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Lifetime Analysis by Aging Intensity Functions

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  • Defines and studies selected aging intensity functions that are used to gauge various aspects of aging trends
  • Reviews the research on Lifetime Analysis by Aging Intensity Functions carried out in the past several years
  • Offers a valuable reference guide for reliability researchers and practitioners alike
  • Presents a number of basic continuous and discrete, univariate and bivariate lifetime distributions

Part of the book series: Studies in Systems, Decision and Control (SSDC, volume 196)

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This book addresses a range of aging intensity functions, which make it possible to measure and compare aging trends for lifetime random variables. Moreover, they can be used for the characterization of lifetime distributions, also with bounded support. Stochastic orders based on the aging intensities, and their connections with some other orders, are also discussed.

To demonstrate the applicability of aging intensity in reliability practice, the book analyzes both real and generated data. The estimated, properly chosen, aging intensity function is mainly recommended to identify data’s lifetime distribution, and secondly, to estimate some of the parameters of the identified distribution. Both reliability researchers and practitioners will find the book a valuable guide and source of inspiration.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Classic Aging Intensity Functions

  2. Generalized Aging Intensity Functions

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Automation and Robotics, Poznań University of Technology, Poznań, Poland

    Magdalena Szymkowiak

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