Accession Number : AD0774888

Title :   A Bayesian Assessment of Coherent Structures,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C PROGRAM IN LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Mastran,David V. ; Singpurwalla,Nozer D.

Report Date : 14 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : In this paper the authors develop procedures for estimating the reliability of a coherent structure when a prior distribution is assigned to the reliability of the structure function and when failure data on either the structure, its elements, or on both are available. For structures comprised of independent elements connected either in series or in parallel, the authors obtain all the moments of the posterior distribution of the reliability of the structure function, for any prior distribution assigned to it. Bounds are obtained on the moments of the posterior distribution of the reliability of the structure function when the elements of the structure are associated. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *RELIABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, THEOREMS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE