Generalized Weibull Distributions

  • Chin-Diew Lai

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Statistics book series (BRIEFSSTATIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Chin-Diew Lai
    Pages 1-21
  3. Chin-Diew Lai
    Pages 23-75
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 115-118

About this book


The Weibull distribution has been one of the most cited lifetime distributions in reliability engineering. Over the last decade, many generalizations and extensions of the Weibull have been proposed in order to provide more flexibility than the traditional version when it comes to modeling lifetime data in diverse fields. This book offers an update on these developments, presenting the essential properties of each model. Several plots of density and hazard rate functions are also included, and a brief outline of known application(s) for each model is also given. ​


Weibull distribution hazard rate lifetime data reliability engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Chin-Diew Lai
    • 1
  1. 1.Statistics and Bioinformatics Manawatu CampusMassey University Institute of Fundamental SciencesPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39105-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39106-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-544X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5458
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