Confidence Bounds for System Reliability.
RELIABILITY ANALYSIS CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY
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Four theoretical methods providing total system reliability bounds from sub-system test data Kraemer, El Mawaziny-Buehler, Grubbs and Mann-Grubbs are numerically compared through a simulation study. They are compared with respect to closeness to their normal confidence level and with respect to the empirical form of their statistical distribution. The effects of several factors significance level alpha, total system reliability, truncation procedure, system structure on these bounds are also studied. Finally, recommendations are given, based upon the statistical analysis results. A step- by-step procedure for the application of the selected bound is given. Keywords algorithms FORTRAN computer programs charts tablesdata. Author.
- Statistics and Probability