William J. Padgett

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—The 2-parameter family of probability distributions introduced by Birnbaum & Saunders characterizes the fatigue failure of materials subjected to cyclic stresses and strains. It is shown that the methods of accelerated life testing are applicable to the Birnbaum–Saunders distribution for analyzing accelerated lifetime data, and the (inverse) power law(More)
An important problem in reliability and survival analysis is that of modeling degradation together with any observed failures in a life test. Here, based on a continuous cumulative damage approach with a Gaussian process describing degradation, a general accelerated test model is presented in which failure times and degradation measures can be combined for(More)
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