Accession Number : ADA182606

Title :   Reliability Analysis Based on Exponential Failure Distributions and Development of a Supporting Computer Environment.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cole,Kenneth N

PDF Url : ADA182606

Report Date : 19 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 249

Abstract : This investigation defines a generalized likelihood ratio test criteria for exponential failure distributions that is applicable to any number of samples with varying sample sizes. The formulas have been implemented in C- language computer programs as practical algorithms for reliability analysis. In addition, a software system has been developed that allows simple construction of programs that will generate tables of test criterial percentage points or automatically compute the test value for multiple data files and report the result of the test. The system includes a screen oriented editor working with a line compiler for generating the test programs. The software is designed to operate on the UNIX. Keywords: Statistical tests; Statistical analysis; Statistical distributions.

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, *RELIABILITY, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, DATA BASES, RATIOS, TABLES(DATA), EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, FAILURE, COMPILERS, SAMPLING, STATISTICAL TESTS, COMPUTER FILES, FORMULAS(MATHEMATICS), POPULATION(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE