Accession Number : ADA013349
Title : Reliability of Multiple Component Systems
Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.
Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV-COLUMBIA DEPT OF STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Lee, Larry ; Thompson, Jr, W A
Report Date : 15 Jul 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : Brindley and Thompson (1973) have introduced a multivariate concept of monotone failure rate. Here the authors treat a mathematical model which has arisen in biological and engineering applications. In a biological context one refers to the theory of competing risks; in the engineering applications the model represents a non repairable series system. The system fails when the first of its components fails so that not all component lifetimes are observable.
Descriptors : *RELIABILITY , *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , BIOLOGY , ENGINEERING , MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS , RANDOM VARIABLES
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE