Lifetime Analysis by Aging Intensity Functions

  • Magdalena Szymkowiak

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 196)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Classic Aging Intensity Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Magdalena Szymkowiak
      Pages 3-10
    3. Magdalena Szymkowiak
      Pages 39-50
  3. Generalized Aging Intensity Functions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Magdalena Szymkowiak
      Pages 81-110
    3. Magdalena Szymkowiak
      Pages 111-142
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 181-215

About this book


This book addresses a range of aging intensity functions, which make it possible to measure and compare aging trends for lifetime random variables. Moreover, they can be used for the characterization of lifetime distributions, also with bounded support. Stochastic orders based on the aging intensities, and their connections with some other orders, are also discussed.

To demonstrate the applicability of aging intensity in reliability practice, the book analyzes both real and generated data. The estimated, properly chosen, aging intensity function is mainly recommended to identify data’s lifetime distribution, and secondly, to estimate some of the parameters of the identified distribution. Both reliability researchers and practitioners will find the book a valuable guide and source of inspiration.


Lifetime Analysis Aging Intensity Functions Reliability Functions Aging Intensities Generalized Aging Intensity Functions Lifetime Distributions

Authors and affiliations

  • Magdalena Szymkowiak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Automation and RoboticsPoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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