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Wind and Structures
  Volume 26, Number 2, February 2018, pages 069-74

Multiple criteria decision making method for selecting of sealing element for earth dams considering long and short terms goals
Babak Rashidi, Ehsan Shirangiand Matin Baymaninezhad

    Nowadays, using math logic in great civil projects is considered by the clients to achieve the goals of project including quality optimization, costs, avoiding individual, emotional and political decision making, long-term and short-term goals and they are the main requirements of each project and should be considered by the decision makers to avoid the illogical decision making applied on the majority of civil projects and this imposes great financial and spiritual costs on our country. The present study attempts to present one of the civil projects (Ghasre Shirin storage dam) whose client was not ministry of energy for the first time and the short-term and long-term goals of the private sector were applied based on the triangle of quality, cost and time. Also, the math logic and model (multi-criteria decision making method and decision making matrix) is used in one of the most important sections of project, sealing element, policies and new materials (Geosynthetics) are considered and this leads to suitable decision making in this regard. It is worth to mention that this method is used for other sections of a dam including body, water diversion system, diaphragm and other sectors or in other civil projects of building, road construction, etc.
Key Words
    Geosynthetics; earth dam; multi-criteria decision making; sealing element
Babak Rashidi, Ehsan Shirangi and Matin Baymaninezhad: Department of Civil Engineering, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

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