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A Fuzzy Logic Model to Classify Design Efficiency of Nursing Unit Floors

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Author(s): Tuğçe KAZANASMAZ | Gökmen TAYFUR

Journal: Megaron
ISSN 1309-6915

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Fuzzy logic | planimetric efficiency | nursing unit floors | hospitals | architecture.

ABSTRACT
This study was conducted to determine classifications for the planimetric design efficiency of certain public hospitals by developing a fuzzy logic algorithm. Utilizing primary areas and circulation areas from nursing unit floor plans, the study employed triangular membership functions for the fuzzy subsets. The input variables of primary areas per bed and circulation areas per bed were fuzzified in this model. The relationship between input variables and output variable of design efficiency were displayed as a result of fuzzy rules. To test existing nursing unit floors, efficiency output values were obtained and efficiency classes were constructed by this model in accordance with general norms, guidelines and previous studies. The classification of efficiency resulted from the comparison of hospitals.
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