Statistical inference for Markov deterioration models of bridge conditions in the Netherlands

  title={Statistical inference for Markov deterioration models of bridge conditions in the Netherlands},
  author={Malin Kallen and Jan M. van Noortwijk},
The focus of this paper is on the statistical estimation of parameters in various types of continuous-time Markov processes using bridge condition data in the Netherlands. The parameters in these processes are transition intensities between discrete condition states. These intensities may depend on the current state and on the age of the structure. The likelihood function for the observed transitions is derived and an outline of the steps to determine the parameters which maximize the… CONTINUE READING

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