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IJME 465

Paper Title: A Fuzzy DEMATEL Model Proposal for the Cause and Effect of the Fault Occurring in the Auxiliary Systems of the Ships’ Main Engine



A Balin, Istanbul University, Department of Transportation and Logistic, Istanbul, Turkey 
H Demirel, Bulent Ecevit University, Department of Marine Engineering Operations, Zonguldak, Turkey
E Celik, Munzur University, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tunceli, Turkey
F Alarçin, Yildiz Technical University, Department of Marine Engineering Operations, Istanbul, Turkey


The ship engine room has a structure that meets a number of needs related to administrative conditions. Even if a simple mechanical error is considered to be the addition of human errors into the complex structure of the engine room, it can lead to undetected loss. How the causes and effects of the detected faults affect the system is as important as an effective fault detection system to detect the fault and take immediate action against any possible engine failure. This study reveals the causes of problems occurring in the main engine auxiliary systems including cooling, lubricating, cooling oil and fuel systems, and the extent of these problems affecting the system. While the Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory supports to identify and analyze the error detection of auxiliary systems with respect to causal effect relation diagram, fuzzy sets deal with the uncertainty in decision-making and human judgements through the DEMATEL. Therefore, fuzzy DEMATEL approach is applied to examine the causes and the weights of the faults and their relation to each other in the auxiliary systems. When we look at the result of the proposed approach, fuel oil pump failures has more impact on the all system and air cooler problems has the second highest place among the all errors.


Transactions RINA, Vol 160, Part A2, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Apr-Jun 2018 

DOI Number

DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijme.2018.a2.465

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