Recent Advances in Life-Testing and Reliability: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Recent Advances in Life-Testing and Reliability

1st Edition

By N. Balakrishnan

CRC Press

672 pages

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Hardback: 9780849389726
pub: 1995-04-27

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This unique volume presents chapters written on the areas of life-testing and reliability by many well-known researchers who have contributed significantly to these two areas over the years. Chapters cover a wide range of topics such as inference under censoring and truncation, reliability growth models, designs to improve quality, prediction techniques, Bayesian analysis of reliability, multivariate methods, accelerated testing, and more. The book is written in an easy-to-follow style, first presenting the necessary theoretical details and then illustrating the methods with a numerical examples wherever possible. Many tables and graphs that are essential for the use of some of the new methodologies are presented throughout the volume. Numerous examples provide the reader with a clear understanding of the methods presented as well as with insight into the applications of these results.

Table of Contents


Analysis of Reliability Data Using Subsurvival Functions and Censoring Models, R. Cooke and T. Bedford

A Bayesian Approach to the Analysis of Reliability Data Bases, R.E. Barlow

Analysis of Repair Data With Two Measures of Usage, W. Nelson

Assessing the Effect of In-Service Inspections on the Reliability of Degrading Components, C.G. Garrigoux and W.Q. Meeker

Models and Analyses for the Reliability of A Single Repairable System, M. Engelhardt

Sequential Procedures in Software Reliability Testing, S. Zacks

Prediction of Fatigue Life that Would Result if Defects Are Eliminated, W. Nelson

Role of Field Performance Data and Its Analysis, K. Suzuki

Analysis of Experiments for Reliability Improvement and Robust Reliability, M. Hamada

Unity Values for Bayes Reliability Demonstration Testing, R.L. Parker, H.F. Martz, R.R. Prairie, and W.J. Zimmer

Standard Errors for the Mean Number of Repairs on Systems from a Finite Population, J.A. Robinson

Accelerated Reliability Growth Methodologies and Models, A.A. Feinberg and G.J. Gibson

The Reliability Physics of Thermodynamic Aging, A.A. Feinberg and A. Widom

Reliability in Design, N.O. Wood

Bounds and Limit Theorems for Coherent Reliability, M.V. Koutras, S.G. Papastavridis, and K.I. Petakos

Reliability Growth

A Reliability Growth Model Under Inherent and Assignable-Cause Failures, A. Sen and G.K. Bhattacharyya

Reliability Growth: Nonhomogeneous Poisson Process, C.P. Tsokos

Reliability Growth-Early Models and Some Recent Developments, P. Prescott

Recent Advances in Experimental Design Analysis for Reliability Growth Programs, C. Benski, and E. Cabau

Parametric Models and Inference

Likelihood Ratio Confidence Intervals in Life-Data Analysis, N. Doganoksoy

Statistical Analysis of Life or Strength Data from Specimens of Various Sizes Using the Power-(Log)Normal Model, W. Nelson and N. Doganoksoy

Maximum Likelihood Estimation for the Log-gamma Distribution Under Type-II Censored Samples and Associated Inference, N. Balakrishnan and P.S. Chan

Maximum Likelihood Estimation for the Three-Parameter Log-gamma Distribution Under Type-II Censoring, N. Balakrishnan and P.S. Chan

Likelihood and Modified Likelihood Estimation for Distributions with Unknown Endpoints, R.L. Smith

Some Tests for Discriminating Between Lognormal and Weibull Distributions-An Application to Emission Data, G.C. McDonald, L.C. Vance, and D.I. Gibbons

Choosing a Model from Among Four Families of Distributions, K.B. Kulasckera and P.R. Nelson

Predictive Distributions of Order Statistics, R.A. Johnson, J. Evans, and D. Green

Residuals from Type II Censored Samples, E.A. Peña

The Use of L-Moments in the Analysis of Censored Data, J.R.M. Hosking

The Infeasibility of Probability Weighted Moments Estimation of Some Generalized Distributions, G. Chen and N. Balakrishnan

A Class of Tests for Exponentiality Against Decreasing Bivariate Mean Residual Life Alternatives, D. Bandyopadhyay and A.P. Basu

Survival Analysis and Multivariate Models

Conditional Survival Models, B.C. Arnold

Multivariate Survival Analysis Using Random Effect Models, J.E. Anderson

On the Dependence of Structure of Multivariate Processes and Corresponding Hitting Times (A Survey), N. Ebrahimi

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General