Series Systems and Competing Risks

  1. Wayne Nelson

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471725234.ch5

Applied Life Data Analysis

Applied Life Data Analysis

How to Cite

Nelson, W. (1982) Series Systems and Competing Risks, in Applied Life Data Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471725234.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 FEB 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471094586

Online ISBN: 9780471725237



  • component life;
  • series system;
  • failure rates;
  • product life data;
  • life distributions


This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Series Systems of Different Components

  • Series Systems of Identical Parts

  • Hazard Plots for Data with Competing Failure Modes

  • Problems