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Critical path analysis in the network with fuzzy activity times. (English) Zbl 1015.90096
Summary: A natural generalization of the criticality notion in a network with fuzzy activity times is given. It consists in direct application of the extension principle of Zadeh to the notion of criticality of a path (an activity, an event) treated as a function of the activities duration times in the network. There are shown some relations between the notion of fuzzy criticality, introduced in the paper, and the otion of interval criticality (criticality in the network with interval activity times) proposed by the authors in another paper [Eur. J. Oper. Res. 136, 541-550 (2002; Zbl 1008.90029)]. Two methods of calculation of the path degree of criticality (according to the proposed concept of fuzzy criticality) are presented.

MSC:
90C70 Fuzzy and other nonstochastic uncertainty mathematical programming
90C35 Programming involving graphs or networks
03E72 Theory of fuzzy sets, etc.
90B10 Deterministic network models in operations research
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