A universal distribution for component failure times

Academic Article


  • A mixture of Weibull and exponential distributions to describe component reliability on the basis of a realistic model for resource consumption was proposed. The Mathcard 2000 Professional software was used to examine the behavior of the functions for characteristic values of weight and scale parameter of the exponential component. It was concluded that the probability P(t) falls steeply at the start, followed by a period in which the fault-free operation probability remains constant.
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    Author List

  • Matsuki Y; Li L; Hsu HC; Yang PA; Zheng R; Edwards CK; Chaudry IH; Zhang HG; Mountz JD
  • Start Page

  • 710
  • End Page

  • 713
  • Volume

  • 45
  • Issue

  • 7