By Topic

Mean residual life of lifetime distributions

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Tang, L.C. ; Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore ; Lu, Y. ; Chew, E.P.

This paper characterizes the general behaviors of the MRL (mean residual lives) for both continuous and discrete lifetime distributions, with respect to their failure rates. For the continuous lifetime distribution with failure rates with only one or two change-points, the characteristic of the MRL depends only on its mean and failure rate at time zero. For failure rates with “roller coaster” behavior, the subsequent behavior of the MRL depends on its MRL and failure-rates at the change points. Using the characterization, their behaviors for the: Weibull; lognormal; Birnbaum-Saunders; inverse Gaussian; and bathtub failure rate distributions are tabulated in terms of their shape parameters. For discrete lifetime distributions, for upside-down bathtub failure rate with only one change point, the characteristic of the MRL depends only on its mean and the probability mass function at time zero

Published in:

Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 1 )