Affiliations: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Corresponding author: Jun Ye, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315211, China. Tel.: +86 574 87602315; E-mail: [email protected].
Abstract: Advances in multiple attribute decision making (MADM) require the development of information aggregation operations flexible enough to deal with neutrosophic Z-number (NZN) information. In this situation, new operations of NZNs are needed to aggregate NZNs with different values of operational parameter and to realize the MADM flexibility. Motivated by the Dombi operations, this study proposes the Dombi operations and some Dombi weighted aggregation operators of NZNs to solve a gap of flexible MADM in the setting of NZNs. Thus, the main aims of this article are (i) to propose several Dombi operations of NZNs, (ii) to present the NZN Dombi weighted arithmetic averaging (NZNDWAA) and NZN Dombi weighted geometric averaging (NZNDWGA) operators for aggregating NZN information and their properties, (iii) to establish a MADM approach based on the NZNDWAA and NZNDWGA operators for solving MADM problems under the environment of NZNs, and (iv) to give a MADM example and related comparative analysis on the issue of equipment supplier selection for indicating the applicability and efficiency of the developed MADM approach. However, the proposed MADM approach is more flexible for the selection of decision makers’ preferences and the actual requirements in MADM applications.