Accession Number:

ADA083174

Title:

The Observed Hazard and Multicomponent Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Let X denote the life of some system. We define the observed hazard rate at time t, call it Rt, as the instantaneous probability density of failure of X at time t given survival up to t and given a complete description of the system state at t. We conjecture that the total observed hazard--namely, the integral of Rtdt from the limits of 0 to x--is an exponential random variable with mean 1 and verify this for the special case when X is the distribution of system life of an n component system having an arbitrary monotone structure function. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE