Accession Number : AD0688862

Title :   A GENERAL COMPUTATIONAL ALGORITHM FOR BAYESIAN CONFIDENCE BOUNDS, WITH APPLICATION TO THE WEIBULL, LOGNORMAL, AND GAMMA DENSITIES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERVLIET ARSENAL N Y BENET R AND E LABS

Personal Author(s) : Clarke,Richard W.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The general Bayesian concept of random variables is introduced. Application of this concept to confidencing the reliability or safe life of a component is discussed. A computational algorithm which simplifies the calculations and which is applicable to almost any parameter space is presented. The necessary formulas are derived for application to the Weibull, lognormal, and gamma distributional forms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS), CONFIDENCE LIMITS, LIFE EXPECTANCY, RANDOM VARIABLES, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL)

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE