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Estimation of reliability of multicomponent stress–strength for a Kumaraswamy distribution

Sanku Dey, Josmar Mazucheli and M. Z. Anis

Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 2017, vol. 46, issue 4, 1560-1572

Abstract: This article deals with the Bayesian and non Bayesian estimation of multicomponent stress–strength reliability by assuming the Kumaraswamy distribution. Both stress and strength are assumed to have a Kumaraswamy distribution with common and known shape parameter. The reliability of such a system is obtained by the methods of maximum likelihood and Bayesian approach and the results are compared using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) technique for both small and large samples. Finally, two data sets are analyzed for illustrative purposes.

Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1080/03610926.2015.1022457

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