The application of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and Yager's method in underground mining method selection problem

Yavuz M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MINING RECLAMATION AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.29, no.6, pp.453-475, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17480930.2014.895218
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-475
  • Keywords: underground mining method selection, AHP, fuzzy multiple attribute decision-making, Yager's method, DECISION-SUPPORT-SYSTEM, MAKING TOOLS, PROCESS FAHP, MODEL, IRAN
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Underground mining method selection (UMMS) is one of the most important decisions in mining engineering. Choosing a suitable underground mining method to carry out extraction from a mineral deposit is very important for all stage of mining operations. In practice, UMMS is one of the multiple attribute decision-making (MADM) problems and mining engineers have some difficulties in making the right decision in the multiple criteria environment. In this paper, the following two similar MADM methods are described: analytic hierarchy process and fuzzy multiple attribute decision-making are applied to select the optimal underground mining method for lignite mine located in Istanbul. At the end of decision-making process, sensitivity analysis process is applied for each method.