy and safe built environment is ever more in demand. Global debates focus on sustainable development of the built environment; a rational approach to its analysis is multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) methods. Alternative MCDM methods applied to the same problem often produce different results. In the search for a more reliable tool, this study proposes that a system of MCDM methods should be applied to a single problem. This article assesses 21 neighborhoods in Vilnius in the context of a healthy and safe built environment in view of the principles of sustainable development. MCDM methods were used for this purpose: entropy, Criterion Impact LOSs (CILOS) and Integrated Determination of Objective Criteria Weights (IDOCRIW) methods were used to determine the objective weights of the criteria, while expert judgement determined the subjective weights. With the overall weights determined, the Vilnius neighborhoods were assessed through the application of COmplex PRoportional ASsessment (COPRAS), Simple Additive Weighting (SAW), Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) and Evaluation based on Distance from Average Solution (EDAS) methods. The final results were then processed using the rank average method, Borda count and Copeland’s method.
Article 0 Reads 11 Citations Evaluation of quality assurance in contractor contracts by multi-attribute decision-making methods Eva Trinkūnienė, Valentinas Podvezko, Edmundas Kazimieras Za... Published: 01 January 2017
Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, doi: 10.1080/1331677X.2017.1325616
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The goal of this paper is to compare quality assurance in different contractor contracts by means of multi-attribute decision-making (MADM) and to select the best option. For this investigation, the authors have developed the complex of quality evaluation criteria. During experimental evaluation, the significance of criteria was determined and the expert evaluation of template construction contracts was performed. The complex comparison of contractor contracts was carried out by means of the following MADM methods: Simple Additive Weighting (SAW), Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS), Complex Proportional Assessment (COPRAS) as well as the new Evaluation Based on Distance from Average Solution (EDAS). MADM. method. To determine the weights of criteria, with due consideration of uncertainty of expert evaluation, the Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) method was applied. Evaluation of the data structure was performed by methods for the determination of objective weights: an entropy method and new criteria impact loss (CILOS) and integrated determination of objective criteria weights (IDOCRIW) methods. Expert subjective and objective weights were combined into aggregate weights. Based on the investigation performed, the authors make conclusions regarding possibilities for improving quality assurance in contractor contracts.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Assessing the performance of the construction sectors in the Baltic states and Poland Simona Kildienė, Valentinas Podvezko, Edmundas Zavadskas Published: 01 January 2017
Panoeconomicus, doi: 10.2298/pan150518004p
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Article 0 Reads 12 Citations Sustainable Assessment of Aerosol Pollution Decrease Applying Multiple Attribute Decision-Making Methods Audrius Čereška, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Fausto Caval... Published: 23 June 2016
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su8070586
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Air pollution with various materials, particularly with aerosols, increases with the advances in technological development. This is a complicated global problem. One of the priorities in achieving sustainable development is the reduction of harmful technological effects on the environment and human health. It is a responsibility of researchers to search for effective methods of reducing pollution. The reliable results can be obtained by combining the approaches used in various fields of science and technology. This paper aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of the multiple attribute decision-making (MADM) methods in investigating and solving the environmental pollution problems. The paper presents the study of the process of the evaporation of a toxic liquid based on using the MADM methods. A schematic view of the test setup is presented. The density, viscosity, and rate of the released vapor flow are measured and the dependence of the variation of the solution concentration on its temperature is determined in the experimental study. The concentration of hydrochloric acid solution (HAS) varies in the range from 28% to 34%, while the liquid is heated from 50 to 80 °C. The variations in the parameters are analyzed using the well-known VIKOR and COPRAS MADM methods. For determining the criteria weights, a new CILOS (Criterion Impact LOSs) method is used. The experimental results are arranged in the priority order, using the MADM methods. Based on the obtained data, the technological parameters of production, ensuring minimum environmental pollution, can be chosen.