
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(1gamma)% 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(1gamma)% 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