A Method for Solving Fuzzy Transportation Problem (FTP) using Fuzzy Russell’s Method

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S. Narayanamoorthy 1,* S.Saranya 1 S.Maheswari 1

1. Department of Applied Mathematics, Bharathiar University,Coimbatore – 46, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2013.02.08

Received: 12 May 2012 / Revised: 4 Sep. 2012 / Accepted: 14 Nov. 2012 / Published: 8 Jan. 2013

Index Terms

Fuzzy Transportation Problem, Trapezoidal Number, Fuzzy Russell's Method


The basic transportation problem was originally developed by Hitchcock. In the literature several methods are proposed for solving Fuzzy transportation problem. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm called Fuzzy Russell’s method for the initial basic feasible solution to a Fuzzy transportation problem. To examine the proposed method a numerical example is solved. Fuzzy numbers may be normal or abnormal, triangular or trapezoidal or any LR fuzzy number. We can use this proposed method for any kind of Fuzzy numbers.

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S. Narayanamoorthy, S.Saranya, S.Maheswari, "A Method for Solving Fuzzy Transportation Problem (FTP) using Fuzzy Russell's Method", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.5, no.2, pp.71-75, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2013.02.08


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