A procedure based on fuzzy multicriteria decision making is developed for evaluation and ranking of tribomaterials. Tribomaterial properties which influence performance of triboelements at operational stage are considered as criteria for evaluation of tribomaterial. Tribomaterial properties, weighting factors and desired values are converted into fuzzy membership functions called trapezoidal fuzzy numbers. Tribomaterial ranking index is evaluated from weighted fuzzy tribomaterial suitability value for various degrees of optimism through a series of fuzzy arithmetic operations. Higher the value of index better is ranking of tribomaterial. A step by step procedure for evaluation and ranking of tribomaterial is suggested. An example of plain bearing has been presented for illustration of the procedure.

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