By Topic

A Lifetime Distribution With an Upside-Down Bathtub-Shaped Hazard Function

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)
Dimitrakopoulou, T. ; Dept. of Math., Ioannina Univ. ; Adamidis, K. ; Loukas, S.

A three-parameter lifetime distribution with increasing, decreasing, bathtub, and upside down bathtub shaped failure rates is introduced. The new model includes the Weibull distribution as a special case. A motivation is given using a competing risks interpretation when restricting its parametric space. Various statistical properties, and reliability aspects are explored; and the estimation of parameters is studied using the standard maximum likelihood procedures. Applications of the model to real data are also included

Published in:

Reliability, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 2 )