Accession Number:

AD0614419

Title:

TWO NOTES ON ESTIMATING SHAPE PARAMETERS,

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

In this memorandum, new estimators are derived for the shape parameters of a Weibull time-to-failure distribution, and a Gamma distribution. In each case, a numerical table is presented to determine these estimators. The approach to reliability analysis taken differs from the usual practice instead of simultaneously estimating the various parameters of multi-parameter failure distributions, a marginal estimator is obtained for only one parameter of a two-parameter failure distribution. The results should interest statisticians, engineers, and others concerned with reliability measurement and analysis. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE