Weighted Influence Non-linear Gauge System (WINGS) - an analysis method for the systems of interrelated components
The WINGS method has been derived from DEMATEL and can be widely used as a structural model for analysis of intertwined factors and causal relations between them. Its novelty comes from an idea of including in one mathematical mechanism both strength (importance) and influence of the system components. In particular, WINGS can be applied as the MCDA method for evaluating alternatives when interrelations between criteria cannot be neglected. For the problem with independent criteria, WINGS reproduces the additive aggregation of preferences, a classical method in MCDA. âº We introduce Weighted Influence Non-linear Gage System-WINGS. âº WINGS is a structural model for the systems of interrelated components. âº WINGS considers both strength (importance) and influence of the system components. âº WINGS can be also applied as the MCDA method with dependencies. âº For independent criteria WINGS reduces to the additive aggregation method.