Multicriteria decision making model with Z-numbers based on FUCOM and MABAC model

  • Darko Bozanic University of defence in Belgrade, Military academy, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Duško Tešić University of Defense in Belgrade, Military Academy, Serbia
  • Aleksandar Milić University of Defense in Belgrade, Military Academy, Serbia
Keywords: FUCOM, MABAC, Z-number, fuzzy number, brigade command post


In the paper is presented a model for selecting a location for a brigade command post during combat operations. Considering that this is a very complex model, which can be approached from several aspects, this paper is limited only to the criteria related to the construction or arrangement of the command post, respectively, the engineering aspect. The selection process is conducted using hybrid FUCOM – Z-number – MABAC model. The FUCOM method is used to define the weight coefficients of criteria based on which the selection is made. The MABAC method, modified by applying Z-number, is used to rank alternatives. The end results indicate that the application of Z-number in decision making includes broader set of uncertainties than standard fuzzy numbers, which is very important for deciding in combat situations.


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Bozanic, D., Tešić, D., & Milić, A. (2020). Multicriteria decision making model with Z-numbers based on FUCOM and MABAC model. Decision Making: Applications in Management and Engineering, 3(2), 19-36. Retrieved from