Failure Rate Modelling for Reliability and Risk

  • Maxim Finkelstein

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

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About this book


Failure Rate Modelling for Reliability and Risk focuses on reliability theory and, specifically, on the failure rate (the hazard rate, the force of mortality) modelling and its generalizations, on systems operating in a random environment and on repairable systems. The failure rate is one of the crucial probabilistic characteristics for a number of disciplines; including reliability, survival analysis, risk analysis and demography.

Failure Rate Modelling for Reliability and Risk presents a systematic study of the failure rate and related indices, and covers a number of important applications where the failure rate plays the major role. Applications in engineering systems are studied, together with some actuarial, biological and demographic examples.

Covering material previously available only in the journal literature, Failure Rate Modelling for Reliability and Risk provides a survey of this broad and interdisciplinary subject which will be invaluable to researchers and advanced students in reliability engineering and applied statistics, as well as to demographers, econometricians, actuaries and many other mathematically oriented researchers.


Failure Rate Intensity Processes Reliability Repairable Systems Stochastic Processes Survival analysis minimal repair

Authors and affiliations

  • Maxim Finkelstein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical StatisticsUniversity of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Demographic ResearchRostockGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-985-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-986-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
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