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Prediction of Reliability of an Arbitrary System from a Finite Population

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] Predicting the probability of a randomly selected system working is one of the questions in analyzing single-use nonrepairable systems. This is a function of the probability of individual systems working at their given ages and the demographics of the population in question. This article discusses the relevance of these two issues, describes a method for predicting population reliability and demonstrates how individual reliability estimates used for Probit and Weibull analyses can also provide a quick and effective prediction of the reliability of an arbitrarily selected individual system.

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  • Topics: Reliability
  • Keywords: Finite population, Prediction, Probit method, Reliability, Weibull analysis
  • Author: Lu, Lu; Anderson-Cook, Christine;
  • Journal: Quality Engineering