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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a013349.pdf


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