Aging Intensities of Discrete Distributions

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


Although, discrete distributions usually have their continuous equivalents, quite often they seem to be more convenient in reliability analysis of elements and systems life, for example to describe the number of operations of the unite successfully completed prior to its failure. In the discrete case we propose two aging intensity functions, basic and alternative ones. Both of them can be used in lifetime analysis (Sect. 3.1), but in some cases the characterization by one of them seems to be easier than by the other one.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Automation and RoboticsPoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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