Sensitivity and validity of the fuzzy signature based evaluation of residential building conditions

Bukovics, I. Harmati, L. Kóczy

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The characteristics and the status of the existing stock of residential buildings are extremely important for the national economy of all countries including Hungary. Formerly some methods and approaches to formally tackle and evaluate individual buildings based on available records and expert reports were formulated. These methods are suitable for the evaluation and ranking of residential buildings and make it easier to complete the status assessment and decision support for further utilization. A mathematical analysis has been conducted to identify the sensitivity of the calculated final results in the case of the applied fuzzy signatures related to the changes of the membership values at the leaves (the end nodes of a graph). This paper briefly presents the methods, then it investigates the validity of these results taking into consideration the possible subjective discrepancy and certainty in the evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCivil-Comp Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Building diagnostics
  • Decision support system
  • Fuzzy descriptors
  • Fuzzy operators
  • Fuzzy signatures
  • Load bearing building structures
  • Real fuzzy set of values
  • Reliability
  • Sensitivity of the model
  • Structural deterioration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Environmental Engineering

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