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Atarodi A, Karami H, Ardeshir A, Hosseini K. Optimization of the Geometric Parameters of the Protective Spur Dike using Taguchi Method and GRA.. JWSS. 2020; 24 (1) :13-26
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-3847-en.html
1. Department of Water Engineering and Hydraulic Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran. , hkarami@semnan.ac.ir
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In general, engineering designs need to optimize the factors affecting the under-study phenomenon; however, this is often a costly and time-consuming process. In this regard, new methods have been developed to optimize with fewer tests; thus, they can make the whole process more affordable. In this study, Taguchi and Taguchi-GRA methods were used to design the geometric parameters of the protective spur dike in order to optimize their efficiency in reducing the scouring in a series of spur dikes. The results of both methods showed the optimal ratio of the length of the protective spur dike to the length of the first spur dike was 2.5 and the angle of the protective spur dike was 90 °. However, the ratio of the length of the protective spur dike to the length of the main spur dike in the Taguchi method was 0.8 and in the Taguchi-GRA method, it was 0.6. In addition, using variance analysis showed that the distance between the protective spur dike from the first spur dike, the protective spur dike angle, and the length of the protective spur dike were, respectively, the most effective on the performance of the protective spur dike. The results of this study, therefore, indicate that both methods are highly effective in optimization and, therefore, can be useful in the hydraulic engineer studies.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2019/02/15 | Accepted: 2019/06/17 | Published: 2020/05/30

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