Accession Number : ADA019942

Title :   Monotone Hazard and Failure Rates for Multivariate Distributions.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Block,Henry W.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : It is shown that the monotone multivariate hazard and failure rates of Harris and of Brindley and Thompson have no natural analog involving the multivariate failure rate function of Basu for absolutely continuous distributions. Quantities related to the multivariate failure rate function are used to define monotone hazard and failure rates. It is shown that these are equivalent to the monotone hazard and failure rates of Harris and of Brindley and Thompson. Based on these quantities, the loss of memory property of Marshall and Olkin is characterized. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Multivariate analysis, *Reliability, Failure, Random variables, Distribution functions, Rates, Hazards

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE