Chapter 5. Parametric Failure Data Analysis

  1. Nozer D. Singpurwalla

Published Online: 19 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470060346.ch5

Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective

Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective

How to Cite

Singpurwalla, N. D. (2006) Parametric Failure Data Analysis, in Reliability and Risk: A Bayesian Perspective, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470060346.ch5

Author Information

  1. The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 4 AUG 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470855027

Online ISBN: 9780470060346



  • parametric failure data analysis;
  • assessing predictive distributions in absence of data;
  • Inverse Gaussian (IG);
  • Inverse Gaussian as chance distribution;
  • prior distributions in chance distributions;
  • predictive distributions incorporating failure data;
  • information from life-tests;
  • optimal testing - design of life-testing experiments


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Perspective

  • Assessing Predictive Distributions in the Absence of Data

  • Prior Distributions in Chance Distributions

  • Predictive Distributions Incorporating Failure Data

  • Information from Life-tests: Learning from Data

  • Optimal Testing: Design of Life-testing Experiments

  • Adversarial Life-testing and Acceptance Sampling

  • Accelerated Life-testing and Dose–response Experiments