By Topic

Bathtub failure rate and upside-down bathtub mean residual life

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

1 Author(s)
Jie Mi ; Dept. of Stat., Florida Int. Univ., Miami, FL, USA

This paper shows that: (1) the mean residual life (MRL) of a component has an upside-down bathtub-shape if the component has a bathtub-shape failure-rate function, but the converse does not hold; and (2) there is an optimal burn-in policy to maximize the MRL when the underlying lifetime distribution has a bathtub-shape failure rate

Published in:

Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 3 )