The bathtub curve is widely used in reliability engineering. It describes a particular form of the hazard function which comprises three parts: * Theâ€¦Â (More)

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2015

2015

- Ephraim Suhir
- 2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference
- 2015

The bathtub curve (BTC) can be viewed as an experimental reliability “passport” of a population of mass producedâ€¦Â (More)

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2012

2012

- William J. Roesch
- Microelectronics Reliability
- 2012

With few exceptions, reliability investigations focus on aging circuits that are â€˜â€˜known goodâ€™â€™ at time zero. Both goodnessâ€¦Â (More)

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2011

2011

- Yi Chen, Zhonglai Wang, Jing Yue Qiu, Bin Zheng, Hong-Zhong Huang
- 2011 International Conference on Qualityâ€¦
- 2011

The bathtub curve is essential in interpreting the hazard rate or failure rate function for the engineering reliability analysisâ€¦Â (More)

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2009

2009

- Yan Shen, Loon Ching Tang, Min Xie
- IEEE Transactions on Reliability
- 2009

Mean residual life is an important statistic in reliability analysis. Based on a general functional form of the derivative of theâ€¦Â (More)

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2009

2009

- Yann Dijoux
- Rel. Eng. & Sys. Safety
- 2009

This paper presents a new reliability model for complex repairable systems, which combines a bathtub shaped ageing and imperfectâ€¦Â (More)

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2006

2006

- Mark Bebbington, Chin-Diew Lai, Ricardas Zitikis
- IEEE Transactions on Reliability
- 2006

We propose computationally tractable formal mathematical definitions for the 'useful period' of lifetime distributions withâ€¦Â (More)

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2005

2005

- E. T. Wondmagegnehu, Jorge Navarro, P. J. Hernandez
- IEEE Transactions on Reliability
- 2005

We show that a bathtub shaped failure rate can be obtained from a mixture of two increasing failure rate (IFR) modelsâ€¦Â (More)

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2004

2004

Research Statistical Inference About the Shape Parameter of the New Two-parameter Bathtub-shaped Lifetime Distribution Jong-Wuuâ€¦Â (More)

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Highly Cited

2003

Highly Cited

2003

- Georgia-Ann Klutke, Peter C. Kiessler, Martin A. Wortman
- IEEE Trans. Reliability
- 2003

This paper addresses some of the fundamental assumptions underlying the bathtub curve. It is shown to be unlikely that anyâ€¦Â (More)

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2002