Accession Number : AD0756518

Title :   Evaluation of the Accuracy of a Lower Confidence Limit Estimate for Series System Reliability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Evans,Samuel Hall

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The purpose of the study is to evaluate the accuracy of a procedure used to compute an estimate of the lower 100(1-gamma)% confidence limit for reliability of system of independent components connected in logical series. The procedure takes a Bayesian approach and uses test data on the individual components where the sample sizes may be unequal and no knowledge of the component failure distribution is needed. A computer simulation is used to generate test failure data and to compute estimates for the lower 100(1-gamma)% confidence limit on system reliability. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, *CONFIDENCE LIMITS), RANDOM VARIABLES, STATISTICAL TESTS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, FAILURE, SAMPLING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE