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Abstract

This paper reviews four aspects of fuzzy sets, namely, the general framework, the role of expert judgement, mathematical and computational aspects, and present applications. Fuzzy-set theory is applied to simplified problems in radionuclide migration, with comparisons between fuzzy and probabilistic approaches, treated both analytically and computationally. A new approach to fuzzy differential equations is presented, and applied to simple ordinary and partial differential equations. It is argued that such fuzzy techniques represent a viable alternative to probabilistic risk assessment, for handling systems subject to uncertainties.

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Authors: SHAW W, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT, INTERA-ECL, HENLEY-ON-THAMES (UK);GRINDROD P ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT, INTERA-ECL, HENLEY-ON-THAMES (UK), ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT, INTERA-ECL, HENLEY-ON-THAMES (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12499 EN (1989), 74 PP., FS, ECU 7.50, AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, L-2985 LUXEMBOURG
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Record Number: 1989128027500 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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