Reliability Analysis of Mechanical Systems With Bounded and Bathtub Shaped Intensity Function

@article{Pulcini2009ReliabilityAO,
  title={Reliability Analysis of Mechanical Systems With Bounded and Bathtub Shaped Intensity Function},
  author={Gianpaolo Pulcini and Maurizio Guida},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Reliability},
  year={2009},
  volume={58},
  pages={432-443}
}
This paper presents a new stochastic point process able to analyse the failure pattern of complex mechanical systems experiencing both early failures and degradation phenomena, and operating so long that the intensity function approaches a finite asymptote as the system age grows. We illustrate the characteristics of the proposed model. Then we give the maximum likelihood estimators of the model parameters, and some quantities of interest such as the s-expected number of early failures, the… CONTINUE READING