Masters Theses


Ron S. Marlin


“The purpose of this research is to develop a method with which Sho-Me Power or any other utility can approach any routing problem. Very little research has been discovered that presents a methodological approach to power transmission line route selection much less a multiobjective decision analysis approach to it. This research investigates the application of multiobjective decision analysis to the problem of power transmission line route selection.

The Analytic Hierarchy Process is used to evaluate or rank the elements of consideration by eliciting prioritization from a group of expert transmission engineers. A weighted average method is utilized for scoring alternative routes. AHP is demonstrated in this thesis to be a useable and effective tool in determining ranking for elements of consideration in the routing problem. The ability of AHP to generate consistent priorities compliments the weighted averages ability to provide alternative scoring information.

The methodology developed herein is applicable for use as a “road map” for future interested parties who may wish to implement such a planning strategy in their organization. Latitude remains for others, with similar tasks, to utilize and improve upon the framework of principles which has been established by this thesis. Recommendations for further research and development are presented. Implementation of a methodology similar to this could increase the speed and objectivity in which alternate routes are currently evaluated. A real-life like case study is presented to illustrate the model’s application”--Abstract, page iii.


Cihan H. Dagli, 1949-

Committee Member(s)

Raymond Michael Kluczny
John B. Kincaid


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 1992


ix, 48 pages, 1 plate

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-47).


© 1992 Ron S. Marlin, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

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Thesis Number

T 6508

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Routing Method Example

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