Probability distributions in reliability evaluation

  • Roy Billinton
  • Ronald N. Allan


The basic concepts associated with probability distributions were discussed in Chapter 2; terms such as probability mass function, probability density function, cumulative distribution function, expected or mean value, variance and standard deviation were described and illustrated. These concepts were extended in Chapter 3 to a specific distribution, the binomial distribution. The fundamental nature and application of the binomial distribution in reliability evaluation was also presented in Chapter 3.


Probability Density Function Binomial Distribution Hazard Rate Survivor Function Weibull Distribution 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Billinton
    • 1
  • Ronald N. Allan
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.University of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyManchesterUK

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